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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 53 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 32 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.47% 3.04% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.66% 3.21% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 1
Median daily rate £300 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £170.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-87.57% +423.07%

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
686 654 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 95.81% 94.78% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 430 240
Median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 11 21
Median hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.43 £9.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £21.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -1 32 £300 -16.66% 4
Tester
North East

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (79.25%) Selenium
3 38 (71.70%) Test Automation
3 38 (71.70%) Java
4 34 (64.15%) Jenkins
5 33 (62.26%) Automation Testing
6 31 (58.49%) QA
7 30 (56.60%) Automated Testing
8 29 (54.72%) Cucumber
9 28 (52.83%) Scala
10 26 (49.06%) Gherkin
11 22 (41.51%) BDD
11 22 (41.51%) WebDriver
11 22 (41.51%) Scrum
12 21 (39.62%) User Stories
13 20 (37.74%) TDD
13 20 (37.74%) Test Scripting
14 18 (33.96%) Ruby
15 17 (32.08%) RESTful
15 17 (32.08%) Kanban
15 17 (32.08%) API Testing
16 16 (30.19%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (30.19%) Groovy
16 16 (30.19%) Software Engineering
17 15 (28.30%) JIRA
18 14 (26.42%) Confluence
18 14 (26.42%) C#
18 14 (26.42%) Python
19 13 (24.53%) HP UFT
19 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing

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 14 (26.42%) Confluence
2 2 (3.77%) OpenROAD
2 2 (3.77%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (79.25%) Selenium
2 34 (64.15%) Jenkins
3 29 (54.72%) Cucumber
4 22 (41.51%) WebDriver
5 15 (28.30%) JIRA
6 13 (24.53%) HP UFT
7 12 (22.64%) JUnit
7 12 (22.64%) RSpec
8 9 (16.98%) SoapUI
9 8 (15.09%) LoadRunner
10 7 (13.21%) JMeter
11 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
12 3 (5.66%) Burp Suite
13 2 (3.77%) Hudson
13 2 (3.77%) Jasmine
13 2 (3.77%) Protractor
13 2 (3.77%) Sahi
13 2 (3.77%) WATIR
14 1 (1.89%) QADirector
14 1 (1.89%) QARun
General
1 2 (3.77%) Games
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (49.06%) Gherkin
2 17 (32.08%) RESTful
3 12 (22.64%) Web Services
4 6 (11.32%) .NET
5 4 (7.55%) XML
6 3 (5.66%) Spring
7 2 (3.77%) JSON
8 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Smartphone
2 3 (5.66%) PKI
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Linux
1 3 (5.66%) Mac OS X
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (83.02%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (71.70%) Test Automation
3 33 (62.26%) Automation Testing
4 30 (56.60%) Automated Testing
5 22 (41.51%) BDD
5 22 (41.51%) Scrum
6 21 (39.62%) User Stories
7 20 (37.74%) TDD
7 20 (37.74%) Test Scripting
8 17 (32.08%) API Testing
8 17 (32.08%) Kanban
9 16 (30.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (30.19%) Software Engineering
10 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing
11 12 (22.64%) Defect Tracking
11 12 (22.64%) Web Testing
12 11 (20.75%) Defect Management
13 10 (18.87%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (18.87%) Usability Testing
14 9 (16.98%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (71.70%) Java
2 28 (52.83%) Scala
3 18 (33.96%) Ruby
4 16 (30.19%) Groovy
5 14 (26.42%) C#
5 14 (26.42%) Python
6 4 (7.55%) SQL
7 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.77%) C
8 2 (3.77%) Perl
8 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.66%) ISEB
3 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (58.49%) QA
2 5 (9.43%) WCAG
3 3 (5.66%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Atlassian
2 7 (13.21%) HP
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle
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