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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 567 544 536
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 21 14 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.029% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.032% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 12
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£288 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.30% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £346 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.53% +15.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Technical Tester
UK

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
47502 44109 49177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.02% 92.81% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29572 26954 28107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1898 1931 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Technical Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 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
London +2 15 £225 -45.45% 3
South East -5 2 £350 -24.73%
South West - 2 £394 - 1
East Midlands +7 1 £375 +50.00%
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Technical Tester
UK

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (56.60%) Selenium
3 26 (49.06%) SQL
4 16 (30.19%) Java
5 15 (28.30%) Finance
6 14 (26.42%) WebDriver
7 13 (24.53%) JMeter
7 13 (24.53%) Automated Testing
8 12 (22.64%) QA
8 12 (22.64%) Performance Testing
8 12 (22.64%) Scrum
8 12 (22.64%) C#
9 11 (20.75%) Oracle
9 11 (20.75%) UNIX
9 11 (20.75%) Manual Testing
10 10 (18.87%) Open Source
11 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
11 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
11 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
11 9 (16.98%) WATIR
11 9 (16.98%) EMV
11 9 (16.98%) Smartcard
12 8 (15.09%) HP
12 8 (15.09%) Linux
12 8 (15.09%) .NET
13 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
13 7 (13.21%) ISTQB
14 6 (11.32%) Ruby
14 6 (11.32%) Test Scripting

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
1 3 (5.66%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) LAN
1 2 (3.77%) VPN
1 2 (3.77%) DMZ
1 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.89%) SSL
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Big Data
2 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (56.60%) Selenium
2 14 (26.42%) WebDriver
3 13 (24.53%) JMeter
4 9 (16.98%) WATIR
5 6 (11.32%) Cucumber
6 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
6 5 (9.43%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (7.55%) Subversion
8 3 (5.66%) JUnit
8 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
8 3 (5.66%) Trac
8 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.77%) Hudson
9 2 (3.77%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.89%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.89%) NUnit
10 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.89%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) .NET
2 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (9.43%) XML
3 3 (5.66%) Hibernate
3 3 (5.66%) Spring
3 3 (5.66%) JSF
3 3 (5.66%) JSP
3 3 (5.66%) J2EE
3 3 (5.66%) ICEfaces
3 3 (5.66%) HTML
4 2 (3.77%) Web Services
5 1 (1.89%) JSON
5 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Open Source
2 9 (16.98%) EMV
2 9 (16.98%) Smartcard
3 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.66%) User Experience
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.89%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) UNIX
2 8 (15.09%) Linux
3 6 (11.32%) Windows
4 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.77%) Android
6 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.53%) Automated Testing
3 12 (22.64%) Performance Testing
3 12 (22.64%) Scrum
4 11 (20.75%) Manual Testing
5 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
6 6 (11.32%) Test Scripting
6 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
6 6 (11.32%) TDD
7 5 (9.43%) Regression Testing
7 5 (9.43%) BDD
7 5 (9.43%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (7.55%) User Stories
8 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.66%) Web Testing
9 3 (5.66%) Security Testing
9 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.66%) MVC
9 3 (5.66%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (49.06%) SQL
2 16 (30.19%) Java
3 12 (22.64%) C#
4 6 (11.32%) Python
4 6 (11.32%) Ruby
5 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.55%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.77%) C++
8 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.77%) Perl
8 2 (3.77%) VBScript
8 2 (3.77%) VB
8 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.89%) PHP
9 1 (1.89%) Jython
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
1 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.55%) ISEB
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.77%) MCITP
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) NDS
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.77%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Oracle
2 8 (15.09%) HP
3 4 (7.55%) Cisco
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.89%) Informatica