The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Yorkshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 41 77 64
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 69 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.81% 0.91% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 0.96% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 4 18
Average daily rate £275 £315 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +10.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £300 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £379 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +40.20%
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1683 1254 1656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.98% 94.78% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1101 616 891
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 83 72
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £9.91 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Tester
Yorkshire

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +28 64 £275 -8.33% 8
Bradford 0 1 £275 -
Halifax - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 45 (45.00%) Test Scripting
2 33 (33.00%) SQL
3 22 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (19.00%) TDD
4 19 (19.00%) Java
4 19 (19.00%) .NET
5 18 (18.00%) C#
5 18 (18.00%) User Stories
6 17 (17.00%) BDD
7 16 (16.00%) Scrum
7 16 (16.00%) Performance Testing
7 16 (16.00%) Test Strategy
8 14 (14.00%) Oracle
9 13 (13.00%) QA
10 12 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (11.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (11.00%) JMeter
12 10 (10.00%) Finance
12 10 (10.00%) LoadRunner
12 10 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (9.00%) JavaScript
13 9 (9.00%) HTML
14 8 (8.00%) Web Services
15 7 (7.00%) Internet
15 7 (7.00%) ISEB
15 7 (7.00%) Data Analysis
15 7 (7.00%) Selenium
15 7 (7.00%) JIRA
15 7 (7.00%) NeoLoad
16 6 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.00%) IIS
2 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Office
2 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) Internet
2 3 (3.00%) Firewall
2 3 (3.00%) SAN
2 3 (3.00%) LAN
2 3 (3.00%) WAN
2 3 (3.00%) SMTP
2 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.00%) NAS
3 1 (1.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.00%) Star Schema
5 2 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.00%) MySQL
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (11.00%) JMeter
2 10 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 7 (7.00%) Selenium
3 7 (7.00%) JIRA
3 7 (7.00%) NeoLoad
4 6 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.00%) JUnit
7 2 (2.00%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.00%) JProfiler
7 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.00%) Mockito
7 2 (2.00%) EasyMock
8 1 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.00%) Maven
8 1 (1.00%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.00%) JBehave
8 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Back Office
4 1 (1.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.00%) .NET
2 9 (9.00%) HTML
3 8 (8.00%) Web Services
4 6 (6.00%) XML
4 6 (6.00%) CSS
5 3 (3.00%) JSF
6 2 (2.00%) Spring
6 2 (2.00%) SOAP
7 1 (1.00%) J2EE
7 1 (1.00%) JSON
7 1 (1.00%) WCF
7 1 (1.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.00%) Open Source
3 4 (4.00%) Statistics
4 1 (1.00%) NHS
4 1 (1.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.00%) Windows
1 3 (3.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.00%) Android
2 2 (2.00%) Solaris
2 2 (2.00%) UNIX
3 1 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.00%) Test Scripting
2 22 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (19.00%) TDD
4 18 (18.00%) User Stories
5 17 (17.00%) BDD
6 16 (16.00%) Scrum
6 16 (16.00%) Performance Testing
6 16 (16.00%) Test Strategy
7 11 (11.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (7.00%) Data Analysis
9 6 (6.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (6.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (6.00%) Project Management
9 6 (6.00%) Data Modelling
10 5 (5.00%) Automated Testing
10 5 (5.00%) Software Testing
11 4 (4.00%) Migration
11 4 (4.00%) System Testing
11 4 (4.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.00%) SQL
2 19 (19.00%) Java
3 18 (18.00%) C#
4 9 (9.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.00%) PHP
7 1 (1.00%) C++
7 1 (1.00%) Python
7 1 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) ISEB
2 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.00%) QA
2 6 (6.00%) WCAG
3 1 (1.00%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 14 (14.00%) Oracle
2 6 (6.00%) Google
2 6 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.00%) SAP
3 5 (5.00%) HP
4 3 (3.00%) Cisco
5 2 (2.00%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.00%) Citrix
6 1 (1.00%) Capita
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