The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 18 April 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 Luton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 28 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.50% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
176 72 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 88.00% 98.63% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 49 40
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £10.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+257.14% -47.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
Bedfordshire

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Tester
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) AWK
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Endeca
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) hybris
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) AWK
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Endeca
1 1 (33.33%) hybris