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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 47 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.24% 0.56% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 0.64% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate £180 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £245 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £245 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
457 157 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.89% 87.71% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 62 111
Average daily rate £284 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 15
Average hourly rate £13.88 £18.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £18.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
Tyne and Wear

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) Quantitative Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Volume Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
4 1 (9.09%) Information Management
4 1 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (9.09%) CEH
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) CISMP
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) GPEN
4 1 (9.09%) OSCP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
2 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (18.18%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (9.09%) RSpec
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Quantitative Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Volume Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Scalability Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Test Management
2 1 (9.09%) Information Management
2 1 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
2 1 (9.09%) Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CEH
3 1 (9.09%) CISMP
3 1 (9.09%) GPEN
3 1 (9.09%) OSCP
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP
3 1 (9.09%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Cognos
2 1 (9.09%) IBM