The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 29 39 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 2.30% 3.07% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 3.18% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£220 £223 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.34% -11.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.55% -10.00%
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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 Basingstoke 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
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
203 220 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 93.55% 96.49% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 137 173
Average daily rate £325 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £29.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Basingstoke region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Tester
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Apache
2 7 (58.33%) Python
2 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
2 7 (58.33%) Snort
2 7 (58.33%) Ruby
2 7 (58.33%) PCI DSS
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Open Source
2 7 (58.33%) Bash Shell
2 7 (58.33%) PHP
2 7 (58.33%) MySQL
2 7 (58.33%) IIS
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) DVB
3 4 (33.33%) Electronics
4 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 7 (58.33%) IIS
1 7 (58.33%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) MySQL
General
1 4 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Open Source
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) PHP
1 7 (58.33%) Python
1 7 (58.33%) Ruby
1 7 (58.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Snort
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix