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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 71 62 62
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 39 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.93% 2.55% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.69% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 29
Average daily rate £315 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £319 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
1915 1634 1471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 94.99% 94.56% 96.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1129 889
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 59 57
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.53 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £33.00 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -19 32 £320 +16.36% 20
Bradford +3 3 £275 -9.83% 1
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 45 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (33.67%) Selenium
3 27 (27.55%) Test Scripting
4 22 (22.45%) SQL
5 20 (20.41%) ISEB
6 19 (19.39%) Finance
7 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
8 17 (17.35%) QA
8 17 (17.35%) Cucumber
9 16 (16.33%) JIRA
9 16 (16.33%) ISTQB
10 14 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 13 (13.27%) Manual Testing
11 13 (13.27%) Functional Testing
11 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
11 13 (13.27%) ETL
12 12 (12.24%) Visual Studio
12 12 (12.24%) .NET
12 12 (12.24%) Scrum
12 12 (12.24%) BDD
12 12 (12.24%) Waterfall
13 11 (11.22%) Non-Functional Testing
13 11 (11.22%) Automation Testing
13 11 (11.22%) Defect Tracking
13 11 (11.22%) Oracle
13 11 (11.22%) T-SQL
13 11 (11.22%) JMeter
14 10 (10.20%) Automated Testing
14 10 (10.20%) Test Strategy

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (8.16%) SAS
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.04%) Confluence
3 2 (2.04%) Moodle
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) Firewall
1 2 (2.04%) FTP
1 2 (2.04%) SNMP
2 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.02%) GSM
2 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.10%) Data Mart
4 5 (5.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (2.04%) OLAP
5 2 (2.04%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.02%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (33.67%) Selenium
2 17 (17.35%) Cucumber
3 16 (16.33%) JIRA
4 14 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (12.24%) Visual Studio
6 11 (11.22%) JMeter
7 8 (8.16%) SoapUI
7 8 (8.16%) WebDriver
8 7 (7.14%) Jenkins
9 6 (6.12%) Appium
9 6 (6.12%) ERwin
9 6 (6.12%) Liquibase
9 6 (6.12%) LoadRunner
10 4 (4.08%) HP UFT
10 4 (4.08%) Metasploit
10 4 (4.08%) WATIR
11 2 (2.04%) Subversion
11 2 (2.04%) Zephyr
12 1 (1.02%) Calabash
12 1 (1.02%) TestPartner
General
1 19 (19.39%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Banking
2 2 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (1.02%) Legal
3 1 (1.02%) Military
3 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.24%) .NET
2 7 (7.14%) SOAP
2 7 (7.14%) XML
3 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.08%) Web Services
4 3 (3.06%) CSS
5 2 (2.04%) HTML
5 2 (2.04%) REST
5 2 (2.04%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.02%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.02%) RESTful
6 1 (1.02%) WSDL
6 1 (1.02%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.04%) e-Learning
2 2 (2.04%) EPoS
2 2 (2.04%) PKI
2 2 (2.04%) User Experience
3 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.02%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.02%) STB
3 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Linux
1 7 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (4.08%) Unix
3 2 (2.04%) Android
3 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.55%) Test Scripting
3 14 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 13 (13.27%) ETL
4 13 (13.27%) Functional Testing
4 13 (13.27%) Manual Testing
5 12 (12.24%) BDD
5 12 (12.24%) Scrum
5 12 (12.24%) Waterfall
6 11 (11.22%) Automation Testing
6 11 (11.22%) Defect Tracking
6 11 (11.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (10.20%) Automated Testing
7 10 (10.20%) Test Management
7 10 (10.20%) Test Strategy
8 9 (9.18%) Regression Testing
8 9 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (8.16%) E-Commerce
9 8 (8.16%) TDD
10 7 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.45%) SQL
2 11 (11.22%) T-SQL
3 9 (9.18%) Java
4 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.12%) C#
6 5 (5.10%) C++
6 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.10%) Ruby
6 5 (5.10%) VBA
7 4 (4.08%) Python
8 3 (3.06%) C
9 2 (2.04%) Perl
9 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (20.41%) ISEB
2 16 (16.33%) ISTQB
3 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.06%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.02%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.35%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) Puppet
2 3 (3.06%) Nessus
3 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.22%) Oracle
3 5 (5.10%) Informatica
4 3 (3.06%) HP
4 3 (3.06%) IBM
5 2 (2.04%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (1.02%) Tableau
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