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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 97 98 90
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 35 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.24% 1.19% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.27% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 31
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£250 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £201 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £345 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £33.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 - £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 - £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +95.23%
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
2660 2287 2624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.89% 93.92% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1690 1223 1376
Average daily rate £380 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £200
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 180 274 286
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 18 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Tester Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 December 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
Cambridgeshire -4 15 £230 -29.23% 8
Hertfordshire -1 8 £235 -32.85% 5
Suffolk +4 5 £398 +22.30% 2
Essex -4 5 £350 +42.85% 1
Bedfordshire -17 2 £200 +233.33%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 28 (38.36%) SQL
2 27 (36.99%) Oracle
3 23 (31.51%) Java
4 21 (28.77%) Manual Testing
4 21 (28.77%) Oracle Database
5 19 (26.03%) UNIX
5 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
7 15 (20.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (20.55%) Linux
7 15 (20.55%) .NET
8 14 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (19.18%) Test Automation
9 13 (17.81%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (17.81%) Regression Testing
10 12 (16.44%) HP
10 12 (16.44%) Web Services
11 11 (15.07%) Eclipse
11 11 (15.07%) Finance
11 11 (15.07%) QA
12 10 (13.70%) XML
12 10 (13.70%) PL/SQL
13 9 (12.33%) HTML
13 9 (12.33%) ISEB
13 9 (12.33%) Selenium
13 9 (12.33%) JIRA
14 8 (10.96%) Automated Testing
14 8 (10.96%) SoapUI
14 8 (10.96%) WebDriver
14 8 (10.96%) Load Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (5.48%) WebSphere
1 4 (5.48%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.48%) MQSeries
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
2 1 (1.37%) BASE24
2 1 (1.37%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.37%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Firewall
1 3 (4.11%) Wireless
2 2 (2.74%) NAS
2 2 (2.74%) DHCP
2 2 (2.74%) FTP
2 2 (2.74%) HTTP
2 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) Broadband
2 2 (2.74%) Telnet
2 2 (2.74%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) SSH
3 1 (1.37%) 2G
3 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.37%) IPsec
3 1 (1.37%) 3G
3 1 (1.37%) LAN
3 1 (1.37%) WAN
3 1 (1.37%) VPN
3 1 (1.37%) SSL
3 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.77%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.85%) MySQL
4 4 (5.48%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (5.48%) DB2
5 3 (4.11%) PowerCenter
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (15.07%) Eclipse
3 9 (12.33%) Selenium
3 9 (12.33%) JIRA
4 8 (10.96%) SoapUI
4 8 (10.96%) WebDriver
4 8 (10.96%) JUnit
5 7 (9.59%) Visual Studio
6 5 (6.85%) ClearQuest
6 5 (6.85%) LoadRunner
6 5 (6.85%) Ant
6 5 (6.85%) Maven
6 5 (6.85%) Subversion
7 4 (5.48%) JMeter
8 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.74%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.37%) TestNG
10 1 (1.37%) Hudson
10 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) .NET
2 12 (16.44%) Web Services
3 10 (13.70%) XML
4 9 (12.33%) HTML
5 6 (8.22%) Spring
5 6 (8.22%) SOAP
5 6 (8.22%) Hibernate
6 5 (6.85%) REST
7 4 (5.48%) J2EE
7 4 (5.48%) Flash
8 3 (4.11%) XSD
8 3 (4.11%) XSLT
8 3 (4.11%) JRuby
9 2 (2.74%) MDX
9 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.37%) CSS
10 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.22%) PKI
1 6 (8.22%) STB
2 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (2.74%) Streaming Media
2 2 (2.74%) NHS
2 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.37%) Handset
3 1 (1.37%) DTV
3 1 (1.37%) LIMS
3 1 (1.37%) Informatics
3 1 (1.37%) User Experience
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) UNIX
2 15 (20.55%) Linux
3 3 (4.11%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) Manual Testing
2 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
4 15 (20.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (19.18%) Test Automation
6 13 (17.81%) Regression Testing
7 8 (10.96%) Automated Testing
7 8 (10.96%) Load Testing
7 8 (10.96%) System Testing
7 8 (10.96%) V-Model
8 7 (9.59%) ETL
8 7 (9.59%) User Stories
9 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.85%) Usability Testing
10 5 (6.85%) Integration Testing
11 4 (5.48%) Automation Testing
11 4 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (4.11%) TDD
12 3 (4.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) SQL
2 23 (31.51%) Java
3 10 (13.70%) PL/SQL
4 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.59%) Python
5 5 (6.85%) C#
6 3 (4.11%) Jython
6 3 (4.11%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.11%) C++
6 3 (4.11%) C
6 3 (4.11%) XPath
6 3 (4.11%) Ruby
7 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.74%) Perl
7 2 (2.74%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.37%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) ISEB
2 6 (8.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (8.22%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.37%) CCSA
4 1 (1.37%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.37%) CCSE
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.07%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) Oracle
2 12 (16.44%) HP
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.85%) Informatica
5 4 (5.48%) IBM
6 3 (4.11%) SAP
7 2 (2.74%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.74%) Progress
7 2 (2.74%) Perforce
8 1 (1.37%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.37%) Mapinfo
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