The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Yorkshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 57 71 79
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 55 42 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.36% 1.99% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 2.12% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 28
Average daily rate
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£311 £263 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £201 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2179 1981 2422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.44% 93.75% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1320 1052 1299
Average daily rate £339 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.53% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 125 156
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +13 48 £310 +24.00% 5
South Yorkshire +3 4 £288 -28.00% 3
North Yorkshire - 2 £310 - 3
East Yorkshire - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 68 (50.75%) Test Scripting
2 49 (36.57%) SQL
3 39 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (28.36%) Java
5 36 (26.87%) C#
5 36 (26.87%) BDD
6 34 (25.37%) .NET
6 34 (25.37%) TDD
7 31 (23.13%) QA
8 27 (20.15%) User Stories
8 27 (20.15%) Scrum
9 20 (14.93%) Performance Testing
10 19 (14.18%) Selenium
11 18 (13.43%) Cucumber
12 17 (12.69%) Test Automation
12 17 (12.69%) Oracle
13 16 (11.94%) HTML
13 16 (11.94%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (11.94%) Test Strategy
14 15 (11.19%) PHP
15 14 (10.45%) ISEB
15 14 (10.45%) Automated Testing
15 14 (10.45%) LoadRunner
16 13 (9.70%) Manual Testing
17 12 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
17 12 (8.96%) JMeter
17 12 (8.96%) SQL Server
18 11 (8.21%) Web Services
18 11 (8.21%) User Acceptance Testing
19 10 (7.46%) CSS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (3.73%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (2.24%) IIS
2 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.75%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) MS Office
1 3 (2.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.75%) BASE24
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) Internet
2 3 (2.24%) Firewall
2 3 (2.24%) NAS
2 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.24%) SAN
2 3 (2.24%) LAN
2 3 (2.24%) WAN
2 3 (2.24%) SMTP
3 1 (0.75%) FTP
3 1 (0.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.49%) MySQL
4 2 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 19 (14.18%) Selenium
2 18 (13.43%) Cucumber
3 14 (10.45%) LoadRunner
4 12 (8.96%) JMeter
5 9 (6.72%) WebDriver
6 8 (5.97%) SoapUI
6 8 (5.97%) JIRA
7 7 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (5.22%) JBehave
8 6 (4.48%) NeoLoad
9 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.99%) Maven
9 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.24%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (1.49%) JUnit
11 2 (1.49%) Behat
11 2 (1.49%) JProfiler
12 1 (0.75%) Firebug
12 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.75%) NUnit
General
1 5 (3.73%) Finance
2 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.75%) Games
3 1 (0.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.37%) .NET
2 16 (11.94%) HTML
3 11 (8.21%) Web Services
4 10 (7.46%) CSS
5 9 (6.72%) XML
6 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.24%) JSF
7 3 (2.24%) WCF
8 2 (1.49%) SOAP
8 2 (1.49%) HTML5
8 2 (1.49%) J2EE
9 1 (0.75%) Middleware
9 1 (0.75%) LAMP
9 1 (0.75%) Spring
9 1 (0.75%) jQuery
9 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.75%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.73%) Open Source
2 5 (3.73%) Statistics
3 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.75%) iPad
4 1 (0.75%) RIA
4 1 (0.75%) iPhone
4 1 (0.75%) NHS
4 1 (0.75%) Mobile Games
4 1 (0.75%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.72%) Windows
2 7 (5.22%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.99%) UNIX
4 3 (2.24%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (50.75%) Test Scripting
2 39 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (26.87%) BDD
4 34 (25.37%) TDD
5 27 (20.15%) Scrum
5 27 (20.15%) User Stories
6 20 (14.93%) Performance Testing
7 17 (12.69%) Test Automation
8 16 (11.94%) Test Strategy
9 14 (10.45%) Automated Testing
10 13 (9.70%) Manual Testing
11 11 (8.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (6.72%) Automation Testing
13 7 (5.22%) Data Analysis
14 6 (4.48%) Unit Testing
14 6 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
15 5 (3.73%) Functional Testing
15 5 (3.73%) Waterfall
15 5 (3.73%) Software Testing
16 4 (2.99%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (36.57%) SQL
2 38 (28.36%) Java
3 36 (26.87%) C#
4 15 (11.19%) PHP
5 9 (6.72%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.72%) Ruby
6 5 (3.73%) VB
6 5 (3.73%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.73%) C++
7 3 (2.24%) Python
8 2 (1.49%) VB6
9 1 (0.75%) C
9 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (10.45%) ISEB
2 3 (2.24%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (23.13%) QA
2 6 (4.48%) WCAG
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (12.69%) Oracle
2 10 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.48%) Google
4 5 (3.73%) HP
5 4 (2.99%) Citrix
6 3 (2.24%) Cisco
7 2 (1.49%) Splunk
7 2 (1.49%) SAP
8 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.75%) VMware
8 1 (0.75%) Capita
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