The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Somerset 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 37 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 17 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.00% 2.44% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.16% 2.60% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 2
Average daily rate £300 £280 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £284 £224
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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
409 192 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 96.24% 93.66% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 81 83
Average daily rate £348 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
South West

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 13 £300 -
Yeovil - 1 £320 -
Bath - - - - 6
Bridgwater - - - - 3
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Test Management
4 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
4 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
5 11 (57.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
7 9 (47.37%) ISEB
8 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
8 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
9 5 (26.32%) Project Management
10 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
10 4 (21.05%) Replication
10 4 (21.05%) System Testing
11 3 (15.79%) BDD
11 3 (15.79%) TDD
11 3 (15.79%) SAP
12 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
12 2 (10.53%) Retail
12 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
12 2 (10.53%) Summit
12 2 (10.53%) ISO 14001
12 2 (10.53%) Finance
12 2 (10.53%) Migration
12 2 (10.53%) Scrum
12 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
12 2 (10.53%) Selenium
13 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
13 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
13 1 (5.26%) Marketing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) IPTV
2 1 (5.26%) FMCG
2 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (68.42%) Test Management
3 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
4 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) System Testing
7 3 (15.79%) BDD
7 3 (15.79%) TDD
8 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Migration
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
9 1 (5.26%) User Stories
9 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
9 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) PHP
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) ISEB
4 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) SAP
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