The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Somerset region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 35 39 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.41% 1.18% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.23% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £150 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -52.19%
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.16% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.25 £14.05
% change year-on-year
-26.17% +165.12%
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
222 326 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 90.98% 96.45% 98.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 173 319
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £208 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £55.00 £36.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Somerset region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) ATG
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) WordPress
3 2 (33.33%) Magento
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Magento
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Retail
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
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
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle