The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Cumbria 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 Cumbria 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 - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cumbria - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
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
Cumbria
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cumbria 92.98% 85.71% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 17
Average daily rate £375 £400 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £539 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 3 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £85.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
North West

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cumbria

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cumbria

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cumbria

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cumbria

Tester
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Cumbria

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cumbria 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 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cumbria by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cumbria 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.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP