The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 62 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.67% 0.41% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.43% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£368 £320 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% +7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £304 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £336 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +3.44%
Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
690 463 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 93.12% 95.46% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 256 224
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 40 42
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.25 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 10 (58.82%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
4 7 (41.18%) QA
5 6 (35.29%) Marketing
6 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
7 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 4 (23.53%) JIRA
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) Games
8 3 (17.65%) Project Management
8 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Game Development
9 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
9 2 (11.76%) Marketo
9 2 (11.76%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
9 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
9 2 (11.76%) Adobe
9 2 (11.76%) HP
9 2 (11.76%) Aprimo
10 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
10 1 (5.88%) Degree
10 1 (5.88%) Oracle ADF
10 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
10 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (5.88%) Subversion

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe Campaign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Marketing
2 3 (17.65%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Game Development
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Marketo
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) Aprimo
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
Oxfordshire
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