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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / Yorkshire
Rank 79 82 81
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 44 58 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.02% 2.03% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.12% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 41 37
Median daily rate £300 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

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
2115 2738 2431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.89% 95.87% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1791 1575
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 105 120
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.81 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.86% +10.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +12 36 £300 -3.61% 26
South Yorkshire -8 7 £225 -34.78% 6
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 50 (64.10%) Selenium
2 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (50.00%) Java
4 30 (38.46%) Automated Testing
5 29 (37.18%) Test Automation
5 29 (37.18%) BDD
6 26 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 25 (32.05%) Cucumber
7 25 (32.05%) QA
8 23 (29.49%) Scrum
9 22 (28.21%) Performance Testing
9 22 (28.21%) Manual Testing
9 22 (28.21%) WebDriver
10 18 (23.08%) Jenkins
11 17 (21.79%) Kanban
11 17 (21.79%) JMeter
12 16 (20.51%) Gherkin
13 15 (19.23%) Test Scripting
13 15 (19.23%) ISTQB
14 14 (17.95%) TDD
14 14 (17.95%) SQL
15 13 (16.67%) Scala
15 13 (16.67%) API Testing
16 12 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
16 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (15.38%) Software Testing
17 11 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (14.10%) Visual Studio
17 11 (14.10%) SoapUI
17 11 (14.10%) Continuous Delivery

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 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
1 7 (8.97%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.56%) Apache
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) GitHub
2 1 (1.28%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) LDAP
1 2 (2.56%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.56%) Redis
2 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) Big Data
3 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 50 (64.10%) Selenium
2 25 (32.05%) Cucumber
3 22 (28.21%) WebDriver
4 18 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 17 (21.79%) JMeter
6 11 (14.10%) SoapUI
6 11 (14.10%) Visual Studio
7 10 (12.82%) JIRA
7 10 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (11.54%) Git (software)
9 7 (8.97%) Hudson
9 7 (8.97%) MSTest
10 5 (6.41%) Gatling
10 5 (6.41%) JUnit
10 5 (6.41%) SpecFlow
11 4 (5.13%) FitNesse
11 4 (5.13%) HP UFT
12 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
12 3 (3.85%) Subversion
12 3 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Games
3 4 (5.13%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) German Language
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) Gherkin
2 10 (12.82%) Web Services
3 9 (11.54%) RESTful
4 8 (10.26%) HTML
5 7 (8.97%) .NET
6 5 (6.41%) REST
6 5 (6.41%) XML
7 4 (5.13%) CSS
8 2 (2.56%) jQuery
8 2 (2.56%) JSON
8 2 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (2.56%) SOAP
8 2 (2.56%) Spring
8 2 (2.56%) Symfony
9 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.28%) Apache CXF
9 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.28%) Swagger
9 1 (1.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.85%) NHS
2 3 (3.85%) User Experience
3 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.28%) AS400
4 1 (1.28%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Unix
2 6 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 29 (37.18%) BDD
3 29 (37.18%) Test Automation
4 26 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 23 (29.49%) Scrum
6 22 (28.21%) Manual Testing
6 22 (28.21%) Performance Testing
7 17 (21.79%) Kanban
8 15 (19.23%) Test Scripting
9 14 (17.95%) TDD
10 13 (16.67%) API Testing
11 12 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
11 12 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 11 (14.10%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (12.82%) Functional Testing
13 10 (12.82%) Security Testing
13 10 (12.82%) User Stories
14 9 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.00%) Java
2 14 (17.95%) SQL
3 13 (16.67%) Scala
4 10 (12.82%) Python
5 9 (11.54%) C#
5 9 (11.54%) Groovy
5 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.69%) PHP
7 5 (6.41%) Ruby
8 2 (2.56%) C
8 2 (2.56%) C++
9 1 (1.28%) Perl
9 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.26%) ISEB
3 5 (6.41%) Degree
3 5 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.05%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) OpenView
1 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.56%) VMware
4 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.28%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.28%) Brocade
4 1 (1.28%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco
4 1 (1.28%) F5
4 1 (1.28%) HP
4 1 (1.28%) IBM
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