The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 93 71 51
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 25 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.72% 0.95% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.02% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 4
Median daily rate £278 £225 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -37.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £159 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £310 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +140.00%
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
1306 886 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 89.76% 93.96% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 536 306
Median daily rate £335 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 63 36
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 £12.79 £11.07 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North East region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -32 19 £275 +22.22% 3
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 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 North East region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.65%) Automated Testing
3 17 (27.42%) Test Strategy
4 16 (25.81%) Test Automation
5 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
5 15 (24.19%) Java
6 14 (22.58%) SQL
6 14 (22.58%) Oracle
6 14 (22.58%) Test Scripting
6 14 (22.58%) Functional Testing
7 11 (17.74%) Cucumber
7 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database
7 11 (17.74%) Dimensional Modelling
7 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
7 11 (17.74%) Knowledge Management
7 11 (17.74%) QA
7 11 (17.74%) Selenium
7 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (17.74%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (17.74%) PL/SQL
7 11 (17.74%) Data Modelling
7 11 (17.74%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (17.74%) Informatica
7 11 (17.74%) TDD
7 11 (17.74%) ERwin
8 10 (16.13%) Scrum
8 10 (16.13%) Software Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
8 10 (16.13%) WebDriver
9 9 (14.52%) Degree

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 7 (11.29%) SAS
2 3 (4.84%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database
1 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (9.68%) Base SAS
3 5 (8.06%) Data Mining
3 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Cucumber
1 11 (17.74%) ERwin
1 11 (17.74%) Selenium
2 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
2 10 (16.13%) WebDriver
3 8 (12.90%) LoadRunner
4 7 (11.29%) HP UFT
5 4 (6.45%) Facilita Forecast
5 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.84%) JMeter
7 2 (3.23%) LoadUI
7 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) .NET
2 5 (8.06%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.84%) HTML
4 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.23%) Web Services
5 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Performance Metrics
1 6 (9.68%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.84%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) CESG
4 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
1 6 (9.68%) Unix
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.65%) Automated Testing
3 17 (27.42%) Test Strategy
4 16 (25.81%) Test Automation
5 14 (22.58%) Functional Testing
5 14 (22.58%) Test Scripting
6 11 (17.74%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (17.74%) Data Modelling
6 11 (17.74%) Dimensional Modelling
6 11 (17.74%) Knowledge Management
6 11 (17.74%) Risk Analysis
6 11 (17.74%) TDD
7 10 (16.13%) Scrum
7 10 (16.13%) Software Testing
8 8 (12.90%) ETL
8 8 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Automation Testing
9 7 (11.29%) BDD
9 7 (11.29%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) Java
2 14 (22.58%) SQL
3 11 (17.74%) PL/SQL
4 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.29%) C#
6 6 (9.68%) C
6 6 (9.68%) Perl
6 6 (9.68%) Python
6 6 (9.68%) Ruby
6 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.84%) VB
8 2 (3.23%) Scala
9 1 (1.61%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) Degree
4 8 (12.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (12.90%) ISEB
5 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
6 4 (6.45%) SAS Certification
7 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) QA
2 4 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.23%) WAI
3 2 (3.23%) WCAG
4 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.61%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Oracle
2 11 (17.74%) Informatica
3 9 (14.52%) HP
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco