The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 112 91 100
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.09% 1.13% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.20% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 33
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£340 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £260 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2812 2248 2861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.74% 93.94% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1656 1144 1419
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 230 366
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -8 12 £228 -24.08% 4
Suffolk -9 8 £352 - 3
Cambridgeshire -10 6 £425 +21.42%
Essex +3 4 £200 - 2
Bedfordshire -20 3 £249 - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 36 (45.00%) SQL
2 27 (33.75%) Test Scripting
3 22 (27.50%) HP
4 18 (22.50%) Finance
4 18 (22.50%) QA
5 17 (21.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (18.75%) Java
6 15 (18.75%) .NET
7 13 (16.25%) XML
7 13 (16.25%) Automated Testing
7 13 (16.25%) System Testing
8 12 (15.00%) Manual Testing
8 12 (15.00%) ISEB
9 11 (13.75%) Test Automation
9 11 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (13.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (12.50%) Selenium
10 10 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 9 (11.25%) LoadRunner
11 9 (11.25%) IBM
11 9 (11.25%) SAP
11 9 (11.25%) UNIX
11 9 (11.25%) E-Commerce
11 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
12 8 (10.00%) Degree
12 8 (10.00%) J2EE
12 8 (10.00%) ETL
12 8 (10.00%) Retail
13 7 (8.75%) Banking
13 7 (8.75%) WebSphere

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (8.75%) MQSeries
1 7 (8.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.25%) Minerva
1 1 (1.25%) Retail-J
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) CTI
1 2 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) Wireless
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) VoIP
2 1 (1.25%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) SNMP
2 1 (1.25%) VPN
2 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) DB2
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (8.75%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.75%) Big Data
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Selenium
2 9 (11.25%) LoadRunner
3 7 (8.75%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (7.50%) JMeter
5 5 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.00%) JIRA
7 3 (3.75%) FitNesse
7 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.50%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (2.50%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.50%) Bugzilla
8 2 (2.50%) JUnit
9 1 (1.25%) Ant
9 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.25%) Subversion
9 1 (1.25%) Maven
9 1 (1.25%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (1.25%) QADirector
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Retail
3 7 (8.75%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.75%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.75%) .NET
2 13 (16.25%) XML
3 8 (10.00%) J2EE
4 7 (8.75%) HTML
4 7 (8.75%) Flash
5 5 (6.25%) Web Services
6 4 (5.00%) MDX
7 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.25%) SOAP
8 1 (1.25%) XSD
8 1 (1.25%) XSLT
8 1 (1.25%) REST
8 1 (1.25%) WSDL
8 1 (1.25%) Middleware
8 1 (1.25%) Spring
8 1 (1.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) NHS
2 2 (2.50%) GIS
2 2 (2.50%) Informatics
3 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.25%) iSeries
3 1 (1.25%) Open Source
3 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.25%) AS400
3 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.25%) Firmware
3 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) UNIX
2 4 (5.00%) Windows
3 3 (3.75%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) Test Scripting
2 17 (21.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (16.25%) System Testing
3 13 (16.25%) Automated Testing
4 12 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 11 (13.75%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 9 (11.25%) E-Commerce
8 8 (10.00%) ETL
9 6 (7.50%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.50%) Automation Testing
10 5 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (6.25%) Migration
10 5 (6.25%) Scrum
11 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (5.00%) Performance Testing
11 4 (5.00%) Data Migration
11 4 (5.00%) BDD
11 4 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (3.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.00%) SQL
2 15 (18.75%) Java
3 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.50%) C#
5 4 (5.00%) Ruby
6 3 (3.75%) C++
6 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.25%) Python
7 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.25%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.25%) AWK
7 1 (1.25%) Perl
7 1 (1.25%) XPath
7 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) ISEB
2 11 (13.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (10.00%) Degree
4 5 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) CEH
7 2 (2.50%) CISSP
8 1 (1.25%) CISM
8 1 (1.25%) GIAC
8 1 (1.25%) CISMP
8 1 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.25%) CSSLP
8 1 (1.25%) GPEN
8 1 (1.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (22.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.50%) WebInspect
3 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (27.50%) HP
2 9 (11.25%) SAP
2 9 (11.25%) IBM
3 7 (8.75%) Oracle
4 6 (7.50%) Citrix
5 3 (3.75%) Informatica
5 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.25%) Progress
7 1 (1.25%) Endeca
7 1 (1.25%) Qualys
7 1 (1.25%) hybris
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago