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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 74 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 17 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.24% 1.34% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.44% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £384 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+106.40% -51.96%
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
1291 1110 1011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.10% 92.96% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 625 511
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 68
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £13.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.93 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 0 16 £300 -21.05% 2
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (40.00%) SQL
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (40.00%) QA
2 9 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (28.00%) HP
3 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (24.00%) ISEB
4 6 (24.00%) C#
5 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.00%) Selenium
5 5 (20.00%) JIRA
6 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (16.00%) Migration
6 4 (16.00%) Retail
6 4 (16.00%) Finance
6 4 (16.00%) .NET
6 4 (16.00%) UNIX
6 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (12.00%) SAP
7 3 (12.00%) SOAP
7 3 (12.00%) XML
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL
7 3 (12.00%) MS Office
7 3 (12.00%) Biometrics
7 3 (12.00%) Service Management
7 3 (12.00%) MVC
7 3 (12.00%) XML Messaging

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) ResourceLink
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) SAP BI
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
1 5 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
1 4 (16.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) SOAP
2 3 (12.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) XML Messaging
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Biometrics
2 3 (12.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) DTV
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) Service Management
5 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.00%) MVC
5 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (8.00%) SDLC
6 2 (8.00%) Test Management
6 2 (8.00%) BDD
6 2 (8.00%) Scrum
7 1 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) HP
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Northgate
3 3 (12.00%) NorthgateArinso
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Compaq
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) webMethods
5 1 (4.00%) Terracotta