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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 63 54 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 21 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.10% 2.37% 4.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 2.51% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 32
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£340 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £45.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
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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
918 838 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.89% 94.58% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 461 571
Average daily rate £325 £325 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 34
Average hourly rate £12.50 £28.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.75% +88.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.25 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 September 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 40 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (62.90%) Test Scripting
3 30 (48.39%) Java
4 25 (40.32%) BDD
5 21 (33.87%) C#
5 21 (33.87%) TDD
6 20 (32.26%) Selenium
7 18 (29.03%) QA
7 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
8 16 (25.81%) User Stories
8 16 (25.81%) SQL
9 13 (20.97%) .NET
9 13 (20.97%) PHP
10 12 (19.35%) Scrum
10 12 (19.35%) Functional Testing
11 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
11 11 (17.74%) ISEB
12 10 (16.13%) Oracle
12 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
12 10 (16.13%) Automated Testing
12 10 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
13 8 (12.90%) Ruby
14 7 (11.29%) JBehave
14 7 (11.29%) SoapUI
15 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
15 6 (9.68%) Performance Testing
15 6 (9.68%) Windows
15 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1 (1.61%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.61%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
1 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.23%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) Selenium
2 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
3 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
4 7 (11.29%) JBehave
4 7 (11.29%) SoapUI
5 6 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (8.06%) LoadRunner
7 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.45%) Maven
8 2 (3.23%) JMeter
8 2 (3.23%) JUnit
9 1 (1.61%) NUnit
9 1 (1.61%) Firebug
9 1 (1.61%) Behat
General
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) .NET
2 5 (8.06%) HTML
3 4 (6.45%) CSS
3 4 (6.45%) SOAP
4 3 (4.84%) REST
5 1 (1.61%) Web Services
5 1 (1.61%) ODBC
5 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.61%) JSP
5 1 (1.61%) J2EE
5 1 (1.61%) Middleware
5 1 (1.61%) Spring
5 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.06%) Statistics
3 1 (1.61%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) STB
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
2 4 (6.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (62.90%) Test Scripting
3 25 (40.32%) BDD
4 21 (33.87%) TDD
5 16 (25.81%) User Stories
6 12 (19.35%) Scrum
6 12 (19.35%) Functional Testing
7 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
7 10 (16.13%) Automated Testing
8 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
9 6 (9.68%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.06%) Migration
11 4 (6.45%) Automation Testing
11 4 (6.45%) Test Planning
11 4 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (6.45%) Software Testing
11 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (4.84%) DSDM
12 3 (4.84%) ETL
12 3 (4.84%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) Java
2 21 (33.87%) C#
3 16 (25.81%) SQL
4 13 (20.97%) PHP
5 8 (12.90%) Ruby
6 3 (4.84%) C++
6 3 (4.84%) VB
7 2 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) ISEB
2 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Oracle
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Citrix
4 2 (3.23%) Splunk
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.61%) VMware
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