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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 90 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
-34 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 24 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.77% 2.83% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 2.98% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 13
Median daily rate £330 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £575 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +106.34%
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
1251 1042 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.46% 95.25% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 662 402
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 51 49
Median hourly rate £26.50 £15.86 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.08% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £32.50 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -35 23 £333 -5.00% 11
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) Selenium
2 22 (44.00%) Cucumber
3 20 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 20 (40.00%) QA
4 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
4 17 (34.00%) Automated Testing
4 17 (34.00%) Scrum
5 15 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 14 (28.00%) Functional Testing
6 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 14 (28.00%) WebDriver
7 13 (26.00%) Java
8 12 (24.00%) HP
8 12 (24.00%) TDD
8 12 (24.00%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (22.00%) JMeter
9 11 (22.00%) LoadRunner
10 10 (20.00%) BDD
10 10 (20.00%) Automation Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
11 9 (18.00%) Degree
12 8 (16.00%) Performance Testing
13 7 (14.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
13 7 (14.00%) Windows
13 7 (14.00%) Linux
13 7 (14.00%) HP UFT

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 3 (6.00%) Confluence
2 2 (4.00%) OpenROAD
2 2 (4.00%) Tuxedo
2 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) SNMP
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 4 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (44.00%) Cucumber
1 22 (44.00%) Selenium
2 20 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (28.00%) WebDriver
4 11 (22.00%) JMeter
4 11 (22.00%) LoadRunner
5 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
5 7 (14.00%) HP UFT
6 4 (8.00%) JIRA
7 3 (6.00%) Burp Suite
7 3 (6.00%) Hudson
7 3 (6.00%) Jasmine
7 3 (6.00%) Protractor
7 3 (6.00%) Subversion
8 2 (4.00%) Facilita Forecast
8 2 (4.00%) LoadUI
8 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.00%) JBehave
General
1 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Gherkin
1 5 (10.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) Spring
3 3 (6.00%) JSON
3 3 (6.00%) RESTful
3 3 (6.00%) XML
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Virtual Team
2 4 (8.00%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (6.00%) PKI
4 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Unix
3 3 (6.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Automated Testing
2 17 (34.00%) Scrum
2 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 14 (28.00%) Functional Testing
5 12 (24.00%) Risk Analysis
5 12 (24.00%) TDD
6 10 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 10 (20.00%) BDD
6 10 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (16.00%) Performance Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.00%) Front End Development
10 5 (10.00%) Project Management
11 4 (8.00%) Agile Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (8.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) Java
2 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.00%) Ruby
2 4 (8.00%) SQL
3 2 (4.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) Perl
3 2 (4.00%) Python
3 2 (4.00%) Scala
3 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.00%) Degree
4 5 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (40.00%) QA
2 3 (6.00%) WAI
2 3 (6.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.00%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) HP
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco