The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 28 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.41% 0.39% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.45% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £352 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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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
215 222 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 87.40% 86.38% 91.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 123 111
Average daily rate £375 £351 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £35.80 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Intranet
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) DHTML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) DHTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Aquila