The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 36 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 0 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.29% - 7.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% - 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 21
Average daily rate
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£358 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 - £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
288 154 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.90% 92.22% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 67 154
Average daily rate £355 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £252 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £490 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -46.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £17.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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
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 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 (53.33%) LoadRunner
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (20.00%) QA
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (13.33%) Selenium
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) VB
7 2 (13.33%) UNIX
7 2 (13.33%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (13.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (6.67%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (6.67%) GPEN
8 1 (6.67%) OSCP
8 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 1 (6.67%) Analytics

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
2 6 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) RSpec
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Information Management
5 1 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) GPEN
3 1 (6.67%) OSCP
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) GIAC
3 1 (6.67%) CISMP
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) HP