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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 189 159 172
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 662 784 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.32% 1.48% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.56% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 479 478
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 15
Median hourly rate £36.87 £29.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.13% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £22.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £35.50 £137.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £29.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +106.40%
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
47590 50276 48346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.76% 94.91% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31357 32537 29765
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1463 1904 1944
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.42 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -24 316 £400 +1.26% 71
South East -26 123 £355 +9.23% 81
South West +1 42 £318 +2.41% 44
North West 0 39 £338 -0.73% 47
West Midlands -13 39 £305 +1.66% 34
Yorkshire -29 36 £413 +37.50% 36
East of England +20 30 £350 +26.69% 31
North East -17 24 £300 -41.46% 9
East Midlands -7 8 £300 -11.11% 16
Midlands -11 1 £325 -
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 557 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (26.94%) Selenium
3 339 (26.78%) Java
4 272 (21.48%) SQL
5 271 (21.41%) Test Scripting
6 249 (19.67%) QA
7 227 (17.93%) Scrum
8 225 (17.77%) Cucumber
8 225 (17.77%) BDD
9 199 (15.72%) JIRA
10 178 (14.06%) Test Automation
11 175 (13.82%) WebDriver
11 175 (13.82%) Automated Testing
12 171 (13.51%) Functional Testing
13 159 (12.56%) Security Cleared
14 157 (12.40%) Finance
15 143 (11.30%) C#
16 138 (10.90%) Automation Testing
17 133 (10.51%) Jenkins
18 127 (10.03%) Oracle
19 126 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
20 124 (9.79%) Manual Testing
20 124 (9.79%) User Acceptance Testing
20 124 (9.79%) Unix
21 122 (9.64%) Regression Testing
22 119 (9.40%) SC Cleared
23 118 (9.32%) Performance Testing
23 118 (9.32%) Software Testing
24 114 (9.00%) JavaScript
25 113 (8.93%) TDD

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 (2.45%) Confluence
2 20 (1.58%) Tomcat
3 16 (1.26%) WebSphere
4 15 (1.18%) CMS
5 14 (1.11%) Apache
6 13 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.95%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.71%) JBoss
8 9 (0.71%) SAS
9 8 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 8 (0.63%) IIS
10 6 (0.47%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.39%) Mule
12 4 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.32%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.24%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
14 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.16%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.69%) MS Office
3 14 (1.11%) 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 8 (0.63%) Magento
2 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.39%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.32%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (0.32%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.24%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.16%) SAP FS
7 2 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.39%) GitHub
4 5 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.24%) Office 365
5 3 (0.24%) PaaS
5 3 (0.24%) SaaS
6 2 (0.16%) Taleo
7 1 (0.079%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.08%) HTTP
2 11 (0.87%) Wireless
3 10 (0.79%) Kerberos
4 9 (0.71%) Internet
5 8 (0.63%) Firewall
5 8 (0.63%) Network Security
6 7 (0.55%) DVB
7 6 (0.47%) LDAP
7 6 (0.47%) NAS
7 6 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.39%) SAN
8 5 (0.39%) VPN
9 4 (0.32%) Skype
10 3 (0.24%) SSH
10 3 (0.24%) SSL
10 3 (0.24%) WAN
11 2 (0.16%) CDMA
11 2 (0.16%) GSM
11 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (2.61%) Oracle Database
4 32 (2.53%) MySQL
5 29 (2.29%) Hadoop
6 23 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (1.66%) Big Data
8 20 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
9 18 (1.42%) DB2
10 14 (1.11%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
12 9 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.55%) Base SAS
14 7 (0.55%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.55%) Star Schema
15 6 (0.47%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.47%) QlikView
15 6 (0.47%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 341 (26.94%) Selenium
2 225 (17.77%) Cucumber
3 199 (15.72%) JIRA
4 175 (13.82%) WebDriver
5 133 (10.51%) Jenkins
6 103 (8.14%) JMeter
7 96 (7.58%) Git (software)
8 88 (6.95%) SoapUI
9 74 (5.85%) SpecFlow
10 70 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 67 (5.29%) LoadRunner
12 63 (4.98%) HP UFT
13 44 (3.48%) JUnit
14 41 (3.24%) Appium
15 40 (3.16%) Maven
16 38 (3.00%) Subversion
17 34 (2.69%) Visual Studio
18 29 (2.29%) Calabash
19 21 (1.66%) ERwin
19 21 (1.66%) Gatling
General
1 157 (12.40%) Finance
2 72 (5.69%) Banking
3 56 (4.42%) Retail
4 33 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.58%) Games
6 18 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 12 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.87%) Billing
8 11 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.71%) Legal
10 8 (0.63%) Electronics
10 8 (0.63%) Front Office
11 7 (0.55%) Marketing
12 6 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.39%) Military
13 5 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.32%) Advertising
14 4 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.24%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (8.29%) .NET
2 93 (7.35%) Web Services
3 78 (6.16%) XML
4 65 (5.13%) RESTful
5 61 (4.82%) Gherkin
6 59 (4.66%) HTML
7 56 (4.42%) REST
8 53 (4.19%) JSON
9 50 (3.95%) SOAP
10 31 (2.45%) CSS
11 16 (1.26%) Spring
12 11 (0.87%) .NET Framework
13 10 (0.79%) HTML5
13 10 (0.79%) OAuth
13 10 (0.79%) SAML
14 9 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
14 9 (0.71%) Middleware
15 8 (0.63%) Drools
16 7 (0.55%) LAMP
16 7 (0.55%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
1 76 (6.00%) Mobile App
2 18 (1.42%) STB
3 17 (1.34%) User Experience
4 13 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 11 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 11 (0.87%) Smart Meter
7 10 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 10 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 9 (0.71%) CESG
9 8 (0.63%) Derivative
9 8 (0.63%) NHS
9 8 (0.63%) Virtual Team
10 7 (0.55%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.55%) Credit Risk
10 7 (0.55%) MPEG
11 5 (0.39%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.39%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 124 (9.79%) Unix
2 109 (8.61%) Linux
3 72 (5.69%) Windows
4 52 (4.11%) Android
5 42 (3.32%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.95%) Solaris
7 4 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.24%) VMS
8 3 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.24%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.16%) AIX
9 2 (0.16%) Fedora
9 2 (0.16%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.079%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (21.41%) Test Scripting
3 227 (17.93%) Scrum
4 225 (17.77%) BDD
5 178 (14.06%) Test Automation
6 175 (13.82%) Automated Testing
7 171 (13.51%) Functional Testing
8 138 (10.90%) Automation Testing
9 126 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
10 124 (9.79%) Manual Testing
10 124 (9.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 122 (9.64%) Regression Testing
12 118 (9.32%) Performance Testing
12 118 (9.32%) Software Testing
13 113 (8.93%) TDD
14 112 (8.85%) Non-Functional Testing
15 88 (6.95%) ETL
16 85 (6.71%) Penetration Testing
17 84 (6.64%) Test Strategy
18 78 (6.16%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 339 (26.78%) Java
2 272 (21.48%) SQL
3 143 (11.30%) C#
4 114 (9.00%) JavaScript
5 87 (6.87%) Ruby
6 80 (6.32%) Python
7 50 (3.95%) C++
8 31 (2.45%) PHP
9 30 (2.37%) PL/SQL
10 29 (2.29%) C
11 28 (2.21%) Perl
12 27 (2.13%) Groovy
13 26 (2.05%) VBScript
14 25 (1.97%) Shell Script
15 24 (1.90%) F#
15 24 (1.90%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.66%) Bash Shell
17 17 (1.34%) VB
18 15 (1.18%) Scala
19 10 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 159 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 119 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 107 (8.45%) ISEB
4 81 (6.40%) ISTQB
5 56 (4.42%) Degree
6 49 (3.87%) CREST Certified
7 42 (3.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (2.29%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (1.26%) CEH
11 15 (1.18%) CHECK Team Member
11 15 (1.18%) Cyber Scheme
11 15 (1.18%) OSCP
12 11 (0.87%) Tigerscheme
13 10 (0.79%) CISSP
14 8 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
14 8 (0.63%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.39%) CHECK Team Leader
15 5 (0.39%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (19.67%) QA
2 16 (1.26%) SDET
3 11 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.47%) ISO 14001
5 6 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.39%) SEPA
7 3 (0.24%) HL7
7 3 (0.24%) WCAG
8 2 (0.16%) Basel III
8 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.16%) EMIR
8 2 (0.16%) MiFID
8 2 (0.16%) WAI
9 1 (0.079%) GPG13
9 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (1.34%) Docker
2 11 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.32%) HDFS
6 3 (0.24%) Firmware
6 3 (0.24%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.079%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.079%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 90 (7.11%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.18%) Ansible
3 9 (0.71%) CA Service Virtualization
4 8 (0.63%) Puppet
5 7 (0.55%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.24%) Graphite
7 2 (0.16%) Control-M
7 2 (0.16%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.16%) Oozie
7 2 (0.16%) Packer
7 2 (0.16%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.16%) Terraform
8 1 (0.079%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.079%) Nagios
8 1 (0.079%) Nessus
8 1 (0.079%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 127 (10.03%) Oracle
2 91 (7.19%) HP
3 88 (6.95%) Microsoft
4 50 (3.95%) SAP
5 37 (2.92%) IBM
6 28 (2.21%) VMware
7 25 (1.97%) Informatica
8 16 (1.26%) SOASTA, Inc
9 15 (1.18%) hybris
10 13 (1.03%) Siebel
11 12 (0.95%) EMC
12 11 (0.87%) Ab Initio
12 11 (0.87%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.71%) CA
13 9 (0.71%) Cognos
13 9 (0.71%) Netezza
14 8 (0.63%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.63%) Veritas
15 7 (0.55%) ForgeRock
16 6 (0.47%) AppDynamics
North West London
Intelletec
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £407.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6months
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates.
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: Up to £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Volt
Rate: £8.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day web tester, Jira, Quality
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Acumin Consulting
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago