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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 58 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.35% 1.25% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £358 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
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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
599 299 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 89.54% 93.15% 91.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 202 69
Average daily rate £413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 25 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £34.25 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015, 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 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 5 (33.33%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) UNIX
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (20.00%) Selenium
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
6 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (13.33%) LoadUI
6 2 (13.33%) MongoDB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (13.33%) LoadUI
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (13.33%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) WATIR
4 1 (6.67%) Sahi
4 1 (6.67%) RSpec
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) RESTful
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) ICL
2 1 (6.67%) Fujitsu