The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Yorkshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 31 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 20 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 4.62% 0.70% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.91% 0.74% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 1
Median daily rate £350 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +66.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £303 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £15.60
% change year-on-year
-25.67% +137.17%
Tester
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire 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
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
407 405 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 94.00% 94.63% 98.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 237 180
Median daily rate £413 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 33
Median hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £7.19 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Yorkshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the South Yorkshire region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Sheffield +4 18 £350 -6.66%
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 8 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (20.51%) HP
3 8 (20.51%) HP UFT
4 7 (17.95%) LoadRunner
4 7 (17.95%) ERwin
4 7 (17.95%) Oracle
4 7 (17.95%) Windows
4 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
4 7 (17.95%) ETL
4 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (17.95%) Informatica
4 7 (17.95%) Banking
4 7 (17.95%) Dimensional Modelling
4 7 (17.95%) QA
4 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
5 6 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 6 (15.38%) Unix
6 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
6 5 (12.82%) ISEB
6 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (12.82%) CREST Certified
6 5 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Wireless
2 2 (5.13%) HTTP
2 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.13%) SSL
2 2 (5.13%) Wireless Security
3 1 (2.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) HP UFT
2 7 (17.95%) ERwin
2 7 (17.95%) LoadRunner
3 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) JMeter
4 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.56%) Metasploit
5 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Military
4 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.13%) Derivative
1 2 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
1 2 (5.13%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Unix
3 4 (10.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
2 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
2 7 (17.95%) Dimensional Modelling
2 7 (17.95%) ETL
3 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Change Management
5 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
5 4 (10.26%) ITIL
5 4 (10.26%) Performance Engineering
5 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Social Engineering
7 2 (5.13%) Defect Management
7 2 (5.13%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (5.13%) High Availability
7 2 (5.13%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
3 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) CREST Certified
1 5 (12.82%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (7.69%) CEH
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (5.13%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (5.13%) EMIR
3 2 (5.13%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) HP
2 7 (17.95%) Informatica
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.69%) Veritas
5 1 (2.56%) Telerik