The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Newcastle upon Tyne region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 60 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 24 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.27% 2.50% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 2.67% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 2
Median daily rate £313 £383 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +22.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £324 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £407 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
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 Newcastle upon Tyne 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
690 600 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 94.13% 93.60% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 376 250
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 9
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +54.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £10.50 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.95 £21.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 20 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (67.44%) Selenium
3 25 (58.14%) Test Automation
3 25 (58.14%) Jenkins
4 24 (55.81%) Automation Testing
5 23 (53.49%) QA
6 22 (51.16%) Cucumber
6 22 (51.16%) Java
7 19 (44.19%) Automated Testing
7 19 (44.19%) BDD
8 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
9 16 (37.21%) TDD
10 15 (34.88%) Scrum
10 15 (34.88%) WebDriver
11 14 (32.56%) HP UFT
12 13 (30.23%) Scala
13 12 (27.91%) Ruby
13 12 (27.91%) User Stories
14 11 (25.58%) Gherkin
14 11 (25.58%) HP
15 10 (23.26%) Risk Analysis
15 10 (23.26%) RESTful
15 10 (23.26%) Kanban
16 9 (20.93%) LoadRunner
16 9 (20.93%) JMeter
17 8 (18.60%) C#
17 8 (18.60%) Web Services
17 8 (18.60%) Python
17 8 (18.60%) Knowledge Management
17 8 (18.60%) JIRA

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 (16.28%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) OpenROAD
2 2 (4.65%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (67.44%) Selenium
2 25 (58.14%) Jenkins
3 22 (51.16%) Cucumber
4 15 (34.88%) WebDriver
5 14 (32.56%) HP UFT
6 9 (20.93%) JMeter
6 9 (20.93%) LoadRunner
7 8 (18.60%) JIRA
8 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
8 6 (13.95%) JUnit
8 6 (13.95%) RSpec
9 4 (9.30%) Hudson
9 4 (9.30%) Jasmine
9 4 (9.30%) Protractor
10 3 (6.98%) Burp Suite
10 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
10 3 (6.98%) Subversion
11 2 (4.65%) Sahi
11 2 (4.65%) WATIR
12 1 (2.33%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
1 2 (4.65%) Games
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) Gherkin
2 10 (23.26%) RESTful
3 8 (18.60%) Web Services
4 6 (13.95%) .NET
4 6 (13.95%) XML
5 4 (9.30%) JSON
6 3 (6.98%) Spring
7 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Smartphone
2 3 (6.98%) PKI
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
1 3 (6.98%) Mac OS X
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (58.14%) Test Automation
3 24 (55.81%) Automation Testing
4 19 (44.19%) Automated Testing
4 19 (44.19%) BDD
5 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
6 16 (37.21%) TDD
7 15 (34.88%) Scrum
8 12 (27.91%) User Stories
9 10 (23.26%) Kanban
9 10 (23.26%) Risk Analysis
10 8 (18.60%) Knowledge Management
10 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
11 7 (16.28%) API Testing
11 7 (16.28%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
11 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
12 6 (13.95%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (13.95%) Web Testing
13 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) Scala
3 12 (27.91%) Ruby
4 8 (18.60%) C#
4 8 (18.60%) Python
5 7 (16.28%) Groovy
6 4 (9.30%) SQL
7 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.65%) C
8 2 (4.65%) Perl
8 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) ISEB
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (53.49%) QA
2 5 (11.63%) WCAG
3 3 (6.98%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) HP
2 4 (9.30%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle
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