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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 102 94 91
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 26 47 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.98% 1.53% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.65% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 13
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£313 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £87.75 £15.50 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+466.12% -69.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
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
2492 2856 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.11% 92.94% 93.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1596 1056
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 206 248
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £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 27 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Tester Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 April 2015. 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
Essex +2 12 £344 -1.78%
Hertfordshire +2 6 £215 -33.33% 4
Cambridgeshire 0 5 £338 +22.72% 9
Suffolk -5 3 £314 -10.35%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) QA
3 17 (30.36%) Test Scripting
4 16 (28.57%) Selenium
5 14 (25.00%) SQL
6 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
7 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 10 (17.86%) .NET
7 10 (17.86%) Oracle
8 9 (16.07%) Java
8 9 (16.07%) UNIX
8 9 (16.07%) Linux
8 9 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (16.07%) Automated Testing
9 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
9 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 7 (12.50%) JIRA
10 7 (12.50%) HTML
10 7 (12.50%) XML
10 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 7 (12.50%) Finance
11 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
11 6 (10.71%) C
11 6 (10.71%) Python
11 6 (10.71%) Retail
11 6 (10.71%) Subversion
11 6 (10.71%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Magento
2 3 (5.36%) MultiFonds
3 2 (3.57%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (1.79%) BASE24
4 1 (1.79%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.79%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Taleo
1 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Bluetooth
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
1 2 (3.57%) Wireless
2 1 (1.79%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.79%) DSL
2 1 (1.79%) DHCP
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.14%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (7.14%) DB2
3 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Selenium
2 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 7 (12.50%) JIRA
3 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 6 (10.71%) Subversion
5 4 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (7.14%) PHPUnit
5 4 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.79%) JUnit
7 1 (1.79%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Electronics
5 1 (1.79%) Automotive
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) XML
2 7 (12.50%) HTML
3 4 (7.14%) RESTful
3 4 (7.14%) Flash
4 3 (5.36%) JRuby
5 2 (3.57%) SOAP
5 2 (3.57%) REST
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.79%) Web Services
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.79%) SAP PI
6 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) SWIFT
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.57%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.79%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) DTV
4 1 (1.79%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) UNIX
1 9 (16.07%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) Test Scripting
3 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
4 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
5 9 (16.07%) Automated Testing
5 9 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 6 (10.71%) TDD
7 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Automation Testing
8 5 (8.93%) System Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Test Management
8 5 (8.93%) BDD
9 4 (7.14%) Document Management
9 4 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 4 (7.14%) Coaching
10 3 (5.36%) Wealth Management
10 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.36%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) Java
3 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.71%) C
4 6 (10.71%) Python
5 4 (7.14%) C#
5 4 (7.14%) PHP
6 3 (5.36%) Jython
6 3 (5.36%) C++
6 3 (5.36%) Embedded C
6 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.57%) XPath
8 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) ISEB
1 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) SAP
2 5 (8.93%) HP
3 4 (7.14%) Perforce
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) EMC
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