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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 85 94 70
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.71% 0.61% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.64% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 16
Median daily rate £308 £300 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% -2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £248 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.77% +24.16%
Tester
England

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
1498 1561 1463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.21% 95.71% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 908 713
Median daily rate £388 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 78 153
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.05 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 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
Nottinghamshire 0 6 £301 -14.14% 1
Leicestershire 0 1 £238 -9.52%
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 East Midlands region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
6 4 (21.05%) SDLC
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (15.79%) ISEB
7 3 (15.79%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
7 3 (15.79%) ERP
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.79%) Smart Meter
7 3 (15.79%) JIRA
7 3 (15.79%) QA
7 3 (15.79%) Billing
7 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Taleo
8 2 (10.53%) Selenium
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing

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 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (10.53%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Essbase
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 2 (10.53%) Ranorex
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
1 3 (15.79%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
2 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) Test Management
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) E-business
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) V-Model
7 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Hyperion
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Pegasus
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Serena