The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North East region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 50 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 0 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.77% - 3.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% - 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 18
Average daily rate
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£358 - £385
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 - £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
487 307 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 93.30% 91.92% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 136 229
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 45
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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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 23 July 2014. 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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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 - 4 £358 - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 8 (47.06%) LoadRunner
2 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) QA
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 3 (17.65%) VB
6 3 (17.65%) Selenium
6 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
7 2 (11.76%) C#
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) UNIX
7 2 (11.76%) JUnit
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.76%) RSpec
7 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
7 2 (11.76%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) VoIP
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) LoadRunner
2 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 2 (11.76%) JUnit
4 2 (11.76%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (11.76%) RSpec
4 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.88%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (5.88%) JMeter
5 1 (5.88%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
4 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) ETL
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Information Management
6 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) VB
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) Scala
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) GPEN
3 1 (5.88%) OSCP
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) GIAC
3 1 (5.88%) CEH
3 1 (5.88%) CISMP
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Cognos
2 1 (5.88%) IBM