The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 561 530 535
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 14 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.069% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.074% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 9
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£393 £363 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £276 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate - £363 £239
% change year-on-year
- +51.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00
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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
46002 44397 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.72% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29583 27602 24612
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £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 1748 1803 1983
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.54 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 6 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -8 9 - - 1
London -5 5 £393 +18.04% 8
Technical Tester
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Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 9 (45.00%) Validation
1 9 (45.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 7 (35.00%) VoLTE
3 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (35.00%) GPRS
3 7 (35.00%) GSM
4 6 (30.00%) UMTS
4 6 (30.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) RNC
4 6 (30.00%) Wireshark
4 6 (30.00%) Test Management
5 5 (25.00%) LTE
5 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (25.00%) 4G
5 5 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) 3G
5 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (25.00%) HSDPA
6 4 (20.00%) 2G
6 4 (20.00%) UNIX
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) NAS
7 3 (15.00%) JIRA
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.00%) Selenium
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (15.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) FTP

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

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

Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) GPRS
1 7 (35.00%) GSM
1 7 (35.00%) VoLTE
2 6 (30.00%) RNC
2 6 (30.00%) Wireshark
2 6 (30.00%) UMTS
3 5 (25.00%) 3G
3 5 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (25.00%) 4G
3 5 (25.00%) HSDPA
3 5 (25.00%) LTE
4 4 (20.00%) 2G
4 4 (20.00%) NAS
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) Telnet
5 3 (15.00%) FTP
5 3 (15.00%) HTTP
6 2 (10.00%) SNMP
6 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 2 (10.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) WebLOAD
2 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.00%) JBehave
2 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.00%) Redmine
2 1 (5.00%) Trac
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) JMeter
2 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Validation
1 9 (45.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 6 (30.00%) Test Management
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Use Case
6 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.00%) Build Automation
7 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) ATG
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