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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 85 80 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 22 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.02% 1.61% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.70% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 46
Average daily rate £305 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £243 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £300 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
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
1498 1291 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.90% 94.65% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 863 734
Average daily rate £408 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 39 36
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 30 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (61.70%) Selenium
3 16 (34.04%) JIRA
4 15 (31.91%) Cucumber
5 14 (29.79%) BDD
6 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
6 11 (23.40%) Functional Testing
7 10 (21.28%) Automation Testing
7 10 (21.28%) WebDriver
7 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
7 10 (21.28%) ISEB
8 9 (19.15%) Java
8 9 (19.15%) Scrum
8 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
8 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
8 9 (19.15%) TDD
8 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
9 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
9 8 (17.02%) .NET
10 7 (14.89%) JMeter
10 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
11 6 (12.77%) LoadRunner
11 6 (12.77%) Linux
11 6 (12.77%) QA
12 5 (10.64%) Ruby
12 5 (10.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (10.64%) Kanban
12 5 (10.64%) Performance Testing
12 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (6.38%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) Moodle
3 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Firewall
1 2 (4.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (61.70%) Selenium
2 16 (34.04%) JIRA
3 15 (31.91%) Cucumber
4 10 (21.28%) WebDriver
5 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
5 7 (14.89%) JMeter
6 6 (12.77%) LoadRunner
7 4 (8.51%) HP UFT
7 4 (8.51%) Liquibase
7 4 (8.51%) Metasploit
8 3 (6.38%) Subversion
8 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.26%) Appium
9 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
9 2 (4.26%) Zephyr
10 1 (2.13%) Hudson
10 1 (2.13%) RSpec
10 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
10 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Military
2 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) REST
2 3 (6.38%) SOAP
3 2 (4.26%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) jQuery
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) WSDL
4 1 (2.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) e-Learning
1 2 (4.26%) PKI
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) NHS
2 1 (2.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Android
3 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.13%) Kali Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) BDD
3 11 (23.40%) Functional Testing
4 10 (21.28%) Automation Testing
4 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
5 9 (19.15%) Scrum
5 9 (19.15%) TDD
5 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
5 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
6 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (10.64%) DevOps
8 5 (10.64%) Kanban
8 5 (10.64%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (8.51%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Security Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.38%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) Java
2 5 (10.64%) Ruby
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.38%) Python
5 2 (4.26%) C
5 2 (4.26%) C#
5 2 (4.26%) Perl
5 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) Groovy
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) Scala
6 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
2 10 (21.28%) ISEB
3 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
4 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Puppet
2 3 (6.38%) Nessus
3 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) HP
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) SAP
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