The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Aberdeen region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 19 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.80% - 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£328 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 - £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 - £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
82 167 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 76.64% 90.27% 88.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 66 61
Average daily rate £300 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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