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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
UK / England
Rank 169 184 186
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 624 615 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.53% 1.32% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.39% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 431 414
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 20
Median hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +49.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £25.00 £16.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £114.25 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

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
38632 44173 43901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25327 28502 28056
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1325 1597 1772
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +35 255 £400 +6.66% 60
South East +18 102 £350 +7.69% 130
South West +9 69 £325 -7.14% 62
North West 0 43 £320 +6.66% 68
Yorkshire -3 37 £325 +1.56% 51
East of England -8 35 £310 -5.34% 52
West Midlands +8 32 £300 -1.63% 52
North East -7 22 £300 -21.56% 14
East Midlands +17 21 £350 +12.90% 33
South Coast +3 1 £375 +22.95%
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 645 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (37.24%) Selenium
3 352 (26.81%) Java
4 346 (26.35%) QA
5 325 (24.75%) Test Scripting
6 269 (20.49%) Cucumber
7 264 (20.11%) Test Automation
8 263 (20.03%) SQL
9 259 (19.73%) BDD
10 236 (17.97%) JIRA
11 211 (16.07%) Automated Testing
12 210 (15.99%) Automation Testing
13 209 (15.92%) WebDriver
13 209 (15.92%) Scrum
14 175 (13.33%) Finance
14 175 (13.33%) Jenkins
15 171 (13.02%) C#
16 159 (12.11%) Software Testing
16 159 (12.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 156 (11.88%) Performance Testing
18 153 (11.65%) TDD
19 145 (11.04%) Manual Testing
20 140 (10.66%) Regression Testing
21 136 (10.36%) Functional Testing
22 135 (10.28%) ISEB
23 128 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
24 123 (9.37%) Gherkin
25 122 (9.29%) SoapUI
25 122 (9.29%) ISTQB
25 122 (9.29%) JavaScript

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 64 (4.87%) Confluence
2 28 (2.13%) Tomcat
3 23 (1.75%) CMS
4 18 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.61%) Apache Solr
6 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.46%) Apache
7 6 (0.46%) IIS
8 5 (0.38%) JBoss
9 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.15%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.15%) Drupal
10 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.15%) nginx
10 2 (0.15%) OpenROAD
10 2 (0.15%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.076%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.076%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.60%) MS Office
3 15 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.23%) MS Project
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.076%) Mingle
6 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.46%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.38%) Magento
6 4 (0.30%) FastStats
6 4 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.30%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.30%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.15%) Lorenzo
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (1.68%) GitHub
2 20 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.76%) SaaS
4 7 (0.53%) PaaS
5 4 (0.30%) Office 365
6 2 (0.15%) Slack
7 1 (0.076%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.91%) Internet
2 11 (0.84%) Firewall
3 10 (0.76%) HTTP
3 10 (0.76%) Network Security
4 7 (0.53%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.30%) WAN
5 4 (0.30%) Wireless
6 3 (0.23%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.23%) FTP
6 3 (0.23%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.23%) SNMP
6 3 (0.23%) VPN
6 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.15%) IPv6
7 2 (0.15%) LDAP
7 2 (0.15%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.15%) SSH
7 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.076%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
4 20 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 17 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.22%) MySQL
7 12 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.76%) Big Data
8 10 (0.76%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.69%) DB2
10 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.53%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.38%) DbVisualizer
13 5 (0.38%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.30%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.30%) GIS
14 4 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 489 (37.24%) Selenium
2 269 (20.49%) Cucumber
3 236 (17.97%) JIRA
4 209 (15.92%) WebDriver
5 175 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 122 (9.29%) SoapUI
7 114 (8.68%) JMeter
8 106 (8.07%) Git (software)
9 87 (6.63%) SpecFlow
10 74 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 69 (5.26%) HP UFT
12 63 (4.80%) LoadRunner
13 61 (4.65%) JUnit
14 54 (4.11%) Visual Studio
15 46 (3.50%) Maven
16 38 (2.89%) Appium
17 37 (2.82%) Protractor
18 31 (2.36%) NUnit
19 28 (2.13%) TeamCity
20 23 (1.75%) JBehave
General
1 175 (13.33%) Finance
2 57 (4.34%) Banking
3 54 (4.11%) Retail
4 33 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 25 (1.90%) Marketing
6 21 (1.60%) Electronics
6 21 (1.60%) Games
7 19 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.53%) Advertising
11 6 (0.46%) Legal
12 5 (0.38%) Back Office
12 5 (0.38%) Publishing
13 4 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.23%) Front Office
15 2 (0.15%) Automotive
15 2 (0.15%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (9.37%) Gherkin
2 121 (9.22%) .NET
3 107 (8.15%) Web Services
4 85 (6.47%) XML
5 76 (5.79%) RESTful
6 69 (5.26%) SOAP
7 55 (4.19%) HTML
8 54 (4.11%) REST
9 38 (2.89%) JSON
9 38 (2.89%) Spring
10 31 (2.36%) CSS
11 25 (1.90%) Node.js
12 24 (1.83%) AngularJS
13 21 (1.60%) .NET Framework
14 12 (0.91%) J2EE
15 10 (0.76%) ASP.NET
15 10 (0.76%) Chai
15 10 (0.76%) Hibernate
15 10 (0.76%) XSD
16 9 (0.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 60 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.66%) Mobile App
3 20 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 15 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 15 (1.14%) Smart Meter
5 14 (1.07%) NHS
6 10 (0.76%) Equities
7 8 (0.61%) Data Integration
8 7 (0.53%) Fintech
8 7 (0.53%) iPad
8 7 (0.53%) Replication
8 7 (0.53%) User Experience
9 6 (0.46%) Fixed Income
9 6 (0.46%) Smartphone
9 6 (0.46%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.38%) Derivative
10 5 (0.38%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (7.31%) Linux
2 95 (7.24%) Unix
3 72 (5.48%) Windows
4 41 (3.12%) Apple iOS
5 40 (3.05%) Android
6 13 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.53%) Kali Linux
8 5 (0.38%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.076%) AIX
11 1 (0.076%) Solaris
11 1 (0.076%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 645 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (24.75%) Test Scripting
3 264 (20.11%) Test Automation
4 259 (19.73%) BDD
5 211 (16.07%) Automated Testing
6 210 (15.99%) Automation Testing
7 209 (15.92%) Scrum
8 159 (12.11%) Software Testing
8 159 (12.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 156 (11.88%) Performance Testing
10 153 (11.65%) TDD
11 145 (11.04%) Manual Testing
12 140 (10.66%) Regression Testing
13 136 (10.36%) Functional Testing
14 128 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
15 97 (7.39%) Test Strategy
16 91 (6.93%) Penetration Testing
17 81 (6.17%) Kanban
18 80 (6.09%) Defect Management
18 80 (6.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 352 (26.81%) Java
2 263 (20.03%) SQL
3 171 (13.02%) C#
4 122 (9.29%) JavaScript
5 103 (7.84%) Python
6 77 (5.86%) Ruby
7 42 (3.20%) Scala
8 36 (2.74%) C++
8 36 (2.74%) Groovy
9 32 (2.44%) PHP
10 27 (2.06%) Bash Shell
11 26 (1.98%) VBScript
12 23 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 22 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.52%) F#
14 20 (1.52%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.45%) C
16 17 (1.29%) Perl
17 13 (0.99%) VB
18 9 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 135 (10.28%) ISEB
2 122 (9.29%) ISTQB
3 95 (7.24%) Security Cleared
4 67 (5.10%) Degree
5 65 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 58 (4.42%) CREST Certified
6 58 (4.42%) SC Cleared
7 22 (1.68%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.37%) OSCP
9 17 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (1.29%) CEH
10 15 (1.14%) CHECK Team Member
10 15 (1.14%) CISSP
11 13 (0.99%) SANS
12 11 (0.84%) CHECK Team Leader
13 8 (0.61%) GPEN
14 7 (0.53%) GIAC
14 7 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
16 5 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (26.35%) QA
2 25 (1.90%) SDET
3 10 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.61%) WCAG
5 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.23%) WAI
7 2 (0.15%) HL7
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.15%) SLA
8 1 (0.076%) Basel III
8 1 (0.076%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.076%) Section 508
System Software
1 15 (1.14%) Docker
2 10 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.30%) Firmware
3 4 (0.30%) Snort
4 3 (0.23%) HDFS
4 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.076%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.076%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 66 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.69%) Puppet
4 8 (0.61%) Nessus
5 7 (0.53%) Ansible
5 7 (0.53%) Nmap
6 6 (0.46%) Graphite
6 6 (0.46%) Rancher
7 5 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (0.30%) SCCM
9 3 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
10 2 (0.15%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.15%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.076%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.076%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.076%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.076%) OpenView
11 1 (0.076%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.076%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 104 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 99 (7.54%) Oracle
3 78 (5.94%) HP
4 46 (3.50%) SAP
5 44 (3.35%) Atlassian
6 14 (1.07%) IBM
7 12 (0.91%) hybris
8 11 (0.84%) AppDynamics
9 9 (0.69%) Citrix
9 9 (0.69%) VMware
10 8 (0.61%) Informatica
11 7 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.46%) Ab Initio
12 6 (0.46%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.38%) CA
13 5 (0.38%) Charles River
13 5 (0.38%) Cisco
13 5 (0.38%) Siebel
14 4 (0.30%) Google
14 4 (0.30%) Netezza
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Greenwich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £700pd DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
People Source Consulting
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago