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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 101 95 60
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 39 47 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.35% 1.58% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.66% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 38
Median daily rate £350 £275 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £315 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
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
2789 2827 2162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.71% 95.09% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1828 1905 1324
Median daily rate £400 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 118 116
Median hourly rate £13.55 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -13 19 £395 +43.63% 11
South Yorkshire +9 15 £350 +2.18% 2
East Yorkshire -1 2 £175 +59.09%
North Yorkshire -2 1 £300 +4.34% 1
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.42%) Oracle
3 19 (22.09%) SQL
3 19 (22.09%) Test Scripting
4 17 (19.77%) Selenium
5 15 (17.44%) Dimensional Modelling
5 15 (17.44%) QA
5 15 (17.44%) Data Modelling
6 14 (16.28%) ETL
6 14 (16.28%) Finance
7 13 (15.12%) Cucumber
7 13 (15.12%) Oracle Database
8 12 (13.95%) BDD
8 12 (13.95%) Java
9 11 (12.79%) Unix
9 11 (12.79%) Windows
9 11 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (11.63%) LoadRunner
10 10 (11.63%) Informatica
10 10 (11.63%) ERwin
10 10 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (10.47%) WebDriver
11 9 (10.47%) Functional Testing
11 9 (10.47%) HP UFT
11 9 (10.47%) HP
11 9 (10.47%) ISEB
11 9 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (10.47%) PL/SQL
11 9 (10.47%) SQL Server

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 4 (4.65%) IBM Transformation Extender
1 4 (4.65%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.33%) Confluence
3 1 (1.16%) CMS
3 1 (1.16%) Moodle
3 1 (1.16%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) FTP
1 3 (3.49%) HTTP
1 3 (3.49%) Wireless
2 2 (2.33%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.33%) SSL
2 2 (2.33%) Wireless Security
3 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) Oracle Database
2 10 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.81%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.16%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.16%) MySQL
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (19.77%) Selenium
2 13 (15.12%) Cucumber
3 10 (11.63%) ERwin
3 10 (11.63%) LoadRunner
4 9 (10.47%) HP UFT
4 9 (10.47%) WebDriver
5 8 (9.30%) JIRA
6 5 (5.81%) Git (software)
6 5 (5.81%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.65%) JMeter
8 3 (3.49%) Maven
8 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.33%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.33%) Gatling
9 2 (2.33%) JUnit
9 2 (2.33%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (2.33%) The Grinder
9 2 (2.33%) VisualVM
9 2 (2.33%) YourKit
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.49%) JSON
2 3 (3.49%) XML
3 2 (2.33%) .NET
3 2 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.33%) HTML
3 2 (2.33%) REST
3 2 (2.33%) Spring
3 2 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.16%) Ajax
4 1 (1.16%) Behat
4 1 (1.16%) CSS
4 1 (1.16%) HTML5
4 1 (1.16%) jQuery
4 1 (1.16%) Middleware
4 1 (1.16%) RESTful
4 1 (1.16%) SOAP
4 1 (1.16%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.33%) Derivative
2 2 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.33%) NHS
2 2 (2.33%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.16%) Clustering
3 1 (1.16%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.16%) Statistics
3 1 (1.16%) User Experience
3 1 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.79%) Unix
1 11 (12.79%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) Linux
3 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.09%) Test Scripting
3 15 (17.44%) Data Modelling
3 15 (17.44%) Dimensional Modelling
4 14 (16.28%) ETL
5 12 (13.95%) BDD
6 11 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (10.47%) Functional Testing
8 8 (9.30%) Scrum
9 7 (8.14%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (8.14%) TDD
10 6 (6.98%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 6 (6.98%) SDLC
10 6 (6.98%) Software Testing
11 5 (5.81%) CRM
11 5 (5.81%) RAD
11 5 (5.81%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.81%) User Stories
12 4 (4.65%) ITIL
12 4 (4.65%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.09%) SQL
2 12 (13.95%) Java
3 9 (10.47%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.65%) Scala
6 3 (3.49%) Python
7 2 (2.33%) C
7 2 (2.33%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (2.33%) Groovy
7 2 (2.33%) PHP
7 2 (2.33%) Ruby
7 2 (2.33%) VBA
7 2 (2.33%) VBScript
8 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.16%) VB
8 1 (1.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) ISEB
2 6 (6.98%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) CREST Certified
4 4 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) CEH
5 3 (3.49%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.16%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.16%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.44%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.33%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (2.33%) EMIR
3 2 (2.33%) MiFID
4 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.49%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) Oracle
2 10 (11.63%) Informatica
3 9 (10.47%) HP
4 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.81%) IBM
5 5 (5.81%) Netezza
6 3 (3.49%) SAP
6 3 (3.49%) Veritas
7 2 (2.33%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.33%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.33%) New Relic
8 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
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