The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 16 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 Dorset 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 34 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.83% 2.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 2.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £258 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.41% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +62.63%
Job Titles Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
224 184 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 92.95% 98.40% 88.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 105 132
Average daily rate £350 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +56.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Tester
South West

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 16 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
Bournemouth - - - - 2
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) LoadUI
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) LoadUI
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
General
1 1 (33.33%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center