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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 101 102 98
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 47 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.53% 0.80% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 0.86% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 19
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£331 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £200 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £351 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £9.66 - £12.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
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
2882 2209 2946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.82% 93.29% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1727 1109 1458
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 205 322
Average hourly rate £16.61 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.46 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 22 £278 +4.71% 3
Cambridgeshire +17 11 £325 -7.14% 7
Suffolk +3 5 £370 +5.56% 1
Bedfordshire -18 4 £200 -8.57% 2
Essex -9 3 £338 -3.57% 1
Norfolk -11 2 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 35 (43.75%) SQL
2 24 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 23 (28.75%) Java
4 21 (26.25%) Oracle
5 19 (23.75%) UNIX
5 19 (23.75%) Manual Testing
6 18 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (21.25%) HP
8 16 (20.00%) Oracle Database
9 15 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (18.75%) Finance
10 14 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (16.25%) Test Automation
12 12 (15.00%) XML
12 12 (15.00%) .NET
12 12 (15.00%) Automated Testing
13 11 (13.75%) QA
13 11 (13.75%) ISEB
13 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
14 10 (12.50%) ETL
14 10 (12.50%) Web Services
14 10 (12.50%) System Testing
15 9 (11.25%) Selenium
15 9 (11.25%) Degree
15 9 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (11.25%) JUnit
15 9 (11.25%) PL/SQL
16 8 (10.00%) Linux
16 8 (10.00%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 6 (7.50%) MQSeries
1 6 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle Payroll
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Firewall
1 3 (3.75%) Wireless
2 2 (2.50%) Broadband
2 2 (2.50%) CTI
2 2 (2.50%) DHCP
2 2 (2.50%) FTP
2 2 (2.50%) HTTP
2 2 (2.50%) NAS
2 2 (2.50%) Telnet
3 1 (1.25%) 4G
3 1 (1.25%) SNMP
3 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.25%) VPN
3 1 (1.25%) SSL
3 1 (1.25%) SAN
3 1 (1.25%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) 3G
3 1 (1.25%) LAN
3 1 (1.25%) WAN
3 1 (1.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.50%) DB2
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (7.50%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) PowerCenter
5 3 (3.75%) Big Data
6 2 (2.50%) MySQL
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (11.25%) JUnit
2 9 (11.25%) Selenium
3 8 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 8 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 7 (8.75%) JIRA
5 5 (6.25%) ClearQuest
5 5 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.75%) FitNesse
7 3 (3.75%) JMeter
7 3 (3.75%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.50%) Bugzilla
8 2 (2.50%) Subversion
8 2 (2.50%) Maven
8 2 (2.50%) Ant
9 1 (1.25%) TestNG
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.50%) Banking
3 6 (7.50%) Retail
4 5 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.25%) Electronics
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) .NET
1 12 (15.00%) XML
2 10 (12.50%) Web Services
3 8 (10.00%) HTML
4 7 (8.75%) Spring
5 6 (7.50%) Hibernate
5 6 (7.50%) Flash
5 6 (7.50%) J2EE
6 3 (3.75%) SOAP
7 2 (2.50%) XSD
7 2 (2.50%) XSLT
7 2 (2.50%) MDX
7 2 (2.50%) REST
8 1 (1.25%) Ajax
8 1 (1.25%) WSDL
8 1 (1.25%) Middleware
8 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) PKI
3 5 (6.25%) STB
4 4 (5.00%) User Experience
5 3 (3.75%) Firmware
6 2 (2.50%) GIS
6 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.50%) NHS
6 2 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) Informatics
7 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.25%) iSeries
7 1 (1.25%) AS400
7 1 (1.25%) Handset
7 1 (1.25%) LIMS
7 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.75%) UNIX
2 8 (10.00%) Linux
3 3 (3.75%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 19 (23.75%) Manual Testing
3 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (16.25%) Test Automation
6 12 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
8 10 (12.50%) ETL
8 10 (12.50%) System Testing
9 8 (10.00%) V-Model
9 8 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 6 (7.50%) Integration Testing
10 6 (7.50%) Performance Testing
11 5 (6.25%) Load Testing
11 5 (6.25%) Software Testing
11 5 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (6.25%) Usability Testing
11 5 (6.25%) TDD
12 4 (5.00%) Scrum
12 4 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.75%) SQL
2 23 (28.75%) Java
3 9 (11.25%) PL/SQL
4 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.25%) C#
5 5 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.25%) Ruby
6 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.75%) Python
6 3 (3.75%) C++
7 2 (2.50%) Perl
7 2 (2.50%) PHP
7 2 (2.50%) XPath
7 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.25%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.25%) AWK
8 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) ISEB
2 9 (11.25%) Degree
3 8 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) CSSLP
5 1 (1.25%) CISSP
5 1 (1.25%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CISM
5 1 (1.25%) CCSA
5 1 (1.25%) CCSE
5 1 (1.25%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 21 (26.25%) Oracle
2 17 (21.25%) HP
3 7 (8.75%) Informatica
4 6 (7.50%) IBM
4 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.25%) Citrix
6 4 (5.00%) SAP
7 2 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.25%) Progress
8 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.25%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.25%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.25%) Endeca
8 1 (1.25%) hybris
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