The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hertfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 48 45 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.93% 2.31% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 2.42% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 8
Average daily rate
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£231 £300 £267
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.16% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £265 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £440 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
630 578 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 93.33% 95.22% 92.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 295 402
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 36 73
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £122.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
East of England

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 31 July 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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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 0 5 - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (44.00%) Java
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
1 11 (44.00%) HP
2 10 (40.00%) XML
3 9 (36.00%) UNIX
4 8 (32.00%) E-Commerce
4 8 (32.00%) ISEB
4 8 (32.00%) LoadRunner
4 8 (32.00%) J2EE
5 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (28.00%) HTML
5 7 (28.00%) DB2
5 7 (28.00%) Flash
5 7 (28.00%) MQSeries
5 7 (28.00%) IBM
5 7 (28.00%) Finance
5 7 (28.00%) Manufacturing
5 7 (28.00%) Regression Testing
5 7 (28.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (28.00%) Retail
5 7 (28.00%) WebSphere
5 7 (28.00%) Degree
5 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (28.00%) System Testing
5 7 (28.00%) DbVisualizer
5 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (24.00%) Banking
6 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Citrix
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (28.00%) MQSeries
1 7 (28.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) DB2
1 7 (28.00%) DbVisualizer
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.00%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (28.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (12.00%) JMeter
4 2 (8.00%) Subversion
4 2 (8.00%) Maven
4 2 (8.00%) Ant
4 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.00%) Calabash
5 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.00%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
1 7 (28.00%) Manufacturing
1 7 (28.00%) Retail
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) XML
2 8 (32.00%) J2EE
3 7 (28.00%) HTML
3 7 (28.00%) Flash
4 2 (8.00%) XSD
4 2 (8.00%) XSLT
4 2 (8.00%) .NET
4 2 (8.00%) SOAP
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) REST
5 1 (4.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) NHS
1 2 (8.00%) Informatics
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) UNIX
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (28.00%) Regression Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (28.00%) System Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.00%) ETL
7 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Load Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.00%) User Stories
7 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (4.00%) BDD
8 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Java
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) XPath
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISEB
2 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) HP
2 7 (28.00%) IBM
3 6 (24.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (12.00%) Informatica
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft