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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 101 57 84
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 36 64 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.25% 2.75% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 2.93% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 43 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £295 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £370 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.67%
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
2663 2186 1931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.82% 93.78% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1787 1370 1021
Average daily rate £350 £335 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 111 118
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £30.00 £43.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 -36 23 £278 -3.47% 14
South Yorkshire -7 4 £350 +21.52% 3
Humberside - 1 £325 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 43 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.33%) Oracle
3 26 (34.67%) Manual Testing
4 24 (32.00%) QA
5 21 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (26.67%) Selenium
6 20 (26.67%) Cucumber
6 20 (26.67%) SQL
7 18 (24.00%) Automation Testing
8 17 (22.67%) SpecFlow
8 17 (22.67%) .NET
8 17 (22.67%) Scrum
9 16 (21.33%) Software Testing
10 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 15 (20.00%) ISEB
11 14 (18.67%) Finance
11 14 (18.67%) Gherkin
12 13 (17.33%) C#
13 11 (14.67%) Test Automation
14 10 (13.33%) ISTQB
15 9 (12.00%) Automated Testing
15 9 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (12.00%) Waterfall
16 8 (10.67%) BDD
16 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database
16 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
16 8 (10.67%) Visual Studio
16 8 (10.67%) HP UFT
17 7 (9.33%) LoadRunner
17 7 (9.33%) SOA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 6 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.33%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.33%) OLAP
4 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Selenium
1 20 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 17 (22.67%) SpecFlow
3 8 (10.67%) Visual Studio
3 8 (10.67%) HP UFT
4 7 (9.33%) LoadRunner
4 7 (9.33%) WebDriver
5 6 (8.00%) JMeter
5 6 (8.00%) NUnit
5 6 (8.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.67%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.33%) NeoLoad
8 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.00%) JIRA
9 2 (2.67%) WATIR
9 2 (2.67%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (2.67%) Sahi
9 2 (2.67%) Subversion
9 2 (2.67%) Hudson
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Games
4 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.67%) .NET
2 14 (18.67%) Gherkin
3 6 (8.00%) SOAP
4 5 (6.67%) XML
5 4 (5.33%) HTML
5 4 (5.33%) CSS
6 3 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (4.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.00%) JSON
6 3 (4.00%) jQuery
7 2 (2.67%) RESTful
7 2 (2.67%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.67%) NHibernate
7 2 (2.67%) Web Services
8 1 (1.33%) XSD
8 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.67%) NHS
3 1 (1.33%) W3C
3 1 (1.33%) iSeries
3 1 (1.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) UNIX
2 1 (1.33%) Android
2 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.67%) Manual Testing
3 21 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (24.00%) Automation Testing
5 17 (22.67%) Scrum
6 16 (21.33%) Software Testing
7 11 (14.67%) Test Automation
8 9 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 9 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 9 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (10.67%) BDD
9 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
10 7 (9.33%) Test Management
10 7 (9.33%) Test Scripting
10 7 (9.33%) TDD
10 7 (9.33%) SOA
11 6 (8.00%) Volume Testing
11 6 (8.00%) SDLC
12 5 (6.67%) Web Testing
13 4 (5.33%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) SQL
2 13 (17.33%) C#
3 6 (8.00%) Java
4 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.67%) Ruby
6 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) ISEB
2 10 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 34 (45.33%) Oracle
2 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.33%) HP
3 1 (1.33%) SAP
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