The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Tyne and Wear region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 88 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 21 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.73% 3.42% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 3.61% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 13
Median daily rate £335 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £578 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +106.34%
Tester
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1116 804 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 92.08% 94.81% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 536 319
Median daily rate £370 £430 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.95% +19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 34
Median hourly rate £26.50 £17.77 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% +31.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £12.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Tyne and Wear region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 21 £335 -4.28% 6
Tester
North East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) QA
3 17 (40.48%) Selenium
3 17 (40.48%) Cucumber
4 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
5 14 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 14 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 13 (30.95%) Test Strategy
7 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 12 (28.57%) Scrum
7 12 (28.57%) HP
8 11 (26.19%) JMeter
8 11 (26.19%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (26.19%) SC Cleared
9 10 (23.81%) Knowledge Management
9 10 (23.81%) LoadRunner
10 9 (21.43%) Java
10 9 (21.43%) Degree
10 9 (21.43%) BDD
10 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
11 7 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
12 6 (14.29%) Windows
12 6 (14.29%) Linux
12 6 (14.29%) TDD
12 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
13 5 (11.90%) BPSS Clearance

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) OpenROAD
2 2 (4.76%) Tuxedo
3 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) SNMP
2 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Data Mining
2 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Cucumber
1 17 (40.48%) Selenium
2 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 11 (26.19%) JMeter
4 10 (23.81%) LoadRunner
5 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 5 (11.90%) HP UFT
8 4 (9.52%) JIRA
9 3 (7.14%) Burp Suite
9 3 (7.14%) Hudson
9 3 (7.14%) Jasmine
9 3 (7.14%) Protractor
9 3 (7.14%) Subversion
10 2 (4.76%) LoadUI
10 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
11 1 (2.38%) Facilita Forecast
11 1 (2.38%) JBehave
11 1 (2.38%) QADirector
11 1 (2.38%) QARun
General
1 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Web Services
2 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) Spring
3 3 (7.14%) JSON
3 3 (7.14%) RESTful
3 3 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Virtual Team
2 3 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Linux
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Mac OS X
2 3 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 14 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 13 (30.95%) Test Strategy
4 12 (28.57%) Scrum
4 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 11 (26.19%) Risk Analysis
6 10 (23.81%) Knowledge Management
7 9 (21.43%) BDD
8 7 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 6 (14.29%) TDD
10 5 (11.90%) Project Management
11 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
11 4 (9.52%) User Stories
12 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (7.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.52%) Ruby
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) C
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.19%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) Degree
4 5 (11.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.38%) ISEB
6 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) WAI
2 3 (7.14%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (7.14%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco