The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank - 60 50
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.32% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.33% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
469 613 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.10% 97.46% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 384 242
Median daily rate £320 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 57 64
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +16.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Essex region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Essex region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Essex region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Tester Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 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 Essex region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle