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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 121 107 99
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 26 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.88% 1.12% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.23% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 13
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£400 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £164.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1212.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.67%
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
2767 2691 2136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.76% 91.62% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1542 1098
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 225 235
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -29.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £37.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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
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 2 July 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 -6 9 £400 +77.77% 1
Hertfordshire -20 7 £350 +28.44% 2
Suffolk +14 4 £450 +30.34%
Bedfordshire +6 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £219 -48.52% 11
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 26 (48.15%) QA
2 23 (42.59%) Test Scripting
3 22 (40.74%) Selenium
4 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 15 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 15 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (27.78%) Automated Testing
6 14 (25.93%) Java
6 14 (25.93%) SQL
6 14 (25.93%) XML
7 13 (24.07%) UNIX
8 12 (22.22%) TDD
8 12 (22.22%) Retail
8 12 (22.22%) Subversion
8 12 (22.22%) Coaching
9 11 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (20.37%) System Testing
9 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
10 10 (18.52%) HTML
10 10 (18.52%) DB2
10 10 (18.52%) Flash
10 10 (18.52%) Document Management
10 10 (18.52%) DbVisualizer
10 10 (18.52%) RESTful
10 10 (18.52%) Cucumber
11 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
12 6 (11.11%) Finance
12 6 (11.11%) J2EE
12 6 (11.11%) WebSphere

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Magento
2 3 (5.56%) MultiFonds
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.85%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.85%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Bluetooth
1 2 (3.70%) Wireless
2 1 (1.85%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.85%) DHCP
2 1 (1.85%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) DB2
1 10 (18.52%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (40.74%) Selenium
2 15 (27.78%) WebDriver
3 12 (22.22%) Subversion
4 10 (18.52%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.41%) PHPUnit
6 3 (5.56%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.70%) JIRA
7 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.85%) JUnit
8 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (22.22%) Retail
2 6 (11.11%) Finance
3 4 (7.41%) Automotive
4 3 (5.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) XML
2 10 (18.52%) Flash
2 10 (18.52%) HTML
2 10 (18.52%) RESTful
3 6 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 6 (11.11%) J2EE
4 5 (9.26%) .NET
5 2 (3.70%) SOAP
5 2 (3.70%) Web Services
5 2 (3.70%) Middleware
5 2 (3.70%) SAP PI
5 2 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Telematics
3 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.70%) EFT
3 2 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) AS400
4 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.85%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) UNIX
2 5 (9.26%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Test Scripting
2 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.78%) Automated Testing
3 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 12 (22.22%) Coaching
4 12 (22.22%) TDD
5 11 (20.37%) System Testing
5 11 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (18.52%) Document Management
7 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 6 (11.11%) BDD
9 5 (9.26%) Integration Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Automation Testing
10 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.41%) Regression Testing
11 3 (5.56%) Validation
11 3 (5.56%) Wealth Management
11 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) Java
1 14 (25.93%) SQL
2 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.41%) C#
3 4 (7.41%) PHP
4 2 (3.70%) C
4 2 (3.70%) XPath
4 2 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.85%) C++
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (48.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 4 (7.41%) SAP
2 4 (7.41%) HP
3 2 (3.70%) Perforce
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.85%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.85%) Google
4 1 (1.85%) EMC
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