The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 122 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.27% 0.049% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.052% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £326
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2402 1935 2372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.50% 94.25% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 959 1202
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £182 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 140 103
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Tester in the job title across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Senior Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Tester across the Yorkshire region.

Senior Tester Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Senior Tester
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
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West Yorkshire - 7 £375 -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) Volume Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) JSF
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) JMeter
4 2 (25.00%) NeoLoad
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) Star Schema
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Star Schema
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) NeoLoad
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) JSF
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Volume Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft