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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 98 85 84
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 34 61 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.41% 1.98% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 2.10% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 53 31
Median daily rate £381 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £410 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
2306 2906 2459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 95.37% 94.26% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1491 1891 1520
Median daily rate £388 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 162 146
Median hourly rate £14.57 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £45.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 26 £389 +26.93% 28
South Yorkshire -12 5 £374 +6.78% 5
North Yorkshire +4 2 £285 +14.00% 12
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 43 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
1 43 (62.32%) Selenium
2 39 (56.52%) Java
3 26 (37.68%) Test Automation
4 23 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 22 (31.88%) Automation Testing
6 21 (30.43%) BDD
7 20 (28.99%) Scrum
8 18 (26.09%) WebDriver
9 17 (24.64%) Cucumber
10 16 (23.19%) QA
10 16 (23.19%) JMeter
11 15 (21.74%) Jenkins
12 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
13 13 (18.84%) Security Testing
13 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
14 11 (15.94%) TDD
14 11 (15.94%) RAD
14 11 (15.94%) SoapUI
15 10 (14.49%) Gherkin
15 10 (14.49%) API Testing
15 10 (14.49%) Scala
16 9 (13.04%) Dimensional Modelling
16 9 (13.04%) Kanban
16 9 (13.04%) Groovy
16 9 (13.04%) Netezza
16 9 (13.04%) Unix
16 9 (13.04%) Data Modelling
16 9 (13.04%) ETL
16 9 (13.04%) Oracle

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 2 (2.90%) Apache
1 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.45%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) GitHub
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) HTTP
1 2 (2.90%) LDAP
1 2 (2.90%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.45%) Firewall
2 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.45%) Network Security
2 1 (1.45%) SSL
2 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.90%) Redis
2 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (62.32%) Selenium
2 18 (26.09%) WebDriver
3 17 (24.64%) Cucumber
4 16 (23.19%) JMeter
5 15 (21.74%) Jenkins
6 11 (15.94%) SoapUI
7 8 (11.59%) JIRA
8 7 (10.14%) JUnit
9 5 (7.25%) LoadRunner
10 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
10 4 (5.80%) HP UFT
10 4 (5.80%) Hudson
11 2 (2.90%) Gatling
11 2 (2.90%) Maven
11 2 (2.90%) Mockito
11 2 (2.90%) Subversion
11 2 (2.90%) TestNG
11 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.45%) FitNesse
12 1 (1.45%) JBehave
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Games
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) Gherkin
2 8 (11.59%) RESTful
3 7 (10.14%) HTML
4 6 (8.70%) Web Services
5 4 (5.80%) XML
6 2 (2.90%) CSS
6 2 (2.90%) jQuery
6 2 (2.90%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.90%) REST
6 2 (2.90%) Spring
6 2 (2.90%) Symfony
7 1 (1.45%) .NET
7 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.45%) JSON
7 1 (1.45%) SOAP
7 1 (1.45%) Swagger
7 1 (1.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.45%) User Experience
2 1 (1.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Unix
2 5 (7.25%) Linux
3 3 (4.35%) Windows
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.68%) Test Automation
3 23 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 22 (31.88%) Automation Testing
5 21 (30.43%) BDD
6 20 (28.99%) Scrum
7 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Security Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
9 11 (15.94%) RAD
9 11 (15.94%) TDD
10 10 (14.49%) API Testing
11 9 (13.04%) Data Modelling
11 9 (13.04%) Dimensional Modelling
11 9 (13.04%) ETL
11 9 (13.04%) Kanban
11 9 (13.04%) SDLC
12 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (11.59%) User Stories
13 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (56.52%) Java
2 10 (14.49%) Scala
3 9 (13.04%) Groovy
4 8 (11.59%) C#
4 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.25%) PHP
5 5 (7.25%) Python
5 5 (7.25%) SQL
6 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.80%) Ruby
7 3 (4.35%) C
8 2 (2.90%) VB
9 1 (1.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (1.45%) CHECK Team Leader
2 1 (1.45%) CREST Certified
2 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.45%) OpenView
2 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Netezza
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (2.90%) HP
2 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.90%) VMware
3 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.45%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.45%) Brocade
3 1 (1.45%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco
3 1 (1.45%) F5
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.45%) Veritas
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