The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 28 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.81% 1.53% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.60% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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£308 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 - £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Dorset 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
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
237 188 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 95.95% 95.92% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 104 163
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 34
Average hourly rate £15.38 £15.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -29.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £9.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.61 £50.00 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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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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
Bournemouth +3 1 £290 -
Poole - 1 £325 -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) LoadUI
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
1 2 (28.57%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP