The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 201 217 141
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -76
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 609 537 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.22% 1.07% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.13% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 336 536
Median daily rate £350 £325 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
Median hourly rate £29.25 £37.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.47% +55.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.70 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.50 £157.70 £33.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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 47488 45467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.71% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31380 29845 28550
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1349 1884 1941
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 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 -2 247 £400 +14.28% 64
South East -10 96 £350 +6.87% 37
Yorkshire +30 46 £350 +20.68% 16
North West -10 46 £318 +4.52% 22
South West -5 42 £325 -2.98% 23
North East -9 37 £325 +11.11% 2
West Midlands +1 34 £330 +10.00% 8
East of England +10 29 £350 +12.00% 18
East Midlands +11 11 £308 +2.58% 4
Midlands +1 4 £350 -
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 505 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (25.60%) Selenium
3 296 (25.17%) SQL
4 250 (21.26%) QA
5 241 (20.49%) Test Scripting
6 240 (20.41%) Java
7 201 (17.09%) BDD
8 200 (17.01%) Finance
9 198 (16.84%) Cucumber
10 170 (14.46%) Scrum
11 169 (14.37%) Functional Testing
12 166 (14.12%) Test Automation
12 166 (14.12%) JIRA
13 160 (13.61%) WebDriver
14 155 (13.18%) Oracle
15 147 (12.50%) Automated Testing
16 145 (12.33%) Security Cleared
17 135 (11.48%) Automation Testing
18 133 (11.31%) Unix
19 129 (10.97%) Manual Testing
20 128 (10.88%) ISEB
21 122 (10.37%) User Acceptance Testing
22 114 (9.69%) Linux
22 114 (9.69%) JavaScript
23 112 (9.52%) C#
24 111 (9.44%) ISTQB
24 111 (9.44%) SC Cleared
25 109 (9.27%) Non-Functional Testing
26 107 (9.10%) .NET
27 106 (9.01%) HP

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 36 (3.06%) Confluence
2 16 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.11%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.85%) SAS
5 9 (0.77%) CMS
6 8 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.60%) Apache
8 5 (0.43%) Mule
9 4 (0.34%) Node.js
9 4 (0.34%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 3 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.26%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.26%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.26%) JBoss
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.26%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.26%) WordPress
11 2 (0.17%) Moodle
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 40 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.98%) MS Office
3 12 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.085%) Mingle
5 1 (0.085%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (1.62%) Magento
2 14 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
3 12 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.34%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.26%) Infor SunSystems
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.26%) ResourceLink
10 3 (0.26%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.26%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (0.51%) Office 365
2 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.26%) GitHub
4 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.17%) iTunes
4 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.17%) Taleo
5 1 (0.085%) Force.com
5 1 (0.085%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.55%) HTTP
2 14 (1.19%) FTP
3 12 (1.02%) Internet
4 10 (0.85%) Firewall
5 8 (0.68%) Network Security
5 8 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.68%) VPN
6 7 (0.60%) Wireless
7 6 (0.51%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.51%) NAS
7 6 (0.51%) SAN
7 6 (0.51%) SNMP
7 6 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.43%) DVB
9 4 (0.34%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.26%) Extranet
10 3 (0.26%) SMTP
10 3 (0.26%) SSH
10 3 (0.26%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 50 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 25 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 21 (1.79%) MySQL
6 20 (1.70%) DB2
7 15 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.02%) Big Data
10 11 (0.94%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.77%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.68%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.60%) Base SAS
13 7 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.51%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.43%) SAP BI
15 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 301 (25.60%) Selenium
2 198 (16.84%) Cucumber
3 166 (14.12%) JIRA
4 160 (13.61%) WebDriver
5 78 (6.63%) HP UFT
6 77 (6.55%) LoadRunner
7 70 (5.95%) Jenkins
8 67 (5.70%) Git (software)
9 64 (5.44%) SoapUI
10 63 (5.36%) JMeter
11 56 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 42 (3.57%) SpecFlow
13 37 (3.15%) Subversion
14 36 (3.06%) Appium
15 34 (2.89%) Visual Studio
16 25 (2.13%) JUnit
17 24 (2.04%) Gatling
18 22 (1.87%) Toad
19 21 (1.79%) Calabash
19 21 (1.79%) ERwin
General
1 200 (17.01%) Finance
2 67 (5.70%) Banking
3 55 (4.68%) Retail
4 40 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.70%) Games
7 16 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.36%) Marketing
8 14 (1.19%) Electronics
9 13 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.94%) Billing
11 9 (0.77%) Advertising
12 7 (0.60%) Legal
13 6 (0.51%) Front Office
13 6 (0.51%) Military
14 4 (0.34%) Back Office
15 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.26%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.26%) Law
15 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (9.10%) .NET
2 96 (8.16%) XML
3 72 (6.12%) Web Services
4 62 (5.27%) HTML
5 61 (5.19%) SOAP
6 56 (4.76%) RESTful
7 52 (4.42%) Gherkin
8 39 (3.32%) JSON
9 30 (2.55%) REST
10 20 (1.70%) CSS
10 20 (1.70%) Middleware
11 13 (1.11%) Behat
12 11 (0.94%) XML Messaging
13 10 (0.85%) MSMQ
14 8 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
14 8 (0.68%) Spring
15 7 (0.60%) .NET Framework
15 7 (0.60%) HTML5
16 6 (0.51%) Hibernate
17 5 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.44%) Mobile App
3 23 (1.96%) User Experience
4 14 (1.19%) CESG
4 14 (1.19%) STB
5 13 (1.11%) Smart Meter
6 9 (0.77%) Client/Server
6 9 (0.77%) Computer Science
6 9 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 7 (0.60%) Credit Risk
9 6 (0.51%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.51%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.51%) IBM XIV
9 6 (0.51%) Mathematics
9 6 (0.51%) MPEG
9 6 (0.51%) PKI
9 6 (0.51%) Reinsurance
10 5 (0.43%) EPoS
10 5 (0.43%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 133 (11.31%) Unix
2 114 (9.69%) Linux
3 72 (6.12%) Windows
4 36 (3.06%) Android
5 29 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.94%) Solaris
7 9 (0.77%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.43%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.17%) Debian
12 2 (0.17%) Fedora
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.17%) SUSE
12 2 (0.17%) VMS
12 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.085%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (20.49%) Test Scripting
3 201 (17.09%) BDD
4 170 (14.46%) Scrum
5 169 (14.37%) Functional Testing
6 166 (14.12%) Test Automation
7 147 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 135 (11.48%) Automation Testing
9 129 (10.97%) Manual Testing
10 122 (10.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 109 (9.27%) Non-Functional Testing
12 104 (8.84%) Software Testing
13 99 (8.42%) TDD
14 96 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
14 96 (8.16%) Performance Testing
15 89 (7.57%) Regression Testing
16 80 (6.80%) Integration Testing
17 73 (6.21%) Penetration Testing
17 73 (6.21%) Test Strategy
18 67 (5.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 296 (25.17%) SQL
2 240 (20.41%) Java
3 114 (9.69%) JavaScript
4 112 (9.52%) C#
5 80 (6.80%) Ruby
6 59 (5.02%) Python
7 48 (4.08%) PL/SQL
8 41 (3.49%) Shell Script
9 35 (2.98%) C
10 32 (2.72%) C++
11 28 (2.38%) PHP
12 25 (2.13%) Perl
13 19 (1.62%) Groovy
14 17 (1.45%) VB
14 17 (1.45%) VBScript
15 14 (1.19%) Scala
15 14 (1.19%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.02%) F#
17 9 (0.77%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 145 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 128 (10.88%) ISEB
3 111 (9.44%) ISTQB
3 111 (9.44%) SC Cleared
4 47 (4.00%) CREST Certified
5 46 (3.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (1.96%) Degree
7 19 (1.62%) CEH
8 16 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (1.36%) OSCP
9 15 (1.28%) CHECK Team Member
10 14 (1.19%) Tigerscheme
11 12 (1.02%) Cyber Scheme
12 10 (0.85%) CISSP
12 10 (0.85%) PhD
13 8 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (0.60%) SANS
15 6 (0.51%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.51%) GIAC
15 6 (0.51%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (21.26%) QA
2 11 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.85%) SDET
4 7 (0.60%) WCAG
5 5 (0.43%) SEPA
5 5 (0.43%) SLA
5 5 (0.43%) WAI
6 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.34%) GPG13
6 4 (0.34%) MiFID
7 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.26%) EMIR
7 3 (0.26%) GAAP
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.17%) HL7
9 1 (0.085%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.085%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (0.60%) Active Directory
1 7 (0.60%) Docker
2 6 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.17%) HDFS
3 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.085%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.085%) Firmware
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.085%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 98 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.68%) Nessus
3 5 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.43%) SCOM
3 5 (0.43%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 4 (0.34%) Puppet
5 3 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.17%) Oozie
7 1 (0.085%) Ansible
7 1 (0.085%) Control-M
7 1 (0.085%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.085%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.085%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.085%) Nagios
7 1 (0.085%) nmon
7 1 (0.085%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.085%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.085%) SCCM
Vendors
1 155 (13.18%) Oracle
2 106 (9.01%) HP
3 95 (8.08%) Microsoft
4 50 (4.25%) SAP
5 36 (3.06%) IBM
6 26 (2.21%) Informatica
7 23 (1.96%) VMware
8 14 (1.19%) SOASTA, Inc
8 14 (1.19%) Sybase
9 13 (1.11%) EMC
10 12 (1.02%) Veritas
11 11 (0.94%) Siebel
12 10 (0.85%) Cognos
12 10 (0.85%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.77%) Telerik
14 8 (0.68%) ATG
14 8 (0.68%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.68%) Cisco
14 8 (0.68%) hybris
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