The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 115 109 95
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 45 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 1.10% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.16% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 31
Median daily rate £325 £269 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.81% -17.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £235 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £339 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £303 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +240.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £15.60
% change year-on-year
-25.67% +137.17%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3553 3520 2995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.70% 94.65% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2206 2028 1622
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 196 180
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the North West region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the North West region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Tester
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Manchester +10 29 £338 +13.44% 22
Cheshire -2 9 £325 +5.69% 6
Lancashire -15 5 £263 +0.96% 1
Merseyside -6 2 £245 - 2
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.43%) Test Scripting
3 23 (25.00%) Selenium
4 20 (21.74%) QA
4 20 (21.74%) Finance
5 19 (20.65%) SQL
6 17 (18.48%) Automation Testing
7 16 (17.39%) Java
8 15 (16.30%) WebDriver
9 13 (14.13%) Migration
10 12 (13.04%) Oracle
10 12 (13.04%) ETL
10 12 (13.04%) BDD
11 11 (11.96%) Cucumber
11 11 (11.96%) Data Migration
11 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
11 11 (11.96%) JIRA
12 8 (8.70%) TDD
12 8 (8.70%) Web Testing
12 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
12 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
13 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
13 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database
13 7 (7.61%) ERP
13 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
13 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
13 7 (7.61%) Performance Testing
13 7 (7.61%) Integration Testing
14 6 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (6.52%) Retail

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (3.26%) Apache
2 1 (1.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (3.26%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (3.26%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.17%) Visualfiles
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.17%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.09%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.09%) Network Security
2 1 (1.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database
1 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.17%) MySQL
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (25.00%) Selenium
2 15 (16.30%) WebDriver
3 11 (11.96%) Cucumber
3 11 (11.96%) JIRA
4 5 (5.43%) LoadRunner
4 5 (5.43%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.35%) HP UFT
6 3 (3.26%) JMeter
7 2 (2.17%) CaliberRM
7 2 (2.17%) eggPlant
7 2 (2.17%) JUnit
7 2 (2.17%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (2.17%) TestNG
7 2 (2.17%) Toad
8 1 (1.09%) Appium
8 1 (1.09%) Burp Suite
8 1 (1.09%) JBehave
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (21.74%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Retail
3 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
5 1 (1.09%) Games
5 1 (1.09%) Law
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) .NET
2 5 (5.43%) Web Services
3 3 (3.26%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.26%) Middleware
4 2 (2.17%) Apache POI
4 2 (2.17%) SOAP
5 1 (1.09%) HTML
5 1 (1.09%) JSP
5 1 (1.09%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.09%) XML
5 1 (1.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) CESG
3 2 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.09%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.26%) Linux
2 2 (2.17%) Android
2 2 (2.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.09%) Windows
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.43%) Test Scripting
3 17 (18.48%) Automation Testing
4 13 (14.13%) Migration
5 12 (13.04%) BDD
5 12 (13.04%) ETL
6 11 (11.96%) Data Migration
6 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
7 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.70%) TDD
7 8 (8.70%) Web Testing
8 7 (7.61%) ERP
8 7 (7.61%) Integration Testing
8 7 (7.61%) Performance Testing
9 6 (6.52%) Automated Testing
9 6 (6.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (6.52%) Regression Testing
9 6 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (5.43%) Scrum
10 5 (5.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.65%) SQL
2 16 (17.39%) Java
3 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.26%) C#
5 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.09%) C
6 1 (1.09%) Groovy
6 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.09%) PHP
6 1 (1.09%) Ruby
6 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.52%) ISEB
4 3 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.17%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (2.17%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.17%) Cyber Scheme
5 2 (2.17%) Degree
5 2 (2.17%) OSCP
5 2 (2.17%) Tigerscheme
6 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.74%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) Oracle
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.26%) HP
3 3 (3.26%) IBM
4 2 (2.17%) hybris
5 1 (1.09%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.09%) Adobe
5 1 (1.09%) SAP
5 1 (1.09%) Siebel
5 1 (1.09%) Tableau
5 1 (1.09%) Talend
5 1 (1.09%) Vertica
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