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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 19 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 2.22% 0.64% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 0.65% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £350 £235 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% +23.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £305
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 £79.25
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -62.14%
Tester
Cambridgeshire

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
85 153 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 94.44% 98.08% 97.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 100 59
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £104 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £21.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) SDET
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft