The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +27.50%
Tester
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen 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
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103 215 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 92.79% 91.49% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 93 82
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £192 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 26
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £28.34 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Aberdeen region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Tester
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Maximo
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) IBM