The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank - 93 93
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 0 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire - 0.067% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.072% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Technical Tester
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1571 1395 1708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.63% 93.75% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 790 902
Average daily rate £340 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 62 75
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £10.01 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Tester in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Technical Tester
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Tester across the West Yorkshire region.

Technical Tester Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Technical Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Tester across the West Yorkshire region.

Technical Tester Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Technical Tester
Top 19 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Database Tuning
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) .NET

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Database Tuning
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft