The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 Buckinghamshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 80 50 72
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.67% 2.15% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 2.35% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 6
Average daily rate £275 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £174 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £325 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1122 765 1128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.13% 91.51% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 409 489
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 74 86
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.07 £10.20 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Tester
South East

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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -25 4 £275 -3.93% 5
High Wycombe - 2 £263 -
Aylesbury - - - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) JIRA
5 4 (28.57%) MS Office
5 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) ISEB
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Bugzilla
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Selenium
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (14.29%) BDD
7 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 2 (14.29%) Retail
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) C#
7 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) UNIX
8 1 (7.14%) Windows
8 1 (7.14%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (28.57%) Bugzilla
2 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.14%) MSTest
5 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
5 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Management
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle