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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 22 24 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 1.08% 4.13% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 4.24% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+180.00% -59.67%
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
86 118 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 92.47% 97.52% 92.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 81 39
Average daily rate £400 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £285 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 11
Average hourly rate £14.10 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £120.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.09 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -8.05%

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 8 July 2015, 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 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) JBehave
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JMeter
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) JBehave
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef