The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 40 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.14% 0.89% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 0.93% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 2
Average daily rate £350 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £355 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £290 £301
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
492 431 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.91% 95.99% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 241 331
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 67
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.60 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Basildon - 2 £425 -
Colchester - 1 £200 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) ISEB
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) QA
4 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) XML
5 6 (33.33%) HP
5 6 (33.33%) ETL
5 6 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (27.78%) SDLC
6 5 (27.78%) Wealth Management
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
6 5 (27.78%) RESTful
6 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
6 5 (27.78%) HP UFT
6 5 (27.78%) HTML
6 5 (27.78%) Unix
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 5 (27.78%) DB2
7 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) V-Model

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (27.78%) DB2
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) HP UFT
2 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (27.78%) HTML
2 5 (27.78%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
3 6 (33.33%) ETL
3 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) SDLC
4 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
4 5 (27.78%) Wealth Management
4 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) V-Model
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) BMC
4 1 (5.56%) Hyperion
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy