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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
UK / England
Rank 174 200 187
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 611 591 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.48% 1.24% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.30% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 402 402
Median daily rate £350 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 15
Median hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £13.90 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £179.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £106.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-80.11% +226.92%

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
39084 45330 45191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.08% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25688 29596 28242
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1379 1518 1795
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +39 236 £400 +3.22% 65
South East +8 97 £350 +7.69% 132
South West +2 63 £325 -7.14% 64
Yorkshire +13 48 £300 -4.00% 50
North West +9 38 £315 -1.56% 69
East of England -2 37 £325 -7.14% 54
North East +4 36 £300 -16.66% 15
West Midlands +8 29 £310 - 49
East Midlands +23 22 £370 +19.35% 37
South Coast +5 1 £375 +22.95%
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 646 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
2 516 (39.48%) Selenium
3 372 (28.46%) QA
4 345 (26.40%) Java
5 324 (24.79%) Test Scripting
6 274 (20.96%) Cucumber
7 261 (19.97%) Test Automation
8 258 (19.74%) BDD
9 256 (19.59%) SQL
10 238 (18.21%) JIRA
11 217 (16.60%) Automation Testing
12 216 (16.53%) WebDriver
13 213 (16.30%) Automated Testing
14 198 (15.15%) Scrum
15 184 (14.08%) Finance
16 172 (13.16%) C#
16 172 (13.16%) Jenkins
17 169 (12.93%) User Acceptance Testing
18 168 (12.85%) Software Testing
19 157 (12.01%) TDD
20 151 (11.55%) Performance Testing
21 148 (11.32%) Functional Testing
22 145 (11.09%) Manual Testing
23 136 (10.41%) Gherkin
23 136 (10.41%) ISEB
23 136 (10.41%) Regression Testing
24 128 (9.79%) ISTQB
25 123 (9.41%) .NET
26 121 (9.26%) JavaScript
26 121 (9.26%) Continuous Integration

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 69 (5.28%) Confluence
2 28 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.38%) CMS
3 18 (1.38%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.38%) Apache
6 5 (0.38%) IIS
7 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.23%) JBoss
8 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.15%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.15%) Drupal
9 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.15%) OpenROAD
9 2 (0.15%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.077%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.077%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.077%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.077%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.76%) MS Office
3 16 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.23%) MS Project
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.077%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.077%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.61%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.38%) Magento
7 4 (0.31%) FastStats
7 4 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.31%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.23%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.15%) Lorenzo
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.91%) GitHub
2 20 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.61%) SaaS
4 5 (0.38%) Office 365
4 5 (0.38%) PaaS
5 2 (0.15%) Slack
6 1 (0.077%) Google Play
6 1 (0.077%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.15%) Internet
2 12 (0.92%) HTTP
3 9 (0.69%) Firewall
3 9 (0.69%) Network Security
4 6 (0.46%) PuTTY
4 6 (0.46%) WinSCP
4 6 (0.46%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.38%) SNMP
6 4 (0.31%) FTP
6 4 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.23%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.23%) DNS
7 3 (0.23%) SSH
7 3 (0.23%) VPN
7 3 (0.23%) Wireless
8 2 (0.15%) DHCP
8 2 (0.15%) IPv6
8 2 (0.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
5 19 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.92%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.77%) Big Data
7 10 (0.77%) MySQL
8 9 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.46%) DB2
10 6 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (0.46%) Oracle OWB
10 6 (0.46%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 516 (39.48%) Selenium
2 274 (20.96%) Cucumber
3 238 (18.21%) JIRA
4 216 (16.53%) WebDriver
5 172 (13.16%) Jenkins
6 119 (9.10%) SoapUI
7 98 (7.50%) Git (software)
8 90 (6.89%) JMeter
9 88 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 85 (6.50%) SpecFlow
11 73 (5.59%) HP UFT
12 57 (4.36%) LoadRunner
13 50 (3.83%) JUnit
13 50 (3.83%) Visual Studio
14 45 (3.44%) TeamCity
15 32 (2.45%) Appium
15 32 (2.45%) Maven
15 32 (2.45%) Protractor
16 27 (2.07%) NUnit
17 26 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 184 (14.08%) Finance
2 58 (4.44%) Banking
3 51 (3.90%) Retail
4 35 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.45%) Marketing
6 25 (1.91%) Games
7 24 (1.84%) Electronics
8 21 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.61%) Advertising
11 8 (0.61%) Publishing
12 7 (0.54%) Legal
13 5 (0.38%) Law
14 4 (0.31%) Back Office
14 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Danish Language
16 2 (0.15%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (10.41%) Gherkin
2 123 (9.41%) .NET
3 120 (9.18%) Web Services
4 85 (6.50%) XML
5 77 (5.89%) SOAP
6 75 (5.74%) RESTful
7 59 (4.51%) REST
8 53 (4.06%) HTML
9 39 (2.98%) JSON
10 31 (2.37%) CSS
11 29 (2.22%) Spring
12 26 (1.99%) Node.js
13 23 (1.76%) AngularJS
14 17 (1.30%) .NET Framework
15 11 (0.84%) ASP.NET
16 10 (0.77%) Hibernate
16 10 (0.77%) J2EE
16 10 (0.77%) XSD
17 8 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 60 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.67%) Mobile App
3 23 (1.76%) Management Information System
4 21 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 12 (0.92%) NHS
5 12 (0.92%) Smartphone
6 11 (0.84%) Equities
7 8 (0.61%) Algorithms
7 8 (0.61%) Fintech
7 8 (0.61%) User Experience
8 7 (0.54%) iPad
8 7 (0.54%) Replication
8 7 (0.54%) Smart Meter
9 6 (0.46%) Fixed Income
9 6 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.46%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.46%) PKI
9 6 (0.46%) STB
9 6 (0.46%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 101 (7.73%) Linux
2 86 (6.58%) Unix
3 78 (5.97%) Windows
4 37 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 36 (2.75%) Android
6 14 (1.07%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.46%) Kali Linux
7 6 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.38%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.077%) AIX
12 1 (0.077%) CentOS
12 1 (0.077%) Debian
12 1 (0.077%) VMS
12 1 (0.077%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (24.79%) Test Scripting
3 261 (19.97%) Test Automation
4 258 (19.74%) BDD
5 217 (16.60%) Automation Testing
6 213 (16.30%) Automated Testing
7 198 (15.15%) Scrum
8 169 (12.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 168 (12.85%) Software Testing
10 157 (12.01%) TDD
11 151 (11.55%) Performance Testing
12 148 (11.32%) Functional Testing
13 145 (11.09%) Manual Testing
14 136 (10.41%) Regression Testing
15 121 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
16 102 (7.80%) Test Strategy
17 93 (7.12%) Defect Management
18 88 (6.73%) API Testing
19 86 (6.58%) Kanban
20 82 (6.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 345 (26.40%) Java
2 256 (19.59%) SQL
3 172 (13.16%) C#
4 121 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 109 (8.34%) Python
6 78 (5.97%) Ruby
7 56 (4.28%) Scala
8 40 (3.06%) Groovy
9 31 (2.37%) C++
10 28 (2.14%) PHP
11 26 (1.99%) VBScript
12 25 (1.91%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.84%) Bash Shell
14 23 (1.76%) F#
15 22 (1.68%) PL/SQL
16 18 (1.38%) C
17 16 (1.22%) Perl
18 12 (0.92%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.84%) VB
20 10 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 136 (10.41%) ISEB
2 128 (9.79%) ISTQB
3 98 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 73 (5.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 61 (4.67%) SC Cleared
6 56 (4.28%) CREST Certified
7 53 (4.06%) Degree
8 20 (1.53%) OSCP
9 18 (1.38%) SANS
10 17 (1.30%) CEH
10 17 (1.30%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.22%) CHECK Team Member
12 15 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (1.07%) CISSP
14 11 (0.84%) CHECK Team Leader
15 8 (0.61%) GPEN
16 7 (0.54%) GIAC
16 7 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
16 7 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 6 (0.46%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (28.46%) QA
2 23 (1.76%) SDET
3 10 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.61%) WCAG
5 6 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.23%) HL7
6 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.23%) WAI
7 2 (0.15%) PMO
7 2 (0.15%) SLA
8 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.077%) Section 508
System Software
1 17 (1.30%) Docker
2 12 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.31%) Snort
5 1 (0.077%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.077%) Firmware
5 1 (0.077%) HDFS
5 1 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.077%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 62 (4.74%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.77%) Puppet
3 9 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.54%) Nessus
4 7 (0.54%) Nmap
5 6 (0.46%) Rancher
6 5 (0.38%) Ansible
7 4 (0.31%) SCCM
8 3 (0.23%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.23%) Graphite
8 3 (0.23%) nmon
8 3 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.15%) Grafana
9 2 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.077%) Ambari
10 1 (0.077%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.077%) SELinux
10 1 (0.077%) StatsD
Vendors
1 112 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 100 (7.65%) Oracle
3 72 (5.51%) HP
4 53 (4.06%) SAP
5 49 (3.75%) Atlassian
6 17 (1.30%) IBM
7 11 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (0.77%) AppDynamics
8 10 (0.77%) VMware
9 9 (0.69%) Citrix
10 7 (0.54%) Informatica
11 6 (0.46%) hybris
11 6 (0.46%) Remedy
12 5 (0.38%) Charles River
12 5 (0.38%) Cisco
12 5 (0.38%) Google
12 5 (0.38%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.38%) Workday
12 5 (0.38%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.31%) Sourcefire
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 300
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £200 - £235 Per Day Up to £235 per day maximum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
People Source Consulting
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
FCO Services
Rate: £Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 19 days ago