The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 91 99 99
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 36 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.51% 1.17% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.21% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 7
Average daily rate £340 £280 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £218 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £290 £301
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2273 2472 2291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.38% 96.60% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1468 1252
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 229 245
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £39.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the East of England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Tester
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hertfordshire +17 14 £370 +68.18% 2
Essex +8 11 £350 -6.66%
Cambridgeshire +3 8 £290 +23.40% 4
Bedfordshire +9 3 £248 - 1
Suffolk -1 1 £330 -22.35%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 36 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 26 (29.55%) Test Automation
4 25 (28.41%) SQL
5 23 (26.14%) QA
6 19 (21.59%) Selenium
7 18 (20.45%) Automated Testing
7 18 (20.45%) Manual Testing
8 17 (19.32%) WebDriver
8 17 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (19.32%) XML
8 17 (19.32%) Unix
9 16 (18.18%) DB2
9 16 (18.18%) HTML
9 16 (18.18%) ISEB
9 16 (18.18%) RESTful
10 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
10 15 (17.05%) Retail
11 14 (15.91%) TDD
11 14 (15.91%) Software Testing
11 14 (15.91%) Functional Testing
11 14 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (14.77%) HP
13 12 (13.64%) Subversion
14 11 (12.50%) ETL
14 11 (12.50%) Java
14 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
14 11 (12.50%) C++
14 11 (12.50%) PHP
14 11 (12.50%) Magento

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (5.68%) NetWeaver
2 2 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Magento
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.14%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.14%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.14%) DNS
2 1 (1.14%) DPNSS
2 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.14%) FTP
2 1 (1.14%) H.323
2 1 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) Megaco
2 1 (1.14%) MGCP
2 1 (1.14%) PSTN
2 1 (1.14%) QSIG
2 1 (1.14%) RTP
2 1 (1.14%) SS7
2 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.14%) Wireless
2 1 (1.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) DB2
2 6 (6.82%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (21.59%) Selenium
2 17 (19.32%) WebDriver
3 12 (13.64%) Subversion
4 9 (10.23%) JIRA
4 9 (10.23%) PHPUnit
5 7 (7.95%) Git (software)
5 7 (7.95%) HP UFT
6 5 (5.68%) Appium
7 4 (4.55%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.41%) Protractor
9 2 (2.27%) LabVIEW
9 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.14%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.14%) FogBugz
10 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.14%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.14%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.14%) TestLink
General
1 15 (17.05%) Retail
2 9 (10.23%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Electronics
3 4 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.41%) Marketing
4 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.27%) Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Automotive
6 1 (1.14%) Games
6 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.32%) XML
2 16 (18.18%) HTML
2 16 (18.18%) RESTful
3 6 (6.82%) Behat
3 6 (6.82%) Flash
4 4 (4.55%) .NET
5 3 (3.41%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.41%) J2EE
6 2 (2.27%) Web Services
6 2 (2.27%) WinForms
7 1 (1.14%) REST
7 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.41%) Device Driver
2 3 (3.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.14%) Telematics
4 1 (1.14%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.32%) Unix
2 6 (6.82%) Android
2 6 (6.82%) Linux
3 2 (2.27%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 26 (29.55%) Test Automation
4 18 (20.45%) Automated Testing
4 18 (20.45%) Manual Testing
5 17 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.91%) Functional Testing
6 14 (15.91%) Software Testing
6 14 (15.91%) TDD
7 11 (12.50%) ETL
8 10 (11.36%) BDD
8 10 (11.36%) Coaching
8 10 (11.36%) Document Management
9 8 (9.09%) Automation Testing
9 8 (9.09%) Scrum
10 7 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (7.95%) SDLC
10 7 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (7.95%) Waterfall
10 7 (7.95%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.41%) SQL
2 11 (12.50%) C++
2 11 (12.50%) Java
2 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 11 (12.50%) PHP
3 9 (10.23%) Python
4 6 (6.82%) C
5 5 (5.68%) ABAP
6 4 (4.55%) C#
7 2 (2.27%) VC++
8 1 (1.14%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.14%) Groovy
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) ISEB
2 9 (10.23%) ISTQB
2 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.82%) Degree
5 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.14%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) SDET
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.77%) HP
3 9 (10.23%) Oracle
4 6 (6.82%) SAP
5 4 (4.55%) Informatica
6 3 (3.41%) Remedy
7 1 (1.14%) BMC
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco
7 1 (1.14%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.14%) Orchard
7 1 (1.14%) Pega