The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Essex region.

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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 49 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.62% 0.22% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.24% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
438 424 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.68% 91.38% 96.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 205 247
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 67 82
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £10.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £38.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
East of England

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford - 1 £188 - 1
Colchester - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) QA
2 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) .NET
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
6 1 (6.25%) CEH
6 1 (6.25%) WebInspect
6 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (6.25%) Web Design
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) QADirector
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) AS400
1 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Web Design
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Use Case
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) CSSLP
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) WebInspect
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Progress
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