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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 99 103 95
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 46 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.49% 1.03% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.11% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 17
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£310 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £217 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £10.08 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 - £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 - £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +27.50%
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
2876 2249 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.20% 93.09% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1785 1169 1460
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 231 291
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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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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 -6 21 £300 -2.43% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 12 £288 -11.53% 6
Essex -15 5 £338 +13.44% 2
Suffolk +7 3 £370 +5.56% 1
Bedfordshire -16 3 £200 +14.28%
Norfolk -6 2 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 35 (44.30%) SQL
2 26 (32.91%) Java
3 25 (31.65%) Oracle
4 22 (27.85%) Test Scripting
4 22 (27.85%) Manual Testing
5 21 (26.58%) UNIX
6 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (22.78%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (22.78%) Oracle Database
7 17 (21.52%) HP
8 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
9 15 (18.99%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (18.99%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (18.99%) Finance
10 14 (17.72%) .NET
11 13 (16.46%) Web Services
11 13 (16.46%) XML
12 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
12 12 (15.19%) Linux
13 11 (13.92%) ISEB
13 11 (13.92%) Eclipse
13 11 (13.92%) QA
14 10 (12.66%) System Testing
14 10 (12.66%) Regression Testing
14 10 (12.66%) ETL
15 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (11.39%) JUnit
15 9 (11.39%) PL/SQL
15 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
15 9 (11.39%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 6 (7.59%) MQSeries
1 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Wireless
1 3 (3.80%) Firewall
2 2 (2.53%) NAS
2 2 (2.53%) Telnet
2 2 (2.53%) Broadband
2 2 (2.53%) CTI
2 2 (2.53%) DHCP
2 2 (2.53%) FTP
2 2 (2.53%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) SNMP
3 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.27%) VPN
3 1 (1.27%) SSL
3 1 (1.27%) SAN
3 1 (1.27%) Internet
3 1 (1.27%) 3G
3 1 (1.27%) LAN
3 1 (1.27%) WAN
3 1 (1.27%) IPsec
3 1 (1.27%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.78%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.59%) DB2
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (7.59%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (6.33%) MySQL
5 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.06%) PowerCenter
6 3 (3.80%) Big Data
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (13.92%) Eclipse
3 9 (11.39%) JUnit
3 9 (11.39%) Selenium
4 8 (10.13%) LoadRunner
4 8 (10.13%) SoapUI
5 7 (8.86%) WebDriver
5 7 (8.86%) JIRA
6 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
7 5 (6.33%) Ant
7 5 (6.33%) ClearQuest
7 5 (6.33%) Subversion
7 5 (6.33%) Maven
8 4 (5.06%) JMeter
8 4 (5.06%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.80%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.80%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.53%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.27%) TestNG
General
1 15 (18.99%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.59%) Retail
4 5 (6.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.80%) Banking
6 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (1.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.72%) .NET
2 13 (16.46%) Web Services
2 13 (16.46%) XML
3 8 (10.13%) HTML
4 6 (7.59%) SOAP
4 6 (7.59%) Flash
4 6 (7.59%) Hibernate
4 6 (7.59%) Spring
4 6 (7.59%) J2EE
5 5 (6.33%) REST
6 3 (3.80%) XSD
6 3 (3.80%) XSLT
7 2 (2.53%) MDX
8 1 (1.27%) WSDL
8 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) PKI
2 6 (7.59%) STB
3 3 (3.80%) User Experience
4 2 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.53%) NHS
4 2 (2.53%) GIS
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) AS400
5 1 (1.27%) Handset
5 1 (1.27%) LIMS
5 1 (1.27%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Informatics
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.27%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) UNIX
2 12 (15.19%) Linux
3 3 (3.80%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.85%) Test Scripting
1 22 (27.85%) Manual Testing
2 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
4 15 (18.99%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
6 10 (12.66%) ETL
6 10 (12.66%) Regression Testing
6 10 (12.66%) System Testing
7 8 (10.13%) V-Model
7 8 (10.13%) Load Testing
8 7 (8.86%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.86%) User Stories
9 6 (7.59%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Usability Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Performance Testing
10 5 (6.33%) TDD
11 4 (5.06%) Scrum
11 4 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.30%) SQL
2 26 (32.91%) Java
3 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.39%) PL/SQL
4 6 (7.59%) C#
5 5 (6.33%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.33%) Ruby
6 4 (5.06%) Python
7 3 (3.80%) XPath
7 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.80%) C++
8 2 (2.53%) Perl
8 2 (2.53%) PHP
8 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.27%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.27%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) ISEB
2 9 (11.39%) Degree
3 8 (10.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) CSSLP
5 1 (1.27%) CISSP
5 1 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.27%) CISM
5 1 (1.27%) CCSA
5 1 (1.27%) CCSE
5 1 (1.27%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (22.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 25 (31.65%) Oracle
2 17 (21.52%) HP
3 7 (8.86%) Informatica
4 6 (7.59%) IBM
4 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.80%) Progress
6 2 (2.53%) Citrix
6 2 (2.53%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.27%) SAP
7 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.27%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.27%) Sourcefire
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