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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 190 187 158
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 585 579 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.26% 1.24% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.32% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 404 406
Average daily rate £338 £318 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% +2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £301
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 5
Average hourly rate £43.50 £29.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.71% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £12.13 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £179.00 £38.00 £93.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 £79.25
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -62.14%
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
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -27 209 £389 +3.66% 79
South East -20 100 £325 +9.24% 54
South West +33 71 £348 +6.92% 24
North West +5 55 £310 +14.81% 43
Yorkshire -9 54 £315 +14.54% 40
East of England +7 35 £340 +47.82% 11
West Midlands -9 30 £310 +10.71% 16
North East -3 20 £360 -0.68% 3
East Midlands -14 8 £310 -11.74% 6
South Coast - 1 £305 -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 527 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (23.57%) Test Scripting
3 318 (23.35%) Selenium
4 289 (21.22%) SQL
5 278 (20.41%) QA
6 232 (17.03%) Finance
7 226 (16.59%) Test Automation
8 201 (14.76%) Java
9 196 (14.39%) Security Cleared
10 189 (13.88%) BDD
11 188 (13.80%) Cucumber
12 186 (13.66%) Manual Testing
13 177 (13.00%) ISEB
14 171 (12.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 165 (12.11%) Oracle
16 162 (11.89%) Functional Testing
17 160 (11.75%) Microsoft
18 151 (11.09%) Automated Testing
19 148 (10.87%) Software Testing
20 146 (10.72%) Scrum
21 139 (10.21%) ISTQB
21 139 (10.21%) SC Cleared
22 138 (10.13%) Automation Testing
23 136 (9.99%) Regression Testing
24 135 (9.91%) WebDriver
25 134 (9.84%) .NET
26 131 (9.62%) C#
27 128 (9.40%) JIRA
28 126 (9.25%) HP
29 124 (9.10%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 21 (1.54%) CMS
2 19 (1.40%) Confluence
3 13 (0.95%) SAS
4 12 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.73%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.37%) NetWeaver
7 5 (0.37%) Node.js
7 5 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.22%) Apache
9 3 (0.22%) JBoss
9 3 (0.22%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 3 (0.22%) WordPress
10 2 (0.15%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.15%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.15%) Moodle
Applications
1 41 (3.01%) MS Excel
1 41 (3.01%) MS Office
2 8 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.22%) HipChat
4 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.073%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (1.25%) Magento
2 17 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
2 17 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 8 (0.59%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
6 6 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.22%) Minerva
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.22%) SAP PM
8 3 (0.22%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.22%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.95%) Office 365
2 11 (0.81%) GitHub
3 7 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.15%) SaaS
5 2 (0.15%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.073%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.073%) Boomi
6 1 (0.073%) Force.com
6 1 (0.073%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.95%) Internet
2 10 (0.73%) FTP
2 10 (0.73%) HTTP
3 9 (0.66%) Wireless
4 8 (0.59%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (0.59%) SNMP
4 8 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.44%) Bluetooth
6 6 (0.44%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.37%) DOCSIS
7 5 (0.37%) Firewall
7 5 (0.37%) LAN
7 5 (0.37%) Network Security
8 4 (0.29%) GSM
8 4 (0.29%) Intranet
8 4 (0.29%) MPLS
8 4 (0.29%) VPN
9 3 (0.22%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 20 (1.47%) DB2
4 20 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (0.81%) MySQL
7 11 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.66%) BODI
9 9 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
9 9 (0.66%) PowerCenter
9 9 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.59%) Big Data
10 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (0.51%) SAP BI
11 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 318 (23.35%) Selenium
2 188 (13.80%) Cucumber
3 135 (9.91%) WebDriver
4 128 (9.40%) JIRA
5 95 (6.98%) HP UFT
6 88 (6.46%) Jenkins
7 87 (6.39%) LoadRunner
8 75 (5.51%) SoapUI
9 72 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 63 (4.63%) JMeter
11 47 (3.45%) Appium
11 47 (3.45%) Git (software)
12 46 (3.38%) SpecFlow
13 43 (3.16%) Visual Studio
14 36 (2.64%) Capybara
15 25 (1.84%) Calabash
15 25 (1.84%) Toad
16 22 (1.62%) ERwin
16 22 (1.62%) Subversion
17 19 (1.40%) JUnit
General
1 232 (17.03%) Finance
2 62 (4.55%) Banking
3 60 (4.41%) Retail
4 47 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 25 (1.84%) Marketing
6 22 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.40%) Electronics
8 14 (1.03%) Games
8 14 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.81%) Advertising
9 11 (0.81%) Billing
10 9 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.66%) Military
11 6 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.29%) Back Office
12 4 (0.29%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.29%) Law
12 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.22%) Automotive
13 3 (0.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (9.84%) .NET
2 87 (6.39%) XML
3 69 (5.07%) Web Services
4 65 (4.77%) SOAP
5 58 (4.26%) Gherkin
6 51 (3.74%) HTML
7 41 (3.01%) RESTful
8 25 (1.84%) Middleware
9 21 (1.54%) ASP.NET
10 20 (1.47%) REST
11 17 (1.25%) Behat
12 16 (1.17%) JSON
13 15 (1.10%) CSS
14 12 (0.88%) XML Messaging
15 10 (0.73%) WinForms
15 10 (0.73%) WPF
16 8 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (0.59%) J2EE
16 8 (0.59%) MSMQ
17 7 (0.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 67 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.70%) Mobile App
3 26 (1.91%) User Experience
4 15 (1.10%) STB
5 14 (1.03%) Computer Science
6 13 (0.95%) Smart Meter
6 13 (0.95%) Statistics
7 12 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (0.73%) Mainframe
9 9 (0.66%) EPoS
10 8 (0.59%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.59%) NHS
10 8 (0.59%) Video on Demand
11 7 (0.51%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.51%) MPEG
11 7 (0.51%) SWIFT
12 6 (0.44%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.44%) Performance Metrics
12 6 (0.44%) PKI
12 6 (0.44%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 96 (7.05%) Unix
2 87 (6.39%) Linux
3 80 (5.87%) Windows
4 55 (4.04%) Android
5 51 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.59%) Solaris
8 7 (0.51%) Kali Linux
8 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.37%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.15%) SUSE
11 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.073%) AIX
12 1 (0.073%) Debian
12 1 (0.073%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (23.57%) Test Scripting
3 226 (16.59%) Test Automation
4 189 (13.88%) BDD
5 186 (13.66%) Manual Testing
6 171 (12.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 162 (11.89%) Functional Testing
8 151 (11.09%) Automated Testing
9 148 (10.87%) Software Testing
10 146 (10.72%) Scrum
11 138 (10.13%) Automation Testing
12 136 (9.99%) Regression Testing
13 124 (9.10%) Performance Testing
14 99 (7.27%) TDD
15 97 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
16 94 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
17 81 (5.95%) Test Strategy
18 78 (5.73%) Migration
19 74 (5.43%) ETL
20 72 (5.29%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 289 (21.22%) SQL
2 201 (14.76%) Java
3 131 (9.62%) C#
4 91 (6.68%) Ruby
5 77 (5.65%) JavaScript
6 62 (4.55%) C++
7 53 (3.89%) PL/SQL
8 52 (3.82%) Python
9 39 (2.86%) PHP
10 36 (2.64%) T-SQL
11 35 (2.57%) C
12 28 (2.06%) VB
13 25 (1.84%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.76%) Perl
15 18 (1.32%) VBScript
16 11 (0.81%) Groovy
17 10 (0.73%) F#
18 9 (0.66%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.66%) VBA
19 8 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 196 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 177 (13.00%) ISEB
3 139 (10.21%) ISTQB
3 139 (10.21%) SC Cleared
4 79 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (2.28%) Degree
6 29 (2.13%) CREST Certified
7 28 (2.06%) DV Cleared
8 17 (1.25%) CEH
8 17 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 14 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.59%) PhD
11 5 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.37%) Tigerscheme
12 4 (0.29%) CHECK Team Member
12 4 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.29%) GPEN
12 4 (0.29%) GWAPT
12 4 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (20.41%) QA
2 15 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.81%) SEPA
5 10 (0.73%) SDET
6 6 (0.44%) SLA
7 3 (0.22%) COBIT
7 3 (0.22%) GAAP
7 3 (0.22%) GPG13
7 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.22%) WAI
7 3 (0.22%) WCAG
8 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.15%) EMIR
8 2 (0.15%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.073%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.073%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.073%) MiFID
9 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.15%) Docker
3 2 (0.15%) HDFS
3 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.073%) Firmware
4 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 88 (6.46%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.66%) Nessus
3 7 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (0.44%) Puppet
5 5 (0.37%) SCOM
5 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 2 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.15%) nmon
6 2 (0.15%) SCCM
7 1 (0.073%) Ansible
7 1 (0.073%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.073%) Ettercap
7 1 (0.073%) Iperf
7 1 (0.073%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.073%) Nmap
7 1 (0.073%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 165 (12.11%) Oracle
2 160 (11.75%) Microsoft
3 126 (9.25%) HP
4 59 (4.33%) SAP
5 47 (3.45%) Informatica
6 29 (2.13%) IBM
7 18 (1.32%) Sybase
8 14 (1.03%) hybris
8 14 (1.03%) VMware
9 13 (0.95%) Siebel
10 12 (0.88%) Cognos
11 10 (0.73%) Cisco
11 10 (0.73%) Citrix
11 10 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.66%) EMC
12 9 (0.66%) Telerik
13 8 (0.59%) ATG
13 8 (0.59%) Remedy
13 8 (0.59%) SOASTA, Inc
14 6 (0.44%) CheckPoint
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 Per Day £300-360/day
Posted: 20 hours ago
East Molesey, Surrey
Historic Royal Palaces
Rate: £31,319 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Hanson Regan Ltd
Rate: £NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: upto £320 a day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £345 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £275 - £325 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified MArket Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £190 - £216 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + doe
Posted: 8 days ago
Burnley
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 9 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + doe
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £480 - £585 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Long Term Contract
Posted: 18 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £250 - 450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago