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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 62 55 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 35 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.04% 1.17% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 1.23% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 8
Median daily rate £320 £309 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.64% +37.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +54.63%
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
1056 732 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 91.67% 95.06% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 422 396
Median daily rate £338 £338 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 64 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.47 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -7 33 £318 +2.83% 3
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) Java
3 15 (28.85%) Functional Testing
4 14 (26.92%) QA
4 14 (26.92%) SQL
4 14 (26.92%) Oracle
5 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
5 11 (21.15%) PL/SQL
5 11 (21.15%) Data Modelling
5 11 (21.15%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (21.15%) Informatica
5 11 (21.15%) ERwin
5 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (21.15%) Dimensional Modelling
5 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database
6 10 (19.23%) C#
7 9 (17.31%) C
7 9 (17.31%) Perl
7 9 (17.31%) .NET
7 9 (17.31%) HP UFT
7 9 (17.31%) Python
7 9 (17.31%) Shell Script
7 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
7 9 (17.31%) Ruby
7 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
8 8 (15.38%) OWASP
8 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 8 (15.38%) ISEB
8 8 (15.38%) LoadRunner

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 (13.46%) SAS
2 3 (5.77%) Confluence
2 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) SNMP
2 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (11.54%) Base SAS
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) ERwin
2 9 (17.31%) HP UFT
3 8 (15.38%) LoadRunner
4 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
5 6 (11.54%) Selenium
6 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
7 4 (7.69%) Facilita Forecast
7 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.77%) JIRA
8 3 (5.77%) JMeter
8 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) CESG
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (5.77%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.77%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.77%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Unix
3 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.85%) Functional Testing
3 11 (21.15%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (21.15%) Data Modelling
3 11 (21.15%) Dimensional Modelling
4 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
4 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
5 8 (15.38%) ETL
5 8 (15.38%) OWASP
5 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
7 6 (11.54%) BDD
7 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
8 5 (9.62%) Agile Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (9.62%) TDD
9 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) Java
2 14 (26.92%) SQL
3 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
3 11 (21.15%) PL/SQL
4 10 (19.23%) C#
5 9 (17.31%) C
5 9 (17.31%) Perl
5 9 (17.31%) Python
5 9 (17.31%) Ruby
5 9 (17.31%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.77%) VB
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) ISEB
2 5 (9.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.69%) SAS Certification
3 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) QA
2 5 (9.62%) WAI
2 5 (9.62%) WCAG
3 4 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (7.69%) GPG13
4 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (5.77%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Oracle
2 11 (21.15%) Informatica
3 5 (9.62%) HP
4 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
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