The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leicestershire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 43 41 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.73% 1.23% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.27% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
Tester
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
265 236 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 96.36% 96.72% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 125 129
Median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 27
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.10% +11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Leicestershire region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Leicestershire region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Leicestershire region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +3 1 - - 1
Hinckley -3 1 - - 1
Tester
East Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Leicestershire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Spanish Language
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (20.00%) API Integration
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Spanish Language
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) API Integration
1 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center