The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Middlesex region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / Middlesex
Rank 19 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.96% - 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% - 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £318 - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex 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
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
120 139 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 88.89% 97.89% 90.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 80 114
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +200.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Middlesex region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Legal
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (14.29%) TestNG
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) RESTful
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (14.29%) SaaS
5 1 (14.29%) PaaS
5 1 (14.29%) Confluence
5 1 (14.29%) Puppet
5 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Talend
5 1 (14.29%) Analytics
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Maven
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (14.29%) TestNG
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) HNC
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Talend