The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Yorkshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 69 73 65
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 32 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.24% 2.00% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 2.08% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 33
Median daily rate £325 £314 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £383 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £290
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

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
1377 1921 1693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.43% 96.05% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 1292 1138
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 72
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.68 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.05 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Yorkshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +11 32 £325 +1.56% 17
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 39 (65.00%) Selenium
2 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (55.00%) Java
4 26 (43.33%) Automated Testing
5 23 (38.33%) Test Automation
5 23 (38.33%) BDD
5 23 (38.33%) Automation Testing
6 22 (36.67%) Performance Testing
7 21 (35.00%) Scrum
8 19 (31.67%) QA
9 18 (30.00%) Cucumber
10 17 (28.33%) JMeter
11 16 (26.67%) WebDriver
11 16 (26.67%) Manual Testing
11 16 (26.67%) Kanban
11 16 (26.67%) Jenkins
12 14 (23.33%) ISTQB
13 12 (20.00%) API Testing
13 12 (20.00%) Scala
14 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
14 11 (18.33%) SQL
14 11 (18.33%) Exploratory Testing
14 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (16.67%) Functional Testing
15 10 (16.67%) Gherkin
15 10 (16.67%) Security Testing
15 10 (16.67%) Test Scripting
15 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (15.00%) Git (software)

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
1 7 (11.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.33%) Apache
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.67%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) LDAP
1 2 (3.33%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.33%) Redis
2 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (65.00%) Selenium
2 18 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 17 (28.33%) JMeter
4 16 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 16 (26.67%) WebDriver
5 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
5 9 (15.00%) SoapUI
6 8 (13.33%) JIRA
6 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (13.33%) Visual Studio
7 7 (11.67%) Hudson
7 7 (11.67%) MSTest
8 5 (8.33%) Gatling
8 5 (8.33%) JUnit
9 4 (6.67%) FitNesse
9 4 (6.67%) SpecFlow
10 3 (5.00%) LoadRunner
10 3 (5.00%) Subversion
11 2 (3.33%) Maven
11 2 (3.33%) Mockito
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
1 5 (8.33%) Games
2 4 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (3.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 8 (13.33%) HTML
2 8 (13.33%) RESTful
2 8 (13.33%) Web Services
3 5 (8.33%) REST
3 5 (8.33%) XML
4 4 (6.67%) .NET
4 4 (6.67%) CSS
5 2 (3.33%) jQuery
5 2 (3.33%) JSON
5 2 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (3.33%) SOAP
5 2 (3.33%) Spring
5 2 (3.33%) Symfony
6 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.67%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) NHS
2 3 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Unix
2 6 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (43.33%) Automated Testing
3 23 (38.33%) Automation Testing
3 23 (38.33%) BDD
3 23 (38.33%) Test Automation
4 22 (36.67%) Performance Testing
5 21 (35.00%) Scrum
6 16 (26.67%) Kanban
6 16 (26.67%) Manual Testing
7 12 (20.00%) API Testing
8 11 (18.33%) Exploratory Testing
8 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
9 10 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 10 (16.67%) Security Testing
9 10 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 9 (15.00%) TDD
10 9 (15.00%) User Stories
11 8 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.00%) Java
2 12 (20.00%) Scala
3 11 (18.33%) SQL
4 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.00%) Python
5 8 (13.33%) Groovy
6 7 (11.67%) C#
7 6 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (10.00%) PHP
8 5 (8.33%) Ruby
9 2 (3.33%) C++
10 1 (1.67%) C
10 1 (1.67%) Perl
10 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (11.67%) ISEB
3 4 (6.67%) Degree
3 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.33%) VMware
3 1 (1.67%) CA Agile Central
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago