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 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / North West
Rank 92 83 93
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 45 73 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.71% 1.86% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.97% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 48 27
Median daily rate £320 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £244 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £393 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
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 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
2503 3711 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2213 1689
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 170 187
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 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
Manchester -1 30 £320 +10.34% 24
Cheshire +26 9 £313 - 18
Merseyside -13 4 £283 -27.56% 6
Lancashire 0 1 £375 -6.25% 7
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 West region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (50.00%) Selenium
3 25 (30.49%) QA
3 25 (30.49%) Java
4 21 (25.61%) SQL
5 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
5 19 (23.17%) WebDriver
6 18 (21.95%) Cucumber
7 16 (19.51%) Jenkins
7 16 (19.51%) Automation Testing
7 16 (19.51%) Python
7 16 (19.51%) Automated Testing
8 15 (18.29%) Test Automation
9 14 (17.07%) BDD
9 14 (17.07%) TDD
10 12 (14.63%) C#
10 12 (14.63%) Gherkin
11 11 (13.41%) ETL
11 11 (13.41%) JIRA
12 10 (12.20%) Performance Testing
12 10 (12.20%) Manual Testing
13 9 (10.98%) Scrum
13 9 (10.98%) Regression Testing
13 9 (10.98%) JMeter
14 8 (9.76%) .NET
14 8 (9.76%) XML
15 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
15 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (8.54%) Ruby
15 7 (8.54%) Continuous Integration

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 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Office
2 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.22%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) GitHub
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.44%) Big Data
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.44%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.22%) GIS
5 1 (1.22%) QGIS
5 1 (1.22%) Spatial Data
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 41 (50.00%) Selenium
2 19 (23.17%) WebDriver
3 18 (21.95%) Cucumber
4 16 (19.51%) Jenkins
5 11 (13.41%) JIRA
6 9 (10.98%) JMeter
7 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.88%) JUnit
8 4 (4.88%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.44%) ClearCase
10 2 (2.44%) ClearQuest
10 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.44%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.44%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.44%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.44%) Log4j
10 2 (2.44%) Rational Robot
10 2 (2.44%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.44%) TestNG
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Games
3 2 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.63%) Gherkin
2 8 (9.76%) .NET
2 8 (9.76%) XML
3 3 (3.66%) SOAP
3 3 (3.66%) Web Services
4 2 (2.44%) CSS
4 2 (2.44%) HTML
4 2 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (1.22%) Ajax
5 1 (1.22%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.22%) jQuery
5 1 (1.22%) JSON
5 1 (1.22%) LINQ
5 1 (1.22%) Node.js
5 1 (1.22%) PostGIS
5 1 (1.22%) RESTful
5 1 (1.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.22%) iPhone
2 1 (1.22%) NHS
2 1 (1.22%) RIA
2 1 (1.22%) User Experience
2 1 (1.22%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Android
2 2 (2.44%) Linux
2 2 (2.44%) Unix
3 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
3 16 (19.51%) Automated Testing
3 16 (19.51%) Automation Testing
4 15 (18.29%) Test Automation
5 14 (17.07%) BDD
5 14 (17.07%) TDD
6 11 (13.41%) ETL
7 10 (12.20%) Manual Testing
7 10 (12.20%) Performance Testing
8 9 (10.98%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.98%) Scrum
9 7 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.32%) Functional Testing
10 6 (7.32%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.10%) Security Testing
11 5 (6.10%) Test Strategy
11 5 (6.10%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) Java
2 21 (25.61%) SQL
3 16 (19.51%) Python
4 12 (14.63%) C#
5 7 (8.54%) Ruby
6 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.44%) ANSI SQL
7 2 (2.44%) C
7 2 (2.44%) Perl
7 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.44%) VB
8 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.22%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) PHP
8 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) ISEB
2 3 (3.66%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) HND
3 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (30.49%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) Ab Initio
3 4 (4.88%) HP
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle
5 2 (2.44%) Citrix
5 2 (2.44%) Tableau
5 2 (2.44%) Twitter
6 1 (1.22%) Google
6 1 (1.22%) Talend
6 1 (1.22%) Xamarin
Crewe, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago