The table below looks at the statistics 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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 53 36 52
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.39% 1.05% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 1.12% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£338 £510 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% -7.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £32.50
Tester
South West

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
491 269 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 96.09% 93.73% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 130 199
Average daily rate £400 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 53
Average hourly rate £39.00 £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+168.96% -61.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £16.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.01 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 -1 1 £400 -21.56% 2
Cheltenham - - - - 5
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Valgrind
3 1 (25.00%) Hudson
3 1 (25.00%) Gerrit
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) AMQP
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) Valgrind
3 1 (25.00%) Hudson
3 1 (25.00%) Gerrit
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) NetApp
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