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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 81 71 79
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 45 54 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.79% 2.34% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.50% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 38 14
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£275 £275 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £358 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.78%
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
2336 2161 1937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.18% 93.67% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1275 929
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 102 164
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -15 41 £275 - 11
South Yorkshire -4 2 £200 -35.48% 5
North Yorkshire -7 1 £285 +9.61% 5
East Yorkshire - - - - 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (36.67%) Oracle
3 21 (23.33%) QA
4 20 (22.22%) SQL
5 18 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 17 (18.89%) .NET
7 16 (17.78%) ISEB
7 16 (17.78%) Scrum
8 15 (16.67%) SpecFlow
8 15 (16.67%) Automation Testing
9 14 (15.56%) SQL Server
9 14 (15.56%) Test Scripting
10 13 (14.44%) Selenium
10 13 (14.44%) Finance
10 13 (14.44%) Oracle Database
10 13 (14.44%) Gherkin
11 12 (13.33%) Manual Testing
12 11 (12.22%) SOAP
13 10 (11.11%) SOA
13 10 (11.11%) Java
13 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 10 (11.11%) Performance Testing
14 9 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (10.00%) Test Management
14 9 (10.00%) ISTQB
14 9 (10.00%) C#
14 9 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (8.89%) XML
15 8 (8.89%) Software Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (2.22%) uiautomator
2 1 (1.11%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Office
2 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.44%) Oracle Database
3 9 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.11%) OLAP
6 1 (1.11%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 18 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 15 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 13 (14.44%) Selenium
4 8 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (6.67%) LoadRunner
5 6 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.56%) JIRA
6 5 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.44%) Hudson
7 4 (4.44%) Subversion
7 4 (4.44%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.22%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.22%) NUnit
9 2 (2.22%) Sahi
9 2 (2.22%) WATIR
9 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.22%) Calabash
9 2 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (2.22%) eggPlant
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (1.11%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Legal
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.11%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) .NET
2 13 (14.44%) Gherkin
3 11 (12.22%) SOAP
4 8 (8.89%) XML
5 6 (6.67%) HTML
6 5 (5.56%) CSS
6 5 (5.56%) ODBC
6 5 (5.56%) WSDL
6 5 (5.56%) Web Services
6 5 (5.56%) Ajax
7 4 (4.44%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (4.44%) Middleware
8 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.33%) JSON
8 3 (3.33%) jQuery
8 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.22%) WCF
9 2 (2.22%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) User Experience
1 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Open Source
3 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.22%) W3C
3 2 (2.22%) AS400
3 2 (2.22%) Streaming Video
3 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.22%) Online Games
3 2 (2.22%) iSeries
4 1 (1.11%) NHS
4 1 (1.11%) Replication
4 1 (1.11%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.44%) Windows
1 4 (4.44%) Linux
2 3 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.78%) Scrum
3 15 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 14 (15.56%) Test Scripting
5 12 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 10 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 10 (11.11%) SOA
7 9 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (10.00%) Test Management
8 8 (8.89%) Software Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Automated Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.67%) Change Control
10 6 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
10 6 (6.67%) Volume Testing
10 6 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.56%) Web Testing
11 5 (5.56%) Performance Management
11 5 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.22%) SQL
2 10 (11.11%) Java
3 9 (10.00%) C#
4 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.22%) Ruby
6 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (17.78%) ISEB
2 9 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.11%) VCP4
5 1 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.33%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.11%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (36.67%) Oracle
2 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (1.11%) Telerik
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