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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 52 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.00% 0.25% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 0.27% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 3
Average daily rate
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£295 £175 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £175 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +95.23%
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
694 368 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 92.53% 93.40% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 198 238
Average daily rate £430 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £467 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 32 35
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.50 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Banbury - - - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 15 (53.57%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 7 (25.00%) JIRA
3 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (17.86%) Marketing
4 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.71%) QA
6 3 (10.71%) Selenium
6 3 (10.71%) Test Management
6 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.14%) Marketo
7 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 2 (7.14%) PHP
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.14%) Aprimo
7 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Web Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.14%) System Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (7.14%) ISEB
7 2 (7.14%) Adobe
7 2 (7.14%) MySQL
7 2 (7.14%) Bugzilla

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.14%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
4 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (17.86%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) LAMP
1 1 (3.57%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Android
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Test Management
4 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Web Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 2 (7.14%) System Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Marketo
2 2 (7.14%) Aprimo
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com