The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Exeter region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Devon / Exeter
Rank 27 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 1.96% 4.95% 6.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 5.10% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £306 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.26% +3.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

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
151 98 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 98.69% 97.03% 97.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 67 37
Median daily rate £338 £415 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.67% +72.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £249 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £535 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Median hourly rate £41.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.17% +3.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Exeter region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Exeter region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Spock
3 2 (28.57%) Groovy
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (14.29%) TestRail
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) RIA
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) NUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) TestComplete
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Spock
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) TestComplete
2 1 (14.29%) TestRail
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
1 1 (14.29%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Groovy
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA