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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 98 95 86
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 30 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.17% 1.45% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.55% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 26
Average daily rate
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£280 £331 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.47% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £183 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £383 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £32.50
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
2433 2123 2251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.11% 93.07% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1462 1139 1182
Average daily rate £385 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £195 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 242 225
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.55 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -1 18 £273 -0.90% 8
Suffolk -2 4 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire -11 4 £220 -37.14% 3
Essex +6 3 £388 +8.77% 2
Bedfordshire -10 1 - - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (36.99%) Oracle
2 24 (32.88%) SQL
2 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.77%) Test Scripting
4 20 (27.40%) Oracle Database
5 19 (26.03%) Manual Testing
5 19 (26.03%) Java
6 18 (24.66%) UNIX
7 16 (21.92%) Linux
7 16 (21.92%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (20.55%) .NET
9 13 (17.81%) Web Services
9 13 (17.81%) QA
10 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
10 12 (16.44%) Eclipse
10 12 (16.44%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (15.07%) Selenium
11 11 (15.07%) JIRA
12 10 (13.70%) PL/SQL
13 9 (12.33%) Finance
13 9 (12.33%) Software Testing
14 8 (10.96%) Load Testing
14 8 (10.96%) WebDriver
14 8 (10.96%) V-Model
14 8 (10.96%) Regression Testing
14 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
14 8 (10.96%) Python
14 8 (10.96%) HP
15 7 (9.59%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (5.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.74%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.37%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.37%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.37%) BASE24
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Firewall
1 3 (4.11%) Wireless
2 2 (2.74%) Telnet
2 2 (2.74%) NAS
2 2 (2.74%) Internet
2 2 (2.74%) Broadband
2 2 (2.74%) DHCP
2 2 (2.74%) FTP
2 2 (2.74%) HTTP
2 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.37%) VPN
3 1 (1.37%) LAN
3 1 (1.37%) WAN
3 1 (1.37%) SSL
3 1 (1.37%) 3G
3 1 (1.37%) 2G
3 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.37%) IPsec
3 1 (1.37%) SSH
3 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.40%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (6.85%) MySQL
4 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.11%) PowerCenter
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Eclipse
1 12 (16.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (15.07%) Selenium
2 11 (15.07%) JIRA
3 8 (10.96%) WebDriver
3 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
4 7 (9.59%) JUnit
5 6 (8.22%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.85%) Ant
6 5 (6.85%) Subversion
6 5 (6.85%) ClearQuest
6 5 (6.85%) Maven
7 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.48%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.11%) JMeter
8 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.37%) TestNG
9 1 (1.37%) Hudson
9 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.37%) FitNesse
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (4.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) .NET
2 13 (17.81%) Web Services
3 6 (8.22%) Spring
3 6 (8.22%) Hibernate
3 6 (8.22%) SOAP
4 5 (6.85%) HTML
4 5 (6.85%) XML
4 5 (6.85%) REST
5 3 (4.11%) XSD
5 3 (4.11%) XSLT
5 3 (4.11%) JRuby
6 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.37%) CSS
7 1 (1.37%) Middleware
7 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.37%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) PKI
1 6 (8.22%) STB
2 3 (4.11%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.74%) Streaming Media
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.37%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) DTV
4 1 (1.37%) LIMS
4 1 (1.37%) AS400
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.66%) UNIX
2 16 (21.92%) Linux
3 3 (4.11%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.77%) Test Scripting
3 19 (26.03%) Manual Testing
4 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
5 9 (12.33%) Software Testing
6 8 (10.96%) Load Testing
6 8 (10.96%) V-Model
6 8 (10.96%) Regression Testing
7 7 (9.59%) User Stories
8 5 (6.85%) ETL
8 5 (6.85%) Usability Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Test Management
8 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.48%) BDD
9 4 (5.48%) Automation Testing
9 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.11%) CRM
10 3 (4.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.88%) SQL
2 19 (26.03%) Java
3 10 (13.70%) PL/SQL
4 8 (10.96%) Python
5 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.22%) C#
6 5 (6.85%) C
7 3 (4.11%) Embedded C
7 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.11%) Jython
7 3 (4.11%) XPath
8 2 (2.74%) Ruby
8 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.74%) C++
8 2 (2.74%) Perl
8 2 (2.74%) PHP
9 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) ISEB
2 3 (4.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.74%) Degree
4 1 (1.37%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.37%) CCSE
4 1 (1.37%) CCSA
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (21.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) Oracle
2 8 (10.96%) HP
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.85%) SAP
5 4 (5.48%) Informatica
6 2 (2.74%) Perforce
6 2 (2.74%) Progress
7 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.37%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.37%) EMC
7 1 (1.37%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.37%) Sourcefire
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