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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 45 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 1 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.95% 0.54% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 0.61% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 15
Average daily rate
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£338 - £240
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 - £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-51.55% +45.00%
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
432 164 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 91.14% 89.13% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 75 148
Average daily rate £355 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 11 27
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +18.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £18.90 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £338 - 4
Tester
North East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
1 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) QA
4 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
4 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
4 6 (30.00%) ISEB
4 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 4 (20.00%) System Testing
6 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.00%) Selenium
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) Facilita Forecast
8 2 (10.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (10.00%) RSpec

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (15.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (15.00%) Selenium
4 2 (10.00%) RSpec
4 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) JMeter
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
1 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (20.00%) System Testing
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Quantitative Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) VB
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Cognos
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft