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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 110 113 98
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 50 45 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.24% 1.13% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.20% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 35
Median daily rate £325 £308 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £267 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £340 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £140.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
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
3800 3748 2990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.36% 94.31% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2286 1994 1583
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 226 207
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £11.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +3 29 £339 +5.85% 17
Cheshire -7 12 £333 +7.25% 4
Lancashire +2 6 £281 -5.95% 4
Merseyside - 3 £200 - 2
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 36 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (30.63%) Test Scripting
3 27 (24.32%) Selenium
4 26 (23.42%) Finance
5 25 (22.52%) Oracle
6 22 (19.82%) QA
7 20 (18.02%) Java
7 20 (18.02%) SQL
7 20 (18.02%) Automation Testing
8 19 (17.12%) ERP
9 15 (13.51%) Oracle Payables
9 15 (13.51%) Oracle EBS R12
9 15 (13.51%) WebDriver
10 14 (12.61%) BDD
10 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
11 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
11 13 (11.71%) Manual Testing
11 13 (11.71%) Cucumber
11 13 (11.71%) JIRA
11 13 (11.71%) ETL
11 13 (11.71%) Migration
11 13 (11.71%) Oracle ERP
11 13 (11.71%) Regression Testing
12 12 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (9.91%) TDD
13 11 (9.91%) Automated Testing
13 11 (9.91%) Data Migration
13 11 (9.91%) SoapUI
14 10 (9.01%) Functional Testing
14 10 (9.01%) .NET

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 2 (1.80%) Apache
2 1 (0.90%) CMS
2 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (13.51%) Oracle EBS R12
1 15 (13.51%) Oracle Payables
2 13 (11.71%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.90%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.90%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) Network Security
1 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (24.32%) Selenium
2 15 (13.51%) WebDriver
3 13 (11.71%) Cucumber
3 13 (11.71%) JIRA
4 11 (9.91%) SoapUI
5 5 (4.50%) LoadRunner
5 5 (4.50%) Toad
6 4 (3.60%) JMeter
7 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.80%) Burp Suite
8 2 (1.80%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.80%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.80%) JUnit
8 2 (1.80%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.80%) TestNG
8 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.90%) CaliberRM
9 1 (0.90%) JBehave
9 1 (0.90%) TestComplete
General
1 26 (23.42%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Retail
3 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Games
4 2 (1.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Electronics
5 1 (0.90%) Law
5 1 (0.90%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.01%) .NET
2 8 (7.21%) SOAP
3 7 (6.31%) XML
4 5 (4.50%) JSON
4 5 (4.50%) RESTful
5 4 (3.60%) Web Services
6 3 (2.70%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.80%) Apache POI
7 2 (1.80%) Middleware
8 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.90%) RequireJS
8 1 (0.90%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.80%) Data Integration
2 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
3 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.90%) Data Extraction
3 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.90%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.21%) Linux
2 6 (5.41%) Unix
3 2 (1.80%) Android
4 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) Windows
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (30.63%) Test Scripting
3 20 (18.02%) Automation Testing
4 19 (17.12%) ERP
5 14 (12.61%) BDD
6 13 (11.71%) ETL
6 13 (11.71%) Manual Testing
6 13 (11.71%) Migration
6 13 (11.71%) Regression Testing
7 12 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (9.91%) Automated Testing
8 11 (9.91%) Data Migration
8 11 (9.91%) TDD
9 10 (9.01%) Functional Testing
10 9 (8.11%) E-Commerce
10 9 (8.11%) Performance Testing
11 8 (7.21%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (6.31%) Integration Testing
12 7 (6.31%) Software Testing
13 6 (5.41%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.02%) Java
1 20 (18.02%) SQL
2 6 (5.41%) T-SQL
3 5 (4.50%) C#
3 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.80%) Groovy
6 1 (0.90%) C
6 1 (0.90%) C++
6 1 (0.90%) PHP
6 1 (0.90%) Ruby
6 1 (0.90%) VB
6 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.60%) ISEB
5 3 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (0.90%) HND
6 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.82%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.90%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 25 (22.52%) Oracle
2 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.31%) IBM
4 6 (5.41%) HP
5 5 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.90%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.90%) Adobe
6 1 (0.90%) SAP
6 1 (0.90%) Tableau
6 1 (0.90%) Talend
6 1 (0.90%) Telerik
6 1 (0.90%) Vertica
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