The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 91 79 113
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 41 42 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 1.57% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.69% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£260 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £412 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £32.50
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
2922 2481 2348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.91% 92.96% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1276 1219
Average daily rate £350 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 177 168
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Tester Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester +5 25 £225 -25.00% 31
Lancashire - 8 £270 - 5
Cheshire -10 2 £225 -27.41% 2
Merseyside - 1 £475 - 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (27.40%) Selenium
2 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
3 17 (23.29%) QA
4 16 (21.92%) Windows
5 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (16.44%) Oracle
7 11 (15.07%) C
7 11 (15.07%) Web Services
7 11 (15.07%) Finance
7 11 (15.07%) Validation
7 11 (15.07%) AppSense
7 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
8 10 (13.70%) Regression Testing
8 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
8 10 (13.70%) Java
9 9 (12.33%) SOAP
9 9 (12.33%) Citrix
9 9 (12.33%) XenApp
10 8 (10.96%) SoapUI
10 8 (10.96%) ISEB
10 8 (10.96%) Telerik
10 8 (10.96%) Integration Testing
11 7 (9.59%) Compatibility Testing
11 7 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (9.59%) .NET
11 7 (9.59%) Automation Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Test Strategy
12 6 (8.22%) SQL
12 6 (8.22%) Linux
12 6 (8.22%) Google

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.37%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.37%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) HTTP
2 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) FTP
2 2 (2.74%) SMS
3 1 (1.37%) DHCP
3 1 (1.37%) DNS
3 1 (1.37%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
1 4 (5.48%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.37%) DB2
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL
3 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (27.40%) Selenium
2 8 (10.96%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.48%) QAComplete
3 4 (5.48%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.11%) JIRA
5 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.74%) Toad
5 2 (2.74%) JMeter
6 1 (1.37%) Subversion
6 1 (1.37%) TestNG
6 1 (1.37%) JUnit
6 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.37%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.37%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Retail
3 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Local Government
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) Web Services
2 9 (12.33%) SOAP
3 7 (9.59%) .NET
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (5.48%) Gherkin
5 4 (5.48%) J2EE
6 3 (4.11%) jQuery
6 3 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.74%) CSS
8 1 (1.37%) JSON
8 1 (1.37%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.37%) Django
8 1 (1.37%) HTML
8 1 (1.37%) Middleware
8 1 (1.37%) RESTful
8 1 (1.37%) HTML5
8 1 (1.37%) Flask
8 1 (1.37%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.48%) Open Source
3 3 (4.11%) Arduino
3 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.22%) Linux
4 5 (6.85%) Android
5 4 (5.48%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.48%) UNIX
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.74%) Debian
7 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
2 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.07%) Validation
4 10 (13.70%) Regression Testing
5 8 (10.96%) Integration Testing
6 7 (9.59%) Compatibility Testing
6 7 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (9.59%) Automation Testing
7 6 (8.22%) Test Strategy
8 5 (6.85%) TDD
8 5 (6.85%) Software Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Test Management
8 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.85%) SOA
8 5 (6.85%) Functional Testing
9 4 (5.48%) Performance Testing
9 4 (5.48%) Automated Testing
10 3 (4.11%) Manual Testing
11 2 (2.74%) BDD
11 2 (2.74%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) C
2 10 (13.70%) Java
3 6 (8.22%) SQL
4 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.85%) C++
5 3 (4.11%) C#
6 1 (1.37%) Groovy
6 1 (1.37%) Python
6 1 (1.37%) VBScript
6 1 (1.37%) VB
6 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) ISEB
2 5 (6.85%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) Degree
5 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.33%) XenApp
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.37%) Firmware
3 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Oracle
2 11 (15.07%) AppSense
3 9 (12.33%) Citrix
4 8 (10.96%) Telerik
5 6 (8.22%) Google
6 4 (5.48%) Atmel
7 3 (4.11%) VMware
7 3 (4.11%) HP
8 1 (1.37%) Capita
8 1 (1.37%) Cognos
8 1 (1.37%) Siebel
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.37%) Sun
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £0.00 - £340.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £290 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 24 days ago