The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 108 118 119
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 3 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.13% 0.047% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.050% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£325 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £190 £300
% change year-on-year
+90.78% -36.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Job Titles Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2161 1989 2424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.43% 93.78% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1311 1057 1302
Average daily rate £335 £314 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% -1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 124 151
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Tester
England

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Technical Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Technical Tester Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Technical Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Tester across the Yorkshire region.

Technical Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Technical 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 Technical Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +9 3 £325 -
Technical Tester
England

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region that cited Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
3 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
3 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
4 3 (42.86%) Volume Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (42.86%) Database Tuning
4 3 (42.86%) JSF
4 3 (42.86%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) NUnit
6 1 (14.29%) Data Management
6 1 (14.29%) JUnit
6 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
6 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) OOP
6 1 (14.29%) OO

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region that cited Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) JSF
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Database Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) Volume Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Master Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
3 3 (42.86%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft