The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 88 83 48
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 31 37 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.28% 1.69% 3.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.81% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 48
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£313 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £45.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% -33.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.55% -10.00%
Tester
England

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
2234 2039 2523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.16% 93.36% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1121 1308
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 122 121
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £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 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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 Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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 -2 24 £338 +12.50% 6
South Yorkshire +10 3 £318 +27.20% 3
North Yorkshire - 3 £300 - 3
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 54 (56.84%) Test Scripting
2 51 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (38.95%) Java
4 29 (30.53%) SQL
5 28 (29.47%) BDD
6 27 (28.42%) QA
7 24 (25.26%) Selenium
8 23 (24.21%) TDD
9 22 (23.16%) C#
10 21 (22.11%) .NET
10 21 (22.11%) Cucumber
10 21 (22.11%) User Stories
11 18 (18.95%) Oracle
12 17 (17.89%) ISEB
12 17 (17.89%) Automated Testing
13 16 (16.84%) Scrum
13 16 (16.84%) Performance Testing
13 16 (16.84%) Functional Testing
14 15 (15.79%) Manual Testing
14 15 (15.79%) PHP
15 13 (13.68%) Test Automation
16 12 (12.63%) WebDriver
17 10 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
18 9 (9.47%) Oracle Database
18 9 (9.47%) Ruby
18 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
18 9 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
19 8 (8.42%) QuickTest Pro
19 8 (8.42%) LoadRunner
19 8 (8.42%) SOAP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.05%) CMS
1 1 (1.05%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (1.05%) VLAN
2 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.05%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) Oracle Database
1 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
1 9 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.11%) MySQL
5 2 (2.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (25.26%) Selenium
2 21 (22.11%) Cucumber
3 12 (12.63%) WebDriver
4 8 (8.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (8.42%) LoadRunner
5 7 (7.37%) JBehave
5 7 (7.37%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.21%) Maven
6 4 (4.21%) JMeter
7 2 (2.11%) Behat
7 2 (2.11%) JUnit
7 2 (2.11%) JIRA
7 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.05%) Firebug
8 1 (1.05%) NUnit
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.05%) NeoLoad
General
1 2 (2.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.05%) Legal
2 1 (1.05%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.11%) .NET
2 8 (8.42%) SOAP
3 7 (7.37%) HTML
4 5 (5.26%) Web Services
5 4 (4.21%) XML
5 4 (4.21%) ODBC
5 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.21%) CSS
5 4 (4.21%) Ajax
6 3 (3.16%) REST
7 2 (2.11%) HTML5
7 2 (2.11%) WCF
8 1 (1.05%) Spring
8 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.05%) Middleware
8 1 (1.05%) LAMP
8 1 (1.05%) JSP
8 1 (1.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.26%) Statistics
3 4 (4.21%) User Experience
4 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) iPhone
5 1 (1.05%) Open Source
5 1 (1.05%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.05%) RIA
5 1 (1.05%) STB
5 1 (1.05%) IPTV
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) MPEG
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.05%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.32%) Windows
2 4 (4.21%) UNIX
2 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.11%) Linux
4 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (56.84%) Test Scripting
2 51 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (29.47%) BDD
4 23 (24.21%) TDD
5 21 (22.11%) User Stories
6 17 (17.89%) Automated Testing
7 16 (16.84%) Scrum
7 16 (16.84%) Performance Testing
7 16 (16.84%) Functional Testing
8 15 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 13 (13.68%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.37%) Automation Testing
11 6 (6.32%) Test Planning
11 6 (6.32%) Software Testing
11 6 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (5.26%) Migration
13 4 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (4.21%) Waterfall
13 4 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (4.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.95%) Java
2 29 (30.53%) SQL
3 22 (23.16%) C#
4 15 (15.79%) PHP
5 9 (9.47%) Ruby
6 5 (5.26%) C++
7 4 (4.21%) VB
7 4 (4.21%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.11%) C
9 2 (2.11%) Python
10 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.05%) Tcl
10 1 (1.05%) Perl
10 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (17.89%) ISEB
2 5 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.05%) Degree
3 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (28.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.95%) Oracle
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.16%) HP
3 3 (3.16%) Citrix
4 2 (2.11%) Splunk
4 2 (2.11%) SAP
5 1 (1.05%) VMware
5 1 (1.05%) Telerik
5 1 (1.05%) TIBCO
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago