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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 102 82 63
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 23 48 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.13% 2.08% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 2.18% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 15
Median daily rate £420 £298 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -7.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £308 £304
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £29.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +106.40%
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
1967 2201 1624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.85% 95.45% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1514 1003
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 89 72
Median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.00 £29.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -21 14 £410 +37.81% 17
Bradford +8 9 £420 +41.17% 1
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Selenium
3 17 (40.48%) Java
4 14 (33.33%) Oracle
5 13 (30.95%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (30.95%) Cucumber
5 13 (30.95%) BDD
6 11 (26.19%) WebDriver
7 10 (23.81%) Scrum
8 9 (21.43%) JMeter
8 9 (21.43%) Netezza
8 9 (21.43%) Data Modelling
8 9 (21.43%) ETL
8 9 (21.43%) RAD
8 9 (21.43%) Dimensional Modelling
8 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
8 9 (21.43%) Oracle ODI
9 8 (19.05%) SDLC
9 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
10 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 6 (14.29%) JIRA
11 6 (14.29%) QA
11 6 (14.29%) TDD
12 5 (11.90%) JUnit
12 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
12 5 (11.90%) Security Testing
12 5 (11.90%) SoapUI

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 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (47.62%) Selenium
2 13 (30.95%) Cucumber
3 11 (26.19%) WebDriver
4 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 9 (21.43%) JMeter
5 6 (14.29%) JIRA
6 5 (11.90%) JUnit
6 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
7 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
7 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
8 3 (7.14%) Maven
9 2 (4.76%) Appium
9 2 (4.76%) Gatling
9 2 (4.76%) Hudson
9 2 (4.76%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (4.76%) The Grinder
9 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.76%) VisualVM
9 2 (4.76%) YourKit
10 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
1 3 (7.14%) HTML
1 3 (7.14%) XML
2 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.76%) JSON
2 2 (4.76%) REST
2 2 (4.76%) RESTful
2 2 (4.76%) Spring
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) BDD
3 10 (23.81%) Scrum
4 9 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 9 (21.43%) Dimensional Modelling
4 9 (21.43%) ETL
4 9 (21.43%) RAD
5 8 (19.05%) SDLC
5 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (14.29%) TDD
8 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Security Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Functional Testing
10 3 (7.14%) API Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Kanban
10 3 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.52%) Python
3 4 (9.52%) Ruby
3 4 (9.52%) Scala
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (4.76%) Groovy
5 2 (4.76%) PHP
5 2 (4.76%) VBA
5 2 (4.76%) VBScript
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) Netezza
3 3 (7.14%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) AppDynamics
4 2 (4.76%) Dynatrace
4 2 (4.76%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) New Relic