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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 109 109 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 35 36 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.27% 1.22% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.29% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 43
Median daily rate £350 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £232 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £345 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-26.17% +198.00%
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
2654 2794 2256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.12% 95.00% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1804 1873 1413
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 112 112
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 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 1 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
South Yorkshire +18 20 £366 -2.33%
West Yorkshire -9 12 £350 +26.12% 7
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.99%) SQL
3 19 (21.84%) Selenium
4 16 (18.39%) Test Scripting
4 16 (18.39%) Oracle
5 15 (17.24%) QA
6 14 (16.09%) Cucumber
7 13 (14.94%) BDD
7 13 (14.94%) Oracle Database
7 13 (14.94%) ISEB
7 13 (14.94%) Finance
8 12 (13.79%) JIRA
8 12 (13.79%) LoadRunner
8 12 (13.79%) Windows
8 12 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (12.64%) Functional Testing
9 11 (12.64%) Unix
9 11 (12.64%) HP
9 11 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (12.64%) ISTQB
10 10 (11.49%) TDD
10 10 (11.49%) Informatica
10 10 (11.49%) HP UFT
10 10 (11.49%) ERwin
10 10 (11.49%) Data Modelling
10 10 (11.49%) ETL
10 10 (11.49%) WebDriver
10 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (11.49%) Dimensional Modelling
11 9 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (4.60%) WebSphere
1 4 (4.60%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 2 (2.30%) Confluence
2 2 (2.30%) Moodle
3 1 (1.15%) CMS
3 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) FTP
1 3 (3.45%) HTTP
1 3 (3.45%) Wireless
2 2 (2.30%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.30%) SSL
2 2 (2.30%) Wireless Security
3 1 (1.15%) Firewall
3 1 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) Oracle Database
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.15%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.15%) MySQL
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (21.84%) Selenium
2 14 (16.09%) Cucumber
3 12 (13.79%) JIRA
3 12 (13.79%) LoadRunner
4 10 (11.49%) ERwin
4 10 (11.49%) HP UFT
4 10 (11.49%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.75%) JMeter
6 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.45%) Maven
7 3 (3.45%) Subversion
8 2 (2.30%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.30%) JUnit
8 2 (2.30%) Metasploit
8 2 (2.30%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (2.30%) VisualVM
8 2 (2.30%) YourKit
8 2 (2.30%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Military
4 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) .NET
1 4 (4.60%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.45%) JSON
2 3 (3.45%) XML
3 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.30%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.30%) HTML
3 2 (2.30%) REST
3 2 (2.30%) Spring
3 2 (2.30%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) Ajax
4 1 (1.15%) Behat
4 1 (1.15%) CSS
4 1 (1.15%) HTML5
4 1 (1.15%) jQuery
4 1 (1.15%) Middleware
4 1 (1.15%) RESTful
4 1 (1.15%) SOAP
4 1 (1.15%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.30%) Derivative
2 2 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (2.30%) e-Learning
2 2 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.30%) NHS
2 2 (2.30%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.15%) Clustering
3 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.15%) Statistics
3 1 (1.15%) User Experience
3 1 (1.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.79%) Windows
2 11 (12.64%) Unix
3 5 (5.75%) Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.39%) Test Scripting
3 13 (14.94%) BDD
4 11 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (12.64%) Functional Testing
5 10 (11.49%) Data Modelling
5 10 (11.49%) Dimensional Modelling
5 10 (11.49%) ETL
5 10 (11.49%) TDD
6 9 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (10.34%) Scrum
7 8 (9.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Automation Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.75%) CRM
9 5 (5.75%) Performance Testing
9 5 (5.75%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.75%) User Stories
10 4 (4.60%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.99%) SQL
2 9 (10.34%) Java
2 9 (10.34%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.60%) Scala
4 3 (3.45%) Python
5 2 (2.30%) C
5 2 (2.30%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (2.30%) PHP
5 2 (2.30%) Ruby
5 2 (2.30%) VBA
5 2 (2.30%) VBScript
6 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.15%) Groovy
6 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.15%) VB
6 1 (1.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (14.94%) ISEB
2 11 (12.64%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.90%) CREST Certified
3 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.60%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.45%) CEH
5 3 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.15%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.15%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.24%) QA
2 3 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.30%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (2.30%) EMIR
3 2 (2.30%) MiFID
4 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 12 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.45%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.15%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Oracle
2 11 (12.64%) HP
3 10 (11.49%) Informatica
4 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.75%) IBM
6 3 (3.45%) SAP
6 3 (3.45%) Veritas
7 2 (2.30%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.30%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.30%) New Relic
8 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.15%) Telerik
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
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