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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 207 131 176
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 525 805 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.04% 1.62% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.76% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 542 303
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 12
Average hourly rate £38.00 £30.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.00 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.60 £140.00 £51.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
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
46651 45814 39905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.37% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28796 28459 23430
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £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 1839 1844 2046
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -82 241 £350 -6.66% 83
South East -24 103 £350 +7.69% 37
North West -19 47 £308 +2.50% 34
Yorkshire -59 35 £283 +2.72% 14
East of England -8 26 £313 -3.10% 15
West Midlands -6 25 £295 -5.60% 20
South West -41 25 £330 +4.76% 29
East Midlands -18 12 £288 -4.16% 6
North East -7 8 £293 +30.00% 3
Midlands +1 1 - -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 422 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (25.23%) QA
2 280 (25.23%) Selenium
3 257 (23.15%) SQL
4 256 (23.06%) Test Scripting
5 183 (16.49%) Finance
6 171 (15.41%) Java
7 164 (14.77%) Test Automation
8 155 (13.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 155 (13.96%) Scrum
9 146 (13.15%) ISEB
10 141 (12.70%) JIRA
11 139 (12.52%) Security Cleared
12 137 (12.34%) Oracle
13 125 (11.26%) Cucumber
14 124 (11.17%) BDD
15 122 (10.99%) Automation Testing
16 116 (10.45%) .NET
16 116 (10.45%) HP
17 111 (10.00%) C#
18 110 (9.91%) HP Quality Center
19 109 (9.82%) Automated Testing
20 104 (9.37%) ISTQB
21 101 (9.10%) Software Testing
22 100 (9.01%) Manual Testing
23 98 (8.83%) Microsoft
24 97 (8.74%) Linux
24 97 (8.74%) WebDriver
25 96 (8.65%) Regression Testing
26 92 (8.29%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 28 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.26%) Apache
3 12 (1.08%) WebLogic
3 12 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 11 (0.99%) CMS
4 11 (0.99%) Confluence
5 7 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.45%) IIS
7 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.36%) SAS
8 3 (0.27%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.27%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.18%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.18%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 59 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.42%) MS Office
3 4 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.36%) Mingle
4 3 (0.27%) MS Project
4 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.18%) SPSS
6 1 (0.090%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 9 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.63%) Summit
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.45%) Exstream
4 5 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.36%) Magento
6 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.27%) MultiFonds
7 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.18%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.18%) Agresso
7 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.36%) GitHub
1 4 (0.36%) Trello
2 3 (0.27%) Taleo
2 3 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.18%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.090%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.090%) IaaS
4 1 (0.090%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.090%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.16%) TCP/IP
2 23 (2.07%) HTTP
3 14 (1.26%) FTP
4 12 (1.08%) GSM
4 12 (1.08%) Internet
4 12 (1.08%) 3G
5 11 (0.99%) 2G
5 11 (0.99%) 4G
6 9 (0.81%) Wireshark
6 9 (0.81%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (0.81%) SS7
7 6 (0.54%) MVNO
8 5 (0.45%) Wireless
8 5 (0.45%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.45%) GPRS
9 4 (0.36%) SMS
9 4 (0.36%) DNS
9 4 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.36%) Network Security
10 3 (0.27%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 50 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (3.42%) Oracle Database
4 27 (2.43%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.44%) DB2
5 16 (1.44%) MySQL
6 14 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.81%) DbVisualizer
8 8 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.54%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (0.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 5 (0.45%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.36%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.36%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 280 (25.23%) Selenium
2 141 (12.70%) JIRA
3 125 (11.26%) Cucumber
4 97 (8.74%) WebDriver
5 78 (7.03%) LoadRunner
6 75 (6.76%) QuickTest Pro
7 68 (6.13%) JMeter
8 61 (5.50%) SpecFlow
9 50 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 46 (4.14%) SoapUI
10 46 (4.14%) Visual Studio
11 41 (3.69%) Jenkins
12 28 (2.52%) Calabash
13 26 (2.34%) JUnit
14 23 (2.07%) Subversion
15 18 (1.62%) Appium
16 17 (1.53%) NeoLoad
16 17 (1.53%) TeamCity
17 16 (1.44%) Behat
18 15 (1.35%) WATIR
General
1 183 (16.49%) Finance
2 78 (7.03%) Banking
3 65 (5.86%) Retail
4 45 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.80%) Marketing
6 17 (1.53%) Games
7 16 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.35%) Electronics
9 14 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.17%) Billing
11 8 (0.72%) Automotive
11 8 (0.72%) Legal
12 5 (0.45%) Front Office
12 5 (0.45%) Advertising
13 4 (0.36%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.36%) Back Office
14 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (10.45%) .NET
2 88 (7.93%) Web Services
3 65 (5.86%) XML
4 59 (5.32%) HTML
5 45 (4.05%) SOAP
5 45 (4.05%) Gherkin
6 23 (2.07%) RESTful
7 21 (1.89%) JSON
8 20 (1.80%) ASP.NET
9 18 (1.62%) CSS
10 17 (1.53%) J2EE
11 14 (1.26%) Middleware
12 11 (0.99%) .NET Framework
12 11 (0.99%) REST
13 9 (0.81%) WCF
13 9 (0.81%) WPF
13 9 (0.81%) HTML5
13 9 (0.81%) Flash
14 7 (0.63%) MSMQ
14 7 (0.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.14%) Mobile App
3 35 (3.15%) Open Source
4 23 (2.07%) SWIFT
5 17 (1.53%) STB
6 16 (1.44%) User Experience
7 13 (1.17%) NHS
8 12 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 10 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.90%) iPhone
11 9 (0.81%) iPad
11 9 (0.81%) MPEG
11 9 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.72%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.63%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.63%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.63%) Digital Media
14 6 (0.54%) Video on Demand
14 6 (0.54%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 97 (8.74%) Linux
2 73 (6.58%) Windows
3 67 (6.04%) Android
4 64 (5.77%) UNIX
5 59 (5.32%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.99%) Solaris
8 9 (0.81%) AIX
9 5 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.27%) SUSE
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.18%) HPUX
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.090%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.090%) VME
12 1 (0.090%) CentOS
12 1 (0.090%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (23.06%) Test Scripting
3 164 (14.77%) Test Automation
4 155 (13.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 155 (13.96%) Scrum
5 124 (11.17%) BDD
6 122 (10.99%) Automation Testing
7 109 (9.82%) Automated Testing
8 101 (9.10%) Software Testing
9 100 (9.01%) Manual Testing
10 96 (8.65%) Regression Testing
11 92 (8.29%) Performance Testing
12 85 (7.66%) TDD
13 81 (7.30%) Integration Testing
14 71 (6.40%) Test Strategy
15 68 (6.13%) E-Commerce
15 68 (6.13%) Functional Testing
16 55 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (4.23%) System Testing
17 47 (4.23%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 257 (23.15%) SQL
2 171 (15.41%) Java
3 111 (10.00%) C#
4 81 (7.30%) JavaScript
5 58 (5.23%) Ruby
6 44 (3.96%) Python
7 30 (2.70%) PHP
8 29 (2.61%) C
9 24 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.80%) PL/SQL
11 19 (1.71%) VB
12 17 (1.53%) VBScript
12 17 (1.53%) C++
13 15 (1.35%) Groovy
14 10 (0.90%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.81%) Perl
16 8 (0.72%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.72%) VBA
16 8 (0.72%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 146 (13.15%) ISEB
2 139 (12.52%) Security Cleared
3 104 (9.37%) ISTQB
4 91 (8.20%) SC Cleared
5 49 (4.41%) Degree
6 40 (3.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (2.70%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.99%) CEH
9 9 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.72%) CISSP
11 7 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (0.54%) OSCP
13 4 (0.36%) HND
14 3 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.090%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.090%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.090%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.090%) CISA
15 1 (0.090%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (25.23%) QA
2 7 (0.63%) ISO 9001
2 7 (0.63%) ISO 14001
3 6 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.27%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.090%) Basel III
6 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.090%) FATCA
6 1 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.36%) XenApp
2 4 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.090%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.090%) vSphere
5 1 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.090%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 110 (9.91%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.63%) Nessus
2 7 (0.63%) Nmap
3 6 (0.54%) SCCM
4 5 (0.45%) CORE IMPACT
5 4 (0.36%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.18%) Puppet
6 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.090%) nmon
7 1 (0.090%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.090%) Control-M
7 1 (0.090%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 137 (12.34%) Oracle
2 116 (10.45%) HP
3 98 (8.83%) Microsoft
4 28 (2.52%) SAP
5 21 (1.89%) Google
6 14 (1.26%) VMware
7 13 (1.17%) Telerik
8 11 (0.99%) Citrix
9 10 (0.90%) IBM
10 9 (0.81%) Sybase
11 6 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.45%) Informatica
12 5 (0.45%) Remedy
12 5 (0.45%) Tumbleweed
12 5 (0.45%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.45%) Ektron
12 5 (0.45%) hybris
13 4 (0.36%) AppSense
13 4 (0.36%) ATG
13 4 (0.36%) Perforce
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