The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 48 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.23% 0.48% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 0.54% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Average daily rate £210 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £245 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £245 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
492 185 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 91.62% 88.94% 91.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 70 122
Average daily rate £290 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £18.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
North East

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 11 £180 -26.53% 2
Tester
North East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) LoadRunner
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (15.38%) RSpec
4 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) JUnit
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) GPEN

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (7.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) LoadRunner
2 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) RSpec
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 2 (15.38%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
General
1 1 (7.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.69%) RDF
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Information Management
3 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) GPEN
3 1 (7.69%) OSCP
3 1 (7.69%) GIAC
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) CEH
3 1 (7.69%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle