The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 98 110 93
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 31 26 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.26% 0.95% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.99% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 20
Median daily rate £350 £313 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £26.75 £87.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.51% +602.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £26.75 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.35 £148.75 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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
2374 2616 2840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.19% 95.54% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1349 1465 1560
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 239 233
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 24 May 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
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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hertfordshire +13 15 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire +12 7 £325 -3.70% 8
Suffolk -2 4 £350 +40.70% 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £300 - 5
Essex -11 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 of England region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.31%) Test Scripting
3 24 (35.82%) SQL
4 23 (34.33%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (34.33%) Selenium
4 23 (34.33%) Test Automation
5 22 (32.84%) QA
6 19 (28.36%) WebDriver
7 18 (26.87%) Automated Testing
7 18 (26.87%) XML
7 18 (26.87%) Unix
8 17 (25.37%) DB2
8 17 (25.37%) HTML
8 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
8 17 (25.37%) RESTful
9 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
9 15 (22.39%) BDD
10 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (20.90%) Subversion
11 13 (19.40%) Retail
11 13 (19.40%) Scrum
12 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
12 12 (17.91%) Magento
12 12 (17.91%) TDD
12 12 (17.91%) Manual Testing
12 12 (17.91%) HP
13 11 (16.42%) Java
13 11 (16.42%) Document Management
13 11 (16.42%) Coaching
14 10 (14.93%) Cucumber

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Magento
2 3 (4.48%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Internet
1 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.49%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.49%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.49%) DNS
2 1 (1.49%) Firewall
2 1 (1.49%) FTP
2 1 (1.49%) LTE
2 1 (1.49%) Megaco
2 1 (1.49%) Network Security
2 1 (1.49%) RTP
2 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) DB2
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.97%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (34.33%) Selenium
2 19 (28.36%) WebDriver
3 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
4 14 (20.90%) Subversion
5 10 (14.93%) Cucumber
6 9 (13.43%) PHPUnit
7 8 (11.94%) Appium
8 7 (10.45%) JIRA
9 6 (8.96%) HP UFT
10 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
11 4 (5.97%) JUnit
11 4 (5.97%) NUnit
11 4 (5.97%) Protractor
11 4 (5.97%) RSpec
12 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
13 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
13 2 (2.99%) Robot Framework
14 1 (1.49%) FogBugz
14 1 (1.49%) TestDirector
14 1 (1.49%) TestLink
General
1 13 (19.40%) Retail
2 6 (8.96%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Military
4 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) XML
2 17 (25.37%) HTML
2 17 (25.37%) RESTful
3 9 (13.43%) Behat
3 9 (13.43%) Gherkin
4 5 (7.46%) REST
5 4 (5.97%) .NET
5 4 (5.97%) CSS
5 4 (5.97%) Flash
5 4 (5.97%) J2EE
5 4 (5.97%) SOAP
6 2 (2.99%) Web Services
6 2 (2.99%) WinForms
7 1 (1.49%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) IVR
3 1 (1.49%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Unix
2 4 (5.97%) Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) Debian
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.49%) SUSE
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.31%) Test Scripting
3 23 (34.33%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (34.33%) Test Automation
4 18 (26.87%) Automated Testing
5 15 (22.39%) BDD
6 13 (19.40%) Scrum
7 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
7 12 (17.91%) Manual Testing
7 12 (17.91%) TDD
8 11 (16.42%) Coaching
8 11 (16.42%) Document Management
9 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
10 9 (13.43%) User Stories
11 8 (11.94%) Re-Platforming
12 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (10.45%) ETL
13 6 (8.96%) Agile Testing
13 6 (8.96%) Web Testing
14 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) SQL
2 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
3 11 (16.42%) Java
4 10 (14.93%) PHP
5 7 (10.45%) C#
5 7 (10.45%) C++
5 7 (10.45%) Python
6 4 (5.97%) Ruby
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) ISEB
2 7 (10.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.49%) CEH
6 1 (1.49%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.49%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (1.49%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.49%) Degree
6 1 (1.49%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.84%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) HP
2 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.96%) SAP
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle
5 1 (1.49%) BMC
5 1 (1.49%) hybris
5 1 (1.49%) IBM
5 1 (1.49%) Pega
5 1 (1.49%) Pegasus
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.49%) Remedy