The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 50 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 20 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.80% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate £360 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £290 £301
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
675 367 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 94.41% 93.38% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 239 164
Average daily rate £375 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 37
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.40 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £37.45 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 20 £360 +10.76% 2
Tester
North East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 21 (44.68%) SQL
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
1 21 (44.68%) Informatica
2 20 (42.55%) PL/SQL
3 19 (40.43%) Software Testing
4 18 (38.30%) Functional Testing
5 16 (34.04%) ISEB
6 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
6 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
6 12 (25.53%) T-SQL
6 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (23.40%) ETL
7 11 (23.40%) QA
7 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
8 10 (21.28%) Defect Management
8 10 (21.28%) Data Modelling
8 10 (21.28%) ERwin
9 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
9 9 (19.15%) BODI
9 9 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (19.15%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (19.15%) PowerCenter
9 9 (19.15%) BusinessObjects XI
9 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
10 8 (17.02%) LoadRunner
10 8 (17.02%) Windows
10 8 (17.02%) Linux
11 7 (14.89%) HP UFT
11 7 (14.89%) Migration
11 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (6.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) BODI
2 9 (19.15%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (19.15%) BusinessObjects XI
2 9 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
2 9 (19.15%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) ERwin
2 8 (17.02%) LoadRunner
3 7 (14.89%) HP UFT
4 6 (12.77%) JMeter
5 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.38%) JIRA
6 3 (6.38%) LoadUI
6 3 (6.38%) Selenium
6 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.26%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Statistics
2 5 (10.64%) CESG
2 5 (10.64%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (6.38%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Unix
3 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Software Testing
2 18 (38.30%) Functional Testing
3 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.40%) ETL
4 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
5 10 (21.28%) Data Modelling
5 10 (21.28%) Defect Management
6 7 (14.89%) Migration
6 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (14.89%) OWASP
7 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.64%) Data Security
8 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (10.64%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Project Management
8 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.51%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (8.51%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (44.68%) SQL
2 20 (42.55%) PL/SQL
3 12 (25.53%) T-SQL
4 5 (10.64%) C++
4 5 (10.64%) Java
5 3 (6.38%) C
5 3 (6.38%) C#
5 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) Perl
5 3 (6.38%) Python
5 3 (6.38%) Ruby
5 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) ISEB
2 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) QA
2 6 (12.77%) Data Quality
3 3 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (6.38%) GPG13
3 3 (6.38%) WAI
3 3 (6.38%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Informatica
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) HP
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