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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 69 67 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 24 32 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.46% 2.17% 3.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 2.31% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 42
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
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 £12.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.55% -10.00%
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
1528 1387 1793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.00% 93.91% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 751 960
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 65 77
Average hourly rate £13.20 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £45.00 £30.10
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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -9 11 £340 +8.80% 1
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 1
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (60.24%) Test Scripting
2 48 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (40.96%) Java
4 27 (32.53%) BDD
5 26 (31.33%) QA
5 26 (31.33%) SQL
6 23 (27.71%) TDD
7 22 (26.51%) Selenium
7 22 (26.51%) C#
8 21 (25.30%) User Stories
9 20 (24.10%) Cucumber
10 18 (21.69%) .NET
11 17 (20.48%) Oracle
11 17 (20.48%) ISEB
12 16 (19.28%) Scrum
12 16 (19.28%) Functional Testing
13 15 (18.07%) PHP
14 14 (16.87%) Automated Testing
15 13 (15.66%) Test Automation
15 13 (15.66%) Manual Testing
16 11 (13.25%) Performance Testing
16 11 (13.25%) WebDriver
17 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Software
18 9 (10.84%) Ruby
18 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
19 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
20 7 (8.43%) JBehave
20 7 (8.43%) SoapUI
20 7 (8.43%) SOAP
20 7 (8.43%) Data Warehouse

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.20%) CMS
1 1 (1.20%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) VLAN
2 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.82%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.41%) Star Schema
7 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (26.51%) Selenium
2 20 (24.10%) Cucumber
3 11 (13.25%) WebDriver
4 7 (8.43%) JBehave
4 7 (8.43%) SoapUI
5 6 (7.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (6.02%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.82%) JMeter
7 4 (4.82%) Maven
7 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.41%) JUnit
8 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.41%) Behat
9 1 (1.20%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.20%) Firebug
9 1 (1.20%) NUnit
9 1 (1.20%) JIRA
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (2.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) .NET
2 7 (8.43%) SOAP
3 5 (6.02%) Web Services
3 5 (6.02%) HTML
4 4 (4.82%) XML
4 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.82%) CSS
5 3 (3.61%) REST
5 3 (3.61%) Ajax
5 3 (3.61%) ODBC
6 2 (2.41%) WCF
7 1 (1.20%) Spring
7 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.20%) Middleware
7 1 (1.20%) LAMP
7 1 (1.20%) JSP
7 1 (1.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.02%) Statistics
3 3 (3.61%) User Experience
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) iPhone
4 1 (1.20%) iPad
4 1 (1.20%) Open Source
4 1 (1.20%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.20%) RIA
4 1 (1.20%) STB
4 1 (1.20%) IPTV
4 1 (1.20%) MPEG
4 1 (1.20%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Windows
2 4 (4.82%) UNIX
2 4 (4.82%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.24%) Test Scripting
2 48 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.53%) BDD
4 23 (27.71%) TDD
5 21 (25.30%) User Stories
6 16 (19.28%) Scrum
6 16 (19.28%) Functional Testing
7 14 (16.87%) Automated Testing
8 13 (15.66%) Test Automation
8 13 (15.66%) Manual Testing
9 11 (13.25%) Performance Testing
10 6 (7.23%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.23%) Test Planning
11 5 (6.02%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Migration
12 4 (4.82%) DSDM
12 4 (4.82%) Integration Testing
12 4 (4.82%) Waterfall
12 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.96%) Java
2 26 (31.33%) SQL
3 22 (26.51%) C#
4 15 (18.07%) PHP
5 9 (10.84%) Ruby
6 5 (6.02%) C++
7 3 (3.61%) VB
8 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.41%) C
8 2 (2.41%) Python
9 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.20%) Tcl
9 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) ISEB
2 5 (6.02%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (31.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Oracle
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.61%) Citrix
4 2 (2.41%) Splunk
5 1 (1.20%) VMware
5 1 (1.20%) HP
5 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
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