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 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 46 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.87% 1.29% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.37% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -
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%
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
324 219 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.64% 94.40% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 135 92
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £10.58 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.59 £22.93 £27.50
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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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
Bath - - - -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Test Management
3 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
4 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
5 8 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
6 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
6 7 (41.18%) ISEB
7 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
7 6 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (29.41%) SAP
9 4 (23.53%) BDD
10 3 (17.65%) Selenium
10 3 (17.65%) Project Management
10 3 (17.65%) TDD
10 3 (17.65%) Scrum
11 2 (11.76%) Replication
11 2 (11.76%) Service Management
11 2 (11.76%) Migration
11 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
11 2 (11.76%) HP
11 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
11 2 (11.76%) ITIL
11 2 (11.76%) C#
11 2 (11.76%) SQL
11 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
11 2 (11.76%) SAP Implementation
11 2 (11.76%) SAP HCM
11 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP HCM
2 1 (5.88%) Summit
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Test Management
3 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
4 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Service Management
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (11.76%) System Testing
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
7 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) ISEB
4 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
4 6 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) HP
Somerset
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