The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Technical Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Tester
UK / England
Rank 556 572 562
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 12 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.039% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.041% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 14
Median daily rate £300 £391 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.32% +11.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £376 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
39347 43465 43051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.73% 94.90% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25790 28106 27435
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1337 1598 1727
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Technical Tester in the job title.

Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Technical Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Technical Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Technical Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Technical Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire +20 4 - - 2
South East +12 3 - -
London +4 2 - - 3
West Midlands -3 2 £300 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Technical Tester
UK

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Technical Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Technical Tester in the job title.

1 17 (60.71%) Java
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Unix
3 10 (35.71%) Functional Testing
3 10 (35.71%) JMeter
4 9 (32.14%) Python
5 8 (28.57%) C++
6 7 (25.00%) Perl
6 7 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 7 (25.00%) Ruby
6 7 (25.00%) Selenium
6 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (21.43%) Rational Functional Tester
7 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Zephyr
7 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Test Management
7 6 (21.43%) HP
7 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
7 6 (21.43%) SQL
8 5 (17.86%) Linux
8 5 (17.86%) Web Services
8 5 (17.86%) Scrum
8 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
9 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 3 (10.71%) Data Management
10 3 (10.71%) Ab Initio
10 3 (10.71%) System Testing

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) CMS
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
1 2 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) SNMP
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.14%) Redis
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) JMeter
2 7 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (25.00%) Selenium
3 6 (21.43%) Rational Functional Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Zephyr
4 3 (10.71%) Jasmine
4 3 (10.71%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (10.71%) Protractor
4 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.14%) Mockito
5 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.14%) TestNG
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
6 1 (3.57%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.57%) WatiN
6 1 (3.57%) WATIR
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
2 3 (10.71%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) jQuery
3 2 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (7.14%) RESTful
3 2 (7.14%) Spring
3 2 (7.14%) Symfony
4 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Integration
2 2 (7.14%) IPTV
2 2 (7.14%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Unix
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (3.57%) AIX
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Functional Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Test Management
4 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Scrum
4 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Data Management
5 3 (10.71%) ETL
5 3 (10.71%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Kanban
5 3 (10.71%) Low Latency
5 3 (10.71%) OWASP
5 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
5 3 (10.71%) System Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) Python
3 8 (28.57%) C++
4 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (25.00%) Perl
4 7 (25.00%) Ruby
5 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (10.71%) C#
6 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.71%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (10.71%) SDET
2 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Ab Initio
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) VMware