The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Yorkshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / Yorkshire
Rank 87 74 71
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 60 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.52% 2.15% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.26% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 46 40
Median daily rate £361 £315 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.68% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £385 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

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
2095 2653 2361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.19% 95.02% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1688 1559
Median daily rate £375 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 116 119
Median hourly rate £13.60 £15.50 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% +15.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.75 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Yorkshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -7 24 £369 +15.23% 16
South Yorkshire -12 7 £360 +10.76% 5
North Yorkshire +4 1 £285 +14.00% 15
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 51 (69.86%) Selenium
2 46 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (60.27%) Java
4 33 (45.21%) Test Automation
5 27 (36.99%) BDD
6 23 (31.51%) Cucumber
6 23 (31.51%) WebDriver
7 22 (30.14%) Performance Testing
7 22 (30.14%) Automated Testing
7 22 (30.14%) Automation Testing
8 20 (27.40%) Scrum
9 19 (26.03%) QA
10 18 (24.66%) TDD
11 17 (23.29%) JMeter
12 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
13 15 (20.55%) Gherkin
13 15 (20.55%) Test Scripting
14 13 (17.81%) Security Testing
14 13 (17.81%) Kanban
15 12 (16.44%) SDLC
16 11 (15.07%) SoapUI
17 10 (13.70%) API Testing
17 10 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (13.70%) Manual Testing
17 10 (13.70%) Scala
17 10 (13.70%) RAD
18 9 (12.33%) C#
18 9 (12.33%) Groovy
18 9 (12.33%) System Integration Testing
18 9 (12.33%) User Stories

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.48%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.74%) Apache
2 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) GitHub
2 1 (1.37%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) LDAP
1 2 (2.74%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.37%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.74%) Redis
2 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (69.86%) Selenium
2 23 (31.51%) Cucumber
2 23 (31.51%) WebDriver
3 17 (23.29%) JMeter
4 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
5 11 (15.07%) SoapUI
6 8 (10.96%) JUnit
7 7 (9.59%) JIRA
8 6 (8.22%) Visual Studio
9 5 (6.85%) Hudson
10 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
10 4 (5.48%) HP UFT
10 4 (5.48%) LoadRunner
10 4 (5.48%) MSTest
10 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.74%) FitNesse
11 2 (2.74%) Maven
11 2 (2.74%) Mockito
11 2 (2.74%) Subversion
11 2 (2.74%) TestNG
General
1 4 (5.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Games
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) Gherkin
2 8 (10.96%) RESTful
2 8 (10.96%) Web Services
3 7 (9.59%) HTML
4 4 (5.48%) XML
5 3 (4.11%) REST
6 2 (2.74%) .NET
6 2 (2.74%) CSS
6 2 (2.74%) jQuery
6 2 (2.74%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.74%) SOAP
6 2 (2.74%) Spring
6 2 (2.74%) Symfony
7 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.37%) Apache CXF
7 1 (1.37%) JSON
7 1 (1.37%) Swagger
7 1 (1.37%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) AS400
3 1 (1.37%) User Experience
3 1 (1.37%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Unix
2 5 (6.85%) Linux
3 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (45.21%) Test Automation
3 27 (36.99%) BDD
4 22 (30.14%) Automated Testing
4 22 (30.14%) Automation Testing
4 22 (30.14%) Performance Testing
5 20 (27.40%) Scrum
6 18 (24.66%) TDD
7 15 (20.55%) Test Scripting
8 13 (17.81%) Kanban
8 13 (17.81%) Security Testing
9 12 (16.44%) SDLC
10 10 (13.70%) API Testing
10 10 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (13.70%) Manual Testing
10 10 (13.70%) RAD
11 9 (12.33%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (12.33%) User Stories
12 8 (10.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (10.96%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 44 (60.27%) Java
2 10 (13.70%) Scala
3 9 (12.33%) C#
3 9 (12.33%) Groovy
4 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.59%) Python
6 6 (8.22%) PHP
6 6 (8.22%) SQL
7 5 (6.85%) Ruby
8 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.11%) C
10 2 (2.74%) VB
11 1 (1.37%) C++
11 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.11%) ISEB
3 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.03%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) OpenView
1 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Netezza
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.74%) VMware
3 1 (1.37%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.37%) Brocade
3 1 (1.37%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco
3 1 (1.37%) F5
3 1 (1.37%) HP
3 1 (1.37%) IBM