The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 103 115 108
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 28 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.12% 0.90% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.95% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 17
Median daily rate £350 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £164.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1212.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-26.17% +198.00%
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
2392 2849 2775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.83% 95.35% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1700 1578
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 240 237
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £41.40 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +25 15 £350 - 1
Bedfordshire +8 6 £250 - 7
Cambridgeshire +17 5 £388 +77.14% 4
Suffolk -5 2 - - 5
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.10%) Test Scripting
3 19 (30.65%) Selenium
4 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (24.19%) QA
4 15 (24.19%) SQL
5 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
5 14 (22.58%) WebDriver
6 13 (20.97%) Automated Testing
7 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
7 12 (19.35%) Unix
7 12 (19.35%) BDD
8 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
8 11 (17.74%) Functional Testing
8 11 (17.74%) XML
8 11 (17.74%) Java
8 11 (17.74%) HP
9 10 (16.13%) DB2
9 10 (16.13%) C#
9 10 (16.13%) HTML
9 10 (16.13%) Scrum
9 10 (16.13%) RESTful
10 9 (14.52%) Cucumber
10 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
11 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (12.90%) Retail
11 8 (12.90%) Subversion
11 8 (12.90%) SAP
11 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.61%) Confluence
1 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Magento
2 3 (4.84%) SAP HR
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.61%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.61%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.61%) DNS
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.61%) LTE
2 1 (1.61%) Megaco
2 1 (1.61%) NAS
2 1 (1.61%) Network Security
2 1 (1.61%) RTP
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) VPN
2 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) DB2
2 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.45%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.23%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (30.65%) Selenium
2 14 (22.58%) WebDriver
3 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
4 9 (14.52%) Cucumber
5 8 (12.90%) Subversion
6 6 (9.68%) JIRA
7 5 (8.06%) Appium
7 5 (8.06%) HP UFT
7 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.06%) PHPUnit
8 4 (6.45%) JUnit
8 4 (6.45%) NUnit
8 4 (6.45%) RSpec
8 4 (6.45%) SpecFlow
9 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.23%) Protractor
10 2 (3.23%) Robot Framework
11 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.61%) TestRail
11 1 (1.61%) Trac
General
1 8 (12.90%) Retail
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.61%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Military
4 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) XML
2 10 (16.13%) HTML
2 10 (16.13%) RESTful
3 7 (11.29%) Gherkin
4 6 (9.68%) REST
5 5 (8.06%) Behat
6 4 (6.45%) .NET
6 4 (6.45%) CSS
6 4 (6.45%) SOAP
7 2 (3.23%) Flash
7 2 (3.23%) J2EE
8 1 (1.61%) CGI
8 1 (1.61%) JSON
8 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.61%) IVR
3 1 (1.61%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Unix
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) Windows
4 2 (3.23%) Android
4 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Debian
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.61%) SUSE
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.10%) Test Scripting
3 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
5 13 (20.97%) Automated Testing
6 12 (19.35%) BDD
7 11 (17.74%) Functional Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Scrum
9 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
10 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Automation Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Software Testing
11 7 (11.29%) TDD
12 6 (9.68%) Coaching
12 6 (9.68%) Document Management
12 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
13 5 (8.06%) Agile Testing
13 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (8.06%) User Stories
13 5 (8.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 11 (17.74%) Java
4 10 (16.13%) C#
5 7 (11.29%) Python
6 6 (9.68%) PHP
7 4 (6.45%) C++
7 4 (6.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.68%) ISEB
2 6 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.61%) CEH
5 1 (1.61%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.61%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.61%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.19%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) HP
2 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) SAP
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle
4 2 (3.23%) IBM
4 2 (3.23%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.61%) Becrypt
5 1 (1.61%) ESRI
5 1 (1.61%) hybris
5 1 (1.61%) Pega
5 1 (1.61%) Pegasus
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.61%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago