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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 41 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.09% 0.62% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 0.64% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate £375 £220 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% -37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £220 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £244 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
531 623 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.51% 96.74% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 326 327
Average daily rate £380 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 46 46
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.86 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 10 £413 - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (53.57%) WebDriver
1 15 (53.57%) SQL
1 15 (53.57%) Selenium
2 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
4 12 (42.86%) Retail
4 12 (42.86%) Subversion
4 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (42.86%) QA
4 12 (42.86%) XML
5 11 (39.29%) Unix
5 11 (39.29%) DB2
5 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
5 11 (39.29%) HTML
5 11 (39.29%) Magento
5 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (39.29%) RESTful
6 10 (35.71%) BDD
6 10 (35.71%) Coaching
6 10 (35.71%) TDD
6 10 (35.71%) Document Management
7 9 (32.14%) PHP
7 9 (32.14%) PHPUnit
8 6 (21.43%) DbVisualizer
8 6 (21.43%) Behat
8 6 (21.43%) User Stories
8 6 (21.43%) Java
8 6 (21.43%) Flash

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Magento
2 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) DB2
2 6 (21.43%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Selenium
1 15 (53.57%) WebDriver
2 12 (42.86%) Subversion
3 9 (32.14%) PHPUnit
4 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 5 (17.86%) Appium
6 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 4 (14.29%) JIRA
7 3 (10.71%) Protractor
8 2 (7.14%) LabVIEW
8 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (42.86%) Retail
2 4 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (7.14%) Electronics
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) XML
2 11 (39.29%) HTML
2 11 (39.29%) RESTful
3 6 (21.43%) Behat
3 6 (21.43%) Flash
4 3 (10.71%) Gherkin
4 3 (10.71%) J2EE
5 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
3 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
5 10 (35.71%) BDD
5 10 (35.71%) Coaching
5 10 (35.71%) Document Management
5 10 (35.71%) TDD
6 6 (21.43%) System Testing
6 6 (21.43%) User Stories
7 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Re-Platforming
8 4 (14.29%) ETL
9 2 (7.14%) Build Automation
9 2 (7.14%) Content Management
9 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Content Management
9 2 (7.14%) Test Management
10 1 (3.57%) Bug Management
10 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 9 (32.14%) PHP
4 6 (21.43%) Java
5 2 (7.14%) C
5 2 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) VC++
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) Informatica
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) BMC
3 1 (3.57%) Remedy
3 1 (3.57%) SAP