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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 169 164 198
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 715 754 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.56% 1.49% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.57% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 539 437
Median daily rate £359 £327 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 22
Median hourly rate £21.91 £39.37 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.34% +38.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
43259 48103 48967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.59% 94.94% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28485 31125 31438
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1507 1882 2044
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +11 313 £375 +2.73% 47
South East +40 135 £350 - 120
South West -7 69 £355 +9.23% 65
North West -24 41 £323 +7.50% 71
West Midlands +3 38 £327 +2.83% 49
East of England -13 35 £315 -3.23% 58
Yorkshire -16 34 £381 +27.08% 48
North East -24 24 £350 +1.44% 17
East Midlands -2 14 £325 +8.33% 35
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 633 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
2 446 (32.44%) Selenium
3 360 (26.18%) Java
4 320 (23.27%) Test Scripting
5 315 (22.91%) QA
6 279 (20.29%) SQL
7 249 (18.11%) Cucumber
8 234 (17.02%) BDD
9 230 (16.73%) Test Automation
10 225 (16.36%) JIRA
11 215 (15.64%) Scrum
12 210 (15.27%) Automated Testing
13 186 (13.53%) WebDriver
13 186 (13.53%) Automation Testing
14 178 (12.95%) Finance
15 175 (12.73%) Jenkins
16 173 (12.58%) C#
17 155 (11.27%) Performance Testing
18 150 (10.91%) Software Testing
19 147 (10.69%) Manual Testing
20 145 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
21 144 (10.47%) Regression Testing
22 140 (10.18%) Functional Testing
23 139 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
24 134 (9.75%) Security Cleared
25 122 (8.87%) TDD
26 121 (8.80%) .NET
26 121 (8.80%) ISEB
26 121 (8.80%) SoapUI
27 120 (8.73%) JMeter

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 55 (4.00%) Confluence
2 26 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 21 (1.53%) CMS
4 15 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.80%) Apache
7 10 (0.73%) IIS
8 8 (0.58%) Apache Solr
8 8 (0.58%) JBoss
9 6 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.29%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.15%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.15%) nginx
11 2 (0.15%) OpenROAD
11 2 (0.15%) Tuxedo
11 2 (0.15%) WordPress
12 1 (0.073%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.073%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.67%) MS Office
3 13 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.15%) Mingle
5 2 (0.15%) MS Project
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.073%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.51%) Magento
3 7 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.44%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.36%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.29%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.22%) FastStats
7 3 (0.22%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.15%) SAP FS
8 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.31%) GitHub
3 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.44%) SaaS
5 5 (0.36%) Office 365
6 3 (0.22%) PaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Slack
7 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.073%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.67%) HTTP
2 14 (1.02%) Internet
3 10 (0.73%) Firewall
4 9 (0.65%) Network Security
5 8 (0.58%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (0.58%) Wireless
6 7 (0.51%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.36%) Skype
8 4 (0.29%) LDAP
8 4 (0.29%) WAN
9 3 (0.22%) DVB
9 3 (0.22%) FTP
9 3 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.22%) SNMP
9 3 (0.22%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.15%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (0.15%) SS7
10 2 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
4 22 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 22 (1.60%) MySQL
5 21 (1.53%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.24%) Big Data
6 17 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.09%) DB2
8 12 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.51%) DbVisualizer
13 6 (0.44%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.36%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.36%) QlikView
14 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.29%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 446 (32.44%) Selenium
2 249 (18.11%) Cucumber
3 225 (16.36%) JIRA
4 186 (13.53%) WebDriver
5 175 (12.73%) Jenkins
6 121 (8.80%) SoapUI
7 120 (8.73%) JMeter
8 105 (7.64%) Git (software)
9 90 (6.55%) SpecFlow
10 74 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 70 (5.09%) HP UFT
12 55 (4.00%) LoadRunner
13 53 (3.85%) JUnit
14 48 (3.49%) Visual Studio
15 46 (3.35%) Maven
16 42 (3.05%) Appium
17 26 (1.89%) Protractor
18 25 (1.82%) NUnit
19 24 (1.75%) Calabash
19 24 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 178 (12.95%) Finance
2 67 (4.87%) Banking
2 67 (4.87%) Retail
3 38 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.31%) Games
4 18 (1.31%) Manufacturing
4 18 (1.31%) Marketing
5 17 (1.24%) Electronics
5 17 (1.24%) Investment Banking
6 13 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.58%) Front Office
8 7 (0.51%) Billing
9 5 (0.36%) Advertising
9 5 (0.36%) Back Office
9 5 (0.36%) Legal
10 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.29%) Publishing
10 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (8.80%) .NET
2 98 (7.13%) Gherkin
3 92 (6.69%) Web Services
4 85 (6.18%) XML
5 62 (4.51%) RESTful
6 61 (4.44%) HTML
7 60 (4.36%) REST
8 51 (3.71%) SOAP
9 42 (3.05%) JSON
10 30 (2.18%) CSS
11 29 (2.11%) Spring
12 20 (1.45%) AngularJS
12 20 (1.45%) Node.js
13 16 (1.16%) .NET Framework
14 11 (0.80%) Chai
15 8 (0.58%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.58%) Drools
15 8 (0.58%) HTML5
15 8 (0.58%) J2EE
15 8 (0.58%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 59 (4.29%) Mobile App
2 57 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (1.53%) Computer Science
4 15 (1.09%) Smart Meter
5 13 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
5 13 (0.95%) STB
6 10 (0.73%) Management Information System
6 10 (0.73%) User Experience
7 9 (0.65%) NHS
7 9 (0.65%) Virtual Team
8 8 (0.58%) Equities
9 7 (0.51%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.51%) iPad
9 7 (0.51%) MPEG
10 6 (0.44%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.44%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.44%) Fintech
10 6 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.44%) Replication
11 5 (0.36%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 106 (7.71%) Linux
2 100 (7.27%) Unix
3 85 (6.18%) Windows
4 61 (4.44%) Android
5 56 (4.07%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.51%) Kali Linux
8 5 (0.36%) Solaris
9 4 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.22%) AIX
10 3 (0.22%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.15%) VMS
11 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (46.04%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (23.27%) Test Scripting
3 234 (17.02%) BDD
4 230 (16.73%) Test Automation
5 215 (15.64%) Scrum
6 210 (15.27%) Automated Testing
7 186 (13.53%) Automation Testing
8 155 (11.27%) Performance Testing
9 150 (10.91%) Software Testing
10 147 (10.69%) Manual Testing
11 145 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 144 (10.47%) Regression Testing
13 140 (10.18%) Functional Testing
14 139 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
15 122 (8.87%) TDD
16 101 (7.35%) Penetration Testing
17 96 (6.98%) Test Strategy
18 83 (6.04%) Non-Functional Testing
19 82 (5.96%) User Stories
20 77 (5.60%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 360 (26.18%) Java
2 279 (20.29%) SQL
3 173 (12.58%) C#
4 116 (8.44%) JavaScript
5 89 (6.47%) Python
6 75 (5.45%) Ruby
7 47 (3.42%) C++
8 32 (2.33%) Groovy
9 31 (2.25%) VBScript
10 30 (2.18%) PHP
10 30 (2.18%) Scala
11 29 (2.11%) Bash Shell
12 26 (1.89%) F#
13 24 (1.75%) T-SQL
14 23 (1.67%) Perl
15 20 (1.45%) C
15 20 (1.45%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.24%) VB
17 15 (1.09%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 134 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 121 (8.80%) ISEB
3 99 (7.20%) ISTQB
4 90 (6.55%) SC Cleared
5 71 (5.16%) Degree
6 66 (4.80%) CREST Certified
7 56 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 35 (2.55%) DV Cleared
9 19 (1.38%) CEH
10 17 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (1.02%) CHECK Team Member
11 14 (1.02%) CISSP
12 12 (0.87%) OSCP
13 11 (0.80%) CHECK Team Leader
14 10 (0.73%) SANS
15 9 (0.65%) GIAC
16 8 (0.58%) GPEN
16 8 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
17 7 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 6 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (22.91%) QA
2 22 (1.60%) SDET
3 11 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.36%) WCAG
6 3 (0.22%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.22%) WAI
7 2 (0.15%) SLA
8 1 (0.073%) Basel III
8 1 (0.073%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.073%) HL7
8 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.073%) Section 508
System Software
1 22 (1.60%) Docker
2 11 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.29%) Firmware
5 3 (0.22%) HDFS
5 3 (0.22%) Snort
5 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 81 (5.89%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.24%) Ansible
3 11 (0.80%) Puppet
4 9 (0.65%) CA Service Virtualization
5 8 (0.58%) Nessus
6 7 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (0.44%) Graphite
7 6 (0.44%) Nmap
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.22%) Perfmon
10 3 (0.22%) SCCM
11 2 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.15%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.15%) Packer
11 2 (0.15%) Terraform
11 2 (0.15%) WebInspect
12 1 (0.073%) Nexpose
12 1 (0.073%) nmon
12 1 (0.073%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 99 (7.20%) Oracle
2 97 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 88 (6.40%) HP
4 51 (3.71%) SAP
5 32 (2.33%) Atlassian
6 25 (1.82%) IBM
7 15 (1.09%) hybris
8 11 (0.80%) CA
8 11 (0.80%) Siebel
9 10 (0.73%) Ab Initio
9 10 (0.73%) AppDynamics
9 10 (0.73%) VMware
10 9 (0.65%) Netezza
11 8 (0.58%) Informatica
11 8 (0.58%) Xamarin
12 7 (0.51%) Cognos
13 6 (0.44%) Talend
14 5 (0.36%) Charles River
14 5 (0.36%) ForgeRock
14 5 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent salary or rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham
aap3
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £315.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
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Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
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London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
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