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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 181 152 179
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 695 840 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.39% 1.62% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.70% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 527 478
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 11
Median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £27.40 £9.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.37 £39.37 £137.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +106.34%
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
47211 49401 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.99% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31129 32106 30344
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1529 1897 1992
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £41.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -36 298 £375 +1.35% 75
South East -5 142 £350 - 134
East of England +22 48 £325 - 62
South West +1 47 £320 -14.66% 58
West Midlands -7 42 £325 +8.33% 52
Yorkshire -22 41 £405 +30.64% 43
North West -6 36 £338 +3.84% 63
North East -34 24 £330 -5.71% 15
East Midlands -7 11 £325 -7.14% 36
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 602 (46.17%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (30.60%) Selenium
3 364 (27.91%) Java
4 301 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 279 (21.40%) QA
6 263 (20.17%) SQL
7 255 (19.56%) Cucumber
8 253 (19.40%) Scrum
9 228 (17.48%) BDD
10 211 (16.18%) JIRA
11 200 (15.34%) Test Automation
12 189 (14.49%) WebDriver
12 189 (14.49%) Automated Testing
13 178 (13.65%) Functional Testing
14 169 (12.96%) Finance
15 160 (12.27%) Automation Testing
16 159 (12.19%) Jenkins
17 158 (12.12%) C#
18 151 (11.58%) Security Cleared
19 138 (10.58%) Regression Testing
19 138 (10.58%) Performance Testing
20 133 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
21 131 (10.05%) Manual Testing
22 128 (9.82%) Software Testing
23 127 (9.74%) JMeter
23 127 (9.74%) Unix
24 124 (9.51%) User Acceptance Testing
25 115 (8.82%) SC Cleared
25 115 (8.82%) TDD
25 115 (8.82%) .NET

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 42 (3.22%) Confluence
2 28 (2.15%) Tomcat
3 19 (1.46%) CMS
3 19 (1.46%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.23%) Apache
5 13 (1.00%) WebLogic
6 10 (0.77%) IIS
6 10 (0.77%) JBoss
7 9 (0.69%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.61%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.46%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.38%) Mule
11 4 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.23%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.15%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.15%) OpenROAD
13 2 (0.15%) SAS
13 2 (0.15%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 44 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.15%) MS Office
3 16 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.23%) Mingle
6 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.077%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.077%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (0.84%) Magento
1 11 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.31%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.31%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.15%) SAP FS
5 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.077%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.54%) GitHub
4 5 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.23%) Office 365
6 3 (0.23%) PaaS
6 3 (0.23%) SaaS
7 1 (0.077%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.53%) HTTP
2 11 (0.84%) Wireless
3 10 (0.77%) Internet
4 9 (0.69%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.61%) Firewall
5 8 (0.61%) Network Security
6 7 (0.54%) DVB
7 6 (0.46%) LDAP
8 5 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.31%) NAS
9 4 (0.31%) Skype
9 4 (0.31%) SNMP
10 3 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.23%) SAN
10 3 (0.23%) SSL
10 3 (0.23%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.23%) VPN
10 3 (0.23%) WAN
10 3 (0.23%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
4 27 (2.07%) Hadoop
4 27 (2.07%) MySQL
5 23 (1.76%) Big Data
6 21 (1.61%) DB2
7 17 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
10 11 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.61%) DbVisualizer
11 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.46%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.46%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.46%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.46%) QlikView
12 6 (0.46%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 399 (30.60%) Selenium
2 255 (19.56%) Cucumber
3 211 (16.18%) JIRA
4 189 (14.49%) WebDriver
5 159 (12.19%) Jenkins
6 127 (9.74%) JMeter
7 109 (8.36%) Git (software)
8 101 (7.75%) SoapUI
9 84 (6.44%) SpecFlow
9 84 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 76 (5.83%) LoadRunner
11 72 (5.52%) HP UFT
12 51 (3.91%) JUnit
13 47 (3.60%) Maven
14 45 (3.45%) Appium
15 43 (3.30%) Visual Studio
16 40 (3.07%) Subversion
17 31 (2.38%) Calabash
17 31 (2.38%) NUnit
18 25 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 169 (12.96%) Finance
2 83 (6.37%) Banking
3 65 (4.98%) Retail
4 34 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.61%) Games
5 21 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.69%) Billing
8 9 (0.69%) Electronics
9 8 (0.61%) Front Office
9 8 (0.61%) Legal
9 8 (0.61%) Marketing
10 6 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.38%) Advertising
11 5 (0.38%) Military
12 4 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.31%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.23%) Back Office
14 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (8.82%) .NET
2 95 (7.29%) Web Services
3 82 (6.29%) XML
4 81 (6.21%) Gherkin
5 71 (5.44%) HTML
5 71 (5.44%) RESTful
6 57 (4.37%) REST
7 56 (4.29%) JSON
8 48 (3.68%) SOAP
9 38 (2.91%) CSS
10 28 (2.15%) Spring
11 15 (1.15%) .NET Framework
12 11 (0.84%) Middleware
13 10 (0.77%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.69%) HTML5
14 9 (0.69%) OAuth
14 9 (0.69%) SAML
15 8 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
15 8 (0.61%) Drools
15 8 (0.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.52%) Mobile App
2 71 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (1.30%) Computer Science
3 17 (1.30%) STB
4 14 (1.07%) User Experience
5 13 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (0.92%) Management Information System
6 12 (0.92%) Smart Meter
7 10 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 10 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (0.69%) Digital Media
9 8 (0.61%) Derivative
9 8 (0.61%) NHS
10 7 (0.54%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.54%) MPEG
10 7 (0.54%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.46%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.46%) Fintech
12 5 (0.38%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.38%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 127 (9.74%) Unix
2 110 (8.44%) Linux
3 71 (5.44%) Windows
4 58 (4.45%) Android
5 47 (3.60%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.92%) Solaris
7 8 (0.61%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.31%) VMS
9 3 (0.23%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.23%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.15%) AIX
10 2 (0.15%) Fedora
10 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.077%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (46.17%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 253 (19.40%) Scrum
4 228 (17.48%) BDD
5 200 (15.34%) Test Automation
6 189 (14.49%) Automated Testing
7 178 (13.65%) Functional Testing
8 160 (12.27%) Automation Testing
9 138 (10.58%) Performance Testing
9 138 (10.58%) Regression Testing
10 133 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
11 131 (10.05%) Manual Testing
12 128 (9.82%) Software Testing
13 124 (9.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 115 (8.82%) TDD
15 114 (8.74%) Non-Functional Testing
16 99 (7.59%) Penetration Testing
17 87 (6.67%) Test Strategy
18 85 (6.52%) User Stories
19 78 (5.98%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 364 (27.91%) Java
2 263 (20.17%) SQL
3 158 (12.12%) C#
4 112 (8.59%) JavaScript
5 77 (5.90%) Python
6 76 (5.83%) Ruby
7 58 (4.45%) C++
8 38 (2.91%) VBScript
9 33 (2.53%) F#
10 30 (2.30%) Groovy
10 30 (2.30%) PHP
11 26 (1.99%) T-SQL
12 25 (1.92%) Bash Shell
13 24 (1.84%) C
13 24 (1.84%) Perl
14 22 (1.69%) Scala
15 20 (1.53%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.30%) VB
17 15 (1.15%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 151 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 115 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 105 (8.05%) ISEB
4 86 (6.60%) ISTQB
5 65 (4.98%) Degree
6 55 (4.22%) CREST Certified
7 45 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (2.38%) DV Cleared
9 22 (1.69%) CEH
10 17 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (1.00%) CISSP
11 13 (1.00%) OSCP
12 11 (0.84%) CHECK Team Member
12 11 (0.84%) Cyber Scheme
13 8 (0.61%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.54%) Tigerscheme
15 6 (0.46%) CHECK Team Leader
15 6 (0.46%) GIAC
16 5 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (21.40%) QA
2 22 (1.69%) SDET
3 8 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.46%) ISO 14001
4 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.31%) WCAG
6 3 (0.23%) HL7
6 3 (0.23%) WAI
7 2 (0.15%) Basel III
7 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.15%) EMIR
7 2 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.077%) SEPA
8 1 (0.077%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (1.53%) Docker
2 8 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.31%) HDFS
4 4 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.23%) Firmware
5 3 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.077%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.077%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 94 (7.21%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.15%) Ansible
3 9 (0.69%) CA Service Virtualization
3 9 (0.69%) Puppet
4 7 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (0.31%) Graphite
6 3 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.23%) HP Fortify
6 3 (0.23%) Nessus
6 3 (0.23%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.15%) Control-M
7 2 (0.15%) Nmap
7 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.15%) Packer
7 2 (0.15%) Terraform
7 2 (0.15%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.077%) Oozie
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 108 (8.28%) Oracle
2 97 (7.44%) HP
3 87 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 47 (3.60%) SAP
5 34 (2.61%) IBM
6 27 (2.07%) VMware
7 21 (1.61%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.38%) hybris
9 16 (1.23%) SOASTA, Inc
10 14 (1.07%) Siebel
11 11 (0.84%) Ab Initio
11 11 (0.84%) Informatica
12 9 (0.69%) CA
12 9 (0.69%) EMC
12 9 (0.69%) Netezza
13 8 (0.61%) AppDynamics
14 7 (0.54%) ForgeRock
15 6 (0.46%) Cognos
15 6 (0.46%) Tableau
15 6 (0.46%) Xamarin
Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £455 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £425.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 month rolling contracts - Long term projec
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-450 a day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £75 - £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Rate: From £25,600 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 14 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £12.66 per hour + £12.66 per hour, £18.99 weekend shifts
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
ServerChoice
Rate: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + + 3 - 6 MONTH EXTENSION + BONUS
Posted: 6 days ago