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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 73 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 24 37 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.50% 2.53% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 2.69% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 40
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £364 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £45.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +22.50%
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
1477 1374 1777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.31% 93.85% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 754 937
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 63 77
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 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 1 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 -14 10 £340 +3.81% 6
Wakefield - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 49 (60.49%) Test Scripting
2 45 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (43.21%) Java
4 25 (30.86%) QA
4 25 (30.86%) BDD
5 23 (28.40%) SQL
6 22 (27.16%) Selenium
7 21 (25.93%) TDD
7 21 (25.93%) C#
8 20 (24.69%) Oracle
8 20 (24.69%) Cucumber
8 20 (24.69%) User Stories
9 19 (23.46%) .NET
10 17 (20.99%) ISEB
11 15 (18.52%) Scrum
11 15 (18.52%) PHP
12 14 (17.28%) Functional Testing
13 13 (16.05%) Automated Testing
13 13 (16.05%) Test Automation
13 13 (16.05%) Performance Testing
14 12 (14.81%) Manual Testing
15 11 (13.58%) WebDriver
16 10 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (12.35%) Oracle Database
17 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
17 9 (11.11%) Ruby
18 8 (9.88%) SOAP
18 8 (9.88%) Enterprise Software
19 7 (8.64%) SoapUI
19 7 (8.64%) JBehave

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.23%) CMS
1 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) DVB
2 1 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (12.35%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.94%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.47%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (27.16%) Selenium
2 20 (24.69%) Cucumber
3 11 (13.58%) WebDriver
4 7 (8.64%) SoapUI
4 7 (8.64%) JBehave
5 6 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (6.17%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.94%) Maven
7 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.70%) JMeter
9 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.47%) JUnit
9 2 (2.47%) Behat
10 1 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (1.23%) NUnit
10 1 (1.23%) JIRA
10 1 (1.23%) Firebug
General
1 2 (2.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.46%) .NET
2 8 (9.88%) SOAP
3 5 (6.17%) ODBC
3 5 (6.17%) HTML
3 5 (6.17%) Ajax
4 4 (4.94%) Web Services
4 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.94%) CSS
5 3 (3.70%) REST
5 3 (3.70%) XML
6 2 (2.47%) WCF
7 1 (1.23%) Middleware
7 1 (1.23%) LAMP
7 1 (1.23%) JSP
7 1 (1.23%) J2EE
7 1 (1.23%) Spring
7 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.41%) User Experience
3 5 (6.17%) Statistics
4 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.23%) MPEG
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
4 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.23%) STB
4 1 (1.23%) IPTV
4 1 (1.23%) RIA
4 1 (1.23%) iPhone
4 1 (1.23%) iPad
4 1 (1.23%) Open Source
4 1 (1.23%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.41%) Windows
2 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
2 4 (4.94%) UNIX
3 2 (2.47%) Linux
4 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (60.49%) Test Scripting
2 45 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.86%) BDD
4 21 (25.93%) TDD
5 20 (24.69%) User Stories
6 15 (18.52%) Scrum
7 14 (17.28%) Functional Testing
8 13 (16.05%) Automated Testing
8 13 (16.05%) Test Automation
8 13 (16.05%) Performance Testing
9 12 (14.81%) Manual Testing
10 6 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.41%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.41%) Statistical Analysis
10 6 (7.41%) Test Planning
11 5 (6.17%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.17%) Migration
11 5 (6.17%) Performance Management
11 5 (6.17%) Test Management
12 4 (4.94%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.21%) Java
2 23 (28.40%) SQL
3 21 (25.93%) C#
4 15 (18.52%) PHP
5 9 (11.11%) Ruby
6 5 (6.17%) C++
7 4 (4.94%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.70%) VB
9 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.47%) C
9 2 (2.47%) Python
10 1 (1.23%) Tcl
10 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (20.99%) ISEB
2 5 (6.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (30.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (24.69%) Oracle
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.70%) Citrix
4 2 (2.47%) Splunk
5 1 (1.23%) HP
5 1 (1.23%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.23%) VMware
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago