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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Rank 63 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 22 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.00% 2.13% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.24% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 27
Median daily rate £363 £329 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.26% +19.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £398 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

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
1049 1382 1051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.28% 95.05% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 928 746
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.46 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 35 (76.09%) Selenium
2 32 (69.57%) Java
3 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 22 (47.83%) Performance Testing
6 19 (41.30%) BDD
6 19 (41.30%) Automation Testing
7 18 (39.13%) Scrum
8 17 (36.96%) JMeter
9 16 (34.78%) Automated Testing
9 16 (34.78%) Cucumber
10 14 (30.43%) Jenkins
10 14 (30.43%) WebDriver
10 14 (30.43%) QA
11 13 (28.26%) Security Testing
12 12 (26.09%) Kanban
13 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
13 10 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (19.57%) Scala
14 9 (19.57%) Gherkin
14 9 (19.57%) TDD
14 9 (19.57%) API Testing
15 8 (17.39%) User Stories
15 8 (17.39%) JUnit
15 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
16 7 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (15.22%) RESTful
16 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
16 7 (15.22%) Groovy
16 7 (15.22%) JavaScript

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 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) LDAP
1 2 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.35%) Redis
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (76.09%) Selenium
2 17 (36.96%) JMeter
3 16 (34.78%) Cucumber
4 14 (30.43%) Jenkins
4 14 (30.43%) WebDriver
5 8 (17.39%) JUnit
5 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
6 5 (10.87%) Hudson
6 5 (10.87%) JIRA
6 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
7 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
7 4 (8.70%) LoadRunner
7 4 (8.70%) MSTest
7 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.35%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.35%) Gatling
8 2 (4.35%) Maven
8 2 (4.35%) Mockito
8 2 (4.35%) Subversion
8 2 (4.35%) TestNG
General
1 3 (6.52%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Gherkin
2 7 (15.22%) RESTful
2 7 (15.22%) Web Services
3 6 (13.04%) HTML
4 4 (8.70%) XML
5 3 (6.52%) REST
6 2 (4.35%) jQuery
6 2 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (4.35%) Spring
6 2 (4.35%) Symfony
7 1 (2.17%) .NET
7 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.17%) Apache CXF
7 1 (2.17%) CSS
7 1 (2.17%) JSON
7 1 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
2 1 (2.17%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Unix
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 22 (47.83%) Performance Testing
4 19 (41.30%) Automation Testing
4 19 (41.30%) BDD
5 18 (39.13%) Scrum
6 16 (34.78%) Automated Testing
7 13 (28.26%) Security Testing
8 12 (26.09%) Kanban
9 10 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 9 (19.57%) API Testing
10 9 (19.57%) TDD
11 8 (17.39%) User Stories
12 7 (15.22%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
12 7 (15.22%) SDLC
13 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing
13 6 (13.04%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (69.57%) Java
2 9 (19.57%) Scala
3 7 (15.22%) Groovy
3 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.04%) PHP
4 6 (13.04%) Python
5 5 (10.87%) C#
5 5 (10.87%) Ruby
5 5 (10.87%) SQL
6 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) C
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
1 2 (4.35%) VMware
2 1 (2.17%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft