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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Rank 52 63 52
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.42% 2.13% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.54% 2.21% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 31
Median daily rate £300 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £447 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £106.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-80.11% +226.92%

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
1073 1315 1044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 96.67% 96.41% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 914 721
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 35
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.50 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017, 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 38 (61.29%) Selenium
2 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (48.39%) Java
4 27 (43.55%) Automated Testing
5 22 (35.48%) Scrum
5 22 (35.48%) Performance Testing
5 22 (35.48%) Automation Testing
6 21 (33.87%) BDD
6 21 (33.87%) QA
6 21 (33.87%) Test Automation
7 19 (30.65%) Cucumber
8 17 (27.42%) Kanban
9 16 (25.81%) Manual Testing
9 16 (25.81%) JMeter
9 16 (25.81%) Jenkins
10 15 (24.19%) WebDriver
11 14 (22.58%) ISTQB
12 12 (19.35%) Scala
12 12 (19.35%) SQL
13 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (17.74%) Software Testing
13 11 (17.74%) Exploratory Testing
13 11 (17.74%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (17.74%) API Testing
14 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (16.13%) Gherkin
14 10 (16.13%) Functional Testing
14 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
14 10 (16.13%) Git (software)

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 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
1 7 (11.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.23%) Apache
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) GitHub
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) LDAP
1 2 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.23%) Redis
2 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (61.29%) Selenium
2 19 (30.65%) Cucumber
3 16 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 16 (25.81%) JMeter
4 15 (24.19%) WebDriver
5 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (16.13%) Git (software)
6 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
7 9 (14.52%) JIRA
7 9 (14.52%) SoapUI
8 7 (11.29%) MSTest
9 6 (9.68%) Gatling
9 6 (9.68%) Hudson
10 4 (6.45%) FitNesse
10 4 (6.45%) JUnit
10 4 (6.45%) SpecFlow
10 4 (6.45%) Subversion
11 3 (4.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (4.84%) LoadRunner
11 3 (4.84%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
1 5 (8.06%) Games
2 4 (6.45%) Marketing
3 2 (3.23%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) Gherkin
2 8 (12.90%) HTML
2 8 (12.90%) Web Services
3 7 (11.29%) RESTful
4 6 (9.68%) XML
5 5 (8.06%) CSS
5 5 (8.06%) REST
6 4 (6.45%) .NET
7 3 (4.84%) JSON
8 2 (3.23%) jQuery
8 2 (3.23%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (3.23%) Spring
8 2 (3.23%) Symfony
9 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.61%) Apache CXF
9 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) NHS
2 3 (4.84%) User Experience
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
1 6 (9.68%) Unix
2 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Automated Testing
3 22 (35.48%) Automation Testing
3 22 (35.48%) Performance Testing
3 22 (35.48%) Scrum
4 21 (33.87%) BDD
4 21 (33.87%) Test Automation
5 17 (27.42%) Kanban
6 16 (25.81%) Manual Testing
7 11 (17.74%) API Testing
7 11 (17.74%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (17.74%) Exploratory Testing
7 11 (17.74%) Software Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.13%) Functional Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
9 9 (14.52%) Security Testing
9 9 (14.52%) TDD
9 9 (14.52%) User Stories
10 8 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) Java
2 12 (19.35%) Scala
2 12 (19.35%) SQL
3 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.90%) Python
5 7 (11.29%) Groovy
6 6 (9.68%) C#
7 5 (8.06%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.06%) PHP
8 4 (6.45%) Ruby
9 2 (3.23%) C++
9 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.61%) C
10 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.68%) ISEB
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (33.87%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
1 5 (8.06%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (1.61%) CA Agile Central