The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 30 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 Gloucestershire 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 41 28 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 10 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.18% 1.24% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.31% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
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£375 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £400 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £393
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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
430 229 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.89% 94.63% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 124 258
Average daily rate £360 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 32
Average hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.21% -49.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.58 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
South West

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -9 5 £363 -
Cheltenham -4 1 £400 - 1
Cirencester - - - -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) JUnit
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 3 (27.27%) DTV
3 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) Electronics
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) JBoss
3 3 (27.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
3 3 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) Mule
3 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 3 (27.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (27.27%) Mule
2 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) SMTP
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) SNMP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
1 4 (36.36%) JUnit
2 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 1 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (9.09%) NUnit
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Electronics
2 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) CentOS
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
2 3 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Scala
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) NFS
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) qmail
1 1 (9.09%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
1 3 (27.27%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Kofax
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) NetApp
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) KANA
2 1 (9.09%) Talend
2 1 (9.09%) F5