The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 43 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.32% 0.86% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 0.91% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £351 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+106.40% -51.96%
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
481 329 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 92.86% 94.27% 91.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 202 204
Average daily rate £365 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 40
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.39 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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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
Sheffield -9 11 £525 +49.57% 4
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 6 (42.86%) C++
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 6 (42.86%) ETL
1 6 (42.86%) Informatica
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) ERwin
2 5 (35.71%) Data Security
2 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
2 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) Banking
6 1 (7.14%) Subversion
6 1 (7.14%) Maven
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) JIRA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 1 (7.14%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) ERwin
2 4 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) Hudson
4 1 (7.14%) Capybara
4 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.14%) JBehave
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Maven
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ETL
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
2 5 (35.71%) Data Security
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Kanban
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 6 (42.86%) Informatica
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint