The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucester 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 20 11 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 2.61% 1.96% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 2.08% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
Tester
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucester 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
Gloucester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
111 48 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 96.52% 94.12% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 28 80
Average daily rate £375 £358 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £527 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.73% -49.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Gloucester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Gloucester region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) DTV
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Mule
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) JUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) JBoss
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) LDAP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Mule
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) SNMP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
1 1 (20.00%) Squid
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) qmail
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat