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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 83 74 75
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 54 52 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.92% 2.04% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 2.15% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 33
Average daily rate £315 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £325 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £301
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 £79.25
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -62.14%
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
2676 2423 2189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 95.13% 95.06% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1582 1285
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £491 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 120 106
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 39 £315 +14.54% 20
South Yorkshire -2 13 £343 +71.25% 5
North Yorkshire +8 1 £250 - 9
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 53 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (31.11%) SQL
3 36 (26.67%) Selenium
4 35 (25.93%) Test Scripting
5 34 (25.19%) ISEB
6 33 (24.44%) Microsoft
7 29 (21.48%) SQL Server
8 28 (20.74%) ETL
9 24 (17.78%) T-SQL
10 22 (16.30%) Informatica
10 22 (16.30%) Oracle
10 22 (16.30%) Software Testing
11 21 (15.56%) JIRA
11 21 (15.56%) Cucumber
12 19 (14.07%) BDD
12 19 (14.07%) Functional Testing
12 19 (14.07%) QA
12 19 (14.07%) ISTQB
12 19 (14.07%) Finance
13 18 (13.33%) Data Modelling
13 18 (13.33%) ERwin
13 18 (13.33%) PL/SQL
13 18 (13.33%) Manual Testing
14 16 (11.85%) Scrum
15 15 (11.11%) Migration
15 15 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
16 14 (10.37%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (10.37%) Automated Testing
17 13 (9.63%) TDD
17 13 (9.63%) JMeter

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 9 (6.67%) SAS
2 3 (2.22%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.22%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 2 (1.48%) Confluence
3 2 (1.48%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.48%) Firewall
2 2 (1.48%) FTP
2 2 (1.48%) SNMP
3 1 (0.74%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.74%) GSM
3 1 (0.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.74%) NFC
3 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.70%) Data Mart
3 5 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (1.48%) OLAP
4 2 (1.48%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.74%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (26.67%) Selenium
2 21 (15.56%) Cucumber
2 21 (15.56%) JIRA
3 18 (13.33%) ERwin
4 14 (10.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (9.63%) JMeter
6 12 (8.89%) Visual Studio
6 12 (8.89%) WebDriver
7 8 (5.93%) LoadRunner
8 7 (5.19%) Jenkins
9 6 (4.44%) Appium
9 6 (4.44%) Liquibase
10 5 (3.70%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.96%) HP UFT
11 4 (2.96%) Metasploit
11 4 (2.96%) Toad
11 4 (2.96%) WATIR
12 3 (2.22%) SpecFlow
13 2 (1.48%) Subversion
13 2 (1.48%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (14.07%) Finance
2 2 (1.48%) Banking
2 2 (1.48%) Retail
3 1 (0.74%) Legal
3 1 (0.74%) Military
3 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.89%) .NET
2 6 (4.44%) XML
3 4 (2.96%) SOAP
3 4 (2.96%) Web Services
4 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.22%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.22%) REST
5 2 (1.48%) CSS
5 2 (1.48%) HTML
5 2 (1.48%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.74%) Middleware
6 1 (0.74%) RESTful
6 1 (0.74%) WSDL
6 1 (0.74%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) Statistics
2 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.48%) e-Learning
3 2 (1.48%) EPoS
3 2 (1.48%) PKI
3 2 (1.48%) User Experience
4 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.74%) STB
4 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.93%) Linux
1 8 (5.93%) Unix
2 7 (5.19%) Windows
3 2 (1.48%) Android
3 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.74%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.93%) Test Scripting
3 28 (20.74%) ETL
4 22 (16.30%) Software Testing
5 19 (14.07%) BDD
5 19 (14.07%) Functional Testing
6 18 (13.33%) Data Modelling
6 18 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 16 (11.85%) Scrum
8 15 (11.11%) Migration
8 15 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 14 (10.37%) Automated Testing
10 13 (9.63%) Defect Tracking
10 13 (9.63%) TDD
11 12 (8.89%) Test Strategy
12 11 (8.15%) Test Management
13 10 (7.41%) Performance Testing
13 10 (7.41%) Test Automation
13 10 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (6.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (31.11%) SQL
2 24 (17.78%) T-SQL
3 18 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 10 (7.41%) Java
5 7 (5.19%) C++
6 6 (4.44%) C#
6 6 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.70%) Ruby
7 5 (3.70%) VBA
8 4 (2.96%) Python
9 3 (2.22%) C
10 2 (1.48%) Perl
10 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (25.19%) ISEB
2 19 (14.07%) ISTQB
3 12 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (2.22%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.07%) QA
2 12 (8.89%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) Puppet
2 5 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 33 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.30%) Informatica
2 22 (16.30%) Oracle
3 6 (4.44%) CheckPoint
4 5 (3.70%) Blue Coat
4 5 (3.70%) Cisco
4 5 (3.70%) F5
4 5 (3.70%) HP
5 3 (2.22%) IBM
6 2 (1.48%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (0.74%) Citrix
7 1 (0.74%) Tableau
7 1 (0.74%) Telerik
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