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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 86 43 78
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 29 67 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.45% 3.77% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 4.05% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 44 4
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£275 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £201 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
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
1832 1653 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 91.60% 92.97% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 1086 618
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 63 83
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 £9.59 £9.65 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -49 23 £275 - 9
Bradford -14 5 - -
Halifax - 1 £280 -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 35 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) Oracle
2 22 (31.88%) QA
3 17 (24.64%) Cucumber
3 17 (24.64%) Automation Testing
3 17 (24.64%) SQL
4 16 (23.19%) Finance
5 15 (21.74%) Selenium
6 14 (20.29%) SpecFlow
6 14 (20.29%) Scrum
7 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
7 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
8 12 (17.39%) Gherkin
8 12 (17.39%) ISEB
9 11 (15.94%) .NET
10 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
11 9 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (13.04%) C#
11 9 (13.04%) Oracle Database
12 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
12 8 (11.59%) Test Scripting
12 8 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Test Management
13 7 (10.14%) XML
14 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (8.70%) Performance Testing
14 6 (8.70%) Volume Testing
14 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
14 6 (8.70%) ISTQB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (2.90%) uiautomator
2 1 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Office
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) OLAP
4 1 (1.45%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Cucumber
2 15 (21.74%) Selenium
3 14 (20.29%) SpecFlow
4 9 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (7.25%) JIRA
6 5 (7.25%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.80%) NeoLoad
7 4 (5.80%) Subversion
7 4 (5.80%) JMeter
7 4 (5.80%) LoadRunner
7 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.80%) Hudson
7 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.90%) eggPlant
8 2 (2.90%) Appium
8 2 (2.90%) NUnit
8 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.90%) Calabash
8 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Games
2 2 (2.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Back Office
3 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) Gherkin
2 11 (15.94%) .NET
3 7 (10.14%) XML
4 5 (7.25%) Web Services
5 4 (5.80%) WSDL
5 4 (5.80%) CSS
5 4 (5.80%) SOAP
6 3 (4.35%) jQuery
6 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.35%) JSON
6 3 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.35%) HTML
6 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.90%) Android SDK
7 2 (2.90%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.90%) RESTful
7 2 (2.90%) NHibernate
7 2 (2.90%) WCF
8 1 (1.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Open Source
3 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.90%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.90%) Online Games
5 1 (1.45%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) W3C
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.64%) Automation Testing
3 14 (20.29%) Scrum
4 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
5 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
5 8 (11.59%) Test Scripting
5 8 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (10.14%) Test Management
7 6 (8.70%) Performance Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Volume Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Web Testing
8 5 (7.25%) SOA
8 5 (7.25%) TDD
8 5 (7.25%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Change Control
9 4 (5.80%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) C#
3 5 (7.25%) Java
4 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.90%) Ruby
6 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) ISEB
2 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (31.88%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (31.88%) Oracle
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) HP