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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 99 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 22 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.54% 1.13% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.18% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 3
Median daily rate £293 £250 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £189 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £338 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.25 £14.05
% change year-on-year
-26.17% +165.12%
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
1251 591 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 87.79% 95.02% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 372 254
Median daily rate £321 £360 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.83% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 63 19
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £26.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -50 22 £293 +17.00% 3
Tester
North East

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) Functional Testing
3 16 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 14 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
5 13 (23.21%) Java
6 12 (21.43%) SQL
6 12 (21.43%) Oracle
6 12 (21.43%) QA
7 11 (19.64%) Test Scripting
8 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
9 9 (16.07%) Dimensional Modelling
9 9 (16.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (16.07%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (16.07%) Oracle Database
9 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
9 9 (16.07%) PL/SQL
9 9 (16.07%) Data Modelling
9 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (16.07%) Informatica
9 9 (16.07%) Knowledge Management
9 9 (16.07%) ERwin
10 8 (14.29%) C#
10 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 7 (12.50%) OWASP
11 7 (12.50%) Cucumber
11 7 (12.50%) Selenium
11 7 (12.50%) Degree
11 7 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (12.50%) C

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 6 (10.71%) SAS
2 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Network Security
1 1 (1.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) Oracle Database
1 9 (16.07%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (8.93%) Base SAS
2 5 (8.93%) Data Mining
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) ERwin
2 7 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 7 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 7 (12.50%) Selenium
3 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.71%) LoadRunner
4 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
5 4 (7.14%) Facilita Forecast
5 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.79%) JIRA
6 1 (1.79%) JMeter
General
1 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Retail
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) HTML
3 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) CESG
3 4 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) PKI
5 1 (1.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Linux
1 5 (8.93%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) Functional Testing
3 16 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 14 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
6 11 (19.64%) Test Scripting
7 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (16.07%) Data Modelling
7 9 (16.07%) Dimensional Modelling
7 9 (16.07%) Knowledge Management
7 9 (16.07%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (12.50%) ETL
8 7 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (12.50%) OWASP
8 7 (12.50%) Project Management
8 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.71%) BDD
9 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) Java
2 12 (21.43%) SQL
3 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
3 9 (16.07%) PL/SQL
4 8 (14.29%) C#
5 7 (12.50%) C
5 7 (12.50%) Perl
5 7 (12.50%) Python
5 7 (12.50%) Ruby
5 7 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.36%) VB
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.50%) Degree
3 7 (12.50%) ISEB
4 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
5 5 (8.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (7.14%) SAS Certification
7 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) QA
2 4 (7.14%) WAI
2 4 (7.14%) WCAG
3 3 (5.36%) GPG13
4 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (5.36%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Oracle
2 9 (16.07%) Informatica
3 7 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco