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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 28 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 5.22% 3.57% 5.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.60% 3.70% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
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 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
250 162 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 93.28% 96.43% 98.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 77 140
Average daily rate £330 £335 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 4
Average hourly rate £14.88 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.18% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.40 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £28.98 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
4 5 (35.71%) VBScript
4 5 (35.71%) VB
4 5 (35.71%) C#
4 5 (35.71%) QA
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Kanban
6 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 2 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (14.29%) JMeter
8 1 (7.14%) ISEB
8 1 (7.14%) Windows
8 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
8 1 (7.14%) Java
8 1 (7.14%) Perl
8 1 (7.14%) Ant
8 1 (7.14%) JUnit
8 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
8 1 (7.14%) JIRA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
5 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
6 2 (14.29%) JMeter
6 2 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (7.14%) Hudson
7 1 (7.14%) JIRA
7 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
7 1 (7.14%) Ant
7 1 (7.14%) JUnit
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Kanban
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
1 5 (35.71%) VBScript
1 5 (35.71%) VB
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP