The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Gatwick region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 1.14% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £270 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £286 £268
% change year-on-year
+5.67% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.87 £30.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+22.90% +22.44%
Software Tester
West Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gatwick 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
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
85 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 96.59% 96.23% 96.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 34
Median daily rate £365 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Median hourly rate £48.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.36% +9.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Tester across the Gatwick region.

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Software 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 Gatwick region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) QMS
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) QMS
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree