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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 210 138 185
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 506 765 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.04% 1.59% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.72% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 531 301
Average daily rate
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£325 £334 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.62% +2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
- -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -32.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £11.03 £22.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.60 £33.30 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+24.16% +3.44%
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
44745 44574 39549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28306 28035 23377
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1751 1849 2014
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -67 216 £350 -9.67% 83
South East -31 98 £328 +0.76% 31
North West -4 52 £300 -7.69% 37
South West -17 39 £335 +5.51% 28
Yorkshire -59 28 £300 +7.14% 18
West Midlands 0 27 £300 -2.04% 15
East of England -18 27 £338 -0.73% 13
East Midlands -14 10 £300 -2.83% 4
North East -9 4 £311 +9.21% 3
Midlands +2 1 - - 1
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 424 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (27.76%) QA
3 294 (26.85%) Selenium
4 238 (21.74%) SQL
5 233 (21.28%) Test Scripting
6 174 (15.89%) Finance
7 162 (14.79%) Java
8 157 (14.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 153 (13.97%) Scrum
10 151 (13.79%) Test Automation
11 142 (12.97%) JIRA
12 139 (12.69%) ISEB
13 132 (12.05%) Cucumber
14 131 (11.96%) Oracle
15 128 (11.69%) Security Cleared
16 126 (11.51%) Automated Testing
17 124 (11.32%) BDD
18 119 (10.87%) C#
19 117 (10.68%) HP
20 116 (10.59%) .NET
20 116 (10.59%) Manual Testing
21 112 (10.23%) HP Quality Center
21 112 (10.23%) Automation Testing
22 106 (9.68%) WebDriver
23 102 (9.32%) Regression Testing
24 99 (9.04%) Software Testing
25 98 (8.95%) Web Services
26 96 (8.77%) ISTQB
27 92 (8.40%) Microsoft
28 91 (8.31%) Integration Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 29 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.46%) CMS
2 16 (1.46%) WebSphere
3 15 (1.37%) Apache
4 13 (1.19%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.73%) SAS
6 7 (0.64%) Confluence
7 5 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.46%) IIS
7 5 (0.46%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.27%) Documentum
8 3 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.18%) nginx
9 2 (0.18%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.18%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 56 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.29%) MS Office
3 4 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.27%) MS Project
4 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) Mingle
6 1 (0.091%) SPSS
6 1 (0.091%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.46%) Exstream
1 5 (0.46%) Magento
2 4 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.37%) Summit
2 4 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.27%) MultiFonds
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.091%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.091%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.091%) SAP HR-PA
5 1 (0.091%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (0.37%) GitHub
2 3 (0.27%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.27%) Taleo
2 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.18%) Sage Pay
3 2 (0.18%) Trello
4 1 (0.091%) IaaS
4 1 (0.091%) Office 365
4 1 (0.091%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.091%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.92%) HTTP
1 21 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.37%) 3G
3 14 (1.28%) 4G
4 13 (1.19%) GSM
5 12 (1.10%) FTP
5 12 (1.10%) 2G
6 11 (1.00%) Internet
7 10 (0.91%) SS7
8 9 (0.82%) SIGTRAN
8 9 (0.82%) Wireshark
9 6 (0.55%) MVNO
10 5 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.46%) Wireless
10 5 (0.46%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.37%) ATM
11 4 (0.37%) DHCP
11 4 (0.37%) DNS
12 3 (0.27%) RNC
12 3 (0.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (3.29%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.92%) DB2
5 20 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.55%) MySQL
7 13 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.10%) DbVisualizer
9 7 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.46%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (0.46%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (0.46%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.46%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.37%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.27%) Big Data
13 3 (0.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 294 (26.85%) Selenium
2 142 (12.97%) JIRA
3 132 (12.05%) Cucumber
4 106 (9.68%) WebDriver
5 70 (6.39%) LoadRunner
6 68 (6.21%) QuickTest Pro
7 66 (6.03%) SpecFlow
8 55 (5.02%) SoapUI
8 55 (5.02%) JMeter
9 48 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 42 (3.84%) Jenkins
11 39 (3.56%) Visual Studio
12 31 (2.83%) JUnit
13 25 (2.28%) Subversion
14 22 (2.01%) Calabash
15 15 (1.37%) NUnit
15 15 (1.37%) Toad
15 15 (1.37%) Behat
15 15 (1.37%) NeoLoad
15 15 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 174 (15.89%) Finance
2 77 (7.03%) Banking
3 70 (6.39%) Retail
4 40 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.46%) Games
7 14 (1.28%) Billing
8 12 (1.10%) Marketing
9 10 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.64%) Legal
10 7 (0.64%) Front Office
11 5 (0.46%) Advertising
11 5 (0.46%) Automotive
12 4 (0.37%) Back Office
12 4 (0.37%) Publishing
12 4 (0.37%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.27%) Electronics
13 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.18%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (10.59%) .NET
2 98 (8.95%) Web Services
3 70 (6.39%) XML
4 57 (5.21%) Gherkin
4 57 (5.21%) SOAP
4 57 (5.21%) HTML
5 31 (2.83%) JSON
6 27 (2.47%) RESTful
7 22 (2.01%) ASP.NET
8 21 (1.92%) J2EE
9 20 (1.83%) CSS
10 18 (1.64%) REST
11 15 (1.37%) Middleware
12 12 (1.10%) Flash
12 12 (1.10%) .NET Framework
13 9 (0.82%) WPF
14 7 (0.64%) MSMQ
15 6 (0.55%) WSDL
15 6 (0.55%) WCF
15 6 (0.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 26 (2.37%) SWIFT
4 20 (1.83%) NHS
5 19 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (1.55%) STB
7 14 (1.28%) User Experience
8 12 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.00%) MPEG
10 10 (0.91%) Data Centre
10 10 (0.91%) Mainframe
11 9 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.82%) iPhone
12 8 (0.73%) iPad
12 8 (0.73%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.64%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.55%) EPoS
14 6 (0.55%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.55%) Fixed Income
15 5 (0.46%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 74 (6.76%) Linux
2 69 (6.30%) UNIX
3 62 (5.66%) Android
4 59 (5.39%) Windows
5 56 (5.11%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.91%) Solaris
8 8 (0.73%) AIX
9 3 (0.27%) SUSE
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.18%) HPUX
10 2 (0.18%) VME
11 1 (0.091%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.091%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.091%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (21.28%) Test Scripting
3 157 (14.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 153 (13.97%) Scrum
5 151 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 126 (11.51%) Automated Testing
7 124 (11.32%) BDD
8 116 (10.59%) Manual Testing
9 112 (10.23%) Automation Testing
10 102 (9.32%) Regression Testing
11 99 (9.04%) Software Testing
12 91 (8.31%) Integration Testing
13 86 (7.85%) Performance Testing
13 86 (7.85%) TDD
14 80 (7.31%) E-Commerce
15 67 (6.12%) Test Strategy
16 65 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (5.84%) System Testing
18 59 (5.39%) Functional Testing
19 57 (5.21%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 238 (21.74%) SQL
2 162 (14.79%) Java
3 119 (10.87%) C#
4 75 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 48 (4.38%) Ruby
6 32 (2.92%) Python
7 29 (2.65%) PHP
8 28 (2.56%) C
9 23 (2.10%) Groovy
10 18 (1.64%) VBScript
11 17 (1.55%) VB
11 17 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.46%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.37%) C++
14 11 (1.00%) VBA
15 9 (0.82%) Perl
15 9 (0.82%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.82%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.73%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 139 (12.69%) ISEB
2 128 (11.69%) Security Cleared
3 96 (8.77%) ISTQB
4 72 (6.58%) SC Cleared
5 45 (4.11%) Degree
6 38 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 37 (3.38%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.64%) CEH
8 7 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.37%) HND
11 3 (0.27%) CISSP
11 3 (0.27%) OSCP
11 3 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.091%) GIAC
12 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.091%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.091%) CISM
12 1 (0.091%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (27.76%) QA
2 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.37%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.27%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.091%) SLA
5 1 (0.091%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.091%) FATCA
5 1 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.091%) Basel III
System Software
1 11 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.37%) XenApp
3 3 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.091%) Squid
5 1 (0.091%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.091%) vCloud
5 1 (0.091%) vSphere
5 1 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.091%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 112 (10.23%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.55%) SCCM
3 3 (0.27%) Nmap
3 3 (0.27%) Nessus
3 3 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.27%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.18%) Puppet
4 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.18%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.091%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.091%) Control-M
5 1 (0.091%) nmon
5 1 (0.091%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.091%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.091%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 131 (11.96%) Oracle
2 117 (10.68%) HP
3 92 (8.40%) Microsoft
4 28 (2.56%) SAP
5 15 (1.37%) VMware
6 12 (1.10%) IBM
7 11 (1.00%) Google
7 11 (1.00%) Citrix
8 9 (0.82%) Sybase
9 8 (0.73%) Telerik
10 5 (0.46%) Endeca
10 5 (0.46%) Remedy
10 5 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.46%) Ektron
10 5 (0.46%) Tumbleweed
11 4 (0.37%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.37%) hybris
11 4 (0.37%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.37%) Apple
11 4 (0.37%) Informatica
Bournemouth, Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £190 - 210 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ASG International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 200 - 300pd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £175 to £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Chertsey
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Rubicon Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago