The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 10 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire - 8.70% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 10.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £356 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Renfrewshire 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
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
123 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 83.67% 82.61% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 12 14
Average daily rate £340 £355 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £370 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) PDA
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) TestDirector
2 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (33.33%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) WinRunner
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) TestDirector
1 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (33.33%) WinRunner
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PDA
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCTS
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (33.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee
1 1 (33.33%) VMware