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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / North East
Rank 70 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 24 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.51% 1.78% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 1.89% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 3
Median daily rate £313 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £324 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £407 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

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
899 846 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 94.14% 94.31% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 507 408
Median daily rate £370 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 46 31
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.58 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £28.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -12 24 £313 -18.30% 10
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (65.91%) Selenium
3 25 (56.82%) Test Automation
3 25 (56.82%) Jenkins
3 25 (56.82%) Automation Testing
4 23 (52.27%) QA
5 22 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 22 (50.00%) Java
6 20 (45.45%) Automated Testing
7 19 (43.18%) BDD
8 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
9 16 (36.36%) TDD
10 15 (34.09%) Scrum
10 15 (34.09%) HP UFT
10 15 (34.09%) WebDriver
11 13 (29.55%) Scala
12 12 (27.27%) Ruby
12 12 (27.27%) User Stories
13 11 (25.00%) Gherkin
13 11 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
13 11 (25.00%) HP
14 10 (22.73%) RESTful
14 10 (22.73%) Kanban
15 9 (20.45%) LoadRunner
15 9 (20.45%) JMeter
15 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
16 8 (18.18%) C#
16 8 (18.18%) Web Services
16 8 (18.18%) Python
16 8 (18.18%) Knowledge Management

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 (15.91%) Confluence
2 2 (4.55%) OpenROAD
2 2 (4.55%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (65.91%) Selenium
2 25 (56.82%) Jenkins
3 22 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 15 (34.09%) HP UFT
4 15 (34.09%) WebDriver
5 9 (20.45%) JMeter
5 9 (20.45%) LoadRunner
6 8 (18.18%) JIRA
7 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
7 6 (13.64%) JUnit
7 6 (13.64%) RSpec
8 4 (9.09%) Hudson
8 4 (9.09%) Jasmine
8 4 (9.09%) Protractor
9 3 (6.82%) Burp Suite
9 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
9 3 (6.82%) Subversion
10 2 (4.55%) Sahi
10 2 (4.55%) WATIR
11 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 10 (22.73%) RESTful
3 8 (18.18%) Web Services
4 6 (13.64%) .NET
4 6 (13.64%) XML
5 4 (9.09%) JSON
6 3 (6.82%) Spring
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Smartphone
2 3 (6.82%) PKI
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
1 3 (6.82%) Mac OS X
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (56.82%) Automation Testing
2 25 (56.82%) Test Automation
3 20 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 19 (43.18%) BDD
5 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
6 16 (36.36%) TDD
7 15 (34.09%) Scrum
8 12 (27.27%) User Stories
9 11 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
10 10 (22.73%) Kanban
11 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
12 8 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
13 7 (15.91%) API Testing
13 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
13 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
14 6 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
14 6 (13.64%) Web Testing
15 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) Java
2 13 (29.55%) Scala
3 12 (27.27%) Ruby
4 8 (18.18%) C#
4 8 (18.18%) Python
5 7 (15.91%) Groovy
6 4 (9.09%) SQL
7 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.55%) C
8 2 (4.55%) Perl
8 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) ISEB
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (52.27%) QA
2 5 (11.36%) WCAG
3 3 (6.82%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle
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