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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 51 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.10% 1.63% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£309 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +3.44%
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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
510 403 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 93.24% 93.72% 90.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 276 56
Average daily rate £375 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 14 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.93 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.18% +13.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £34.75 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 4 (50.00%) QA
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) Sahi
4 1 (12.50%) VME
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) COBOL
4 1 (12.50%) WATIR
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Sahi
3 1 (12.50%) WATIR
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) VME
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
1 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) ICL
1 1 (12.50%) Fujitsu