The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 29 July 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 East Midlands 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 78 62 60
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 17 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.18% 1.93% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 2.08% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 15
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £261 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £338 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1357 1348 1351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.30% 93.03% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 676 636
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 97 116
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £15.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +17.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
England

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Tester
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Derbyshire +11 10 £320 +15.31% 4
Nottinghamshire +10 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire -4 3 £303 -
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 17 (39.53%) QA
2 16 (37.21%) Selenium
3 15 (34.88%) ISEB
4 13 (30.23%) Scrum
4 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
5 12 (27.91%) SQL
6 11 (25.58%) JIRA
7 10 (23.26%) Software Testing
8 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
8 9 (20.93%) Integration Testing
8 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
9 8 (18.60%) System Testing
9 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (18.60%) Automation Testing
9 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (18.60%) SAP
9 8 (18.60%) Java
9 8 (18.60%) HP
10 7 (16.28%) Marketing
10 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
10 7 (16.28%) Use Case
11 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
11 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
11 6 (13.95%) C#
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
11 6 (13.95%) IBM

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (2.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SAP BW
3 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Selenium
2 11 (25.58%) JIRA
3 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
5 4 (9.30%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.98%) JBehave
6 3 (6.98%) JUnit
7 1 (2.33%) Sahi
7 1 (2.33%) MSTest
7 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (16.28%) Marketing
2 5 (11.63%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) CSS
2 2 (4.65%) Spring
2 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) MDX
3 1 (2.33%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) NHS
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
2 1 (2.33%) IVR
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Scrum
1 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (23.26%) Software Testing
3 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
3 9 (20.93%) Integration Testing
3 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
4 8 (18.60%) System Testing
4 8 (18.60%) Automation Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
5 7 (16.28%) Use Case
6 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Performance Testing
7 5 (11.63%) BDD
8 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.30%) User Stories
8 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.30%) TDD
8 4 (9.30%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) Java
3 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.95%) C#
4 5 (11.63%) PHP
5 4 (9.30%) Ruby
5 4 (9.30%) C++
5 4 (9.30%) VBScript
5 4 (9.30%) VB
6 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.33%) C
7 1 (2.33%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) ISEB
2 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
3 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (39.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) SAP
1 8 (18.60%) HP
2 6 (13.95%) IBM
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) hybris
5 1 (2.33%) Tableau
5 1 (2.33%) Cognos
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