The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 20 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.14% 2.23% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.38% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £200 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £302 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.78% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+106.40% -51.96%
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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 Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
180 168 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 96.26% 93.85% 92.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 55 81
Average daily rate £450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £205 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.35% +111.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Tester
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) New Media
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) TIBCO

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) TIBCO