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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 80 78 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 44 37 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.66% 1.63% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.74% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 25
Average daily rate
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£311 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +95.23%
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
2461 2129 2255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.73% 93.87% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1548 1228 1078
Average daily rate £355 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 121 154
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -10 32 £313 -3.84% 7
North Yorkshire - 5 £269 - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £335 - 2
East Yorkshire - - - - 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 29 (38.67%) Test Scripting
2 26 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.33%) Java
3 19 (25.33%) SQL
4 18 (24.00%) Oracle
5 16 (21.33%) ISEB
6 15 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 15 (20.00%) QA
6 15 (20.00%) Selenium
7 14 (18.67%) Automated Testing
8 13 (17.33%) Manual Testing
8 13 (17.33%) .NET
8 13 (17.33%) SOAP
9 12 (16.00%) Scrum
10 11 (14.67%) ISTQB
11 10 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (13.33%) Test Management
11 10 (13.33%) Cucumber
11 10 (13.33%) User Experience
12 9 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (12.00%) Statistical Analysis
12 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
13 8 (10.67%) Ajax
13 8 (10.67%) Performance Management
13 8 (10.67%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (10.67%) HTTP
13 8 (10.67%) VB.NET
13 8 (10.67%) ODBC
13 8 (10.67%) Windows
13 8 (10.67%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (2.67%) uiautomator
2 1 (1.33%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Office
2 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) VLAN
2 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle ODI
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (20.00%) Selenium
2 10 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (8.00%) LoadRunner
4 5 (6.67%) JIRA
5 3 (4.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.67%) Subversion
6 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.67%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.67%) Calabash
6 2 (2.67%) Hudson
6 2 (2.67%) Appium
6 2 (2.67%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.33%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.33%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.33%) JMeter
General
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.67%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) .NET
1 13 (17.33%) SOAP
2 8 (10.67%) Ajax
2 8 (10.67%) ODBC
3 4 (5.33%) Middleware
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (4.00%) REST
4 3 (4.00%) Web Services
4 3 (4.00%) XML
5 2 (2.67%) WSDL
5 2 (2.67%) HTML
5 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.67%) WCF
5 2 (2.67%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.67%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.33%) HTML5
6 1 (1.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) User Experience
2 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.67%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.67%) AS400
4 2 (2.67%) Online Games
4 2 (2.67%) iSeries
5 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.33%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.33%) iPad
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.33%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) IPTV
5 1 (1.33%) MPEG
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Linux
3 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) Test Scripting
2 26 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 14 (18.67%) Automated Testing
5 13 (17.33%) Manual Testing
6 12 (16.00%) Scrum
7 10 (13.33%) Test Management
8 9 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (12.00%) Statistical Analysis
8 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
9 8 (10.67%) Performance Management
9 8 (10.67%) Automation Testing
10 7 (9.33%) User Stories
10 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
10 7 (9.33%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.00%) SOA
11 6 (8.00%) TDD
11 6 (8.00%) BDD
11 6 (8.00%) Test Planning
12 5 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) Java
1 19 (25.33%) SQL
2 8 (10.67%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.67%) C#
4 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.33%) C
4 1 (1.33%) C++
4 1 (1.33%) Perl
4 1 (1.33%) PHP
4 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.33%) VB
4 1 (1.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) ISEB
2 11 (14.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Oracle
2 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.33%) Telerik
3 1 (1.33%) HP
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