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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 88 75 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 29 42 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.21% 1.94% 3.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 2.08% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 46
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£311 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £364 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £45.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +22.50%
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
2191 2019 2542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 91.44% 93.39% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1117 1273
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 119 129
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.94 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.44% +6.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 -17 24 £325 +8.33% 11
North Yorkshire - 3 £300 - 3
South Yorkshire +7 1 £285 +14.00% 4
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (56.99%) Test Scripting
2 48 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (40.86%) Java
4 26 (27.96%) SQL
4 26 (27.96%) QA
4 26 (27.96%) BDD
5 24 (25.81%) Selenium
6 22 (23.66%) .NET
7 21 (22.58%) Oracle
7 21 (22.58%) C#
7 21 (22.58%) TDD
7 21 (22.58%) Cucumber
8 20 (21.51%) User Stories
9 18 (19.35%) Performance Testing
10 17 (18.28%) ISEB
11 16 (17.20%) Automated Testing
12 15 (16.13%) Scrum
12 15 (16.13%) PHP
13 14 (15.05%) Functional Testing
13 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
14 13 (13.98%) Test Automation
15 12 (12.90%) WebDriver
15 12 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (11.83%) Oracle Database
17 9 (9.68%) Ruby
17 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
17 9 (9.68%) SOAP
18 8 (8.60%) QuickTest Pro
18 8 (8.60%) LoadRunner
18 8 (8.60%) Enterprise Software

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 1 (1.08%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.08%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) HTTP
2 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) DVB
2 1 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (11.83%) Oracle Database
3 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (6.45%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.30%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.15%) Star Schema
7 2 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.15%) MySQL
7 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (25.81%) Selenium
2 21 (22.58%) Cucumber
3 12 (12.90%) WebDriver
4 8 (8.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (8.60%) LoadRunner
5 7 (7.53%) JBehave
5 7 (7.53%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.30%) Maven
6 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.23%) JMeter
8 2 (2.15%) JIRA
8 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.15%) JUnit
8 2 (2.15%) Behat
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.08%) Firebug
9 1 (1.08%) NUnit
General
1 2 (2.15%) Finance
2 1 (1.08%) Legal
2 1 (1.08%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.66%) .NET
2 9 (9.68%) SOAP
3 7 (7.53%) HTML
4 6 (6.45%) Ajax
4 6 (6.45%) ODBC
5 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.30%) CSS
5 4 (4.30%) Web Services
6 3 (3.23%) REST
6 3 (3.23%) XML
7 2 (2.15%) WCF
7 2 (2.15%) HTML5
8 1 (1.08%) JSP
8 1 (1.08%) J2EE
8 1 (1.08%) Middleware
8 1 (1.08%) LAMP
8 1 (1.08%) Spring
8 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (7.53%) User Experience
3 5 (5.38%) Statistics
4 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.08%) iPad
5 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.08%) MPEG
5 1 (1.08%) NHS
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.08%) iPhone
5 1 (1.08%) Open Source
5 1 (1.08%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.08%) RIA
5 1 (1.08%) STB
5 1 (1.08%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.45%) Windows
2 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
2 4 (4.30%) UNIX
3 2 (2.15%) Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.99%) Test Scripting
2 48 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (27.96%) BDD
4 21 (22.58%) TDD
5 20 (21.51%) User Stories
6 18 (19.35%) Performance Testing
7 16 (17.20%) Automated Testing
8 15 (16.13%) Scrum
9 14 (15.05%) Functional Testing
9 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
10 13 (13.98%) Test Automation
11 7 (7.53%) Automation Testing
11 7 (7.53%) Statistical Analysis
12 6 (6.45%) Software Testing
12 6 (6.45%) Performance Management
12 6 (6.45%) Test Management
12 6 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (6.45%) Test Planning
13 5 (5.38%) ETL
13 5 (5.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.86%) Java
2 26 (27.96%) SQL
3 21 (22.58%) C#
4 15 (16.13%) PHP
5 9 (9.68%) Ruby
6 6 (6.45%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.38%) C++
8 4 (4.30%) VB
9 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.15%) C
10 2 (2.15%) Python
11 1 (1.08%) Perl
11 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.08%) Tcl
11 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (18.28%) ISEB
2 5 (5.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) Oracle
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.23%) HP
3 3 (3.23%) Citrix
4 2 (2.15%) SAP
4 2 (2.15%) Splunk
5 1 (1.08%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.08%) Telerik
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