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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 45 50 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.24% 2.25% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 2.42% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Average daily rate
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£293 £180 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -26.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
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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
451 454 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 93.37% 92.84% 87.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 304 63
Average daily rate £350 £281 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.55% -6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £457 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 5 15
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.11 £17.00 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) QA
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%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) Sahi
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) VME
4 1 (12.50%) WATIR
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Facilita Forecast

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) 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%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
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 Scripting
1 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
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%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) ICL
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Fujitsu
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