The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 39 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 0 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.28% - 7.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% - 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 15
Average daily rate
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£338 - £240
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 - £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.20% +45.00%
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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
393 123 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.04% 87.86% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 61 129
Average daily rate £360 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £280 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 14
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +34.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £18.90 £18.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 16 September 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
1 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
2 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
2 7 (36.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) ISEB
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) LoadRunner
3 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) QA
3 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
4 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
5 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) System Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Facilita Forecast
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) VB
7 2 (10.53%) .NET
7 2 (10.53%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Selenium
7 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (31.58%) LoadRunner
3 3 (15.79%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) RSpec
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.26%) JUnit
5 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
1 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
2 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
4 4 (21.05%) System Testing
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Analytics
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) ETL
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISEB
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft