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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 55 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.61% 2.66% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 2.87% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 2
Median daily rate £374 £344 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.72% +10.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £239 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
617 488 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 93.91% 92.78% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 352 208
Median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 28
Median hourly rate £20.19 £12.00 £13.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.22% -14.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.33 £25.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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
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 3 December 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 -19 4 £374 +8.72% 4
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified
3 2 (16.67%) Server Building
3 2 (16.67%) V-Model
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) VB
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) HTTP
3 2 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 2 (16.67%) SSL
3 2 (16.67%) RAD
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Automated 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) HTTPS
1 2 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (8.33%) Velocity
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) RAD
3 2 (16.67%) Server Building
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) V-Model
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Management
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified
2 1 (8.33%) CEH
2 1 (8.33%) CHECK Team Leader
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (8.33%) Brocade
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) F5
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas
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