The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the High Wycombe 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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 14 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 4.55% 2.67% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.82% 2.78% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +30.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £302
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +95.23%
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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 High Wycombe 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
High Wycombe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
83 72 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 94.32% 96.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 45 15
Average daily rate £305 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 7 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £28.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.71% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.08 £16.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £28.00 £37.00
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 High Wycombe

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Tester
Top 20 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Summit
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Summit
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft