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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 108 96 97
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 42 25 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.32% 1.03% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.09% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 29
Average daily rate
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£338 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £255 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.07% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
2972 2284 2902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.40% 94.07% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1775 1159 1449
Average daily rate £375 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £188
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 230 211 347
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.92 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -9 20 £290 -22.66% 7
Cambridgeshire -1 9 £381 +15.53% 5
Suffolk -12 6 £360 -
Essex +2 4 £319 - 2
Bedfordshire -17 2 £160 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (46.15%) SQL
2 29 (31.87%) Test Scripting
3 23 (25.27%) Java
4 22 (24.18%) Finance
5 21 (23.08%) HP
6 19 (20.88%) UNIX
7 18 (19.78%) Test Automation
8 17 (18.68%) Manual Testing
8 17 (18.68%) Oracle
9 16 (17.58%) QuickTest Pro
9 16 (17.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (17.58%) QA
10 15 (16.48%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (15.38%) .NET
11 14 (15.38%) XML
12 13 (14.29%) Automated Testing
12 13 (14.29%) System Testing
13 12 (13.19%) Oracle Database
14 11 (12.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (12.09%) Web Services
14 11 (12.09%) ISEB
14 11 (12.09%) Regression Testing
15 9 (9.89%) IBM
15 9 (9.89%) Linux
15 9 (9.89%) SAP
15 9 (9.89%) PL/SQL
15 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
15 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
15 9 (9.89%) Selenium
16 8 (8.79%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (7.69%) MQSeries
1 7 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.10%) Retail-J
1 1 (1.10%) Minerva
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Firewall
2 4 (4.40%) Wireless
3 3 (3.30%) HTTP
4 2 (2.20%) NAS
4 2 (2.20%) Telnet
4 2 (2.20%) CTI
4 2 (2.20%) DHCP
4 2 (2.20%) FTP
4 2 (2.20%) Broadband
4 2 (2.20%) VPN
5 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.10%) SSL
5 1 (1.10%) SAN
5 1 (1.10%) LAN
5 1 (1.10%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) WAN
5 1 (1.10%) SNMP
5 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.10%) SSH
5 1 (1.10%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.69%) DB2
3 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.69%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (6.59%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.30%) Big Data
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (2.20%) MySQL
7 1 (1.10%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 16 (17.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (9.89%) Selenium
3 8 (8.79%) JUnit
3 8 (8.79%) LoadRunner
3 8 (8.79%) Eclipse
4 7 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 7 (7.69%) JIRA
5 6 (6.59%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.49%) ClearQuest
7 4 (4.40%) JMeter
8 3 (3.30%) FitNesse
8 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.30%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.20%) Rational Functional Tester
9 2 (2.20%) Maven
9 2 (2.20%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.20%) Subversion
9 2 (2.20%) Ant
10 1 (1.10%) QADirector
General
1 22 (24.18%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Retail
3 7 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.69%) Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.38%) .NET
1 14 (15.38%) XML
2 11 (12.09%) Web Services
3 7 (7.69%) Flash
3 7 (7.69%) HTML
3 7 (7.69%) J2EE
3 7 (7.69%) Spring
4 6 (6.59%) Hibernate
5 4 (4.40%) MDX
6 2 (2.20%) REST
6 2 (2.20%) XSD
6 2 (2.20%) XSLT
6 2 (2.20%) SOAP
7 1 (1.10%) WSDL
7 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.10%) Middleware
7 1 (1.10%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) PKI
2 5 (5.49%) STB
3 3 (3.30%) Firmware
4 2 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.20%) Informatics
4 2 (2.20%) NHS
4 2 (2.20%) GIS
4 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) EPoS
5 1 (1.10%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.10%) Handset
5 1 (1.10%) AS400
5 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.10%) iSeries
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.88%) UNIX
2 9 (9.89%) Linux
3 5 (5.49%) Windows
4 3 (3.30%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.87%) Test Scripting
2 18 (19.78%) Test Automation
3 17 (18.68%) Manual Testing
4 16 (17.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 13 (14.29%) System Testing
6 11 (12.09%) Regression Testing
7 8 (8.79%) V-Model
7 8 (8.79%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.79%) ETL
8 7 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 5 (5.49%) Scrum
9 5 (5.49%) Migration
9 5 (5.49%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (5.49%) Usability Testing
10 4 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (4.40%) Automation Testing
10 4 (4.40%) Performance Testing
10 4 (4.40%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (46.15%) SQL
2 23 (25.27%) Java
3 9 (9.89%) PL/SQL
3 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.59%) C#
5 5 (5.49%) VB.NET
5 5 (5.49%) Ruby
6 3 (3.30%) Python
6 3 (3.30%) C++
6 3 (3.30%) Perl
6 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.20%) XPath
7 2 (2.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.10%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.10%) C
8 1 (1.10%) AWK
8 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 11 (12.09%) ISEB
2 8 (8.79%) Degree
3 4 (4.40%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) CEH
4 2 (2.20%) CISSP
5 1 (1.10%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.10%) CCSE
5 1 (1.10%) CCSA
5 1 (1.10%) GIAC
5 1 (1.10%) CISM
5 1 (1.10%) CISMP
5 1 (1.10%) CSSLP
5 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) GPEN
5 1 (1.10%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.58%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.20%) WebInspect
3 1 (1.10%) Nessus
3 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (23.08%) HP
2 17 (18.68%) Oracle
3 9 (9.89%) IBM
3 9 (9.89%) SAP
4 5 (5.49%) Citrix
5 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.30%) Informatica
7 2 (2.20%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.10%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.10%) Progress
8 1 (1.10%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.10%) Endeca
8 1 (1.10%) Qualys
8 1 (1.10%) hybris
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