The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Yorkshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 104 90 49
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 21 31 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.03% 1.44% 3.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.51% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 33
Median daily rate £410 £275 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.09% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £232 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £300 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
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
1980 2055 1607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.92% 95.23% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1326 1440 1024
Median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 66 60
Median hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Yorkshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -15 14 £350 +27.27% 9
Bradford +5 7 £420 +52.72%
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) Selenium
3 13 (28.89%) Oracle
4 11 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
4 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
4 11 (24.44%) BDD
5 10 (22.22%) Java
6 9 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 8 (17.78%) Finance
7 8 (17.78%) Scrum
8 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
8 7 (15.56%) RAD
8 7 (15.56%) ETL
8 7 (15.56%) Oracle ODI
8 7 (15.56%) Dimensional Modelling
8 7 (15.56%) Netezza
8 7 (15.56%) JIRA
9 6 (13.33%) SDLC
9 6 (13.33%) QA
9 6 (13.33%) TDD
10 5 (11.11%) IBM
10 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
10 5 (11.11%) SoapUI
10 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
11 4 (8.89%) User Stories
11 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
11 4 (8.89%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 4 (8.89%) Test Automation

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) IBM Transformation Extender
1 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Selenium
2 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
3 9 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (15.56%) JIRA
5 5 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
6 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.89%) JMeter
6 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
7 3 (6.67%) Maven
7 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.44%) Gatling
8 2 (4.44%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (4.44%) Subversion
8 2 (4.44%) The Grinder
8 2 (4.44%) VisualVM
8 2 (4.44%) YourKit
9 1 (2.22%) Appium
9 1 (2.22%) LoadUI
9 1 (2.22%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.44%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.44%) JSON
2 2 (4.44%) REST
2 2 (4.44%) Spring
2 2 (4.44%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) jQuery
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) RESTful
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Unix
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) BDD
2 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
3 8 (17.78%) Scrum
4 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
4 7 (15.56%) Dimensional Modelling
4 7 (15.56%) ETL
4 7 (15.56%) RAD
5 6 (13.33%) SDLC
5 6 (13.33%) TDD
6 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.89%) User Stories
8 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Automation Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.67%) CRM
8 3 (6.67%) Kanban
9 2 (4.44%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.89%) Scala
3 3 (6.67%) Python
3 3 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) C
4 2 (4.44%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (4.44%) Groovy
4 2 (4.44%) Ruby
4 2 (4.44%) VBA
4 2 (4.44%) VBScript
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.89%) ISEB
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Oracle
2 7 (15.56%) Netezza
3 5 (11.11%) IBM
4 3 (6.67%) HP
4 3 (6.67%) SAP
5 2 (4.44%) AppDynamics
5 2 (4.44%) Dynatrace
5 2 (4.44%) New Relic