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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 19 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 5.00% 1.20% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 1.25% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £79.25 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-58.99% +128.05%
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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
112 80 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 93.33% 96.39% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 77
Average daily rate £275 £248 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £133 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £435 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 23
Average hourly rate £24.04 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.35% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £175.00 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Exeter

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Exeter region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 March 2015, 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 23 (95.83%) Security Cleared
2 22 (91.67%) SC Cleared
3 18 (75.00%) JIRA
3 18 (75.00%) ISEB
4 17 (70.83%) HP
4 17 (70.83%) ISTQB
4 17 (70.83%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (66.67%) Automated Testing
5 16 (66.67%) Software Testing
6 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (54.17%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (54.17%) User Stories
8 12 (50.00%) Selenium
9 10 (41.67%) Java
10 8 (33.33%) OO
10 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
11 7 (29.17%) ISO 9001
11 7 (29.17%) ISO 14001
11 7 (29.17%) Summit
12 4 (16.67%) Scrum
12 4 (16.67%) Linux
12 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
12 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
12 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
13 3 (12.50%) C
13 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
14 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
15 1 (4.17%) Web Services
15 1 (4.17%) Project Management
15 1 (4.17%) Web Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Summit
Development Applications
1 18 (75.00%) JIRA
2 13 (54.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (50.00%) Selenium
4 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 16 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (54.17%) User Stories
4 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 8 (33.33%) OO
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (95.83%) Security Cleared
2 22 (91.67%) SC Cleared
3 18 (75.00%) ISEB
4 17 (70.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) ISO 9001
1 7 (29.17%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 17 (70.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) HP