The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Brighton 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 23 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.36% 5.62% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 5.71% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
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£358 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +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
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
201 175 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 94.81% 98.31% 97.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 97 139
Average daily rate £250 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £210 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 15
Average hourly rate £14.38 £12.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.34% -55.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.39 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 July 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 3 (60.00%) VB
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (20.00%) Hudson
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Ant
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Perl

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) Hudson
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) Ant
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Kanban
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
1 3 (60.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP