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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 204 217 150
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 622 560 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.26% 1.10% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.16% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 350 483
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £37.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.73% +106.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £26.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £103.25 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.25 £14.05
% change year-on-year
-26.17% +165.12%
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
46717 48225 45605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.81% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30823 30939 28425
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1834 1871
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +29 289 £420 +7.69% 61
South East -31 96 £350 +7.69% 31
South West +6 46 £325 +4.83% 14
North West -8 45 £325 +23.57% 25
Yorkshire +5 38 £350 +16.66% 11
West Midlands -19 30 £265 -10.16% 10
East of England +17 28 £350 -12.50% 16
North East -34 27 £295 +18.00% 3
East Midlands +2 7 £301 +0.16% 12
Midlands 0 5 £350 -
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 496 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (25.08%) Selenium
3 283 (23.43%) SQL
4 266 (22.02%) Java
5 255 (21.11%) QA
6 244 (20.20%) Test Scripting
7 197 (16.31%) Cucumber
7 197 (16.31%) BDD
8 192 (15.89%) Finance
9 184 (15.23%) Scrum
10 177 (14.65%) JIRA
11 166 (13.74%) Functional Testing
11 166 (13.74%) WebDriver
12 154 (12.75%) Test Automation
13 152 (12.58%) Automated Testing
14 147 (12.17%) Security Cleared
15 138 (11.42%) Automation Testing
16 134 (11.09%) Oracle
17 128 (10.60%) Unix
18 127 (10.51%) User Acceptance Testing
18 127 (10.51%) Manual Testing
19 122 (10.10%) C#
20 118 (9.77%) ISEB
21 109 (9.02%) JavaScript
21 109 (9.02%) SC Cleared
21 109 (9.02%) Non-Functional Testing
22 108 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
22 108 (8.94%) Linux
23 107 (8.86%) Software Testing
24 106 (8.77%) HP Quality Center

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 31 (2.57%) Confluence
2 16 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.24%) WebSphere
4 12 (0.99%) Apache
5 10 (0.83%) CMS
5 10 (0.83%) SAS
6 9 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.41%) Mule
8 5 (0.41%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.33%) IIS
9 4 (0.33%) JBoss
9 4 (0.33%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 3 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.25%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.25%) WordPress
11 2 (0.17%) Moodle
11 2 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 43 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 40 (3.31%) MS Office
3 13 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) Mingle
4 2 (0.17%) MS Project
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.16%) Magento
2 11 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.50%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.50%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.33%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (0.33%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.25%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.50%) Office 365
3 5 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.17%) iTunes
4 2 (0.17%) Taleo
5 1 (0.083%) Force.com
5 1 (0.083%) GitHub
5 1 (0.083%) Heroku
5 1 (0.083%) PaaS
5 1 (0.083%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.23%) HTTP
2 11 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (0.83%) Internet
3 10 (0.83%) Wireless
4 9 (0.75%) Firewall
4 9 (0.75%) FTP
4 9 (0.75%) Network Security
5 8 (0.66%) VPN
6 7 (0.58%) DVB
6 7 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.50%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.50%) NAS
7 6 (0.50%) SAN
8 5 (0.41%) LDAP
9 4 (0.33%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.33%) PuTTY
9 4 (0.33%) SSH
10 3 (0.25%) SNMP
10 3 (0.25%) SSL
11 2 (0.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (3.31%) Oracle Database
4 25 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 23 (1.90%) MySQL
6 19 (1.57%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.49%) Big Data
7 18 (1.49%) DB2
8 17 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.75%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.58%) Base SAS
13 7 (0.58%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.41%) DbVisualizer
15 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 303 (25.08%) Selenium
2 197 (16.31%) Cucumber
3 177 (14.65%) JIRA
4 166 (13.74%) WebDriver
5 88 (7.28%) Jenkins
6 77 (6.37%) HP UFT
7 72 (5.96%) LoadRunner
8 66 (5.46%) Git (software)
8 66 (5.46%) SoapUI
9 64 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 63 (5.22%) JMeter
11 51 (4.22%) SpecFlow
12 34 (2.81%) Subversion
13 33 (2.73%) Visual Studio
14 32 (2.65%) Appium
15 29 (2.40%) JUnit
16 24 (1.99%) Gatling
17 21 (1.74%) ERwin
18 20 (1.66%) Calabash
19 19 (1.57%) TeamCity
General
1 192 (15.89%) Finance
2 72 (5.96%) Banking
3 63 (5.22%) Retail
4 38 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.99%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.66%) Games
7 17 (1.41%) Billing
8 16 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.16%) Marketing
10 13 (1.08%) Electronics
11 9 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.66%) Front Office
13 7 (0.58%) Advertising
13 7 (0.58%) Legal
14 6 (0.50%) Military
15 4 (0.33%) Back Office
15 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (8.69%) .NET
2 81 (6.71%) XML
3 78 (6.46%) Web Services
4 61 (5.05%) HTML
5 56 (4.64%) SOAP
6 54 (4.47%) Gherkin
6 54 (4.47%) RESTful
7 42 (3.48%) JSON
8 40 (3.31%) REST
9 25 (2.07%) CSS
10 19 (1.57%) Middleware
11 9 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
11 9 (0.75%) Behat
12 8 (0.66%) HTML5
13 7 (0.58%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.58%) MSMQ
13 7 (0.58%) Spring
13 7 (0.58%) XML Messaging
14 5 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (0.41%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.13%) Mobile App
2 66 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (1.99%) User Experience
4 19 (1.57%) STB
5 13 (1.08%) CESG
6 11 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 9 (0.75%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.75%) Credit Risk
7 9 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 9 (0.75%) Smart Meter
8 8 (0.66%) Virtual Team
9 7 (0.58%) Digital Media
9 7 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (0.58%) MPEG
10 6 (0.50%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.50%) Derivative
10 6 (0.50%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.50%) IBM XIV
10 6 (0.50%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 128 (10.60%) Unix
2 108 (8.94%) Linux
3 73 (6.04%) Windows
4 45 (3.73%) Android
5 37 (3.06%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.66%) Solaris
7 6 (0.50%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.25%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.17%) Fedora
9 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.17%) VMS
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.083%) CentOS
10 1 (0.083%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.083%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.083%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (20.20%) Test Scripting
3 197 (16.31%) BDD
4 184 (15.23%) Scrum
5 166 (13.74%) Functional Testing
6 154 (12.75%) Test Automation
7 152 (12.58%) Automated Testing
8 138 (11.42%) Automation Testing
9 127 (10.51%) Manual Testing
9 127 (10.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 109 (9.02%) Non-Functional Testing
11 108 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
12 107 (8.86%) Software Testing
13 105 (8.69%) TDD
14 98 (8.11%) Performance Testing
15 97 (8.03%) Regression Testing
16 87 (7.20%) Integration Testing
17 85 (7.04%) Penetration Testing
18 79 (6.54%) Test Strategy
19 67 (5.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 283 (23.43%) SQL
2 266 (22.02%) Java
3 122 (10.10%) C#
4 109 (9.02%) JavaScript
5 70 (5.79%) Ruby
6 67 (5.55%) Python
7 39 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 38 (3.15%) PL/SQL
9 37 (3.06%) C++
10 30 (2.48%) C
11 27 (2.24%) Perl
11 27 (2.24%) PHP
12 21 (1.74%) VBScript
13 20 (1.66%) Groovy
14 19 (1.57%) VB
15 16 (1.32%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.24%) F#
17 14 (1.16%) Scala
18 10 (0.83%) Bash Shell
19 9 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 147 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 118 (9.77%) ISEB
3 109 (9.02%) SC Cleared
4 100 (8.28%) ISTQB
5 54 (4.47%) CREST Certified
6 43 (3.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (2.48%) Degree
8 20 (1.66%) CEH
9 19 (1.57%) DV Cleared
10 17 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (1.24%) Cyber Scheme
11 15 (1.24%) OSCP
12 14 (1.16%) CHECK Team Member
13 13 (1.08%) Tigerscheme
14 9 (0.75%) CISSP
15 8 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
15 8 (0.66%) GIAC
16 7 (0.58%) PhD
17 6 (0.50%) CHECK Team Leader
17 6 (0.50%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (21.11%) QA
2 11 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (0.91%) SDET
3 6 (0.50%) WCAG
4 5 (0.41%) SEPA
5 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.33%) MiFID
5 4 (0.33%) WAI
6 3 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.25%) EMIR
6 3 (0.25%) GAAP
6 3 (0.25%) GPG13
6 3 (0.25%) HL7
7 2 (0.17%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.083%) Basel III
8 1 (0.083%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.083%) SLA
8 1 (0.083%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (1.16%) Docker
2 9 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.17%) HDFS
6 1 (0.083%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.083%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 106 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.66%) Ansible
3 4 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (0.33%) Puppet
4 3 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.25%) Nessus
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.17%) Control-M
5 2 (0.17%) Oozie
5 2 (0.17%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.17%) SCCM
5 2 (0.17%) SCOM
6 1 (0.083%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.083%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.083%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.083%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.083%) Nagios
6 1 (0.083%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 134 (11.09%) Oracle
2 103 (8.53%) HP
3 89 (7.37%) Microsoft
4 54 (4.47%) SAP
5 33 (2.73%) IBM
6 25 (2.07%) Informatica
7 24 (1.99%) VMware
8 16 (1.32%) EMC
9 14 (1.16%) SOASTA, Inc
10 11 (0.91%) hybris
11 10 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.75%) Veritas
13 8 (0.66%) ATG
13 8 (0.66%) Siebel
13 8 (0.66%) Sybase
14 7 (0.58%) Cognos
15 6 (0.50%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.50%) NetApp
16 5 (0.41%) Adobe
16 5 (0.41%) Fidessa
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intelletec
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Rebel Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
83Zero
Rate: From £200 to £210 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago