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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 33 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.92% 0.55% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.60% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£351 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +39.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
309 331 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 94.50% 91.44% 91.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 201 151
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 28
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £13.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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
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 20 August 2014. 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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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
Sheffield +12 3 £351 -12.25% 2
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 22 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Games
2 1 (25.00%) Games

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (25.00%) BDD
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) OOP
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center