The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 18 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 Cheltenham 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 16 22
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 1 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham - 1.39% 10.47%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.45% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 15
Average daily rate - £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
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
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106 69 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 91.38% 95.83% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 42 169
Average daily rate £350 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £11.88 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
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Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham