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 July 2016 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 100 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 21 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.55% 1.17% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.23% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 2
Median daily rate £283 £250 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £189 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £338 £255
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-26.17% +198.00%
Tester
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
1187 569 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.60% 95.15% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 355 242
Median daily rate £320 £373 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.09% +7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 61 19
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.50 £26.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 July 2016.

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 July 2016, 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 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) Automated Testing
2 17 (29.82%) Functional Testing
3 15 (26.32%) Test Strategy
4 14 (24.56%) Test Automation
5 13 (22.81%) Java
6 12 (21.05%) SQL
6 12 (21.05%) Oracle
6 12 (21.05%) QA
6 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
8 10 (17.54%) Risk Analysis
8 10 (17.54%) Knowledge Management
9 9 (15.79%) ERwin
9 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
9 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
9 9 (15.79%) Data Modelling
9 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (15.79%) Informatica
9 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (15.79%) Dimensional Modelling
9 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
9 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database
10 8 (14.04%) Degree
10 8 (14.04%) C#
11 7 (12.28%) C
11 7 (12.28%) Perl
11 7 (12.28%) .NET
11 7 (12.28%) HP UFT
11 7 (12.28%) ETL

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 6 (10.53%) SAS
2 3 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Network Security
1 1 (1.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (8.77%) Base SAS
2 5 (8.77%) Data Mining
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) ERwin
2 7 (12.28%) Cucumber
2 7 (12.28%) HP UFT
2 7 (12.28%) Selenium
3 6 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.53%) LoadRunner
4 5 (8.77%) WebDriver
5 4 (7.02%) Facilita Forecast
5 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.75%) JIRA
6 1 (1.75%) JMeter
General
1 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Retail
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) CESG
3 4 (7.02%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.26%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) Automated Testing
2 17 (29.82%) Functional Testing
3 15 (26.32%) Test Strategy
4 14 (24.56%) Test Automation
5 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 10 (17.54%) Knowledge Management
6 10 (17.54%) Risk Analysis
7 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (15.79%) Data Modelling
7 9 (15.79%) Dimensional Modelling
8 7 (12.28%) ETL
8 7 (12.28%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (12.28%) OWASP
8 7 (12.28%) Project Management
8 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.53%) BDD
9 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) Java
2 12 (21.05%) SQL
3 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 8 (14.04%) C#
5 7 (12.28%) C
5 7 (12.28%) Perl
5 7 (12.28%) Python
5 7 (12.28%) Ruby
5 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.04%) Degree
4 7 (12.28%) ISEB
5 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
6 5 (8.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (7.02%) SAS Certification
8 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) WAI
2 4 (7.02%) WCAG
3 3 (5.26%) GPG13
4 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Oracle
2 9 (15.79%) Informatica
3 7 (12.28%) HP
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco