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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 93 44 69
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 23 59 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.11% 3.52% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 3.78% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 39 19
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£278 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.67%
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
1918 1561 1377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.26% 93.25% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 1012 718
Average daily rate £350 £345 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £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 51 56 61
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.20 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -45 18 £283 -5.83% 14
Bradford -9 3 £275 -34.52%
Huddersfield - 2 £269 -
Halifax - 1 £280 - 3
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) Oracle
3 20 (35.71%) QA
3 20 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 18 (32.14%) SQL
5 17 (30.36%) Cucumber
6 16 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 16 (28.57%) Selenium
7 15 (26.79%) SpecFlow
8 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 14 (25.00%) ISEB
9 13 (23.21%) Finance
9 13 (23.21%) Scrum
9 13 (23.21%) Gherkin
10 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (21.43%) C#
10 12 (21.43%) .NET
11 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
11 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
12 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
12 9 (16.07%) Waterfall
13 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (14.29%) Automated Testing
14 7 (12.50%) TDD
14 7 (12.50%) HP UFT
14 7 (12.50%) SOA
14 7 (12.50%) BDD
14 7 (12.50%) Test Management
15 6 (10.71%) SoapUI
15 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 6 (10.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.79%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.79%) OLAP
4 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Cucumber
2 16 (28.57%) Selenium
3 15 (26.79%) SpecFlow
4 7 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 6 (10.71%) NUnit
5 6 (10.71%) SoapUI
6 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
7 4 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
7 4 (7.14%) JMeter
7 4 (7.14%) NeoLoad
8 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.36%) JIRA
9 2 (3.57%) WATIR
9 2 (3.57%) Sahi
9 2 (3.57%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (1.79%) Hudson
10 1 (1.79%) Subversion
10 1 (1.79%) TestPartner
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) Gherkin
2 12 (21.43%) .NET
3 6 (10.71%) SOAP
4 4 (7.14%) XML
4 4 (7.14%) CSS
5 3 (5.36%) HTML
5 3 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.36%) JSON
5 3 (5.36%) jQuery
6 2 (3.57%) RESTful
6 2 (3.57%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.57%) NHibernate
6 2 (3.57%) Web Services
7 1 (1.79%) XSD
7 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (1.79%) W3C
3 1 (1.79%) iSeries
3 1 (1.79%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) Manual Testing
3 16 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 13 (23.21%) Scrum
5 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
7 9 (16.07%) Waterfall
7 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
8 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Test Management
9 7 (12.50%) BDD
9 7 (12.50%) TDD
9 7 (12.50%) SOA
10 5 (8.93%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
10 5 (8.93%) Volume Testing
10 5 (8.93%) SDLC
11 4 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.14%) SQL
2 12 (21.43%) C#
3 4 (7.14%) Java
3 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.57%) Ruby
5 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) ISEB
2 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.71%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) HP
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