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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 84 71 59
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 36 48 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.53% 2.16% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 2.31% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 42
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£315 £300 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £220 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £400 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
2193 2074 2547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.24% 93.38% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1120 1357
Average daily rate £340 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 133 138
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -12 30 £320 +6.66% 5
South Yorkshire +7 3 £351 -12.25% 2
North Yorkshire - 3 £308 - 5
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 65 (52.00%) Test Scripting
2 44 (35.20%) SQL
3 37 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (28.80%) Java
5 31 (24.80%) BDD
6 29 (23.20%) TDD
7 28 (22.40%) QA
7 28 (22.40%) C#
7 28 (22.40%) .NET
8 24 (19.20%) User Stories
9 23 (18.40%) Scrum
10 22 (17.60%) Performance Testing
11 21 (16.80%) Selenium
12 18 (14.40%) Cucumber
13 17 (13.60%) Oracle
14 16 (12.80%) ISEB
14 16 (12.80%) Automated Testing
14 16 (12.80%) Test Automation
15 15 (12.00%) Manual Testing
15 15 (12.00%) HTML
15 15 (12.00%) PHP
16 14 (11.20%) LoadRunner
17 13 (10.40%) Test Strategy
17 13 (10.40%) Enterprise Software
18 12 (9.60%) JMeter
19 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
19 11 (8.80%) Web Services
20 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
20 10 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
21 9 (7.20%) Ruby

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.40%) IIS
2 1 (0.80%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.80%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS Office
2 2 (1.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) Internet
2 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.40%) Firewall
3 3 (2.40%) LAN
3 3 (2.40%) WAN
3 3 (2.40%) SMTP
3 3 (2.40%) SAN
3 3 (2.40%) NAS
4 2 (1.60%) HTTP
5 1 (0.80%) DVB
5 1 (0.80%) VLAN
5 1 (0.80%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.20%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.60%) MySQL
5 2 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.60%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 21 (16.80%) Selenium
2 18 (14.40%) Cucumber
3 14 (11.20%) LoadRunner
4 12 (9.60%) JMeter
5 9 (7.20%) WebDriver
6 8 (6.40%) SoapUI
7 7 (5.60%) JIRA
7 7 (5.60%) JBehave
8 6 (4.80%) NeoLoad
9 5 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.20%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.20%) Maven
11 3 (2.40%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (1.60%) JProfiler
12 2 (1.60%) Behat
12 2 (1.60%) JUnit
13 1 (0.80%) NUnit
13 1 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.80%) Firebug
General
1 4 (3.20%) Finance
2 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.80%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.40%) .NET
2 15 (12.00%) HTML
3 11 (8.80%) Web Services
4 9 (7.20%) CSS
5 7 (5.60%) XML
6 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.40%) WCF
7 3 (2.40%) SOAP
8 2 (1.60%) HTML5
8 2 (1.60%) J2EE
9 1 (0.80%) LAMP
9 1 (0.80%) Middleware
9 1 (0.80%) Spring
9 1 (0.80%) Ajax
9 1 (0.80%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.80%) jQuery
9 1 (0.80%) ODBC
9 1 (0.80%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.00%) Statistics
2 5 (4.00%) Open Source
3 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.80%) Mobile Games
4 1 (0.80%) STB
4 1 (0.80%) IPTV
4 1 (0.80%) RIA
4 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.80%) MPEG
4 1 (0.80%) NHS
4 1 (0.80%) iPhone
4 1 (0.80%) iPad
4 1 (0.80%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Windows
2 7 (5.60%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.20%) UNIX
4 3 (2.40%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.60%) Linux
6 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (52.00%) Test Scripting
2 37 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (24.80%) BDD
4 29 (23.20%) TDD
5 24 (19.20%) User Stories
6 23 (18.40%) Scrum
7 22 (17.60%) Performance Testing
8 16 (12.80%) Automated Testing
8 16 (12.80%) Test Automation
9 15 (12.00%) Manual Testing
10 13 (10.40%) Test Strategy
11 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (6.40%) Automation Testing
13 7 (5.60%) Data Analysis
14 6 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (4.80%) Software Testing
15 5 (4.00%) Integration Testing
15 5 (4.00%) Waterfall
16 4 (3.20%) System Testing
16 4 (3.20%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (35.20%) SQL
2 36 (28.80%) Java
3 28 (22.40%) C#
4 15 (12.00%) PHP
5 9 (7.20%) Ruby
6 8 (6.40%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.80%) C++
8 5 (4.00%) VB
9 3 (2.40%) Python
10 2 (1.60%) C
10 2 (1.60%) VB6
11 1 (0.80%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.80%) Tcl
11 1 (0.80%) Perl
11 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (12.80%) ISEB
2 4 (3.20%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.60%) Degree
4 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (22.40%) QA
2 5 (4.00%) WCAG
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (13.60%) Oracle
2 8 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.00%) Google
3 5 (4.00%) HP
4 4 (3.20%) Citrix
5 3 (2.40%) Cisco
6 2 (1.60%) Splunk
6 2 (1.60%) SAP
7 1 (0.80%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.80%) VMware
7 1 (0.80%) Capita