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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 27 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 3.60% 50.00% 11.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 50.00% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +27.50%
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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
107 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 96.40% 100.00% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 10
Average daily rate £475 - £403
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 - £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 - £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 27 (93.10%) HP
1 27 (93.10%) ISTQB
2 18 (62.07%) Oracle
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 17 (58.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 16 (55.17%) SC Cleared
4 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
5 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET
5 15 (51.72%) JSP
5 15 (51.72%) HTML
5 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
5 15 (51.72%) VB
5 15 (51.72%) .NET
6 13 (44.83%) C#
6 13 (44.83%) CRM
6 13 (44.83%) QA
7 11 (37.93%) Project Management
8 9 (31.03%) Knowledge Management
8 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
8 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
8 9 (31.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (27.59%) SAN
9 8 (27.59%) UNIX
9 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
9 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
10 7 (24.14%) Functional Testing
10 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (24.14%) VBA
10 7 (24.14%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (24.14%) Oracle Reports

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) SAN
2 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.34%) HTTPS
3 3 (10.34%) SSL
4 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) QuickTest Pro
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) HTML
1 15 (51.72%) .NET
1 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET
1 15 (51.72%) JSP
2 5 (17.24%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) UNIX
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000
3 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) CRM
2 11 (37.93%) Project Management
3 9 (31.03%) Knowledge Management
3 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
4 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
4 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
5 7 (24.14%) Functional Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Document Management
6 6 (20.69%) Quality Management
7 3 (10.34%) Workflow
8 2 (6.90%) Validation
8 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Security Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
1 15 (51.72%) VB
2 13 (44.83%) C#
3 7 (24.14%) VBA
4 6 (20.69%) Java
4 6 (20.69%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) VBScript
5 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (93.10%) ISTQB
2 17 (58.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 16 (55.17%) SC Cleared
3 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
4 9 (31.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (20.69%) MOS
6 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (6.90%) MCITP
8 2 (6.90%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.90%) Nessus
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) HP
2 18 (62.07%) Oracle
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix