The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 61 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.93% 1.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+198.00% -59.67%
Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
781 495 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 90.92% 94.29% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 305 131
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 27 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £12.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the North East region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the North East region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Tester
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -18 7 £250 -3.84% 4
Durham - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (28.57%) Security Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 4 (28.57%) QA
1 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 4 (28.57%) TDD
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) RESTful
3 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
3 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 2 (14.29%) SAP BW
3 2 (14.29%) SAP FI
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SAP BW
1 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 2 (14.29%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (7.14%) WATIR
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Sahi
3 1 (7.14%) RSpec
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) XML
1 2 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) TDD
1 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) BDD
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) ICL
2 1 (7.14%) Fujitsu