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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 90 69 48
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 32 49 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.30% 2.21% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 2.36% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 41
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £216 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £45.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +27.50%
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
2263 2076 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 91.73% 93.47% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1169 1229
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 122 129
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.10 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 23 £313 +4.16% 16
North Yorkshire - 5 £288 - 3
South Yorkshire +4 3 £310 +24.00% 4
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 44 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 37 (40.66%) Java
4 24 (26.37%) SQL
4 24 (26.37%) QA
5 23 (25.27%) Selenium
6 22 (24.18%) .NET
6 22 (24.18%) BDD
7 21 (23.08%) Oracle
8 19 (20.88%) ISEB
8 19 (20.88%) Performance Testing
8 19 (20.88%) Cucumber
9 18 (19.78%) TDD
9 18 (19.78%) Automated Testing
9 18 (19.78%) C#
10 17 (18.68%) User Stories
11 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 14 (15.38%) PHP
11 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
12 12 (13.19%) Scrum
12 12 (13.19%) SOAP
12 12 (13.19%) Functional Testing
13 11 (12.09%) WebDriver
14 10 (10.99%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (9.89%) HTTP
15 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
15 9 (9.89%) Statistical Analysis
15 9 (9.89%) User Experience
16 8 (8.79%) Oracle ODI
16 8 (8.79%) Oracle Database

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (1.10%) CMS
1 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.10%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.10%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.89%) HTTP
2 1 (1.10%) VLAN
2 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.79%) Oracle ODI
3 8 (8.79%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.79%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (25.27%) Selenium
2 19 (20.88%) Cucumber
3 11 (12.09%) WebDriver
4 8 (8.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (8.79%) LoadRunner
5 7 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 6 (6.59%) JBehave
7 3 (3.30%) Maven
7 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.20%) Behat
8 2 (2.20%) JUnit
8 2 (2.20%) JMeter
8 2 (2.20%) JIRA
9 1 (1.10%) NUnit
9 1 (1.10%) Firebug
9 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (2.20%) Finance
2 1 (1.10%) Games
2 1 (1.10%) Legal
2 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.18%) .NET
2 12 (13.19%) SOAP
3 8 (8.79%) Ajax
3 8 (8.79%) HTML
3 8 (8.79%) ODBC
4 5 (5.49%) CSS
5 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.30%) Middleware
6 3 (3.30%) Web Services
6 3 (3.30%) XML
6 3 (3.30%) REST
7 2 (2.20%) HTML5
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (2.20%) WCF
8 1 (1.10%) LAMP
8 1 (1.10%) Spring
8 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.10%) WSDL
8 1 (1.10%) J2EE
8 1 (1.10%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) User Experience
2 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.10%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.10%) STB
4 1 (1.10%) RIA
4 1 (1.10%) Statistics
4 1 (1.10%) IPTV
4 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.10%) MPEG
4 1 (1.10%) NHS
4 1 (1.10%) W3C
4 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.10%) iPhone
4 1 (1.10%) Open Source
4 1 (1.10%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.10%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.79%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Windows 7
2 4 (4.40%) UNIX
2 4 (4.40%) Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 22 (24.18%) BDD
4 19 (20.88%) Performance Testing
5 18 (19.78%) TDD
5 18 (19.78%) Automated Testing
6 17 (18.68%) User Stories
7 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 12 (13.19%) Scrum
8 12 (13.19%) Functional Testing
9 9 (9.89%) Statistical Analysis
10 8 (8.79%) Performance Management
10 8 (8.79%) Software Testing
10 8 (8.79%) Test Management
11 7 (7.69%) Automation Testing
12 6 (6.59%) Test Planning
12 6 (6.59%) Waterfall
12 6 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (5.49%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (40.66%) Java
2 24 (26.37%) SQL
3 18 (19.78%) C#
4 14 (15.38%) PHP
5 8 (8.79%) Ruby
5 8 (8.79%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.49%) C++
7 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.40%) VB
8 2 (2.20%) Python
8 2 (2.20%) C
9 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.10%) Tcl
9 1 (1.10%) Perl
9 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (20.88%) ISEB
2 7 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.10%) Degree
4 1 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (23.08%) Oracle
2 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.30%) HP
3 3 (3.30%) Citrix
4 2 (2.20%) Splunk
5 1 (1.10%) VMware
5 1 (1.10%) Telerik
5 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.10%) SAP
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