The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough 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 32 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 1.63% 0.68% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.69% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£235 £190 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.68% -36.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +95.23%
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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 Peterborough 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
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
182 144 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 98.91% 97.30% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 58 81
Average daily rate £365 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £165 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 23
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
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 Peterborough

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Tester
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
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