The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 55 43 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 21 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.46% 1.56% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 1.66% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £308 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +43.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £255 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £368 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +45.00%
Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
813 482 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.09% 93.96% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 238 418
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 62
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £46.80 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
Watford -1 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Letchworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 22 (64.71%) SQL
2 21 (61.76%) Oracle
3 20 (58.82%) Java
3 20 (58.82%) UNIX
4 16 (47.06%) Oracle Database
5 15 (44.12%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (38.24%) Manual Testing
7 12 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (35.29%) HP
8 11 (32.35%) Web Services
8 11 (32.35%) Eclipse
9 10 (29.41%) XML
9 10 (29.41%) Finance
9 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
10 9 (26.47%) PL/SQL
11 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
11 8 (23.53%) V-Model
12 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (20.59%) ETL
12 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (20.59%) LoadRunner
12 7 (20.59%) Informatica
13 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
13 6 (17.65%) ISEB
13 6 (17.65%) IBM
13 6 (17.65%) Manufacturing
13 6 (17.65%) Hibernate
13 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (17.65%) Retail
13 6 (17.65%) Spring

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.65%) MQSeries
1 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) CTI
1 1 (2.94%) 3G
1 1 (2.94%) 2G
1 1 (2.94%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (47.06%) Oracle Database
2 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (17.65%) DB2
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (17.65%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (14.71%) MySQL
5 4 (11.76%) PowerCenter
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (32.35%) Eclipse
3 7 (20.59%) LoadRunner
4 6 (17.65%) JUnit
5 5 (14.71%) Ant
5 5 (14.71%) Subversion
5 5 (14.71%) Maven
5 5 (14.71%) ClearQuest
5 5 (14.71%) JIRA
5 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
5 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
6 3 (8.82%) JMeter
7 1 (2.94%) SilkPerformer
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 6 (17.65%) Retail
3 5 (14.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) Web Services
2 10 (29.41%) XML
3 6 (17.65%) HTML
3 6 (17.65%) J2EE
3 6 (17.65%) Flash
3 6 (17.65%) Hibernate
3 6 (17.65%) Spring
4 5 (14.71%) REST
4 5 (14.71%) SOAP
5 3 (8.82%) XSD
5 3 (8.82%) XSLT
6 1 (2.94%) .NET
6 1 (2.94%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) PKI
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) LIMS
4 1 (2.94%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) UNIX
2 5 (14.71%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Manual Testing
2 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 8 (23.53%) V-Model
3 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 7 (20.59%) ETL
5 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
5 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
5 6 (17.65%) System Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Load Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Usability Testing
6 5 (14.71%) User Stories
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) UML
8 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) SQL
2 20 (58.82%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) PL/SQL
4 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) XPath
6 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ISEB
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
1 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Oracle
2 12 (35.29%) HP
3 7 (20.59%) Informatica
4 6 (17.65%) IBM
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) Progress
5 2 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) Mapinfo