The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Salford 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Salford region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 6 9 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 10.00% 5.00% -
As % of the Job Titles category 10.00% 5.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
30 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 100.00% 97.50% 91.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 31 18
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.63 £12.33 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.22% -38.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Salford region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Tester
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) Firebug
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) Firebug
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing