The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Devon 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 19 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 26 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 9.42% 2.93% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.70% 3.02% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 6
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £168 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £420 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon 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
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
268 298 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 97.10% 97.07% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 139 120
Average daily rate £400 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 14
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +82.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Devon region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Devon region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Plymouth - 19 £350 -
Exeter 0 5 £415 +3.75%
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) Cucumber
3 25 (54.35%) Gherkin
4 24 (52.17%) Ruby
5 21 (45.65%) Capybara
6 19 (41.30%) Functional Testing
7 17 (36.96%) Software Testing
7 17 (36.96%) ISEB
8 16 (34.78%) Jenkins
8 16 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (32.61%) ISTQB
9 15 (32.61%) Time Management
10 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
11 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
12 12 (26.09%) Manual Testing
12 12 (26.09%) Selenium
12 12 (26.09%) Scrum
13 10 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
13 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
14 9 (19.57%) HP UFT
14 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
15 8 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (17.39%) PHP
15 8 (17.39%) MS Office
15 8 (17.39%) ITIL
15 8 (17.39%) Office 365
16 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
16 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
17 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
17 6 (13.04%) BDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (58.70%) Cucumber
2 21 (45.65%) Capybara
3 16 (34.78%) Jenkins
4 12 (26.09%) Selenium
5 9 (19.57%) HP UFT
6 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.52%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (2.17%) WATIR
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (54.35%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.35%) RESTful
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (41.30%) Functional Testing
3 17 (36.96%) Software Testing
4 15 (32.61%) Time Management
5 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
6 12 (26.09%) Manual Testing
6 12 (26.09%) Scrum
7 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.39%) ITIL
9 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
10 6 (13.04%) BDD
10 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
12 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Project Management
13 3 (6.52%) OO
13 3 (6.52%) OOP
13 3 (6.52%) TDD
13 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
13 3 (6.52%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) Ruby
2 8 (17.39%) PHP
3 4 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) Groovy
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) ISEB
2 16 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (32.61%) ISTQB
4 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) Talend
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) IFS