The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Exeter 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 27 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 1.85% 1.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£195 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
148 81 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 91.36% 97.59% 96.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 45 41
Average daily rate £375 £350 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 20 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Internet

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA