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 3 September 2014 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 107 106 102
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.24% 0.80% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.86% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 23
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £30.13 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-53.36% +82.57%
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
2858 2218 2888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.58% 93.78% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1089 1460
Average daily rate £375 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 214 321
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £45.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 3 September 2014.

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 3 September 2014. 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 -7 18 £300 -14.28% 4
Cambridgeshire +2 9 £350 +7.69% 6
Suffolk -5 5 £368 -2.00%
Essex -7 2 £338 - 2
Bedfordshire -17 2 £268 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, 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 39 (44.32%) SQL
2 28 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 22 (25.00%) Java
4 20 (22.73%) Finance
5 19 (21.59%) HP
6 18 (20.45%) UNIX
6 18 (20.45%) Manual Testing
7 17 (19.32%) Test Automation
7 17 (19.32%) Oracle
8 15 (17.05%) QuickTest Pro
8 15 (17.05%) QA
8 15 (17.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (14.77%) .NET
11 12 (13.64%) XML
11 12 (13.64%) Automated Testing
11 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database
12 11 (12.50%) System Testing
13 10 (11.36%) Selenium
13 10 (11.36%) Web Services
13 10 (11.36%) Regression Testing
14 9 (10.23%) Linux
14 9 (10.23%) SAP
14 9 (10.23%) PL/SQL
14 9 (10.23%) ISEB
14 9 (10.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (9.09%) Degree
15 8 (9.09%) V-Model
15 8 (9.09%) IBM
15 8 (9.09%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, 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 (6.82%) WebSphere
1 6 (6.82%) MQSeries
2 4 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Office
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.14%) Minerva
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.14%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) HTTP
1 3 (3.41%) Firewall
1 3 (3.41%) Wireless
2 2 (2.27%) NAS
2 2 (2.27%) Telnet
2 2 (2.27%) CTI
2 2 (2.27%) DHCP
2 2 (2.27%) FTP
2 2 (2.27%) Broadband
3 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.14%) SSL
3 1 (1.14%) SAN
3 1 (1.14%) LAN
3 1 (1.14%) WAN
3 1 (1.14%) SNMP
3 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.14%) VPN
3 1 (1.14%) 2G
3 1 (1.14%) IPsec
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.82%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (6.82%) DB2
5 3 (3.41%) Big Data
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (2.27%) MySQL
7 1 (1.14%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 15 (17.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (11.36%) Selenium
3 8 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 8 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 8 (9.09%) JUnit
4 7 (7.95%) Visual Studio
4 7 (7.95%) JIRA
5 5 (5.68%) ClearQuest
5 5 (5.68%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.55%) JMeter
7 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.41%) FitNesse
7 3 (3.41%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.27%) Maven
8 2 (2.27%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (2.27%) Subversion
8 2 (2.27%) Bugzilla
8 2 (2.27%) Ant
9 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (22.73%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Retail
3 6 (6.82%) Banking
3 6 (6.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) .NET
2 12 (13.64%) XML
3 10 (11.36%) Web Services
4 7 (7.95%) Spring
5 6 (6.82%) Hibernate
5 6 (6.82%) Flash
5 6 (6.82%) HTML
5 6 (6.82%) J2EE
6 3 (3.41%) MDX
7 2 (2.27%) REST
7 2 (2.27%) XSD
7 2 (2.27%) XSLT
7 2 (2.27%) SOAP
8 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.14%) WSDL
8 1 (1.14%) Middleware
8 1 (1.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) PKI
2 5 (5.68%) STB
3 3 (3.41%) Firmware
4 2 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.27%) GIS
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) EPoS
5 1 (1.14%) NHS
5 1 (1.14%) Handset
5 1 (1.14%) AS400
5 1 (1.14%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) iSeries
5 1 (1.14%) Informatics
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.45%) UNIX
2 9 (10.23%) Linux
3 4 (4.55%) Windows
4 3 (3.41%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) Test Scripting
2 18 (20.45%) Manual Testing
3 17 (19.32%) Test Automation
4 15 (17.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (13.64%) Automated Testing
6 11 (12.50%) System Testing
7 10 (11.36%) Regression Testing
8 8 (9.09%) V-Model
9 7 (7.95%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.95%) ETL
10 6 (6.82%) Integration Testing
11 5 (5.68%) Migration
11 5 (5.68%) Scrum
11 5 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (5.68%) Usability Testing
11 5 (5.68%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (4.55%) Performance Testing
12 4 (4.55%) Data Migration
12 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (4.55%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (44.32%) SQL
2 22 (25.00%) Java
3 9 (10.23%) PL/SQL
4 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.68%) VB.NET
5 5 (5.68%) C#
5 5 (5.68%) Ruby
6 3 (3.41%) C++
6 3 (3.41%) Perl
6 3 (3.41%) Python
6 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.27%) XPath
7 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.27%) PHP
8 1 (1.14%) C
8 1 (1.14%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.14%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.14%) AWK
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) ISEB
1 9 (10.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (9.09%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.14%) CISSP
4 1 (1.14%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.14%) CISM
4 1 (1.14%) CCSA
4 1 (1.14%) CCSE
4 1 (1.14%) CEH
4 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.14%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) HP
2 17 (19.32%) Oracle
3 9 (10.23%) SAP
4 8 (9.09%) IBM
5 5 (5.68%) Citrix
6 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.41%) Informatica
7 2 (2.27%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.14%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.14%) Progress
8 1 (1.14%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.14%) hybris
8 1 (1.14%) Endeca
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