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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 103 88 84
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 32 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.12% 1.42% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.52% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 29
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£310 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £187 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £355 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £10.08 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 - £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £31.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +47.61%
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
2673 2244 2725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.40% 93.58% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1706 1189 1386
Average daily rate £380 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £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 177 269 292
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -5 12 £318 -2.30% 7
Hertfordshire -11 9 £235 -26.56% 3
Essex -11 5 £350 +17.64% 1
Suffolk -1 3 £370 +5.63%
Norfolk - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 29 (42.03%) SQL
2 24 (34.78%) Java
3 23 (33.33%) Oracle
4 20 (28.99%) UNIX
5 18 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 18 (26.09%) Manual Testing
6 17 (24.64%) Oracle Database
7 15 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (20.29%) Linux
8 14 (20.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (20.29%) Test Automation
9 13 (18.84%) HP
9 13 (18.84%) Finance
10 12 (17.39%) Web Services
10 12 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (15.94%) XML
11 11 (15.94%) .NET
11 11 (15.94%) Eclipse
12 10 (14.49%) ISEB
12 10 (14.49%) QA
12 10 (14.49%) Automated Testing
13 9 (13.04%) Selenium
13 9 (13.04%) JIRA
13 9 (13.04%) HTML
13 9 (13.04%) JUnit
13 9 (13.04%) PL/SQL
13 9 (13.04%) Regression Testing
14 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
14 8 (11.59%) V-Model

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (7.25%) WebSphere
1 5 (7.25%) MQSeries
2 4 (5.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.45%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.45%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.45%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Wireless
1 3 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) Broadband
2 2 (2.90%) DHCP
2 2 (2.90%) FTP
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.90%) Internet
2 2 (2.90%) Telnet
2 2 (2.90%) NAS
3 1 (1.45%) Network Security
3 1 (1.45%) 4G
3 1 (1.45%) 3G
3 1 (1.45%) CTI
3 1 (1.45%) SSL
3 1 (1.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) LAN
3 1 (1.45%) WAN
3 1 (1.45%) SSH
3 1 (1.45%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (7.25%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (7.25%) MySQL
3 5 (7.25%) DB2
3 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.35%) PowerCenter
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (2.90%) Big Data
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (15.94%) Eclipse
3 9 (13.04%) Selenium
3 9 (13.04%) JIRA
3 9 (13.04%) JUnit
4 8 (11.59%) SoapUI
5 7 (10.14%) WebDriver
6 6 (8.70%) LoadRunner
7 5 (7.25%) Maven
7 5 (7.25%) Ant
7 5 (7.25%) Subversion
7 5 (7.25%) ClearQuest
8 4 (5.80%) JMeter
8 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.35%) FitNesse
9 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.45%) TestNG
11 1 (1.45%) Hudson
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.25%) Retail
4 4 (5.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.90%) Electronics
7 1 (1.45%) Marketing
7 1 (1.45%) Banking
7 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) Web Services
2 11 (15.94%) XML
2 11 (15.94%) .NET
3 9 (13.04%) HTML
4 6 (8.70%) Hibernate
4 6 (8.70%) SOAP
4 6 (8.70%) Spring
5 5 (7.25%) REST
5 5 (7.25%) J2EE
5 5 (7.25%) Flash
6 3 (4.35%) XSD
6 3 (4.35%) XSLT
7 2 (2.90%) MDX
8 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) STB
2 6 (8.70%) PKI
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.90%) NHS
3 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.90%) User Experience
3 2 (2.90%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.45%) Informatics
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) Handset
4 1 (1.45%) GIS
4 1 (1.45%) DTV
4 1 (1.45%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) UNIX
2 14 (20.29%) Linux
3 3 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) Test Scripting
1 18 (26.09%) Manual Testing
2 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.29%) Test Automation
4 12 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (14.49%) Automated Testing
6 9 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 8 (11.59%) V-Model
7 8 (11.59%) System Testing
7 8 (11.59%) Load Testing
8 7 (10.14%) User Stories
8 7 (10.14%) ETL
9 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Usability Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Integration Testing
11 4 (5.80%) TDD
11 4 (5.80%) Automation Testing
12 3 (4.35%) Performance Testing
12 3 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) SQL
2 24 (34.78%) Java
3 9 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.70%) Python
6 5 (7.25%) C#
7 4 (5.80%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.80%) C++
7 4 (5.80%) Ruby
8 3 (4.35%) XPath
9 2 (2.90%) C
9 2 (2.90%) Perl
9 2 (2.90%) PHP
9 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) ISEB
2 7 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (10.14%) Degree
3 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.45%) CCSE
4 1 (1.45%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Oracle
2 13 (18.84%) HP
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.25%) IBM
4 5 (7.25%) Informatica
5 3 (4.35%) SAP
6 2 (2.90%) Perforce
6 2 (2.90%) Progress
6 2 (2.90%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.45%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.45%) Sourcefire
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