The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 118 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.085% 0.045% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.048% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.59% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2193 2074 2547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.24% 93.38% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1120 1357
Average daily rate £340 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 133 138
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +1 2 £355 +9.23%
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Senior Tester
England

Senior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) NeoLoad
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) MPEG
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Star Schema
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) Tcl
4 1 (16.67%) DVB
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) IPTV
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) C++

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) DVB
1 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (16.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) NeoLoad
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) MPEG
1 1 (16.67%) IPTV
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
1 1 (16.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) Tcl
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB