The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 18 April 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 Bedfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 42 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.68% - 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% - 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £250 - £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
402 184 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.36% 96.34% 89.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 108 118
Average daily rate £400 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -52.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £22.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
East of England

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 £250 -
Luton - 1 - -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) hybris
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) AWK
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Minerva
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) Endeca

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Minerva
1 1 (20.00%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) AWK
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) hybris
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Endeca