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 September 2016 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Tester
Rank 600 580 595
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 23 53 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.10% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.11% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 18
Median daily rate £325 £405 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.75% +37.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £455 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £283 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -24.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
46531 50148 48901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 95.05% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30704 32612 30298
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1914 1994
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 24 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -21 9 £400 -1.23% 2
South East +4 6 £328 -
South West - 4 £450 -
East of England - 3 £308 -
West Midlands -25 1 £450 +78.21% 1
Technical Tester
UK

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) Java
3 14 (40.00%) Unix
4 12 (34.29%) Functional Testing
5 11 (31.43%) SQL
6 10 (28.57%) HP
7 9 (25.71%) C++
8 8 (22.86%) LoadRunner
9 7 (20.00%) Python
9 7 (20.00%) JMeter
10 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
10 6 (17.14%) Scrum
10 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (17.14%) Perl
10 6 (17.14%) ETL
10 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
10 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
10 6 (17.14%) Rational Functional Tester
10 6 (17.14%) Ruby
10 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (17.14%) User Stories
10 6 (17.14%) Zephyr
11 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 5 (14.29%) BDD
11 5 (14.29%) Web Services
11 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
12 4 (11.43%) TDD
12 4 (11.43%) Linux
12 4 (11.43%) SOA

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 1 (2.86%) Confluence
1 1 (2.86%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) LoadRunner
2 7 (20.00%) JMeter
3 6 (17.14%) Rational Functional Tester
3 6 (17.14%) Zephyr
4 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
4 4 (11.43%) Selenium
5 3 (8.57%) Jasmine
5 3 (8.57%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (8.57%) Protractor
6 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.71%) JIRA
7 1 (2.86%) Ant
7 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.86%) Maven
7 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Front Office
1 2 (5.71%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) REST
3 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.71%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (5.71%) XML
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.86%) JMS
5 1 (2.86%) JSON
5 1 (2.86%) Middleware
5 1 (2.86%) RESTful
5 1 (2.86%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.86%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Derivative
3 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.86%) MPEG
3 1 (2.86%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (2.86%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Unix
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Functional Testing
3 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.14%) ETL
3 6 (17.14%) Scrum
3 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
3 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (17.14%) User Stories
4 5 (14.29%) BDD
4 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (11.43%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
5 4 (11.43%) SOA
5 4 (11.43%) TDD
5 4 (11.43%) Test Management
6 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.57%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
2 11 (31.43%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) C++
4 7 (20.00%) Python
5 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
5 6 (17.14%) Perl
5 6 (17.14%) Ruby
6 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.86%) VB
7 1 (2.86%) VBScript
7 1 (2.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (8.57%) QA
2 3 (8.57%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) HP
2 3 (8.57%) Ab Initio
2 3 (8.57%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) IBM