The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 67 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.29% 2.04% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 2.21% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 15
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1150 997 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.82% 92.57% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 502 466
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 73 75
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.23 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £38.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -1 8 £380 +16.92% 2
High Wycombe - 1 £210 - 3
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Princes Risborough - - - - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 12 (48.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (28.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (28.00%) Selenium
4 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) QA
5 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) ISEB
6 5 (20.00%) JIRA
6 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.00%) C#
7 4 (16.00%) XML
7 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Test Management
8 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (12.00%) BDD
9 2 (8.00%) Java
9 2 (8.00%) .NET
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle
9 2 (8.00%) MS Office

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) PowerCenter
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (28.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.00%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) Toad
5 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.00%) ClearQuest
5 1 (4.00%) JMeter
5 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (4.00%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) WatiN
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Test Management
5 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (12.00%) BDD
6 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.00%) V-Model
6 2 (8.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (8.00%) ETL
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Informatica
3 1 (4.00%) Telerik