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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South West / Somerset
Rank 33 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.53% 1.37% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 1.37% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £413 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.92% -2.30%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £284
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +12.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £170.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-88.63% +423.07%

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
222 291 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.67% 99.66% 97.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 154 165
Median daily rate £350 £400 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 21
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.88 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +70.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £15.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 4 £413 - 4
Yeovil 0 1 - - 1
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
4 4 (30.77%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
5 3 (23.08%) Gherkin
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Kanban
5 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Planning

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 1 (7.69%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP CO
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
2 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Kanban
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) SAP