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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 37 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 1 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.58% 0.49% 5.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 0.54% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 15
Average daily rate
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£347 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
396 185 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 92.96% 89.81% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 79 159
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 23
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 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £18.90 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
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 29 August 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
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 £347 - 1
Tester
North East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (35.29%) QA
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
4 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
4 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
4 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
5 4 (23.53%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (17.65%) Selenium
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) VB
7 2 (11.76%) C#
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) JUnit
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) RSpec
7 2 (11.76%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
3 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 2 (11.76%) JUnit
4 2 (11.76%) RSpec
4 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.76%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
4 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.88%) User Stories
8 1 (5.88%) Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) Quantitative Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VB
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) Scala
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Cognos
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP