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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 57 53 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 30 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.78% 2.28% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.00% 2.40% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £27.50
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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
1001 915 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.60% 94.82% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 560 391
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 41
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +0.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.10 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.00 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) QA
2 14 (35.90%) Oracle
3 11 (28.21%) Manual Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Oracle Database
4 9 (23.08%) Finance
5 8 (20.51%) SOAP
5 8 (20.51%) Test Scripting
6 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
6 7 (17.95%) ISEB
6 7 (17.95%) Selenium
6 7 (17.95%) Scrum
7 6 (15.38%) Volume Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Java
8 5 (12.82%) Change Control
8 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
9 4 (10.26%) SpecFlow
9 4 (10.26%) Gherkin
9 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
9 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.26%) SQL
9 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.26%) SOA
9 4 (10.26%) RAD
9 4 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (10.26%) WSDL
9 4 (10.26%) MVC
9 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (5.13%) uiautomator
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Selenium
1 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
2 4 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
2 4 (10.26%) SpecFlow
3 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.69%) JIRA
4 2 (5.13%) Subversion
4 2 (5.13%) Hudson
4 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.13%) Calabash
4 2 (5.13%) eggPlant
4 2 (5.13%) Appium
5 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) SOAP
2 4 (10.26%) WSDL
2 4 (10.26%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.69%) REST
4 2 (5.13%) .NET
4 2 (5.13%) Android SDK
5 1 (2.56%) Ajax
5 1 (2.56%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Streaming Video
2 2 (5.13%) Online Games
2 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Human Factors
3 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) Manual Testing
3 8 (20.51%) Test Scripting
4 7 (17.95%) Scrum
5 6 (15.38%) Volume Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Change Control
7 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) RAD
7 4 (10.26%) SOA
7 4 (10.26%) MVC
8 3 (7.69%) Migration
8 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 3 (7.69%) DSDM
8 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.69%) OO
8 3 (7.69%) Content Management
8 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Java
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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