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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 84 47 68
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 31 52 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.44% 3.04% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 3.25% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 18
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£275 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £266 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £306 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -57.08%
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
1996 1602 1458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.88% 93.79% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1403 1016 769
Average daily rate £350 £345 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 58 64
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.20 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -22.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -36 27 £275 -9.83% 9
Bradford -5 5 £275 -34.52% 1
Huddersfield - 2 £269 -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 33 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.33%) Oracle
3 20 (33.33%) SQL
4 19 (31.67%) ISEB
4 19 (31.67%) Automation Testing
5 18 (30.00%) Selenium
6 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
6 17 (28.33%) Finance
7 16 (26.67%) Manual Testing
7 16 (26.67%) Cucumber
8 15 (25.00%) SpecFlow
8 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 14 (23.33%) Waterfall
9 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
10 13 (21.67%) Gherkin
10 13 (21.67%) ISTQB
11 12 (20.00%) QA
11 12 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (20.00%) Scrum
11 12 (20.00%) C#
11 12 (20.00%) .NET
11 12 (20.00%) SOA
12 11 (18.33%) SOAP
12 11 (18.33%) SoapUI
12 11 (18.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (16.67%) Test Management
13 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
15 8 (13.33%) SDLC
15 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (18.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) OLAP
4 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.67%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 18 (30.00%) Selenium
2 16 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 15 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 11 (18.33%) SoapUI
5 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
6 7 (11.67%) HP UFT
7 6 (10.00%) NUnit
7 6 (10.00%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.67%) TeamCity
8 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
8 4 (6.67%) NeoLoad
8 4 (6.67%) JMeter
9 3 (5.00%) JIRA
10 2 (3.33%) WATIR
10 2 (3.33%) Sahi
10 2 (3.33%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (3.33%) Appium
10 2 (3.33%) eggPlant
11 1 (1.67%) TestPartner
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) Gherkin
2 12 (20.00%) .NET
3 11 (18.33%) SOAP
4 4 (6.67%) XML
4 4 (6.67%) CSS
5 3 (5.00%) HTML
5 3 (5.00%) Web Services
5 3 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.00%) JSON
5 3 (5.00%) jQuery
6 2 (3.33%) RESTful
6 2 (3.33%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.33%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.67%) XSD
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) NHS
2 2 (3.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) W3C
3 1 (1.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.67%) Automation Testing
3 16 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 14 (23.33%) Waterfall
5 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
6 12 (20.00%) Scrum
6 12 (20.00%) SOA
6 12 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (16.67%) Test Management
8 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 8 (13.33%) Automated Testing
9 8 (13.33%) SDLC
10 7 (11.67%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (11.67%) RAD
10 7 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (11.67%) Change Control
11 6 (10.00%) BDD
11 6 (10.00%) TDD
12 5 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) C#
3 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.67%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) ISEB
2 13 (21.67%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Oracle
2 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) VMware
3 2 (3.33%) Tableau
3 2 (3.33%) SAP
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
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Rate: £220.00 - £260.00 per day
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