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 17 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 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 72 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 25 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.56% 0.70% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 0.76% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 8
Average daily rate £288 £345 £249
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £333 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £358 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1506 1188 1313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 93.89% 91.81% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 570 629
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £213 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 135 115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -16.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 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
Leicestershire -8 10 £325 - 3
Nottinghamshire +6 6 £265 -26.89%
Northamptonshire -14 4 £169 -51.08%
Derbyshire - 1 - - 2
Lincolnshire - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (39.47%) ISEB
2 12 (31.58%) Scrum
3 11 (28.95%) JIRA
3 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (26.32%) QA
4 10 (26.32%) Selenium
4 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
5 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
5 9 (23.68%) HP
5 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
5 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
6 8 (21.05%) SQL
6 8 (21.05%) SAP
7 7 (18.42%) IBM
7 7 (18.42%) Marketing
7 7 (18.42%) Use Case
7 7 (18.42%) System Testing
7 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (15.79%) Integration Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Finance
8 6 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.53%) Retail
10 4 (10.53%) Migration
10 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.53%) SAP BW
10 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.53%) Linux
10 4 (10.53%) C++

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (5.26%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics GP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.53%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) JIRA
2 10 (26.32%) Selenium
3 6 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.63%) MSTest
5 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.63%) JUnit
5 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.63%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 7 (18.42%) Marketing
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) MDX
3 1 (2.63%) Django
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
2 1 (2.63%) IVR
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) UNIX
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Scrum
2 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
3 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
3 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
4 7 (18.42%) System Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Use Case
5 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.89%) V-Model
8 2 (5.26%) Automation Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.26%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.26%) ERP
8 2 (5.26%) ETL
9 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) C++
3 3 (7.89%) VBScript
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) ISEB
2 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) HP
2 8 (21.05%) SAP
3 7 (18.42%) IBM
4 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.89%) Cognos
6 2 (5.26%) hybris
7 1 (2.63%) Tableau
7 1 (2.63%) Kronos
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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