The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Gosport 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 27 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 4.96% 12.50% -
As % of the Job Titles category 5.13% 12.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.55% -10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gosport 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
Gosport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
117 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 96.69% 100.00% 88.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 20
Average daily rate £450 £435 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £435 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Gosport

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Gosport

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Gosport

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Gosport

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gosport

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gosport 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 33 (94.29%) HP
2 32 (91.43%) ISTQB
3 23 (65.71%) SC Cleared
3 23 (65.71%) Security Cleared
4 22 (62.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (60.00%) Oracle
6 19 (54.29%) ASP.NET
6 19 (54.29%) JSP
6 19 (54.29%) HTML
6 19 (54.29%) JavaScript
6 19 (54.29%) .NET
7 18 (51.43%) VB
8 16 (45.71%) C#
8 16 (45.71%) CRM
9 14 (40.00%) QA
10 13 (37.14%) Knowledge Management
10 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
11 12 (34.29%) Project Management
12 11 (31.43%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
13 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
13 10 (28.57%) Test Strategy
13 10 (28.57%) Functional Testing
13 10 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (25.71%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (25.71%) UNIX
14 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (22.86%) SAN
15 8 (22.86%) VBA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gosport 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 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) SAN
2 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.43%) HTTPS
4 3 (8.57%) SSL
5 1 (2.86%) DNS
5 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (54.29%) HTML
1 19 (54.29%) .NET
1 19 (54.29%) ASP.NET
1 19 (54.29%) JSP
2 7 (20.00%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) UNIX
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Windows 2000
3 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) CRM
2 13 (37.14%) Knowledge Management
2 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
3 12 (34.29%) Project Management
4 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
5 10 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 10 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Document Management
6 7 (20.00%) Quality Management
7 3 (8.57%) Workflow
7 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Validation
8 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) JavaScript
2 18 (51.43%) VB
3 16 (45.71%) C#
4 8 (22.86%) VBA
5 6 (17.14%) Java
5 6 (17.14%) SQL
6 2 (5.71%) VBScript
6 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (91.43%) ISTQB
2 23 (65.71%) SC Cleared
2 23 (65.71%) Security Cleared
3 22 (62.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 10 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) MOS
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.71%) MCITP
7 2 (5.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.86%) Nessus
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) HP
2 21 (60.00%) Oracle
2 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco
3 2 (5.71%) Citrix
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