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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 15 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 4.90% 1.43% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 1.48% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate £450 £306 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -39.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £305
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 £79.25
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -62.14%
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
95 135 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 93.14% 96.43% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 102 70
Average daily rate £350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £245 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £74.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Gloucester region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 February 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
3 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) RSpec
4 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (33.33%) VB
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
1 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 3 (33.33%) RSpec
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) JBehave
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) VMware