The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 562 492 553
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 28 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.026% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.028% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 11
Average daily rate £375 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Tester
UK

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -14 16 £381 +3.31% 3
South West - 6 £369 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
South East -12 2 £313 +8.69% 1
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Technical Tester
UK

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (52.17%) Finance
2 21 (45.65%) Selenium
3 15 (32.61%) JMeter
4 13 (28.26%) Windows
5 12 (26.09%) .NET
5 12 (26.09%) Oracle
5 12 (26.09%) WATIR
5 12 (26.09%) WebDriver
6 11 (23.91%) SQL
6 11 (23.91%) Scrum
7 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
7 10 (21.74%) C#
7 10 (21.74%) HTML
7 10 (21.74%) Linux
7 10 (21.74%) Test Strategy
7 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
7 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
8 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
8 9 (19.57%) Open Source
8 9 (19.57%) Java
8 9 (19.57%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (17.39%) UNIX
9 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
9 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
10 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
10 7 (15.22%) HP
10 7 (15.22%) ISEB
10 7 (15.22%) Validation
10 7 (15.22%) Software Testing

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.52%) Lync
2 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.17%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Wireshark
1 6 (13.04%) SSL
1 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 6 (13.04%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) FTP
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.17%) DB2
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (45.65%) Selenium
2 15 (32.61%) JMeter
3 12 (26.09%) WATIR
3 12 (26.09%) WebDriver
4 9 (19.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
6 4 (8.70%) LoadRunner
7 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
7 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.52%) JIRA
8 2 (4.35%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.35%) Bugzilla
8 2 (4.35%) ClearQuest
9 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.17%) XMLUnit
9 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.17%) Robotium
9 1 (2.17%) Capybara
9 1 (2.17%) Ranorex
9 1 (2.17%) eggPlant
General
1 24 (52.17%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Back Office
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) .NET
2 10 (21.74%) HTML
3 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.04%) JSP
3 6 (13.04%) XML
4 3 (6.52%) HTML5
4 3 (6.52%) Web Services
4 3 (6.52%) JSF
5 2 (4.35%) SOAP
6 1 (2.17%) REST
6 1 (2.17%) RESTful
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.17%) XML Schema
6 1 (2.17%) DOM
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Open Source
2 2 (4.35%) Derivative
2 2 (4.35%) Credit Derivative
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.17%) iSeries
3 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Linux
3 8 (17.39%) UNIX
4 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.04%) Windows 2000
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.35%) Android
6 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Scrum
2 10 (21.74%) Test Strategy
3 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
3 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
4 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.22%) Validation
5 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Workflow
6 6 (13.04%) TDD
7 4 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
7 4 (8.70%) OO
7 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.70%) BDD
8 3 (6.52%) Volume Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Test Management
8 3 (6.52%) Service Management
8 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) C#
3 9 (19.57%) Java
4 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.87%) Ruby
6 4 (8.70%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.70%) Python
7 3 (6.52%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) XQuery
8 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
1 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.22%) ISEB
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Nmap
2 3 (6.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Nessus
1 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) HP
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Compuware
6 1 (2.17%) Empirix
6 1 (2.17%) Endeca
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) Coremetrics
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