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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 99 102 87
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 29 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.15% 1.21% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.30% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 22
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£230 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £275 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £18.50 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.67% -64.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £79.25 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-58.99% +128.05%
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
2386 2393 2135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.50% 93.26% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1320 1103
Average daily rate £388 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 218 228
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 February 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 27 February 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
Cambridgeshire +6 16 £225 -18.18% 5
Hertfordshire +2 6 £220 -34.81% 2
Suffolk +3 4 £425 +18.05% 1
Essex +10 2 £375 +5.26% 1
Bedfordshire -7 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.67%) Oracle
3 16 (26.67%) SQL
3 16 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 15 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 13 (21.67%) QA
5 13 (21.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (21.67%) .NET
5 13 (21.67%) Linux
6 11 (18.33%) Oracle Database
6 11 (18.33%) Java
6 11 (18.33%) Selenium
6 11 (18.33%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 10 (16.67%) UNIX
8 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
8 9 (15.00%) WebDriver
9 8 (13.33%) HP
9 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
10 7 (11.67%) Python
10 7 (11.67%) SOAP
10 7 (11.67%) Eclipse
10 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
10 7 (11.67%) Load Testing
10 7 (11.67%) JIRA
11 6 (10.00%) Subversion
11 6 (10.00%) Web Services
11 6 (10.00%) XML
11 6 (10.00%) MySQL
11 6 (10.00%) C

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) SAP PP
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.67%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.67%) BASE24
2 1 (1.67%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.00%) MySQL
3 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.00%) PowerCenter
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Selenium
2 9 (15.00%) WebDriver
2 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.67%) Eclipse
3 7 (11.67%) JIRA
4 6 (10.00%) Subversion
5 5 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.67%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.67%) Maven
6 4 (6.67%) Ant
7 3 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.33%) JMeter
9 1 (1.67%) JUnit
9 1 (1.67%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.67%) TestNG
9 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.67%) Hudson
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Billing
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) .NET
2 7 (11.67%) SOAP
3 6 (10.00%) Web Services
3 6 (10.00%) XML
3 6 (10.00%) REST
4 5 (8.33%) HTML
5 3 (5.00%) JRuby
6 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.33%) XSD
6 2 (3.33%) XSLT
7 1 (1.67%) Middleware
7 1 (1.67%) CSS
7 1 (1.67%) SAP PI
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) SWIFT
2 2 (3.33%) Streaming Media
2 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) NHS
3 1 (1.67%) DTV
3 1 (1.67%) LIMS
3 1 (1.67%) AS400
3 1 (1.67%) STB
3 1 (1.67%) Open Source
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Linux
2 10 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 15 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 13 (21.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.67%) Load Testing
8 6 (10.00%) User Stories
9 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.33%) Test Management
9 5 (8.33%) ETL
10 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.67%) BDD
10 4 (6.67%) Automation Testing
11 3 (5.00%) Test Planning
11 3 (5.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (5.00%) CRM
12 2 (3.33%) ITIL
12 2 (3.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) Java
3 7 (11.67%) Python
4 6 (10.00%) C
4 6 (10.00%) C#
5 4 (6.67%) XPath
5 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.00%) Embedded C
6 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.00%) Jython
6 3 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.67%) Perl
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) ISEB
2 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (18.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Oracle
2 8 (13.33%) HP
3 5 (8.33%) SAP
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.67%) Informatica
5 2 (3.33%) Perforce
5 2 (3.33%) Progress
6 1 (1.67%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.67%) EMC