The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 37 37 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.25% 2.27% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 2.42% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -17.64%
Tester
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
306 289 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 95.63% 93.53% 89.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 134 64
Average daily rate £300 £293 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 51
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +88.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 2015. 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
Loughborough - - - -
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) hybris
2 1 (16.67%) Game Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Retail

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Game Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) hybris
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle