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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 37 37
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire - 1.60% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.75% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.55% -10.00%
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
261 286 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 93.55% 91.37% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 126 101
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 55
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.92% -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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
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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 - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (80.00%) SAP
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Sahi
4 1 (20.00%) Tableau
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) SAP BW
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SAP BW
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Sahi
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) SAP
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Tableau
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft