The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Yorkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 46 66 76
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 52 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.04% 2.08% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.26% 2.20% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 24
Average daily rate
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£305 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £200 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1594 1453 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.33% 94.35% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1016 764 1006
Average daily rate £345 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 64 89
Average hourly rate £13.20 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.13 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £45.00 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Tester
Yorkshire

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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 +19 40 £305 +22.00% 4
Bradford - 4 £420 -
Brighouse - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 62 (53.45%) Test Scripting
2 43 (37.07%) SQL
3 36 (31.03%) C#
3 36 (31.03%) Java
3 36 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (30.17%) BDD
5 34 (29.31%) TDD
6 30 (25.86%) QA
6 30 (25.86%) .NET
7 27 (23.28%) User Stories
8 25 (21.55%) Scrum
9 18 (15.52%) Selenium
10 17 (14.66%) Oracle
10 17 (14.66%) Cucumber
10 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
11 16 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (13.79%) Performance Testing
12 15 (12.93%) PHP
12 15 (12.93%) Test Strategy
13 14 (12.07%) HTML
14 13 (11.21%) ISEB
14 13 (11.21%) Manual Testing
15 12 (10.34%) Automated Testing
15 12 (10.34%) JMeter
16 11 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (9.48%) LoadRunner
16 11 (9.48%) Web Services
17 10 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
17 10 (8.62%) CSS
17 10 (8.62%) SQL Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 5 (4.31%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.59%) IIS
3 1 (0.86%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.86%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.59%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.03%) Internet
2 3 (2.59%) NAS
2 3 (2.59%) Firewall
2 3 (2.59%) SAN
2 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.59%) LAN
2 3 (2.59%) WAN
2 3 (2.59%) SMTP
3 1 (0.86%) FTP
3 1 (0.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.72%) MySQL
4 2 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.72%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (15.52%) Selenium
2 17 (14.66%) Cucumber
3 12 (10.34%) JMeter
4 11 (9.48%) LoadRunner
5 8 (6.90%) WebDriver
5 8 (6.90%) SoapUI
6 7 (6.03%) JBehave
6 7 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (6.03%) JIRA
7 6 (5.17%) NeoLoad
8 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.45%) Maven
8 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.59%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.72%) JUnit
10 2 (1.72%) JProfiler
10 2 (1.72%) Behat
11 1 (0.86%) Firebug
11 1 (0.86%) NUnit
11 1 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (4.31%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.86%) .NET
2 14 (12.07%) HTML
3 11 (9.48%) Web Services
4 10 (8.62%) CSS
5 9 (7.76%) XML
6 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.59%) WCF
7 3 (2.59%) JSF
8 2 (1.72%) J2EE
8 2 (1.72%) SOAP
9 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.86%) jQuery
9 1 (0.86%) LAMP
9 1 (0.86%) Spring
9 1 (0.86%) Middleware
9 1 (0.86%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.31%) Open Source
2 5 (4.31%) Statistics
3 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.86%) iPhone
3 1 (0.86%) iPad
3 1 (0.86%) RIA
3 1 (0.86%) STB
3 1 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.76%) Windows
2 7 (6.03%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.45%) UNIX
4 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.59%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (53.45%) Test Scripting
2 36 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (30.17%) BDD
4 34 (29.31%) TDD
5 27 (23.28%) User Stories
6 25 (21.55%) Scrum
7 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
8 16 (13.79%) Performance Testing
9 15 (12.93%) Test Strategy
10 13 (11.21%) Manual Testing
11 12 (10.34%) Automated Testing
12 11 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (6.90%) Automation Testing
14 7 (6.03%) Data Analysis
15 6 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
16 5 (4.31%) Functional Testing
16 5 (4.31%) Unit Testing
16 5 (4.31%) Waterfall
17 4 (3.45%) Service Delivery
17 4 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (37.07%) SQL
2 36 (31.03%) C#
2 36 (31.03%) Java
3 15 (12.93%) PHP
4 9 (7.76%) Ruby
5 8 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.31%) C++
7 4 (3.45%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.59%) Python
8 3 (2.59%) VB
9 1 (0.86%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.86%) C
9 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) ISEB
2 3 (2.59%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (25.86%) QA
2 6 (5.17%) WCAG
3 1 (0.86%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (14.66%) Oracle
2 9 (7.76%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.17%) Google
4 4 (3.45%) Citrix
5 3 (2.59%) HP
5 3 (2.59%) Cisco
6 2 (1.72%) Splunk
7 1 (0.86%) Capita
7 1 (0.86%) VMware
7 1 (0.86%) TIBCO
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