The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 75 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 27 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.66% 3.20% 3.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 3.44% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 14
Average daily rate
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£275 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
Tester
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1497 988 822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.12% 93.12% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 674 443
Average daily rate £363 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 34
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.20 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -54.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.80 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Leeds region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Leeds region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) Oracle
3 17 (34.69%) SQL
4 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
4 16 (32.65%) ISEB
4 16 (32.65%) Cucumber
5 15 (30.61%) SpecFlow
5 15 (30.61%) Automation Testing
6 14 (28.57%) Selenium
7 13 (26.53%) Manual Testing
7 13 (26.53%) Test Automation
7 13 (26.53%) Gherkin
8 12 (24.49%) QA
8 12 (24.49%) Scrum
9 11 (22.45%) Finance
9 11 (22.45%) Software Testing
9 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
9 11 (22.45%) C#
9 11 (22.45%) .NET
10 10 (20.41%) SOAP
10 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.41%) SOA
10 10 (20.41%) SoapUI
10 10 (20.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
11 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
12 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (14.29%) Test Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.04%) OLAP
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.04%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 16 (32.65%) Cucumber
2 15 (30.61%) SpecFlow
3 14 (28.57%) Selenium
4 10 (20.41%) SoapUI
5 8 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 6 (12.24%) NUnit
7 6 (12.24%) WebDriver
8 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
9 3 (6.12%) HP UFT
10 2 (4.08%) JIRA
10 2 (4.08%) WATIR
10 2 (4.08%) Sahi
10 2 (4.08%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (4.08%) eggPlant
10 2 (4.08%) Appium
11 1 (2.04%) XMLSpy
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) Gherkin
2 11 (22.45%) .NET
3 10 (20.41%) SOAP
4 3 (6.12%) Web Services
4 3 (6.12%) XML
4 3 (6.12%) CSS
4 3 (6.12%) HTML
4 3 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.12%) JSON
4 3 (6.12%) jQuery
5 2 (4.08%) RESTful
5 2 (4.08%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.08%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) NHS
2 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) W3C
3 1 (2.04%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) Automation Testing
3 13 (26.53%) Manual Testing
3 13 (26.53%) Test Automation
4 12 (24.49%) Scrum
5 11 (22.45%) Software Testing
6 10 (20.41%) SOA
7 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
7 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
7 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Test Management
8 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 7 (14.29%) SDLC
9 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (12.24%) TDD
9 6 (12.24%) RAD
9 6 (12.24%) BDD
9 6 (12.24%) Change Control
10 3 (6.12%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) ISEB
2 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Oracle
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) VMware
3 2 (4.08%) Tableau
3 2 (4.08%) SAP