The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leeds region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 89 76 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.95% 1.65% 3.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.74% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 27
Median daily rate £350 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £230 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £302 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +140.00%
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
1419 1552 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 96.27% 94.92% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 1113 686
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 23
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £22.50 £16.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Leeds region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 30 July 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Selenium
3 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
3 11 (36.67%) BDD
4 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 10 (33.33%) Java
5 9 (30.00%) WebDriver
6 7 (23.33%) Scrum
6 7 (23.33%) JIRA
7 6 (20.00%) QA
7 6 (20.00%) TDD
8 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
8 5 (16.67%) SDLC
9 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
9 4 (13.33%) Functional Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Scala
9 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
9 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
9 4 (13.33%) JMeter
9 4 (13.33%) ISEB
9 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle
9 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
10 3 (10.00%) Maven
10 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Finance
10 3 (10.00%) SAP CRM
10 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
10 3 (10.00%) SAP

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Confluence
1 1 (3.33%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
3 9 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (23.33%) JIRA
5 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (13.33%) JMeter
6 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
7 3 (10.00%) Maven
7 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (6.67%) Gatling
8 2 (6.67%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (6.67%) Subversion
8 2 (6.67%) The Grinder
8 2 (6.67%) VisualVM
8 2 (6.67%) YourKit
9 1 (3.33%) Appium
9 1 (3.33%) LoadUI
9 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (6.67%) JSON
2 2 (6.67%) REST
2 2 (6.67%) Spring
2 2 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) RESTful
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) BDD
3 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 7 (23.33%) Scrum
5 6 (20.00%) TDD
6 5 (16.67%) SDLC
7 4 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.00%) CRM
8 3 (10.00%) Kanban
8 3 (10.00%) User Stories
9 2 (6.67%) API Testing
9 2 (6.67%) DevOps
9 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Project Management
9 2 (6.67%) SOA
9 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.33%) Scala
3 3 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (6.67%) Groovy
4 2 (6.67%) Ruby
4 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) VBA
4 2 (6.67%) VBScript
5 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) AppDynamics
3 2 (6.67%) Dynatrace
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) New Relic