The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Gloucester region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 23 15 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 3.79% 1.59% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.85% 1.69% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£363 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 - £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Gloucester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
130 59 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 98.48% 93.65% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 31 96
Average daily rate £390 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.03 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.20 £24.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
Gloucestershire

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 31 July 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 31 July 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%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
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%) JUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
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%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
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%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) VMware