The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton 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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 34 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.62% 2.17% 5.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.33% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £358 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -1.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
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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 Brighton 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
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
260 215 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 97.38% 93.48% 98.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 112 102
Average daily rate £360 £275 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £153 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.04 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £32.50 £14.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) Selenium
4 4 (57.14%) Java
5 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (42.86%) Firebug
5 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
5 3 (42.86%) IntelliJ
5 3 (42.86%) TestNG
5 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
5 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (42.86%) User Stories
5 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 3 (42.86%) Maven
6 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 2 (28.57%) VBScript
6 2 (28.57%) VB
6 2 (28.57%) ISEB
6 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
6 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Firebug
2 3 (42.86%) TestNG
2 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
2 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
2 3 (42.86%) IntelliJ
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 3 (42.86%) Maven
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP