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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 65 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.00% 1.38% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£199 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.26%
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
809 535 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 89.59% 92.56% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 318 149
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 38 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 4 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 8 £199 -43.08% 6
Durham -9 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
2 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (27.78%) HP UFT
3 5 (27.78%) QA
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 3 (16.67%) UNIX
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Selenium
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (11.11%) LoadUI
6 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
6 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
1 2 (11.11%) SAP BW
1 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.11%) SAP HANA
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) HP UFT
2 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (11.11%) LoadUI
3 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) WATIR
4 1 (5.56%) Sahi
4 1 (5.56%) RSpec
4 1 (5.56%) JUnit
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) RESTful
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
2 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.11%) Open Source
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
1 2 (11.11%) SAP
1 2 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) ICL
2 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu