The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Salisbury 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Salisbury region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 19 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salisbury 2.70% 7.69% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 8.11% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £275 £255 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Salisbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
63 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salisbury 85.14% 94.87% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 11
Average daily rate £350 £300 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +46.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +88.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
Wiltshire

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Salisbury

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Salisbury

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Salisbury

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Salisbury

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Salisbury

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Salisbury

Tester
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Salisbury

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salisbury 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Maximo
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Salisbury by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salisbury 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Maximo
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft