The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 175 131 168
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 567 717 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.60% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.72% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 460 296
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£320 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 15
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £20.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £143.75 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.78%
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
42753 41594 37674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.57% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26488 25160 22087
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 1766 2081
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Tester
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Tester Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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 Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 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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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 -52 267 £351 +0.14% 79
South East +3 120 £300 - 46
Yorkshire -10 45 £275 - 23
North West -25 33 £270 -12.90% 37
West Midlands +15 26 £331 +113.70% 18
East of England +5 25 £281 -13.46% 11
South West -31 24 £363 +20.83% 25
East Midlands -2 20 £338 +20.53% 10
North East +6 6 £325 +116.66% 3
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 451 (38.48%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (25.94%) Selenium
3 297 (25.34%) SQL
4 274 (23.38%) QA
5 256 (21.84%) Test Scripting
6 214 (18.26%) Java
7 185 (15.78%) ISEB
8 174 (14.85%) Test Automation
9 172 (14.68%) Finance
10 170 (14.51%) JIRA
11 161 (13.74%) Scrum
12 152 (12.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 150 (12.80%) Oracle
14 144 (12.29%) Cucumber
15 141 (12.03%) .NET
16 139 (11.86%) BDD
17 136 (11.60%) Security Cleared
17 136 (11.60%) HP
18 135 (11.52%) HP Quality Center
19 134 (11.43%) Automation Testing
20 133 (11.35%) ISTQB
21 125 (10.67%) Automated Testing
22 122 (10.41%) Software Testing
23 113 (9.64%) Web Services
24 112 (9.56%) Manual Testing
25 110 (9.39%) C#
26 108 (9.22%) Microsoft
27 104 (8.87%) Linux
28 100 (8.53%) QuickTest Pro
28 100 (8.53%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 26 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.28%) Confluence
3 13 (1.11%) CMS
4 12 (1.02%) Apache
5 10 (0.85%) IIS
6 9 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.34%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.26%) SAS
10 3 (0.26%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.26%) uiautomator
11 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 54 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.90%) MS Office
3 6 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.43%) MS Project
5 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.34%) Mingle
6 2 (0.17%) SPSS
7 1 (0.085%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 16 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.94%) Summit
3 8 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.26%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.26%) Exstream
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.17%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.17%) Agresso
7 2 (0.17%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.085%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.43%) GitHub
3 4 (0.34%) Trello
3 4 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.26%) IaaS
5 2 (0.17%) SaaS
6 1 (0.085%) Force.com
6 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.65%) TCP/IP
2 28 (2.39%) HTTP
3 16 (1.37%) Wireshark
4 14 (1.19%) Internet
5 11 (0.94%) 3G
5 11 (0.94%) GSM
5 11 (0.94%) 4G
6 10 (0.85%) 2G
7 9 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.60%) SS7
8 7 (0.60%) Bluetooth
8 7 (0.60%) FTP
8 7 (0.60%) SIGTRAN
9 6 (0.51%) MVNO
9 6 (0.51%) GPRS
9 6 (0.51%) SMS
10 4 (0.34%) ATM
10 4 (0.34%) DNS
10 4 (0.34%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 29 (2.47%) Relational Database
5 28 (2.39%) MySQL
6 11 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
7 10 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.68%) DB2
9 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.43%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.34%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.34%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 304 (25.94%) Selenium
2 170 (14.51%) JIRA
3 144 (12.29%) Cucumber
4 100 (8.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 98 (8.36%) WebDriver
6 77 (6.57%) JMeter
7 74 (6.31%) LoadRunner
8 65 (5.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 60 (5.12%) SpecFlow
10 57 (4.86%) SoapUI
11 54 (4.61%) Visual Studio
12 53 (4.52%) Jenkins
13 36 (3.07%) Calabash
14 24 (2.05%) JUnit
14 24 (2.05%) Subversion
15 23 (1.96%) Appium
16 19 (1.62%) WATIR
17 18 (1.54%) TeamCity
17 18 (1.54%) Git (software)
18 17 (1.45%) NeoLoad
General
1 172 (14.68%) Finance
2 71 (6.06%) Banking
3 53 (4.52%) Retail
4 43 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.88%) Electronics
6 20 (1.71%) Marketing
7 18 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.28%) Games
9 13 (1.11%) Billing
10 10 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.77%) Automotive
12 8 (0.68%) Legal
13 4 (0.34%) Advertising
13 4 (0.34%) Front Office
14 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.26%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.17%) Local Government
15 2 (0.17%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (12.03%) .NET
2 113 (9.64%) Web Services
3 66 (5.63%) HTML
4 63 (5.38%) XML
5 60 (5.12%) SOAP
6 36 (3.07%) Gherkin
7 30 (2.56%) REST
7 30 (2.56%) CSS
8 27 (2.30%) RESTful
9 24 (2.05%) ASP.NET
10 21 (1.79%) JSON
11 16 (1.37%) Middleware
11 16 (1.37%) .NET Framework
11 16 (1.37%) jQuery
12 14 (1.19%) J2EE
13 13 (1.11%) WCF
14 10 (0.85%) HTML5
15 9 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
15 9 (0.77%) WPF
15 9 (0.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.20%) Mobile App
2 47 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (2.99%) Open Source
4 23 (1.96%) User Experience
5 19 (1.62%) SWIFT
6 18 (1.54%) STB
6 18 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.19%) NHS
8 13 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.02%) iPad
9 12 (1.02%) iPhone
10 11 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 11 (0.94%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.85%) Blackberry
12 9 (0.77%) MPEG
12 9 (0.77%) Video on Demand
13 8 (0.68%) IPTV
14 7 (0.60%) Digital Media
14 7 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.60%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 104 (8.87%) Linux
2 88 (7.51%) Windows
3 72 (6.14%) Android
4 70 (5.97%) UNIX
5 64 (5.46%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.85%) Solaris
8 9 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.68%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.60%) AIX
10 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.17%) Debian
12 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (38.48%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (21.84%) Test Scripting
3 174 (14.85%) Test Automation
4 161 (13.74%) Scrum
5 152 (12.97%) User Acceptance Testing
6 139 (11.86%) BDD
7 134 (11.43%) Automation Testing
8 125 (10.67%) Automated Testing
9 122 (10.41%) Software Testing
10 112 (9.56%) Manual Testing
11 100 (8.53%) Performance Testing
12 94 (8.02%) TDD
13 90 (7.68%) Regression Testing
14 79 (6.74%) Integration Testing
15 65 (5.55%) Test Strategy
16 63 (5.38%) E-Commerce
17 60 (5.12%) Functional Testing
18 58 (4.95%) User Stories
19 56 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
20 47 (4.01%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 297 (25.34%) SQL
2 214 (18.26%) Java
3 110 (9.39%) C#
4 96 (8.19%) JavaScript
5 78 (6.66%) Ruby
6 57 (4.86%) Python
7 37 (3.16%) C
8 31 (2.65%) PHP
9 27 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 26 (2.22%) C++
11 19 (1.62%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.28%) VBScript
13 13 (1.11%) Groovy
14 12 (1.02%) VB
14 12 (1.02%) VB.NET
14 12 (1.02%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.77%) Perl
15 9 (0.77%) VBA
15 9 (0.77%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 185 (15.78%) ISEB
2 136 (11.60%) Security Cleared
3 133 (11.35%) ISTQB
4 99 (8.45%) SC Cleared
5 58 (4.95%) Degree
6 48 (4.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (2.30%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.02%) CISSP
9 10 (0.85%) VCP4
10 9 (0.77%) CEH
11 6 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.51%) CISM
12 5 (0.43%) HND
12 5 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.34%) OSCP
13 4 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.26%) CISA
15 2 (0.17%) PMP
15 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (23.38%) QA
2 12 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.85%) ISO 14001
4 9 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.34%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.085%) FATCA
8 1 (0.085%) Basel III
System Software
1 12 (1.02%) Nmap
2 10 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.68%) XenApp
4 6 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.17%) KVM
8 1 (0.085%) vSphere
8 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.085%) vCloud
8 1 (0.085%) Snort
8 1 (0.085%) Firmware
8 1 (0.085%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 135 (11.52%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.19%) Nessus
3 4 (0.34%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (0.26%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.17%) SCCM
5 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.17%) Puppet
6 1 (0.085%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.085%) nmon
6 1 (0.085%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.085%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 150 (12.80%) Oracle
2 136 (11.60%) HP
3 108 (9.22%) Microsoft
4 26 (2.22%) Google
5 25 (2.13%) SAP
6 15 (1.28%) Telerik
7 12 (1.02%) Citrix
8 11 (0.94%) VMware
9 10 (0.85%) AppSense
9 10 (0.85%) IBM
10 9 (0.77%) Sybase
11 7 (0.60%) Informatica
11 7 (0.60%) Remedy
11 7 (0.60%) ATG
12 5 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.43%) Apple
12 5 (0.43%) Endeca
12 5 (0.43%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.43%) Ektron
12 5 (0.43%) hybris
Bury, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £0.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125 - £145 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago