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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 77 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 23 42 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.40% 2.80% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 2.98% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 36
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £364 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £45.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +27.50%
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
1518 1408 1686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.67% 93.93% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 804 894
Average daily rate £340 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 59 74
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £28.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -17 9 £275 -16.03% 10
Bradford -7 4 £275 +8.37%
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - - 1
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (50.67%) Test Scripting
3 34 (45.33%) Java
4 23 (30.67%) QA
5 21 (28.00%) BDD
6 20 (26.67%) Selenium
6 20 (26.67%) SQL
7 19 (25.33%) .NET
8 18 (24.00%) Oracle
8 18 (24.00%) C#
8 18 (24.00%) ISEB
8 18 (24.00%) TDD
8 18 (24.00%) Cucumber
9 17 (22.67%) User Stories
10 14 (18.67%) Automated Testing
10 14 (18.67%) Performance Testing
10 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
10 14 (18.67%) PHP
11 12 (16.00%) Scrum
11 12 (16.00%) Functional Testing
12 11 (14.67%) Manual Testing
12 11 (14.67%) SOAP
13 10 (13.33%) WebDriver
14 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
15 8 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (10.67%) HTTP
15 8 (10.67%) Oracle BI EE
15 8 (10.67%) Ruby
15 8 (10.67%) Statistical Analysis
15 8 (10.67%) Oracle ODI

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1 (1.33%) CMS
1 1 (1.33%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) VLAN
2 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle ODI
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Selenium
2 18 (24.00%) Cucumber
3 10 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 7 (9.33%) SoapUI
5 6 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (8.00%) JBehave
6 5 (6.67%) LoadRunner
7 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.00%) Maven
8 2 (2.67%) JUnit
8 2 (2.67%) JMeter
8 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.67%) Behat
9 1 (1.33%) Firebug
9 1 (1.33%) NUnit
9 1 (1.33%) JIRA
9 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) .NET
2 11 (14.67%) SOAP
3 7 (9.33%) Ajax
3 7 (9.33%) ODBC
4 5 (6.67%) HTML
5 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.33%) CSS
6 3 (4.00%) REST
6 3 (4.00%) Web Services
6 3 (4.00%) XML
7 2 (2.67%) WCF
8 1 (1.33%) Spring
8 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.33%) LAMP
8 1 (1.33%) WSDL
8 1 (1.33%) Middleware
8 1 (1.33%) JSP
8 1 (1.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) User Experience
2 6 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.33%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.33%) RIA
3 1 (1.33%) iPad
3 1 (1.33%) Open Source
3 1 (1.33%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.33%) iPhone
3 1 (1.33%) STB
3 1 (1.33%) Statistics
3 1 (1.33%) IPTV
3 1 (1.33%) MPEG
3 1 (1.33%) NHS
3 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) UNIX
2 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (50.67%) Test Scripting
3 21 (28.00%) BDD
4 18 (24.00%) TDD
5 17 (22.67%) User Stories
6 14 (18.67%) Automated Testing
6 14 (18.67%) Performance Testing
6 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
7 12 (16.00%) Scrum
7 12 (16.00%) Functional Testing
8 11 (14.67%) Manual Testing
9 8 (10.67%) Statistical Analysis
10 7 (9.33%) Software Testing
10 7 (9.33%) Performance Management
10 7 (9.33%) Test Management
11 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (8.00%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.00%) Test Planning
12 5 (6.67%) Automation Testing
13 4 (5.33%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.33%) Java
2 20 (26.67%) SQL
3 18 (24.00%) C#
4 14 (18.67%) PHP
5 8 (10.67%) Ruby
6 6 (8.00%) VB.NET
7 5 (6.67%) C++
8 3 (4.00%) VB
9 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.67%) C
9 2 (2.67%) Python
10 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.33%) Tcl
10 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (24.00%) ISEB
2 6 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Oracle
2 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.00%) Citrix
4 2 (2.67%) Splunk
5 1 (1.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
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