The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / East Midlands
Rank 73 89 70
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 21 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.41% 0.47% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 0.49% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 9
Median daily rate £350 £310 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £322 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1415 1437 1402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 95.29% 95.61% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 822 770
Median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £238 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 72 93
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
Nottinghamshire +15 9 £375 +18.11% 10
Northamptonshire - 5 £325 - 6
Leicestershire +1 1 - - 4
Derbyshire 0 1 - - 6
Lincolnshire - 1 £125 - 7
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 East Midlands region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) QA
3 7 (24.14%) Finance
4 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
4 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 6 (20.69%) Unix
4 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.24%) Selenium
5 5 (17.24%) Web Services
5 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
6 4 (13.79%) ISEB
6 4 (13.79%) Java
6 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Time Management
7 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
7 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.34%) Analytics
7 3 (10.34%) User Stories
7 3 (10.34%) Robot Framework
7 3 (10.34%) API Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Mainframe
7 3 (10.34%) Embedded C
7 3 (10.34%) SAP
7 3 (10.34%) SOAP
7 3 (10.34%) C
7 3 (10.34%) IBM
7 3 (10.34%) JMeter
7 3 (10.34%) JSON

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (3.45%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
2 3 (10.34%) JMeter
2 3 (10.34%) Robot Framework
2 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.90%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) Rational Robot
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) JSON
2 3 (10.34%) SOAP
3 2 (6.90%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) Middleware
4 1 (3.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.45%) WPF
4 1 (3.45%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.45%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
2 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Analytics
4 3 (10.34%) API Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (10.34%) Time Management
4 3 (10.34%) User Stories
4 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Build Automation
5 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
5 2 (6.90%) QA Automation
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) C
3 3 (10.34%) Embedded C
4 2 (6.90%) MATLAB
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
2 4 (13.79%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) IBM
1 3 (10.34%) SAP
2 2 (6.90%) Cognos
2 2 (6.90%) Hyperion
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) F5
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
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