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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 76 43 71
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 34 65 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.78% 3.74% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 4.00% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £205 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.76%
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
1758 1627 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.14% 93.51% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1018 619
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 64 83
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.37 £9.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £29.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 -35 27 £275 - 8
Bradford -14 6 £305 -32.22%
Bingley - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.29%) Oracle
3 20 (28.57%) QA
4 17 (24.29%) Finance
5 16 (22.86%) Cucumber
5 16 (22.86%) Automation Testing
6 15 (21.43%) SQL
7 14 (20.00%) Scrum
7 14 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 14 (20.00%) Selenium
8 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
8 13 (18.57%) .NET
9 12 (17.14%) ISEB
9 12 (17.14%) Gherkin
10 11 (15.71%) Manual Testing
11 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 10 (14.29%) Oracle Database
12 9 (12.86%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
12 9 (12.86%) C#
13 8 (11.43%) Test Scripting
14 7 (10.00%) Performance Testing
14 7 (10.00%) ISTQB
14 7 (10.00%) SOAP
15 6 (8.57%) XML
15 6 (8.57%) Java
15 6 (8.57%) SOA
15 6 (8.57%) Software Testing
15 6 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (2.86%) uiautomator
2 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.43%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.43%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) Cucumber
2 14 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 14 (20.00%) Selenium
3 9 (12.86%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (8.57%) SoapUI
5 5 (7.14%) LoadRunner
6 4 (5.71%) JMeter
6 4 (5.71%) Subversion
6 4 (5.71%) JIRA
6 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.71%) Hudson
6 4 (5.71%) NeoLoad
6 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.86%) NUnit
8 2 (2.86%) WATIR
8 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (2.86%) Sahi
General
1 17 (24.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Games
3 1 (1.43%) Back Office
3 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) .NET
2 12 (17.14%) Gherkin
3 7 (10.00%) SOAP
4 6 (8.57%) XML
5 5 (7.14%) WSDL
5 5 (7.14%) Web Services
6 4 (5.71%) CSS
7 3 (4.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (4.29%) jQuery
7 3 (4.29%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.29%) JSON
7 3 (4.29%) HTML
7 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.86%) ODBC
8 2 (2.86%) Ajax
8 2 (2.86%) NHibernate
8 2 (2.86%) WCF
8 2 (2.86%) RESTful
8 2 (2.86%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Open Source
3 3 (4.29%) User Experience
4 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.86%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.86%) Online Games
4 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
5 1 (1.43%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.86%) Automation Testing
3 14 (20.00%) Scrum
4 11 (15.71%) Manual Testing
5 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 8 (11.43%) Test Scripting
7 7 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 6 (8.57%) SOA
8 6 (8.57%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.57%) Volume Testing
8 6 (8.57%) Test Management
8 6 (8.57%) Change Control
9 5 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.14%) TDD
9 5 (7.14%) RAD
10 4 (5.71%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.71%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.43%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) C#
3 6 (8.57%) Java
4 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) ISEB
2 7 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (34.29%) Oracle
2 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) HP