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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 95 73 71
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 46 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.54% 1.81% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.93% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 21
Average daily rate
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£288 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £280 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £358 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.26%
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
2784 2175 1964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.08% 93.63% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1888 1319 1051
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 107 123
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -32.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £10.00 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -26 32 £275 -14.06% 13
South Yorkshire -9 4 £310 +7.63% 4
North Yorkshire -9 1 £288 -6.50% 3
East Yorkshire - 1 £110 - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.88%) Selenium
2 21 (30.88%) Oracle
2 21 (30.88%) ISEB
2 21 (30.88%) Manual Testing
3 20 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 19 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (26.47%) Test Automation
6 17 (25.00%) Finance
7 16 (23.53%) SQL
8 15 (22.06%) QA
9 14 (20.59%) ISTQB
9 14 (20.59%) Waterfall
10 13 (19.12%) Automation Testing
11 12 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
11 12 (17.65%) SOAP
11 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
11 12 (17.65%) SOA
12 11 (16.18%) .NET
12 11 (16.18%) Test Scripting
12 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (16.18%) SDLC
13 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
14 9 (13.24%) Test Management
14 9 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
14 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
15 8 (11.76%) C#
15 8 (11.76%) HP UFT

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 12 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 21 (30.88%) Selenium
2 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
3 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (11.76%) HP UFT
4 8 (11.76%) LoadRunner
4 8 (11.76%) SpecFlow
4 8 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 6 (8.82%) JMeter
6 5 (7.35%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.88%) JIRA
7 4 (5.88%) NUnit
7 4 (5.88%) NeoLoad
8 2 (2.94%) Appium
8 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.94%) eggPlant
8 2 (2.94%) WATIR
8 2 (2.94%) Sahi
9 1 (1.47%) JBehave
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Banking
2 4 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) SOAP
2 11 (16.18%) .NET
3 5 (7.35%) Gherkin
4 4 (5.88%) Web Services
5 3 (4.41%) XML
6 2 (2.94%) RESTful
7 1 (1.47%) XSD
7 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) NHS
2 2 (2.94%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.47%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.47%) W3C
3 1 (1.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) UNIX
1 2 (2.94%) Solaris
2 1 (1.47%) Android
2 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.88%) Manual Testing
3 20 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 19 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (26.47%) Test Automation
6 14 (20.59%) Waterfall
7 13 (19.12%) Automation Testing
8 12 (17.65%) SOA
9 11 (16.18%) Test Scripting
9 11 (16.18%) SDLC
10 9 (13.24%) Test Management
11 8 (11.76%) Performance Testing
11 8 (11.76%) RAD
11 8 (11.76%) Automated Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Scrum
11 8 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (11.76%) Change Control
12 7 (10.29%) BDD
13 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) C#
3 7 (10.29%) Java
4 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.94%) Ruby
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (30.88%) ISEB
2 14 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 9 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) HND
5 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.06%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (30.88%) Oracle
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.41%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) VMware
4 2 (2.94%) Tableau
5 1 (1.47%) HP
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