The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 18 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 5.10% 5.93% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.32% 6.06% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £415 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +45.45%
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
Devon

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Exeter 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
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94 132 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 95.92% 97.78% 98.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 40 29
Average daily rate £415 £233 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.49% -12.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £110 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 10
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Exeter region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Exeter region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 8 (47.06%) Selenium
1 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
1 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
1 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (35.29%) PHP
4 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
5 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) OOP
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Groovy
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) RESTful
7 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
7 2 (11.76%) ISEB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
1 2 (11.76%) RESTful
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
1 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
1 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) OOP
5 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
5 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PHP
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Groovy
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland