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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 120 111 101
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 25 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.80% 1.18% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.26% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 10
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£275 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £218 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+106.40% -51.96%
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
2934 2933 2236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.07% 93.50% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1747 1750 1111
Average daily rate £380 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 227 209
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.21 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% +26.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £39.02 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Hertfordshire -5 11 £275 -8.33% 12
Suffolk 0 4 £450 +22.44% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 4 £228 -32.59% 5
Bedfordshire +16 3 - -
Essex -4 2 £300 -11.11%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (52.83%) QA
2 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) Test Scripting
3 19 (35.85%) Automated Testing
3 19 (35.85%) Selenium
3 19 (35.85%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (32.08%) Test Automation
5 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
6 15 (28.30%) TDD
6 15 (28.30%) Coaching
7 14 (26.42%) System Testing
7 14 (26.42%) XML
7 14 (26.42%) UNIX
8 13 (24.53%) Flash
8 13 (24.53%) HTML
8 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
8 13 (24.53%) SQL
8 13 (24.53%) DB2
8 13 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (24.53%) RESTful
8 13 (24.53%) Retail
8 13 (24.53%) Subversion
8 13 (24.53%) Document Management
8 13 (24.53%) DbVisualizer
9 11 (20.75%) Java
10 9 (16.98%) Cucumber
11 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Magento
12 7 (13.21%) PHPUnit
12 7 (13.21%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (11.32%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.77%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Magento
2 3 (5.66%) MultiFonds
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Wireless
2 2 (3.77%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.89%) WLAN
3 1 (1.89%) DHCP
3 1 (1.89%) DSL
3 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.89%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) DB2
1 13 (24.53%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (35.85%) Selenium
2 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
3 13 (24.53%) Subversion
4 9 (16.98%) Cucumber
5 7 (13.21%) PHPUnit
6 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.89%) JMeter
7 1 (1.89%) JUnit
7 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.89%) JIRA
7 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (24.53%) Retail
2 5 (9.43%) Automotive
3 4 (7.55%) Finance
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) XML
2 13 (24.53%) Flash
2 13 (24.53%) HTML
2 13 (24.53%) RESTful
3 6 (11.32%) Gherkin
3 6 (11.32%) J2EE
4 2 (3.77%) Web Services
4 2 (3.77%) .NET
5 1 (1.89%) Middleware
5 1 (1.89%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Telematics
3 2 (3.77%) EFT
3 2 (3.77%) NHS
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.89%) W3C
4 1 (1.89%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.89%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) UNIX
2 3 (5.66%) Android
3 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.77%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (41.51%) Test Scripting
2 19 (35.85%) Automated Testing
3 17 (32.08%) Test Automation
4 15 (28.30%) TDD
4 15 (28.30%) Coaching
5 14 (26.42%) System Testing
6 13 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (24.53%) Document Management
7 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
9 6 (11.32%) BDD
9 6 (11.32%) SDLC
10 5 (9.43%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Regression Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Wealth Management
11 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Automation Testing
12 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
12 3 (5.66%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 11 (20.75%) Java
3 7 (13.21%) PHP
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) C++
4 1 (1.89%) Python
4 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) ISEB
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (52.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.66%) HP
2 2 (3.77%) Perforce
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
2 2 (3.77%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.89%) SAP
3 1 (1.89%) Google
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