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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 13 17 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 7.03% 1.56% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.63% 1.72% 1.55%
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 £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £32.50
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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
118 58 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 92.19% 90.63% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 79
Average daily rate £265 £265 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 20
Average hourly rate £15.08 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £16.52 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 (92.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (88.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (72.00%) ISEB
3 18 (72.00%) ISTQB
3 18 (72.00%) JIRA
4 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
4 17 (68.00%) HP
4 17 (68.00%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (64.00%) Automated Testing
6 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (52.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (52.00%) User Stories
8 12 (48.00%) Selenium
9 10 (40.00%) Java
10 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
11 8 (32.00%) OO
12 7 (28.00%) Summit
12 7 (28.00%) ISO 9001
12 7 (28.00%) ISO 14001
13 4 (16.00%) Linux
13 4 (16.00%) Scrum
13 4 (16.00%) LoadRunner
13 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
13 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
14 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
14 3 (12.00%) C
15 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
16 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
16 1 (4.00%) Web Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (72.00%) JIRA
2 13 (52.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (48.00%) Selenium
4 4 (16.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) XHTML
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) XML
1 1 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
2 16 (64.00%) Automated Testing
3 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (52.00%) User Stories
5 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (32.00%) OO
7 4 (16.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.00%) Web Testing
10 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Time Management
10 1 (4.00%) Project Management
10 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (92.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (88.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (72.00%) ISEB
3 18 (72.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) ISO 9001
1 7 (28.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (68.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) HP