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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 201 180 156
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 644 681 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.32% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.39% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 429 496
Median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +86.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £23.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £39.50 £127.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
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
47288 48921 46148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31099 31589 28488
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 £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1397 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 July 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 July 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 +10 323 £400 - 71
South East -44 102 £345 +6.15% 47
Yorkshire -7 41 £350 +21.73% 16
South West -2 40 £325 +4.83% 18
North West -13 39 £338 +12.50% 27
West Midlands -20 34 £298 +0.84% 21
North East -22 24 £275 +15.78% 5
East of England +19 20 £350 +21.21% 24
East Midlands -2 10 £333 -1.48% 10
Midlands -1 5 £350 - 1
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 530 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (26.14%) Selenium
3 309 (24.33%) Java
4 280 (22.05%) SQL
5 263 (20.71%) Test Scripting
6 259 (20.39%) QA
7 213 (16.77%) BDD
8 209 (16.46%) Cucumber
9 202 (15.91%) Scrum
10 195 (15.35%) JIRA
11 187 (14.72%) Finance
12 172 (13.54%) Functional Testing
13 170 (13.39%) WebDriver
14 168 (13.23%) Security Cleared
15 163 (12.83%) Automated Testing
16 156 (12.28%) Test Automation
17 135 (10.63%) Automation Testing
18 131 (10.31%) Oracle
19 130 (10.24%) C#
20 126 (9.92%) SC Cleared
21 125 (9.84%) Manual Testing
21 125 (9.84%) Unix
22 123 (9.69%) User Acceptance Testing
23 121 (9.53%) Regression Testing
24 117 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
25 116 (9.13%) Non-Functional Testing
26 115 (9.06%) Software Testing
27 113 (8.90%) Linux
27 113 (8.90%) JavaScript
27 113 (8.90%) Jenkins

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 35 (2.76%) Confluence
2 18 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 15 (1.18%) Apache
4 12 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.94%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.87%) CMS
6 10 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.71%) SAS
8 7 (0.55%) IIS
8 7 (0.55%) JBoss
9 6 (0.47%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.39%) Mule
11 4 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.31%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 3 (0.24%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.24%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.16%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.52%) MS Office
3 11 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.24%) Mingle
4 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.16%) MS Project
5 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (0.87%) Magento
2 10 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.47%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.39%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.31%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (0.31%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.31%) GitHub
5 4 (0.31%) Office 365
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.16%) iTunes
6 2 (0.16%) Taleo
7 1 (0.079%) Heroku
7 1 (0.079%) PaaS
7 1 (0.079%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.31%) HTTP
2 11 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (0.79%) Wireless
4 9 (0.71%) FTP
4 9 (0.71%) Internet
4 9 (0.71%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.63%) Firewall
6 7 (0.55%) DVB
6 7 (0.55%) Network Security
7 6 (0.47%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.47%) LDAP
7 6 (0.47%) NAS
7 6 (0.47%) PuTTY
7 6 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.47%) VPN
8 5 (0.39%) SAN
9 4 (0.31%) Skype
10 3 (0.24%) SSH
10 3 (0.24%) SSL
11 2 (0.16%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 24 (1.89%) Hadoop
4 24 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 23 (1.81%) MySQL
6 21 (1.65%) Big Data
7 17 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.10%) DB2
9 13 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
11 9 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.63%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.55%) Base SAS
13 7 (0.55%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.55%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.55%) Star Schema
14 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 332 (26.14%) Selenium
2 209 (16.46%) Cucumber
3 195 (15.35%) JIRA
4 170 (13.39%) WebDriver
5 113 (8.90%) Jenkins
6 87 (6.85%) SoapUI
7 79 (6.22%) Git (software)
8 75 (5.91%) HP UFT
8 75 (5.91%) JMeter
9 66 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 65 (5.12%) LoadRunner
11 60 (4.72%) SpecFlow
12 36 (2.83%) Appium
12 36 (2.83%) Subversion
13 34 (2.68%) JUnit
14 33 (2.60%) Visual Studio
15 26 (2.05%) Maven
16 25 (1.97%) Calabash
16 25 (1.97%) Gatling
17 21 (1.65%) ERwin
General
1 187 (14.72%) Finance
2 76 (5.98%) Banking
3 62 (4.88%) Retail
4 38 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.73%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.65%) Games
7 16 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.94%) Billing
9 11 (0.87%) Electronics
9 11 (0.87%) Marketing
10 10 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.79%) Front Office
11 9 (0.71%) Legal
12 7 (0.55%) Advertising
13 5 (0.39%) Back Office
13 5 (0.39%) Military
13 5 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (8.19%) .NET
2 83 (6.54%) Web Services
3 77 (6.06%) XML
4 58 (4.57%) HTML
4 58 (4.57%) SOAP
5 56 (4.41%) Gherkin
6 53 (4.17%) REST
7 52 (4.09%) RESTful
8 48 (3.78%) JSON
9 28 (2.20%) CSS
10 21 (1.65%) Middleware
11 9 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
11 9 (0.71%) OAuth
11 9 (0.71%) SAML
12 8 (0.63%) HTML5
13 7 (0.55%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.55%) Behat
13 7 (0.55%) Spring
13 7 (0.55%) XML Messaging
14 6 (0.47%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.30%) Mobile App
2 74 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (1.65%) STB
3 21 (1.65%) User Experience
4 13 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (0.79%) Client/Server
5 10 (0.79%) Computer Science
5 10 (0.79%) Credit Risk
5 10 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 9 (0.71%) CESG
6 9 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (0.63%) Blackberry
7 8 (0.63%) Digital Media
7 8 (0.63%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.55%) Derivative
8 7 (0.55%) iPhone
8 7 (0.55%) MPEG
8 7 (0.55%) Smart Meter
9 6 (0.47%) NHS
9 6 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 125 (9.84%) Unix
2 113 (8.90%) Linux
3 78 (6.14%) Windows
4 58 (4.57%) Android
5 47 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.87%) Solaris
7 5 (0.39%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.24%) VMS
10 2 (0.16%) AIX
10 2 (0.16%) Fedora
10 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.079%) Debian
11 1 (0.079%) SUSE
11 1 (0.079%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (20.71%) Test Scripting
3 213 (16.77%) BDD
4 202 (15.91%) Scrum
5 172 (13.54%) Functional Testing
6 163 (12.83%) Automated Testing
7 156 (12.28%) Test Automation
8 135 (10.63%) Automation Testing
9 125 (9.84%) Manual Testing
10 123 (9.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 121 (9.53%) Regression Testing
12 117 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
13 116 (9.13%) Non-Functional Testing
14 115 (9.06%) Software Testing
15 109 (8.58%) TDD
16 107 (8.43%) Performance Testing
17 84 (6.61%) Integration Testing
18 79 (6.22%) Penetration Testing
19 78 (6.14%) Test Strategy
20 77 (6.06%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 309 (24.33%) Java
2 280 (22.05%) SQL
3 130 (10.24%) C#
4 113 (8.90%) JavaScript
5 79 (6.22%) Ruby
6 71 (5.59%) Python
7 43 (3.39%) C++
8 39 (3.07%) Shell Script
9 33 (2.60%) PL/SQL
10 29 (2.28%) C
11 27 (2.13%) Perl
11 27 (2.13%) VBScript
12 26 (2.05%) PHP
13 23 (1.81%) Groovy
14 20 (1.57%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.57%) VB
15 19 (1.50%) F#
16 14 (1.10%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.10%) Scala
17 9 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 168 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 126 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 106 (8.35%) ISEB
4 91 (7.17%) ISTQB
5 53 (4.17%) CREST Certified
6 41 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 37 (2.91%) Degree
8 25 (1.97%) DV Cleared
9 19 (1.50%) CEH
10 17 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (1.18%) CHECK Team Member
11 15 (1.18%) Cyber Scheme
12 14 (1.10%) OSCP
13 12 (0.94%) Tigerscheme
14 8 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
14 8 (0.63%) CISSP
15 7 (0.55%) GIAC
16 6 (0.47%) DBS Check
17 5 (0.39%) CHECK Team Leader
17 5 (0.39%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (20.39%) QA
2 14 (1.10%) SDET
3 13 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.39%) SEPA
6 4 (0.31%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.31%) MiFID
6 4 (0.31%) WCAG
7 3 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.24%) EMIR
7 3 (0.24%) HL7
8 2 (0.16%) WAI
9 1 (0.079%) Basel III
9 1 (0.079%) GAAP
9 1 (0.079%) GPG13
9 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.079%) SLA
9 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (1.50%) Docker
2 10 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.16%) HDFS
7 1 (0.079%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.079%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.079%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 96 (7.56%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.02%) Ansible
3 7 (0.55%) CA Service Virtualization
3 7 (0.55%) Puppet
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.16%) Control-M
7 2 (0.16%) Oozie
7 2 (0.16%) Packer
7 2 (0.16%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.16%) Terraform
8 1 (0.079%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.079%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.079%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.079%) Nagios
8 1 (0.079%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.079%) SCCM
8 1 (0.079%) SCOM
Vendors
1 131 (10.31%) Oracle
2 90 (7.09%) HP
3 87 (6.85%) Microsoft
4 53 (4.17%) SAP
5 39 (3.07%) IBM
6 26 (2.05%) Informatica
7 24 (1.89%) VMware
8 15 (1.18%) EMC
9 14 (1.10%) SOASTA, Inc
10 10 (0.79%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.71%) Cognos
11 9 (0.71%) hybris
11 9 (0.71%) Siebel
12 8 (0.63%) Veritas
13 7 (0.55%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.55%) CA
13 7 (0.55%) Netezza
14 6 (0.47%) ForgeRock
15 5 (0.39%) Rally
15 5 (0.39%) Tableau
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Oho Group Ltd.
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Jobsite Resourcing Team
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Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Square One Resources
Rate: From £270 to £290 per day
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Informatiq Consulting
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £250.00 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £180 to £250 per day 6months+
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
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London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Central London / West End
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
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Bedfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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London
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