The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 39 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 40 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.87% 2.89% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.14% 3.07% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 20
Average daily rate
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£305 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
966 847 1064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.51% 94.22% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 447 632
Average daily rate £325 £308 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 49
Average hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.90% +89.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.65 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £43.96 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Tester
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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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014, 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 57 (54.81%) Test Scripting
2 35 (33.65%) C#
2 35 (33.65%) SQL
2 35 (33.65%) BDD
3 34 (32.69%) Java
3 34 (32.69%) TDD
4 30 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (24.04%) .NET
6 24 (23.08%) QA
6 24 (23.08%) User Stories
7 21 (20.19%) Scrum
8 17 (16.35%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (15.38%) Selenium
10 15 (14.42%) Cucumber
11 13 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 13 (12.50%) Performance Testing
11 13 (12.50%) Oracle
11 13 (12.50%) PHP
11 13 (12.50%) HTML
12 11 (10.58%) ISEB
12 11 (10.58%) Manual Testing
12 11 (10.58%) JMeter
13 10 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (9.62%) CSS
13 10 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (8.65%) LoadRunner
14 9 (8.65%) Automated Testing
15 8 (7.69%) Ruby
15 8 (7.69%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 5 (4.81%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.92%) IIS
2 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.96%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.96%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) Internet
2 2 (1.92%) Firewall
2 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.92%) LAN
2 2 (1.92%) WAN
2 2 (1.92%) SMTP
2 2 (1.92%) SAN
2 2 (1.92%) NAS
3 1 (0.96%) FTP
3 1 (0.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.92%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Selenium
2 15 (14.42%) Cucumber
3 11 (10.58%) JMeter
4 9 (8.65%) LoadRunner
5 8 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 8 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 7 (6.73%) JBehave
6 7 (6.73%) JIRA
7 6 (5.77%) NeoLoad
8 5 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.85%) Maven
9 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.88%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (1.92%) JUnit
11 2 (1.92%) JProfiler
12 1 (0.96%) Behat
12 1 (0.96%) Firebug
12 1 (0.96%) NUnit
General
1 5 (4.81%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (24.04%) .NET
2 13 (12.50%) HTML
3 10 (9.62%) CSS
4 7 (6.73%) Web Services
5 4 (3.85%) XML
6 3 (2.88%) JSF
7 2 (1.92%) J2EE
8 1 (0.96%) Middleware
8 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.96%) JSP
8 1 (0.96%) SOAP
8 1 (0.96%) jQuery
8 1 (0.96%) WCF
8 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.81%) Statistics
3 4 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (0.96%) NHS
4 1 (0.96%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.69%) Windows
2 6 (5.77%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.81%) UNIX
4 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (54.81%) Test Scripting
2 35 (33.65%) BDD
3 34 (32.69%) TDD
4 30 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (23.08%) User Stories
6 21 (20.19%) Scrum
7 13 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 13 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 11 (10.58%) Manual Testing
9 10 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (8.65%) Automated Testing
11 7 (6.73%) Automation Testing
11 7 (6.73%) Data Analysis
12 6 (5.77%) Software Testing
13 5 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (3.85%) Unit Testing
14 4 (3.85%) Integration Testing
14 4 (3.85%) Service Delivery
14 4 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.65%) C#
1 35 (33.65%) SQL
2 34 (32.69%) Java
3 13 (12.50%) PHP
4 8 (7.69%) Ruby
5 7 (6.73%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.85%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.85%) C++
7 3 (2.88%) VB
7 3 (2.88%) Python
8 1 (0.96%) C
8 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) ISEB
2 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (23.08%) QA
2 6 (5.77%) WCAG
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (12.50%) Oracle
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.77%) Google
4 4 (3.85%) Citrix
5 3 (2.88%) HP
6 2 (1.92%) Cisco
6 2 (1.92%) Splunk
7 1 (0.96%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.96%) Capita
7 1 (0.96%) VMware