The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Junior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Tester
Rank 573 559 512
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Tester 10 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.014% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.015% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 10
Average daily rate
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£135 £138 £121
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +13.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £114 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £161 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate - £160 £155
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £155.00 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46210 45651 39482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29185 28733 23345
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1806 1895 2016
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Junior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Junior Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Junior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Junior Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Junior Tester across the England region.

Junior Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Junior Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Junior Tester across the England region.

Junior Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Junior Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
London +23 9 £135 -1.81% 1
East of England - 1 - -
Junior Tester
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Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Junior 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 Junior Tester in their job title.

1 13 (52.00%) SQL
1 13 (52.00%) Regression Testing
1 13 (52.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (48.00%) JIRA
2 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
3 11 (44.00%) MS Office
3 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 10 (40.00%) Test Planning
5 9 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (36.00%) STB
5 9 (36.00%) VBScript
5 9 (36.00%) VB.NET
5 9 (36.00%) MPEG
5 9 (36.00%) UNIX
5 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (36.00%) HP
5 9 (36.00%) ISEB
6 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.00%) Degree
9 4 (16.00%) V-Model
9 4 (16.00%) System Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Use Case
9 4 (16.00%) Wireshark

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Junior 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 Junior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.00%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (44.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) NeoLoad
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) JMeter
3 1 (4.00%) JUnit
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) WCF
2 2 (8.00%) WPF
2 2 (8.00%) WinForms
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) STB
1 9 (36.00%) MPEG
2 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) UNIX
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Regression Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.00%) V-Model
7 4 (16.00%) System Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Use Case
7 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Requirements Management
10 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.00%) Change Management
10 1 (4.00%) Project Management
10 1 (4.00%) OO
10 1 (4.00%) Validation
10 1 (4.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) VBScript
2 9 (36.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (36.00%) ISEB
4 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) Degree
6 4 (16.00%) HND
6 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (36.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle