The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 36 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.40% 1.14% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 1.17% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 12
Average daily rate £325 £275 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
245 342 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 98.00% 97.71% 98.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 198 287
Average daily rate £350 £339 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 17
Average hourly rate £40.88 £20.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.37% +31.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £38.25 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Tester
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) ATG
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Magento
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) WordPress
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Java

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (33.33%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Magento
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) ATG