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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 104 82 92
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 41 72 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.43% 2.30% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 2.40% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 55 21
Median daily rate £405 £310 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.64% +1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £575 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +106.34%
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
2752 3006 2297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.26% 95.85% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 2036 1371
Median daily rate £380 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 161 140
Median hourly rate £14.48 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.38% -1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -5 32 £420 +41.17% 18
North Yorkshire +5 4 £319 +10.86% 14
South Yorkshire -21 3 £396 +13.21% 6
East Yorkshire -6 1 £175 +66.66% 4
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.77%) Selenium
3 24 (30.38%) Java
4 18 (22.78%) Cucumber
5 17 (21.52%) BDD
5 17 (21.52%) QA
5 17 (21.52%) Scrum
6 16 (20.25%) Performance Testing
6 16 (20.25%) Automation Testing
6 16 (20.25%) Test Scripting
7 15 (18.99%) Oracle
8 14 (17.72%) JMeter
8 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
8 14 (17.72%) WebDriver
9 13 (16.46%) Jenkins
9 13 (16.46%) Dimensional Modelling
9 13 (16.46%) Data Modelling
10 12 (15.19%) ETL
10 12 (15.19%) SQL
11 11 (13.92%) LoadRunner
12 10 (12.66%) Unix
12 10 (12.66%) RAD
12 10 (12.66%) Security Testing
13 9 (11.39%) JIRA
13 9 (11.39%) Netezza
13 9 (11.39%) TDD
13 9 (11.39%) Finance
13 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (11.39%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (11.39%) Oracle ODI

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 1 (1.27%) Confluence
1 1 (1.27%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) HTTP
1 2 (2.53%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.53%) SSL
2 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.27%) Network Security
2 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (11.39%) Oracle ODI
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.27%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 33 (41.77%) Selenium
2 18 (22.78%) Cucumber
3 14 (17.72%) JMeter
3 14 (17.72%) WebDriver
4 13 (16.46%) Jenkins
5 11 (13.92%) LoadRunner
6 9 (11.39%) JIRA
6 9 (11.39%) SoapUI
7 7 (8.86%) HP UFT
7 7 (8.86%) JUnit
8 6 (7.59%) Git (software)
9 4 (5.06%) ERwin
9 4 (5.06%) Maven
9 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.80%) Gatling
11 2 (2.53%) Hudson
11 2 (2.53%) Subversion
11 2 (2.53%) The Grinder
11 2 (2.53%) VisualVM
11 2 (2.53%) YourKit
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Games
3 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) Gherkin
2 5 (6.33%) RESTful
3 4 (5.06%) HTML
3 4 (5.06%) XML
4 3 (3.80%) JSON
4 3 (3.80%) Web Services
5 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.53%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.53%) Spring
6 1 (1.27%) CSS
6 1 (1.27%) jQuery
6 1 (1.27%) Swagger
6 1 (1.27%) Velocity
6 1 (1.27%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.53%) Derivative
2 2 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.53%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.27%) Clustering
3 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.27%) NHS
3 1 (1.27%) Statistics
3 1 (1.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Unix
2 7 (8.86%) Windows
3 4 (5.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.52%) BDD
2 17 (21.52%) Scrum
3 16 (20.25%) Automation Testing
3 16 (20.25%) Performance Testing
3 16 (20.25%) Test Scripting
4 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
5 13 (16.46%) Data Modelling
5 13 (16.46%) Dimensional Modelling
6 12 (15.19%) ETL
7 10 (12.66%) RAD
7 10 (12.66%) Security Testing
8 9 (11.39%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (11.39%) TDD
9 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (8.86%) Functional Testing
10 7 (8.86%) User Stories
11 6 (7.59%) Automated Testing
11 6 (7.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 6 (7.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.38%) Java
2 12 (15.19%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.86%) Scala
4 6 (7.59%) Ruby
5 5 (6.33%) Groovy
6 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.06%) Python
7 3 (3.80%) C#
8 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.53%) C
8 2 (2.53%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (2.53%) PHP
8 2 (2.53%) VB
8 2 (2.53%) VBA
8 2 (2.53%) VBScript
9 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) ISEB
2 4 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.80%) CREST Certified
3 3 (3.80%) Degree
4 2 (2.53%) CEH
5 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.27%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.27%) SAS Certification
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.52%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (2.53%) EMIR
2 2 (2.53%) MiFID
3 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.80%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Oracle
2 9 (11.39%) Netezza
3 7 (8.86%) HP
4 4 (5.06%) Informatica
4 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.80%) SAP
5 3 (3.80%) Veritas
6 2 (2.53%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.53%) Dynatrace
6 2 (2.53%) IBM
6 2 (2.53%) New Relic
6 2 (2.53%) VMware
7 1 (1.27%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.27%) Brocade
7 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco
7 1 (1.27%) F5
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