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 2 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 87 45 57
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 24 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.05% 3.10% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 3.26% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 5
Median daily rate £350 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £350 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +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
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
1078 645 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.29% 95.13% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 409 375
Median daily rate £380 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 14
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -23.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 2016.

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 2 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 21 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 19 (42.22%) Risk Analysis
2 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (42.22%) Automated Testing
3 18 (40.00%) QA
3 18 (40.00%) Selenium
3 18 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 16 (35.56%) Knowledge Management
4 16 (35.56%) HP
5 15 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 15 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
6 14 (31.11%) Jenkins
6 14 (31.11%) Automation Testing
7 13 (28.89%) BDD
8 12 (26.67%) HP UFT
8 12 (26.67%) Java
9 11 (24.44%) JMeter
9 11 (24.44%) Scrum
9 11 (24.44%) Functional Testing
10 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
10 10 (22.22%) Degree
11 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
12 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
12 8 (17.78%) Web Services
12 8 (17.78%) TDD
12 8 (17.78%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
14 6 (13.33%) JIRA
14 6 (13.33%) RESTful

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 5 (11.11%) Confluence
2 2 (4.44%) OpenROAD
2 2 (4.44%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Selenium
2 15 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 14 (31.11%) Jenkins
4 12 (26.67%) HP UFT
5 11 (24.44%) JMeter
6 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
7 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
8 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
8 6 (13.33%) JIRA
9 4 (8.89%) Hudson
9 4 (8.89%) Jasmine
9 4 (8.89%) Protractor
10 3 (6.67%) Burp Suite
10 3 (6.67%) SoapUI
10 3 (6.67%) Subversion
11 2 (4.44%) LoadUI
11 2 (4.44%) Sahi
11 2 (4.44%) WATIR
12 1 (2.22%) FitNesse
12 1 (2.22%) QARun
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Web Services
2 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) RESTful
2 6 (13.33%) XML
3 4 (8.89%) JSON
4 3 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.67%) Spring
5 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Virtual Team
2 3 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (4.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (42.22%) Automated Testing
2 19 (42.22%) Risk Analysis
3 18 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 16 (35.56%) Knowledge Management
5 15 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 14 (31.11%) Automation Testing
7 13 (28.89%) BDD
8 11 (24.44%) Functional Testing
8 11 (24.44%) Scrum
9 8 (17.78%) TDD
10 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
11 6 (13.33%) Kanban
11 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
11 6 (13.33%) User Stories
12 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (11.11%) Manual Testing
12 5 (11.11%) Process Improvement
12 5 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) Java
2 6 (13.33%) Ruby
3 4 (8.89%) SQL
4 3 (6.67%) Groovy
4 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) Scala
5 2 (4.44%) C
5 2 (4.44%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.22%) Degree
2 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 8 (17.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.44%) ISEB
4 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.00%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) WAI
2 3 (6.67%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Cisco IPCC
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) HP
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
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