The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Buckinghamshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 59 61 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 19 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.04% 1.11% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.17% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 8
Median daily rate £410 £290 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.37% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £269 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £385 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £170.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-87.57% +423.07%

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
864 939 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.80% 95.14% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 485 568
Median daily rate £395 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 41
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £24.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Buckinghamshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +6 12 £418 +41.52% 4
High Wycombe - 1 - - 1
Newport Pagnell - 1 - -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Security Testing
2 7 (30.43%) JIRA
3 6 (26.09%) DV Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) OSCP
4 5 (21.74%) CREST Certified
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) QA
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) Unix
4 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 4 (17.39%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) PaaS
6 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
6 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
6 3 (13.04%) SANS
6 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
6 3 (13.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (13.04%) CHECK Team Leader
6 3 (13.04%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (13.04%) Banking
6 3 (13.04%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (13.04%) CEH
6 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.04%) C#
6 3 (13.04%) JavaScript

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) JIRA
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.35%) Appium
5 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.35%) Calabash
5 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.35%) Protractor
5 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) OAuth
2 1 (4.35%) Java EE
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Unix
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Security Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
4 3 (13.04%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
5 2 (8.70%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) F#
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) DV Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) CREST Certified
3 5 (21.74%) OSCP
4 3 (13.04%) CEH
4 3 (13.04%) CHECK Team Leader
4 3 (13.04%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (13.04%) SANS
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) HND
6 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
1 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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