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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 44 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.13% 3.23% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 3.42% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 3
Median daily rate £300 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +4.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £170.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-87.57% +423.07%

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
616 614 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 95.80% 94.46% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 403 205
Median daily rate £375 £380 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% +24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £10.50 £9.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.00 £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

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 1 March 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 1 March 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 47 (83.93%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (80.36%) Selenium
3 41 (73.21%) Test Automation
3 41 (73.21%) Java
4 37 (66.07%) Jenkins
5 36 (64.29%) Automation Testing
6 33 (58.93%) QA
7 32 (57.14%) Automated Testing
8 31 (55.36%) Cucumber
8 31 (55.36%) Scala
9 29 (51.79%) Gherkin
10 24 (42.86%) BDD
10 24 (42.86%) WebDriver
10 24 (42.86%) Scrum
11 23 (41.07%) User Stories
12 21 (37.50%) TDD
12 21 (37.50%) Test Scripting
13 19 (33.93%) Ruby
13 19 (33.93%) RESTful
13 19 (33.93%) Kanban
13 19 (33.93%) API Testing
14 18 (32.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (32.14%) Groovy
14 18 (32.14%) Software Engineering
15 16 (28.57%) JIRA
16 15 (26.79%) Confluence
16 15 (26.79%) C#
16 15 (26.79%) Python
17 14 (25.00%) Performance Testing
18 13 (23.21%) Atlassian

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 15 (26.79%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) OpenROAD
2 2 (3.57%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (80.36%) Selenium
2 37 (66.07%) Jenkins
3 31 (55.36%) Cucumber
4 24 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 16 (28.57%) JIRA
6 13 (23.21%) HP UFT
6 13 (23.21%) JUnit
6 13 (23.21%) RSpec
7 10 (17.86%) SoapUI
8 8 (14.29%) LoadRunner
9 7 (12.50%) JMeter
10 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
11 3 (5.36%) Burp Suite
12 2 (3.57%) Hudson
12 2 (3.57%) Jasmine
12 2 (3.57%) Protractor
12 2 (3.57%) Sahi
12 2 (3.57%) WATIR
13 1 (1.79%) FitNesse
13 1 (1.79%) JBehave
General
1 2 (3.57%) Games
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (51.79%) Gherkin
2 19 (33.93%) RESTful
3 13 (23.21%) Web Services
4 6 (10.71%) .NET
5 4 (7.14%) XML
6 3 (5.36%) Spring
7 2 (3.57%) JSON
8 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Smartphone
2 3 (5.36%) PKI
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Linux
1 3 (5.36%) Mac OS X
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (83.93%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (73.21%) Test Automation
3 36 (64.29%) Automation Testing
4 32 (57.14%) Automated Testing
5 24 (42.86%) BDD
5 24 (42.86%) Scrum
6 23 (41.07%) User Stories
7 21 (37.50%) TDD
7 21 (37.50%) Test Scripting
8 19 (33.93%) API Testing
8 19 (33.93%) Kanban
9 18 (32.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (32.14%) Software Engineering
10 14 (25.00%) Performance Testing
11 13 (23.21%) Defect Tracking
11 13 (23.21%) Web Testing
12 12 (21.43%) Defect Management
13 11 (19.64%) Exploratory Testing
13 11 (19.64%) Usability Testing
14 10 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (73.21%) Java
2 31 (55.36%) Scala
3 19 (33.93%) Ruby
4 18 (32.14%) Groovy
5 15 (26.79%) C#
5 15 (26.79%) Python
6 4 (7.14%) SQL
7 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.57%) C
8 2 (3.57%) Perl
8 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.36%) ISEB
3 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (58.93%) QA
2 5 (8.93%) WCAG
3 3 (5.36%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Atlassian
2 7 (12.50%) HP
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle
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