The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford 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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 28 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 1.49% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£330 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +105.00%
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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 Guildford 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
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
182 121 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 90.10% 94.53% 90.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 71 61
Average daily rate £330 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 15
Average hourly rate £15.25 £22.41 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.95% -17.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £13.71 £12.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £85.46 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Tester
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA