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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 199 147 192
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 580 730 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 1.52% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.64% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 488 297
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -64.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £11.60 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.40 £30.20 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.67%
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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £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 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 -49 259 £400 +8.10% 75
South East -13 139 £320 +1.58% 38
North West -16 40 £263 -19.07% 33
Yorkshire -47 36 £300 +1.69% 23
South West -29 34 £310 -4.61% 12
East of England -5 26 £400 +17.64% 14
West Midlands +6 23 £295 -1.66% 17
East Midlands -16 11 £338 +5.46% 12
North East -19 8 £250 -28.57% 6
Midlands -2 1 - -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 443 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (26.23%) Selenium
3 299 (25.71%) QA
4 249 (21.41%) Test Scripting
5 242 (20.81%) SQL
6 179 (15.39%) Finance
7 169 (14.53%) Java
8 168 (14.45%) Test Automation
9 158 (13.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 154 (13.24%) Automated Testing
11 152 (13.07%) Scrum
12 149 (12.81%) JIRA
13 142 (12.21%) Security Cleared
14 135 (11.61%) Oracle
15 132 (11.35%) Cucumber
16 130 (11.18%) BDD
17 129 (11.09%) Manual Testing
17 129 (11.09%) C#
18 128 (11.01%) ISEB
19 123 (10.58%) WebDriver
19 123 (10.58%) Automation Testing
20 121 (10.40%) HP
21 115 (9.89%) .NET
21 115 (9.89%) HP Quality Center
22 109 (9.37%) Regression Testing
23 104 (8.94%) Software Testing
24 103 (8.86%) Integration Testing
25 99 (8.51%) Microsoft
26 93 (8.00%) Web Services
27 92 (7.91%) ISTQB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 26 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.72%) WebSphere
3 18 (1.55%) Apache
4 17 (1.46%) Confluence
5 15 (1.29%) CMS
6 12 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.60%) SAS
8 6 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.43%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.43%) IIS
9 5 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.26%) Documentum
12 2 (0.17%) WebLogic Integration
12 2 (0.17%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.17%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.086%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.10%) MS Office
3 4 (0.34%) MS Project
3 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.17%) FastStats
6 1 (0.086%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.086%) HipChat
6 1 (0.086%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.086%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.43%) Magento
3 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.34%) Exstream
3 4 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.26%) MultiFonds
4 3 (0.26%) Summit
5 2 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.17%) Agresso
5 2 (0.17%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.17%) Maximo
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.086%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.43%) SaaS
3 4 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.26%) Taleo
4 3 (0.26%) GitHub
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.086%) IaaS
6 1 (0.086%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.086%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.086%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.086%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.81%) 3G
2 20 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.72%) 4G
3 19 (1.63%) GSM
4 16 (1.38%) HTTP
4 16 (1.38%) 2G
5 14 (1.20%) Wireshark
6 12 (1.03%) SS7
7 11 (0.95%) FTP
7 11 (0.95%) SIGTRAN
8 10 (0.86%) UMTS
8 10 (0.86%) Internet
9 9 (0.77%) RNC
9 9 (0.77%) Diameter Protocol
10 8 (0.69%) VoLTE
10 8 (0.69%) LTE
10 8 (0.69%) GPRS
11 6 (0.52%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.52%) NAS
12 5 (0.43%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 25 (2.15%) DB2
5 18 (1.55%) MySQL
6 16 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.12%) DbVisualizer
9 10 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.52%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.43%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.43%) SAP BW
13 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.34%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.34%) Big Data
13 4 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 305 (26.23%) Selenium
2 149 (12.81%) JIRA
3 132 (11.35%) Cucumber
4 123 (10.58%) WebDriver
5 76 (6.53%) SoapUI
6 75 (6.45%) HP UFT
7 74 (6.36%) LoadRunner
8 67 (5.76%) SpecFlow
9 50 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 48 (4.13%) JMeter
11 42 (3.61%) Jenkins
12 39 (3.35%) Visual Studio
13 37 (3.18%) JUnit
14 28 (2.41%) Subversion
15 19 (1.63%) Calabash
16 18 (1.55%) Appium
17 17 (1.46%) NUnit
18 16 (1.38%) Git (software)
19 15 (1.29%) TeamCity
19 15 (1.29%) NeoLoad
General
1 179 (15.39%) Finance
2 75 (6.45%) Retail
3 73 (6.28%) Banking
4 51 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.46%) Games
7 13 (1.12%) Marketing
8 12 (1.03%) Billing
9 11 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.60%) Automotive
10 7 (0.60%) Front Office
10 7 (0.60%) Back Office
11 5 (0.43%) Advertising
11 5 (0.43%) Legal
11 5 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.34%) Publishing
12 4 (0.34%) Electronics
13 3 (0.26%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.26%) German Language
14 2 (0.17%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (9.89%) .NET
2 93 (8.00%) Web Services
3 81 (6.96%) XML
4 76 (6.53%) SOAP
5 51 (4.39%) Gherkin
6 49 (4.21%) HTML
7 33 (2.84%) RESTful
8 32 (2.75%) JSON
9 24 (2.06%) REST
10 22 (1.89%) ASP.NET
11 20 (1.72%) J2EE
12 16 (1.38%) Middleware
13 15 (1.29%) CSS
14 13 (1.12%) Flash
15 11 (0.95%) .NET Framework
16 8 (0.69%) WPF
17 7 (0.60%) MSMQ
18 6 (0.52%) XML Messaging
18 6 (0.52%) Spring
19 5 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.42%) Mobile App
3 20 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (1.72%) NHS
4 19 (1.63%) SWIFT
5 15 (1.29%) STB
6 12 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 11 (0.95%) Mainframe
8 9 (0.77%) MPEG
8 9 (0.77%) Wiki
8 9 (0.77%) User Experience
8 9 (0.77%) Data Centre
9 7 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
9 7 (0.60%) iSeries
9 7 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (0.60%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.52%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.52%) iPad
11 5 (0.43%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 87 (7.48%) UNIX
2 77 (6.62%) Linux
3 59 (5.07%) Windows
4 57 (4.90%) Android
5 56 (4.82%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.12%) Solaris
8 6 (0.52%) AIX
9 3 (0.26%) SUSE
10 2 (0.17%) VME
10 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.17%) HPUX
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.17%) CentOS
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.086%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.086%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (21.41%) Test Scripting
3 168 (14.45%) Test Automation
4 158 (13.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 154 (13.24%) Automated Testing
6 152 (13.07%) Scrum
7 130 (11.18%) BDD
8 129 (11.09%) Manual Testing
9 123 (10.58%) Automation Testing
10 109 (9.37%) Regression Testing
11 104 (8.94%) Software Testing
12 103 (8.86%) Integration Testing
13 86 (7.39%) E-Commerce
14 85 (7.31%) TDD
14 85 (7.31%) Performance Testing
15 79 (6.79%) System Testing
16 67 (5.76%) Test Strategy
17 66 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
18 61 (5.25%) Functional Testing
19 59 (5.07%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 242 (20.81%) SQL
2 169 (14.53%) Java
3 129 (11.09%) C#
4 61 (5.25%) JavaScript
5 51 (4.39%) Ruby
6 28 (2.41%) PHP
6 28 (2.41%) C
7 27 (2.32%) Python
8 26 (2.24%) Groovy
9 21 (1.81%) VB
10 19 (1.63%) VBScript
10 19 (1.63%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.12%) C++
11 13 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.12%) VBA
12 11 (0.95%) Perl
13 9 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.69%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.60%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 142 (12.21%) Security Cleared
2 128 (11.01%) ISEB
3 92 (7.91%) ISTQB
4 83 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 49 (4.21%) DV Cleared
6 42 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (3.10%) Degree
8 11 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (0.77%) CEH
10 7 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.34%) HND
12 3 (0.26%) GIAC
13 2 (0.17%) CISSP
13 2 (0.17%) OSCP
13 2 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.086%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.086%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (25.71%) QA
2 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.26%) SLA
2 3 (0.26%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.17%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.17%) MiFID
4 1 (0.086%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.086%) GxP
4 1 (0.086%) Basel III
4 1 (0.086%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.26%) XenApp
4 2 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.086%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.086%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.086%) Squid
5 1 (0.086%) vSphere
5 1 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.086%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.086%) vCloud
5 1 (0.086%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 115 (9.89%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.60%) SCCM
3 2 (0.17%) Puppet
3 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.17%) Nessus
4 1 (0.086%) Nmap
4 1 (0.086%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.086%) Control-M
4 1 (0.086%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.086%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.086%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.086%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.086%) nmon
Vendors
1 135 (11.61%) Oracle
2 121 (10.40%) HP
3 99 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 32 (2.75%) SAP
5 18 (1.55%) IBM
6 17 (1.46%) VMware
7 14 (1.20%) Citrix
8 9 (0.77%) Sybase
8 9 (0.77%) Google
9 7 (0.60%) Telerik
9 7 (0.60%) Endeca
10 6 (0.52%) Remedy
11 5 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.43%) hybris
11 5 (0.43%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.43%) Tumbleweed
12 4 (0.34%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.34%) AppSense
12 4 (0.34%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.34%) webMethods
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