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 26 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank - 53 50
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 1.25% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.28% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +77.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £164.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year
-25.67% +163.34%
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
462 626 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.88% 97.51% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 377 274
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 46 67
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) ETL
2 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) RESTful
3 4 (66.67%) Web Testing
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) Wealth Management
3 4 (66.67%) HP UFT
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) DB2
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA

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 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) DB2
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) RESTful
1 4 (66.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) ETL
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Wealth Management
2 4 (66.67%) Web Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle