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 7 May 2015 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 118 50 105
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 23 91 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.80% 3.53% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 3.75% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 66 5
Average daily rate
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£285 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £202 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £360 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £24.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+53.60% -28.67%
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
2666 2424 1904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.67% 93.99% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1715 1527 966
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 125 118
Average hourly rate £13.87 £14.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.22 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 7 May 2015.

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 7 May 2015. 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 -64 18 £275 - 9
North Yorkshire -7 2 £305 +22.00% 1
South Yorkshire -11 2 £375 +20.96% 5
Humberside - 1 £325 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 38 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.58%) Oracle
3 23 (30.26%) QA
4 19 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 19 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 18 (23.68%) SQL
6 16 (21.05%) Selenium
7 15 (19.74%) Scrum
7 15 (19.74%) SpecFlow
8 14 (18.42%) Finance
8 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
9 13 (17.11%) Manual Testing
9 13 (17.11%) ISEB
9 13 (17.11%) Gherkin
10 11 (14.47%) .NET
10 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (11.84%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
11 9 (11.84%) C#
11 9 (11.84%) XML
11 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database
12 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
13 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (9.21%) LoadRunner
13 7 (9.21%) Test Management
14 6 (7.89%) Test Scripting
14 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (7.89%) Performance Testing
14 6 (7.89%) Volume Testing
14 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 (1.32%) SAS
1 1 (1.32%) uiautomator
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) OLAP
4 1 (1.32%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 19 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 16 (21.05%) Selenium
3 15 (19.74%) SpecFlow
4 9 (11.84%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (9.21%) LoadRunner
6 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.58%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.26%) Hudson
8 4 (5.26%) NeoLoad
8 4 (5.26%) Subversion
8 4 (5.26%) JMeter
8 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.95%) JIRA
10 2 (2.63%) Sahi
10 2 (2.63%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (2.63%) WATIR
10 2 (2.63%) NUnit
10 2 (2.63%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.32%) XMLSpy
General
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Games
3 1 (1.32%) Back Office
3 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) Gherkin
2 11 (14.47%) .NET
3 9 (11.84%) XML
4 5 (6.58%) HTML
4 5 (6.58%) Web Services
5 4 (5.26%) CSS
5 4 (5.26%) SOAP
5 4 (5.26%) WSDL
6 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.95%) jQuery
6 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.95%) JSON
6 3 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.63%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.63%) RESTful
7 2 (2.63%) WCF
7 2 (2.63%) NHibernate
8 1 (1.32%) XSD
8 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Open Source
3 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) iSeries
3 2 (2.63%) AS400
4 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
4 1 (1.32%) W3C
4 1 (1.32%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.32%) Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Online Games
4 1 (1.32%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (1.32%) Windows
2 1 (1.32%) Linux
2 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 15 (19.74%) Scrum
4 13 (17.11%) Manual Testing
5 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 7 (9.21%) Test Management
8 6 (7.89%) Test Scripting
8 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.89%) Performance Testing
8 6 (7.89%) Volume Testing
8 6 (7.89%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.89%) SOA
9 5 (6.58%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.58%) TDD
9 5 (6.58%) Web Testing
9 5 (6.58%) Load Testing
10 4 (5.26%) BDD
10 4 (5.26%) Change Control
10 4 (5.26%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) C#
3 6 (7.89%) Java
3 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) Ruby
4 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) ISEB
2 6 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.26%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) Oracle
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.63%) HP