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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 57 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.22% 2.20% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 2.22% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 6
Median daily rate - £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £164.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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
447 540 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.81% 98.90% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 301 320
Median daily rate £348 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.12% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 39 61
Median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
Brentwood +3 1 - -
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) XML
2 6 (66.67%) ETL
2 6 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (55.56%) RESTful
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) Web Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Wealth Management
3 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) HP UFT
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) DB2
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office

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 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (55.56%) DB2
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) HP UFT
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) ETL
1 6 (66.67%) Scrum
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Wealth Management
2 5 (55.56%) Web Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) HP
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) BMC
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy