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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 79 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 32 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.71% 2.03% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 2.18% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 24
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £352 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +95.23%
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
1736 1471 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.98% 93.46% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1113 883 787
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 56 93
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £8.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -12 17 £275 -16.66% 5
Bradford -5 5 £315 +57.50%
Castleford - - - - 1
Ilkley - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 27 (47.37%) Test Scripting
2 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.58%) Java
4 15 (26.32%) ISEB
4 15 (26.32%) QA
5 14 (24.56%) SQL
6 13 (22.81%) Oracle
6 13 (22.81%) Scrum
6 13 (22.81%) Selenium
7 12 (21.05%) SOAP
8 11 (19.30%) .NET
8 11 (19.30%) Performance Testing
9 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
9 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
9 10 (17.54%) Manual Testing
9 10 (17.54%) Cucumber
10 9 (15.79%) Test Management
10 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (15.79%) User Experience
11 8 (14.04%) User Stories
11 8 (14.04%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (14.04%) Software Testing
11 8 (14.04%) Statistical Analysis
11 8 (14.04%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (12.28%) ODBC
12 7 (12.28%) HTTP
12 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
12 7 (12.28%) TDD
12 7 (12.28%) Performance Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (3.51%) uiautomator
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) DVB
2 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle ODI
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle BI EE
1 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Selenium
2 10 (17.54%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.77%) JIRA
4 4 (7.02%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.51%) Subversion
6 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.51%) Hudson
6 2 (3.51%) Calabash
6 2 (3.51%) eggPlant
6 2 (3.51%) Appium
7 1 (1.75%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.75%) JMeter
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) SOAP
2 11 (19.30%) .NET
3 7 (12.28%) ODBC
3 7 (12.28%) Ajax
4 3 (5.26%) Web Services
4 3 (5.26%) XML
4 3 (5.26%) REST
5 2 (3.51%) WCF
5 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.51%) WSDL
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.51%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) User Experience
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.51%) Online Games
4 2 (3.51%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) MPEG
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.75%) iPhone
5 1 (1.75%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) IPTV
5 1 (1.75%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Test Scripting
2 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.81%) Scrum
4 11 (19.30%) Performance Testing
5 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
5 10 (17.54%) Manual Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Test Management
6 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (14.04%) User Stories
7 8 (14.04%) Software Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Statistical Analysis
8 7 (12.28%) TDD
8 7 (12.28%) Performance Management
8 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.28%) BDD
8 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
8 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Test Planning
9 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
10 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) Java
2 14 (24.56%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) VB.NET
4 3 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) Tcl
5 1 (1.75%) C++
5 1 (1.75%) Perl
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) C
5 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) ISEB
2 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.32%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft