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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 77 82 76
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 49 35 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.01% 1.55% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.64% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 23
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£290 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £381 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £27.50
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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
2278 2131 2027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.40% 94.13% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1229 945
Average daily rate £356 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 98 150
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 +7 40 £288 -4.00% 19
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £200 - 3
East Yorkshire - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 27 (32.93%) Oracle
2 26 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (23.17%) QA
3 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
4 18 (21.95%) ISEB
5 16 (19.51%) SOAP
5 16 (19.51%) Oracle Database
6 15 (18.29%) SQL
6 15 (18.29%) Manual Testing
7 13 (15.85%) Performance Testing
7 13 (15.85%) Java
8 12 (14.63%) .NET
8 12 (14.63%) Selenium
9 11 (13.41%) Test Management
9 11 (13.41%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (12.20%) User Experience
10 10 (12.20%) Finance
10 10 (12.20%) ISTQB
11 9 (10.98%) Statistical Analysis
11 9 (10.98%) SOA
11 9 (10.98%) Cucumber
12 8 (9.76%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (9.76%) HTTP
12 8 (9.76%) VB.NET
12 8 (9.76%) ODBC
12 8 (9.76%) Scrum
12 8 (9.76%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
12 8 (9.76%) Ajax
12 8 (9.76%) Automated Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (2.44%) uiautomator
2 1 (1.22%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) HTTP
2 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.22%) DVB
2 1 (1.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) Oracle Database
2 11 (13.41%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (9.76%) Oracle ODI
3 8 (9.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (14.63%) Selenium
2 9 (10.98%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (7.32%) SoapUI
4 6 (7.32%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.10%) LoadRunner
5 5 (6.10%) JIRA
6 4 (4.88%) Subversion
6 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.88%) Hudson
6 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.66%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.44%) Appium
8 2 (2.44%) Calabash
8 2 (2.44%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.22%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (1.22%) Legal
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) SOAP
2 12 (14.63%) .NET
3 8 (9.76%) ODBC
3 8 (9.76%) Ajax
4 5 (6.10%) XML
4 5 (6.10%) WSDL
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (4.88%) Middleware
5 4 (4.88%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.66%) REST
6 3 (3.66%) Web Services
6 3 (3.66%) HTML
7 2 (2.44%) WCF
7 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.44%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) User Experience
2 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.44%) Online Games
4 2 (2.44%) Open Source
4 2 (2.44%) iSeries
4 2 (2.44%) AS400
4 2 (2.44%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) MPEG
5 1 (1.22%) Replication
5 1 (1.22%) NHS
5 1 (1.22%) W3C
5 1 (1.22%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.22%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.22%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Linux
2 4 (4.88%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.17%) Test Scripting
3 15 (18.29%) Manual Testing
4 13 (15.85%) Performance Testing
5 11 (13.41%) Test Management
6 9 (10.98%) Statistical Analysis
6 9 (10.98%) SOA
7 8 (9.76%) Scrum
7 8 (9.76%) Automated Testing
7 8 (9.76%) Performance Management
8 7 (8.54%) Software Testing
8 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.32%) Volume Testing
9 6 (7.32%) Change Control
10 5 (6.10%) Automation Testing
10 5 (6.10%) RAD
10 5 (6.10%) ETL
10 5 (6.10%) Migration
10 5 (6.10%) Web Testing
10 5 (6.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.29%) SQL
2 13 (15.85%) Java
3 8 (9.76%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.66%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) C
5 1 (1.22%) C++
5 1 (1.22%) Perl
5 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.22%) VB
5 1 (1.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) ISEB
2 10 (12.20%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.10%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.17%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) Oracle
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.66%) HP
4 1 (1.22%) Telerik
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