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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 38 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 0.96% 2.81% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 3.05% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£195 £319 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
280 164 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 90.03% 92.13% 96.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 94 74
Average daily rate £375 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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
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 27 August 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
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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
Barnstaple - - - -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Time Management
3 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (50.00%) Kanban
4 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) SOAP
4 5 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) QA
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (20.00%) Internet
7 2 (20.00%) WinForms
7 2 (20.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) XHTML
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) HTML
7 2 (20.00%) MS Office
7 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (10.00%) Volume Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) XHTML
2 2 (20.00%) WinForms
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Time Management
3 5 (50.00%) Kanban
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Volume Testing
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Siebel
1 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards