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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 100 60 37
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 17 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.37% 1.36% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.44% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 4
Median daily rate £275 £238 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -33.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £162 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £321 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
Tester
Tyne and Wear

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
1098 625 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.62% 94.41% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 397 200
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 52 23
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.50 £25.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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
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 23 July 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 17 (32.08%) Automated Testing
2 16 (30.19%) Test Strategy
3 14 (26.42%) Functional Testing
3 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
5 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
5 12 (22.64%) Java
5 12 (22.64%) SQL
5 12 (22.64%) Oracle
6 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
7 10 (18.87%) Test Automation
7 10 (18.87%) QA
7 10 (18.87%) Risk Analysis
7 10 (18.87%) Knowledge Management
8 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
8 9 (16.98%) ERwin
8 9 (16.98%) PL/SQL
8 9 (16.98%) Data Modelling
8 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (16.98%) Informatica
8 9 (16.98%) Dimensional Modelling
8 9 (16.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (16.98%) Oracle Database
9 8 (15.09%) Degree
9 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
10 7 (13.21%) C#
10 7 (13.21%) HP
10 7 (13.21%) ISEB
10 7 (13.21%) ETL
10 7 (13.21%) LoadRunner

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 6 (11.32%) SAS
2 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) Oracle Database
1 9 (16.98%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (9.43%) Base SAS
2 5 (9.43%) Data Mining
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) ERwin
2 7 (13.21%) LoadRunner
3 6 (11.32%) Cucumber
3 6 (11.32%) HP UFT
3 6 (11.32%) Selenium
4 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.43%) WebDriver
5 4 (7.55%) Facilita Forecast
5 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.77%) JMeter
6 2 (3.77%) LoadUI
6 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) HTML
3 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.77%) Web Services
4 1 (1.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Performance Metrics
1 6 (11.32%) Virtual Team
2 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.89%) CESG
4 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
1 6 (11.32%) Unix
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Automated Testing
2 16 (30.19%) Test Strategy
3 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.42%) Functional Testing
4 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
5 10 (18.87%) Knowledge Management
5 10 (18.87%) Risk Analysis
5 10 (18.87%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (16.98%) Data Modelling
6 9 (16.98%) Dimensional Modelling
6 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
7 7 (13.21%) ETL
7 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Project Management
8 6 (11.32%) BDD
8 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
8 6 (11.32%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (9.43%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) Java
1 12 (22.64%) SQL
2 9 (16.98%) PL/SQL
3 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.21%) C#
5 6 (11.32%) C
5 6 (11.32%) Perl
5 6 (11.32%) Python
5 6 (11.32%) Ruby
5 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.66%) VB
7 1 (1.89%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.09%) Degree
4 7 (13.21%) ISEB
5 6 (11.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
6 4 (7.55%) SAS Certification
7 3 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.77%) WAI
2 2 (3.77%) WCAG
3 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.89%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Oracle
2 9 (16.98%) Informatica
3 7 (13.21%) HP
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
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