The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hertfordshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 41 61 56
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.25% 0.83% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 0.89% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Median daily rate £360 £215 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.44% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £211 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £219 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £8.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
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
680 676 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.77% 93.76% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 347 366
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 46
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.85 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.45% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.85 £9.25 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Hertfordshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +9 4 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £370 - 1
Stevenage - 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 15 (53.57%) Selenium
3 13 (46.43%) WebDriver
4 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (42.86%) Retail
4 12 (42.86%) Subversion
4 12 (42.86%) XML
5 11 (39.29%) Unix
5 11 (39.29%) HTML
5 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
5 11 (39.29%) SQL
5 11 (39.29%) DB2
5 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
5 11 (39.29%) QA
5 11 (39.29%) RESTful
5 11 (39.29%) Magento
6 10 (35.71%) BDD
6 10 (35.71%) Coaching
6 10 (35.71%) Document Management
7 9 (32.14%) PHP
7 9 (32.14%) User Stories
7 9 (32.14%) Behat
7 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
7 9 (32.14%) PHPUnit
8 8 (28.57%) Appium
8 8 (28.57%) Re-Platforming
9 7 (25.00%) TDD

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Magento
2 3 (10.71%) SAP HR
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) DB2
2 3 (10.71%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Selenium
2 13 (46.43%) WebDriver
3 12 (42.86%) Subversion
4 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
4 9 (32.14%) PHPUnit
5 8 (28.57%) Appium
6 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 4 (14.29%) JIRA
7 3 (10.71%) Protractor
General
1 12 (42.86%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) XML
2 11 (39.29%) HTML
2 11 (39.29%) RESTful
3 9 (32.14%) Behat
4 3 (10.71%) Flash
4 3 (10.71%) Gherkin
4 3 (10.71%) J2EE
5 1 (3.57%) CGI
5 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
4 10 (35.71%) BDD
4 10 (35.71%) Coaching
4 10 (35.71%) Document Management
5 9 (32.14%) User Stories
6 8 (28.57%) Re-Platforming
7 7 (25.00%) TDD
8 6 (21.43%) Functional Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Migration
9 3 (10.71%) System Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Validation
10 2 (7.14%) Agile Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Automation Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) PHP
3 4 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) BMC
3 1 (3.57%) Pega
3 1 (3.57%) Pegasus
3 1 (3.57%) Remedy