The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Gloucestershire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 44 42 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.71% 1.93% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 2.04% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Median daily rate £313 £500 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £395 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £550 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £284
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +12.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £170.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-88.63% +423.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
331 441 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 94.57% 94.64% 96.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 238 290
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 32
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Gloucestershire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +11 2 £306 - 1
Gloucester -6 2 - - 1
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gloucestershire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (41.18%) Java
1 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
1 7 (41.18%) Defect Management
2 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) JIRA
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Ruby
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
4 4 (23.53%) JMeter
4 4 (23.53%) Unix
4 4 (23.53%) Regulatory Compliance
4 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Zephyr
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (17.65%) C++
5 3 (17.65%) Perl
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) ISTQB

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
1 4 (23.53%) JMeter
1 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
1 4 (23.53%) Zephyr
2 3 (17.65%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Ant
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) TestComplete
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Android
2 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Defect Management
1 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Regulatory Compliance
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Content Management
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 6 (35.29%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) Ruby
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) Perl
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.88%) Cloudera
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) SAP