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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 118 106 118
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 61 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 1.36% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.43% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 42 18
Median daily rate £338 £325 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £548 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +106.34%
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
3340 4264 3012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.22% 95.05% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2117 2598 1719
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 214 196
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Cheshire +13 15 £338 +2.27% 14
Manchester -10 15 £350 +16.66% 26
Lancashire +9 5 £325 -38.09% 8
Merseyside +4 3 £425 +28.30% 6
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 35 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.53%) SQL
3 25 (30.12%) Test Scripting
4 22 (26.51%) QA
4 22 (26.51%) Selenium
5 16 (19.28%) Java
5 16 (19.28%) ETL
6 14 (16.87%) Automation Testing
6 14 (16.87%) Cucumber
7 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
7 12 (14.46%) Finance
8 9 (10.84%) Scrum
8 9 (10.84%) Automated Testing
8 9 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (10.84%) Web Testing
9 8 (9.64%) Test Automation
9 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
9 8 (9.64%) JIRA
9 8 (9.64%) Ab Initio
10 7 (8.43%) Migration
10 7 (8.43%) Data Analysis
10 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
10 7 (8.43%) WebDriver
10 7 (8.43%) BDD
11 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
11 6 (7.23%) Jenkins
11 6 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.23%) Data Migration
11 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
11 6 (7.23%) .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 1 (1.20%) Apache
1 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.20%) CMS
1 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Office
2 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) Network Security
1 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.61%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.41%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.20%) GIS
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.20%) QGIS
4 1 (1.20%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (26.51%) Selenium
2 14 (16.87%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.64%) JIRA
4 7 (8.43%) WebDriver
5 6 (7.23%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.02%) HP UFT
7 4 (4.82%) JMeter
7 4 (4.82%) JUnit
7 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.61%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.41%) CaliberRM
9 2 (2.41%) ClearCase
9 2 (2.41%) ClearQuest
9 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.41%) Rational Robot
9 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.20%) Appium
10 1 (1.20%) Calabash
10 1 (1.20%) Hudson
10 1 (1.20%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Legal
2 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Advertising
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Law
3 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) .NET
2 3 (3.61%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.61%) HTML
2 3 (3.61%) Middleware
2 3 (3.61%) Web Services
3 2 (2.41%) CSS
3 2 (2.41%) SOAP
3 2 (2.41%) XML
4 1 (1.20%) Ajax
4 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.20%) jQuery
4 1 (1.20%) JSP
4 1 (1.20%) LINQ
4 1 (1.20%) PostGIS
4 1 (1.20%) REST
4 1 (1.20%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.41%) CESG
1 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.20%) Graphic Design
2 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.20%) RIA
2 1 (1.20%) User Experience
2 1 (1.20%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Android
2 2 (2.41%) Unix
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.20%) Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.12%) Test Scripting
3 16 (19.28%) ETL
4 14 (16.87%) Automation Testing
5 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
6 9 (10.84%) Automated Testing
6 9 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (10.84%) Scrum
6 9 (10.84%) Web Testing
7 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
7 8 (9.64%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.43%) BDD
8 7 (8.43%) Data Analysis
8 7 (8.43%) Migration
9 6 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.23%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.23%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.02%) Case Management
10 5 (6.02%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.02%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.53%) SQL
2 16 (19.28%) Java
3 4 (4.82%) C#
3 4 (4.82%) Ruby
4 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.20%) C++
5 1 (1.20%) Perl
5 1 (1.20%) PHP
5 1 (1.20%) Python
5 1 (1.20%) VB
5 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) ISEB
4 3 (3.61%) Degree
5 2 (2.41%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.41%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (2.41%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.41%) Cyber Scheme
5 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.41%) OSCP
5 2 (2.41%) Tigerscheme
6 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.51%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Ab Initio
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle
3 5 (6.02%) Tableau
4 3 (3.61%) HP
5 2 (2.41%) hybris
5 2 (2.41%) Siebel
5 2 (2.41%) Twitter
6 1 (1.20%) Adobe
6 1 (1.20%) IBM
6 1 (1.20%) Talend
6 1 (1.20%) Vertica
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