The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 11 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 Leicestershire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 36 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.71% 3.89% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 4.13% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£338 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £31.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-59.67% +210.00%
Job Titles Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
269 242 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 95.73% 94.16% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 110 57
Average daily rate £295 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.15 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 11 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
(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
Leicester - - - - 2
Loughborough - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 9 (81.82%) E-Commerce
1 9 (81.82%) ISEB
1 9 (81.82%) JIRA
2 8 (72.73%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 8 (72.73%) HP
2 8 (72.73%) SAP
3 7 (63.64%) Marketing
3 7 (63.64%) Use Case
4 6 (54.55%) IBM
5 5 (45.45%) Retail
6 4 (36.36%) Selenium
6 4 (36.36%) SAP BW
6 4 (36.36%) C++
6 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) VBScript
7 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 2 (18.18%) ERP
8 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
9 1 (9.09%) Sahi
9 1 (9.09%) hybris
9 1 (9.09%) Tableau
9 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SAP BW
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) JIRA
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) Sahi
General
1 7 (63.64%) Marketing
2 5 (45.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) E-Commerce
2 7 (63.64%) Use Case
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C++
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISEB
2 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) SAP
1 8 (72.73%) HP
2 6 (54.55%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) hybris
4 1 (9.09%) Tableau