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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 52 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.85% 0.97% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 1.06% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate £350 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
708 377 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 93.53% 91.73% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 186 194
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 71 62
Average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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
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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (33.33%) SQL
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) SAP
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) QA
2 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.67%) Use Case
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
1 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
1 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (13.33%) Analytics
2 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle