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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 15 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 18 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 12.24% - 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.04% - 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £31.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +47.61%
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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
138 67 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 93.88% 93.06% 97.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 43 63
Average daily rate £325 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 19
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £8.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 18 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 17 (80.95%) SC Cleared
3 15 (71.43%) ISTQB
4 14 (66.67%) JIRA
4 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 14 (66.67%) Software Testing
4 14 (66.67%) ISEB
5 13 (61.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (61.90%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (57.14%) HP
6 12 (57.14%) User Stories
6 12 (57.14%) Selenium
7 10 (47.62%) Java
8 8 (38.10%) OO
9 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
10 4 (19.05%) Summit
10 4 (19.05%) ISO 9001
10 4 (19.05%) ISO 14001
10 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
11 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
11 3 (14.29%) Scrum
11 3 (14.29%) Degree
12 2 (9.52%) QA
12 2 (9.52%) Time Management
12 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (9.52%) WinForms
12 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
12 2 (9.52%) HTML

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) JIRA
2 13 (61.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (57.14%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) WinForms
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) XHTML
1 2 (9.52%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 14 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 12 (57.14%) User Stories
3 8 (38.10%) OO
4 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Time Management
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Project Management
8 1 (4.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 17 (80.95%) SC Cleared
3 15 (71.43%) ISTQB
4 14 (66.67%) ISEB
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) ISO 9001
1 4 (19.05%) ISO 14001
2 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (61.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) HP