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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 87 84 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 18 14 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.18% 1.01% 5.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.06% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 47
Median daily rate £325 £283 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% +0.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £300 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.77% +24.16%
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
1455 1315 1178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.79% 95.22% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 920 819
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 32
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.10 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (54.35%) Selenium
3 19 (41.30%) Cucumber
4 16 (34.78%) BDD
5 15 (32.61%) JIRA
6 11 (23.91%) WebDriver
7 10 (21.74%) TDD
7 10 (21.74%) JMeter
7 10 (21.74%) Java
8 9 (19.57%) Scrum
8 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
8 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
9 8 (17.39%) Functional Testing
9 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
9 8 (17.39%) QA
9 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.39%) ISTQB
9 8 (17.39%) .NET
10 7 (15.22%) LoadRunner
10 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
11 6 (13.04%) Linux
11 6 (13.04%) ISEB
11 6 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (13.04%) DevOps
12 5 (10.87%) Windows
12 5 (10.87%) Python
12 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
12 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared

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 3 (6.52%) Confluence
2 2 (4.35%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Firewall
1 2 (4.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (54.35%) Selenium
2 19 (41.30%) Cucumber
3 15 (32.61%) JIRA
4 11 (23.91%) WebDriver
5 10 (21.74%) JMeter
6 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
7 7 (15.22%) LoadRunner
8 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
9 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
9 4 (8.70%) HP UFT
9 4 (8.70%) Liquibase
9 4 (8.70%) Metasploit
10 3 (6.52%) Maven
10 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
10 3 (6.52%) Subversion
11 2 (4.35%) FitNesse
11 2 (4.35%) SilkPerformer
11 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
11 2 (4.35%) YourKit
11 2 (4.35%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Military
2 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.52%) XML
3 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 2 (4.35%) JSON
3 2 (4.35%) REST
3 2 (4.35%) SOAP
3 2 (4.35%) Spring
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) RESTful
4 1 (2.17%) WSDL
4 1 (2.17%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) e-Learning
2 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) Kali Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) BDD
3 10 (21.74%) TDD
4 9 (19.57%) Scrum
4 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Functional Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
7 6 (13.04%) DevOps
7 6 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.70%) Kanban
9 4 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Security Testing
9 4 (8.70%) User Stories
10 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.87%) Python
3 5 (10.87%) Ruby
4 4 (8.70%) Scala
4 4 (8.70%) SQL
5 3 (6.52%) C
6 2 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (4.35%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (4.35%) Perl
6 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.35%) VBA
6 2 (4.35%) VBScript
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) Groovy
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) ISEB
4 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Puppet
2 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.52%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) HP
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) AppDynamics
2 2 (4.35%) Dynatrace
2 2 (4.35%) IBM
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) New Relic
2 2 (4.35%) SAP
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