The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 29 38 47
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.33% 1.03% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 1.09% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £275 - £249
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 - £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
325 366 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.48% 94.57% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 251 302
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £27.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedfordshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 3 £275 - 1
Dunstable - 1 £425 - 1
Luton - 1 £215 - 4
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 4 (36.36%) Android
2 4 (36.36%) Xamarin
3 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
3 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (9.09%) TestRail
5 1 (9.09%) Trac
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
5 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
5 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) Telematics
5 1 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) SaaS

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) TestRail
3 1 (9.09%) Trac
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (9.09%) IVR
2 1 (9.09%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Android
1 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Debian
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) SUSE
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
2 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Xamarin
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
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