The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow 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 10 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 Hounslow 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 5 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 4.00% 20.69% 8.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 20.69% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +18.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £31.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-59.67% +210.00%
Job Titles Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
23 58 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 92.00% 100.00% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 40 53
Average daily rate £400 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £320 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
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Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) MPEG
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) DVB
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Debian
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (33.33%) STB
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) JBehave
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DVB
1 1 (33.33%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) JBehave
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) GDB
1 1 (33.33%) Capybara
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) MPEG
1 1 (33.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Kanban
1 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft