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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 36 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 2.45% 0.72% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £305 £358 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £290 £301
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
Tester
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
141 126 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 86.50% 91.30% 83.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 77 24
Average daily rate £390 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Erskine -4 3 £305 -14.82%
Paisley - 1 - -
Tester
Scotland

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) Service Management
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Change Management
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (27.27%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) MCTS
4 3 (27.27%) MCITP
4 3 (27.27%) PDA
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 3 (27.27%) AIX
4 3 (27.27%) MCSE
4 3 (27.27%) MCSA
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (27.27%) WinRunner
4 3 (27.27%) TestDirector

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
1 3 (27.27%) TestDirector
1 3 (27.27%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) PDA
3 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) AIX
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Service Management
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Change Management
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) ISMS
5 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Continuity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 3 (27.27%) MCITP
1 3 (27.27%) MCSA
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) MCTS
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
1 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (27.27%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (27.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) Intel Security
2 3 (27.27%) Veritas
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) HP