The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Dorset region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 26 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.58% 2.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 2.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £363 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
167 170 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 97.09% 94.44% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 92 123
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.63 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.69% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Dorset region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -1 1 £363 +68.60% 2
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Document Management
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Guidewire
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Guidewire