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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 88 89 79
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 60 30 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.89% 1.25% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.34% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 27
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £363 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -59.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+113.52% -51.96%
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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
2973 2238 2133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.79% 93.13% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2011 1353 1149
Average daily rate £360 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 122 142
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 September 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 September 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 -9 44 £295 -6.34% 10
South Yorkshire -5 12 £525 +49.57% 6
East Yorkshire - 2 £105 -
North Yorkshire -8 1 £288 -6.50% 3
Tester
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Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 44 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.56%) Oracle
3 27 (30.00%) Finance
4 26 (28.89%) SQL
5 24 (26.67%) ISEB
6 23 (25.56%) Software Testing
6 23 (25.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (25.56%) Waterfall
7 22 (24.44%) SQL Server
8 21 (23.33%) Manual Testing
9 20 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 20 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 20 (22.22%) SOA
10 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
10 19 (21.11%) Selenium
11 17 (18.89%) ISTQB
11 17 (18.89%) SoapUI
12 16 (17.78%) SOAP
12 16 (17.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (16.67%) Visual Studio
14 14 (15.56%) T-SQL
14 14 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (15.56%) Automation Testing
14 14 (15.56%) SDLC
15 13 (14.44%) QA
15 13 (14.44%) .NET
16 12 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (12.22%) C#
18 10 (11.11%) ETL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (17.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.11%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) FTP
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 19 (21.11%) Selenium
2 17 (18.89%) SoapUI
3 15 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 14 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (8.89%) SpecFlow
5 8 (8.89%) WebDriver
5 8 (8.89%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.89%) LoadRunner
6 7 (7.78%) ERwin
7 6 (6.67%) JMeter
7 6 (6.67%) HP UFT
8 5 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 4 (4.44%) NUnit
9 4 (4.44%) NeoLoad
9 4 (4.44%) Appium
9 4 (4.44%) JIRA
10 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.22%) eggPlant
11 1 (1.11%) Subversion
11 1 (1.11%) TestPartner
General
1 27 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Banking
2 4 (4.44%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.78%) SOAP
2 13 (14.44%) .NET
3 5 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.44%) Web Services
4 4 (4.44%) XML
5 3 (3.33%) CSS
6 1 (1.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.22%) User Experience
2 2 (2.22%) NHS
2 2 (2.22%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.11%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.22%) UNIX
1 2 (2.22%) Solaris
1 2 (2.22%) Android
1 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.56%) Software Testing
2 23 (25.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (25.56%) Waterfall
3 21 (23.33%) Manual Testing
4 20 (22.22%) SOA
4 20 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 20 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 14 (15.56%) Automation Testing
5 14 (15.56%) SDLC
6 10 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (11.11%) Change Control
6 10 (11.11%) ETL
6 10 (11.11%) RAD
6 10 (11.11%) Test Management
7 9 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 8 (8.89%) Scrum
8 8 (8.89%) Performance Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Automated Testing
10 6 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.89%) SQL
2 14 (15.56%) T-SQL
3 11 (12.22%) C#
4 8 (8.89%) C++
5 7 (7.78%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.56%) Java
7 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (26.67%) ISEB
2 17 (18.89%) ISTQB
3 12 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.22%) HND
4 2 (2.22%) Degree
4 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (35.56%) Oracle
2 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.89%) Informatica
4 3 (3.33%) SAP
5 2 (2.22%) VMware
5 2 (2.22%) Tableau
6 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.11%) HP
6 1 (1.11%) Citrix
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