The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 96 41 74
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 19 71 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.96% 3.97% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 4.27% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 51 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £280 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £210 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £375 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +3.44%
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
1826 1662 1218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 91.94% 92.85% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1210 1101 621
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 64
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Leeds -61 11 £268 -4.46% 12
Bradford -11 5 £275 -20.86% 3
Huddersfield - 2 £269 -
Halifax - 1 £280 - 1
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 30 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.07%) Oracle
3 21 (34.43%) QA
4 17 (27.87%) Cucumber
4 17 (27.87%) Automation Testing
5 16 (26.23%) SQL
6 15 (24.59%) Manual Testing
7 14 (22.95%) SpecFlow
7 14 (22.95%) Selenium
7 14 (22.95%) Finance
8 13 (21.31%) Scrum
9 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
9 12 (19.67%) Gherkin
10 11 (18.03%) .NET
11 9 (14.75%) C#
11 9 (14.75%) ISEB
11 9 (14.75%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (14.75%) Oracle Database
12 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (13.11%) Test Management
12 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
13 7 (11.48%) XML
13 7 (11.48%) Waterfall
14 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (9.84%) Volume Testing
15 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
15 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
15 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
15 5 (8.20%) TDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 1 (1.64%) uiautomator
1 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (27.87%) Cucumber
2 14 (22.95%) SpecFlow
2 14 (22.95%) Selenium
3 9 (14.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner
5 4 (6.56%) JMeter
5 4 (6.56%) JIRA
5 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.56%) NeoLoad
6 3 (4.92%) Hudson
6 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.92%) Subversion
7 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.28%) WATIR
7 2 (3.28%) NUnit
7 2 (3.28%) Sahi
7 2 (3.28%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.64%) Appium
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) Gherkin
2 11 (18.03%) .NET
3 7 (11.48%) XML
4 5 (8.20%) Web Services
5 4 (6.56%) CSS
6 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (4.92%) jQuery
6 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.92%) JSON
6 3 (4.92%) WSDL
6 3 (4.92%) HTML
6 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.92%) SOAP
7 2 (3.28%) WCF
7 2 (3.28%) NHibernate
7 2 (3.28%) RESTful
7 2 (3.28%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.64%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Open Source
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.64%) Online Games
4 1 (1.64%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.87%) Automation Testing
3 15 (24.59%) Manual Testing
4 13 (21.31%) Scrum
5 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Test Management
6 7 (11.48%) Waterfall
7 6 (9.84%) Volume Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
8 5 (8.20%) TDD
8 5 (8.20%) Automated Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.56%) SOA
9 4 (6.56%) Load Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Stress Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.56%) Web Testing
10 3 (4.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) C#
3 5 (8.20%) Java
4 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.28%) Ruby
6 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) ISEB
2 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (34.43%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Oracle
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) HP
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