The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Yorkshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 98 98 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 19 22 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.94% 1.10% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.15% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 48
Median daily rate £325 £278 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% -0.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £300 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.77% +24.16%
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
1946 1910 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.10% 95.12% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1270 1140
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 64
Median hourly rate £11.75 £13.87 £13.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.28% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Yorkshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
Leeds -3 18 £325 +15.04% 10
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) Selenium
3 19 (33.93%) Cucumber
4 16 (28.57%) BDD
5 15 (26.79%) JIRA
6 12 (21.43%) WebDriver
7 10 (17.86%) TDD
7 10 (17.86%) Java
7 10 (17.86%) JMeter
7 10 (17.86%) Scrum
8 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
8 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
8 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
8 9 (16.07%) Functional Testing
8 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
9 8 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 8 (14.29%) QA
9 8 (14.29%) Finance
9 8 (14.29%) .NET
9 8 (14.29%) Windows
10 7 (12.50%) Linux
10 7 (12.50%) ISEB
10 7 (12.50%) LoadRunner
10 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 6 (10.71%) DevOps
11 6 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (10.71%) Oracle
11 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
12 5 (8.93%) SQL

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
1 4 (7.14%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 3 (5.36%) Confluence
3 2 (3.57%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) FTP
2 2 (3.57%) Firewall
2 2 (3.57%) SNMP
3 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.79%) GSM
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (46.43%) Selenium
2 19 (33.93%) Cucumber
3 15 (26.79%) JIRA
4 12 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 10 (17.86%) JMeter
6 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
7 7 (12.50%) LoadRunner
8 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio
9 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
9 4 (7.14%) HP UFT
9 4 (7.14%) Liquibase
9 4 (7.14%) Metasploit
9 4 (7.14%) SoapUI
10 3 (5.36%) Maven
10 3 (5.36%) Subversion
11 2 (3.57%) Appium
11 2 (3.57%) FitNesse
11 2 (3.57%) SilkPerformer
11 2 (3.57%) YourKit
11 2 (3.57%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Military
3 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
2 3 (5.36%) Web Services
2 3 (5.36%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.57%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.57%) HTML
3 2 (3.57%) JSON
3 2 (3.57%) REST
3 2 (3.57%) SOAP
3 2 (3.57%) Spring
4 1 (1.79%) jQuery
4 1 (1.79%) Middleware
4 1 (1.79%) RESTful
4 1 (1.79%) WSDL
4 1 (1.79%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.79%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) e-Learning
2 2 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.79%) NHS
3 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Linux
3 5 (8.93%) Unix
4 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.79%) Android
5 1 (1.79%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) BDD
3 10 (17.86%) Scrum
3 10 (17.86%) TDD
4 9 (16.07%) Functional Testing
4 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
4 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
5 8 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 6 (10.71%) DevOps
7 6 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
8 5 (8.93%) User Stories
8 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.14%) Kanban
9 4 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (7.14%) Security Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Asset Management
10 3 (5.36%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) Java
2 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.93%) Python
3 5 (8.93%) Ruby
3 5 (8.93%) SQL
4 4 (7.14%) C
4 4 (7.14%) Scala
5 2 (3.57%) C#
5 2 (3.57%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (3.57%) Perl
5 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.57%) VBA
5 2 (3.57%) VBScript
6 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.79%) Groovy
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.50%) ISEB
2 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Puppet
2 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.36%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) IBM
3 4 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (3.57%) AppDynamics
4 2 (3.57%) Dynatrace
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.57%) New Relic
4 2 (3.57%) SAP
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