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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 48 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.35% 2.44% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 2.62% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 3
Median daily rate £360 £325 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +62.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

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
504 497 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 97.49% 93.25% 97.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 328 199
Median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 22
Median hourly rate £17.75 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.63 £25.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -8 7 £360 +10.76% 3
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (70.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (40.00%) SDLC
5 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (40.00%) Gherkin
5 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (20.00%) QA
7 2 (20.00%) V-Model
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) RAD
7 2 (20.00%) C
7 2 (20.00%) VB
7 2 (20.00%) Migration
8 1 (10.00%) NUnit
8 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (10.00%) Project Management
8 1 (10.00%) Service Management
8 1 (10.00%) Firewall
8 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
8 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (10.00%) Hudson
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) RAD
6 2 (20.00%) V-Model
7 1 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (10.00%) OO
7 1 (10.00%) OOP
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
7 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (10.00%) Brocade
1 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) F5
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft