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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Rank 47 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.30% 2.12% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 2.20% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £234 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

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
375 500 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.66% 96.34% 96.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 285 222
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 70 49
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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
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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Essex region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £325 - 1
Chelmsford - 1 £450 - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) JMeter
2 7 (77.78%) LoadRunner
2 7 (77.78%) Configuration Management
2 7 (77.78%) JIRA
2 7 (77.78%) QA
2 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 7 (77.78%) Performance Testing
3 6 (66.67%) SDLC
3 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (55.56%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Finance
8 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
8 1 (11.11%) Scrum
8 1 (11.11%) Electronics
8 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
8 1 (11.11%) Marketing
8 1 (11.11%) JSON
8 1 (11.11%) TDD
8 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (11.11%) XSD
8 1 (11.11%) SOA

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) JIRA
1 7 (77.78%) JMeter
1 7 (77.78%) LoadRunner
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) JSON Schema
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Reinsurance
1 1 (11.11%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Configuration Management
2 7 (77.78%) Performance Testing
3 6 (66.67%) SDLC
3 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) Groovy
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) SAP