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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 117 103 100
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 1.36% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.43% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 27
Median daily rate £338 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £374 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
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 £40.00 £30.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +140.00%
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
3460 3641 2887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 94.92% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2161 2134 1557
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 £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 189 202
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -2 25 £340 +6.25% 23
Cheshire +3 8 £338 +8.87% 4
Lancashire -21 3 £294 +14.85%
Merseyside -2 2 £365 +4.28% 3
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.41%) Test Scripting
2 25 (28.41%) SQL
3 21 (23.86%) Selenium
4 17 (19.32%) QA
4 17 (19.32%) Automation Testing
5 15 (17.05%) Java
5 15 (17.05%) ETL
5 15 (17.05%) Finance
6 13 (14.77%) WebDriver
7 12 (13.64%) Cucumber
8 11 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 10 (11.36%) E-Commerce
10 8 (9.09%) Migration
10 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (9.09%) TDD
10 8 (9.09%) Web Testing
10 8 (9.09%) BDD
11 7 (7.95%) Integration Testing
11 7 (7.95%) Data Migration
11 7 (7.95%) JIRA
11 7 (7.95%) Oracle
11 7 (7.95%) Ab Initio
11 7 (7.95%) ISEB
12 6 (6.82%) .NET
12 6 (6.82%) Performance Testing
13 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
13 5 (5.68%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
13 5 (5.68%) Tableau

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 (3.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.14%) CMS
2 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.27%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) Network Security
1 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
1 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.41%) MySQL
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (23.86%) Selenium
2 13 (14.77%) WebDriver
3 12 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 7 (7.95%) JIRA
5 5 (5.68%) HP UFT
6 4 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 4 (4.55%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.41%) JMeter
8 2 (2.27%) CaliberRM
8 2 (2.27%) JUnit
8 2 (2.27%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (2.27%) TestNG
9 1 (1.14%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.14%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.14%) JBehave
9 1 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.14%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.55%) Retail
4 3 (3.41%) Legal
5 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.14%) Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Games
6 1 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) Web Services
3 3 (3.41%) Middleware
4 2 (2.27%) Apache POI
4 2 (2.27%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.14%) HTML
5 1 (1.14%) JSP
5 1 (1.14%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.27%) CESG
2 2 (2.27%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.14%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) Linux
2 2 (2.27%) Android
2 2 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.41%) Test Scripting
3 17 (19.32%) Automation Testing
4 15 (17.05%) ETL
5 11 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 10 (11.36%) E-Commerce
7 8 (9.09%) BDD
7 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.09%) Migration
7 8 (9.09%) TDD
7 8 (9.09%) Web Testing
8 7 (7.95%) Data Migration
8 7 (7.95%) Integration Testing
9 6 (6.82%) Performance Testing
10 5 (5.68%) Automated Testing
10 5 (5.68%) Case Management
10 5 (5.68%) Data Analysis
10 5 (5.68%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (5.68%) Regression Testing
10 5 (5.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.41%) SQL
2 15 (17.05%) Java
3 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.27%) C#
4 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.14%) Groovy
5 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.14%) PHP
5 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) ISEB
2 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (2.27%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (2.27%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.27%) Cyber Scheme
4 2 (2.27%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) OSCP
4 2 (2.27%) Tigerscheme
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.32%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) Ab Initio
1 7 (7.95%) Oracle
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.68%) Tableau
3 3 (3.41%) IBM
4 2 (2.27%) hybris
4 2 (2.27%) Siebel
5 1 (1.14%) Adobe
5 1 (1.14%) HP
5 1 (1.14%) SAP
5 1 (1.14%) Talend
5 1 (1.14%) Vertica
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