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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 20 35
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton - 3.08% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category - 3.28% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.41% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +62.63%
Job Titles Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
185 122 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 96.35% 93.85% 97.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 60 121
Average daily rate £275 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £535 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 4
Average hourly rate £15.88 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Tester
East Sussex

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 25 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) RDF
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (33.33%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) RDF
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft