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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 47 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.82% 0.51% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.53% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +59.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
346 187 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 94.79% 95.41% 96.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 98 82
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £423 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £23.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -47.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.53 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £23.75 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 25 July 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
Taunton -23 1 £325 -7.14%
Bath - - - -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) Test Management
4 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
5 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
6 7 (43.75%) ISEB
7 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
7 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (25.00%) SAP
8 4 (25.00%) BDD
9 3 (18.75%) Selenium
9 3 (18.75%) Project Management
9 3 (18.75%) TDD
9 3 (18.75%) Scrum
10 2 (12.50%) Replication
10 2 (12.50%) Service Management
10 2 (12.50%) Migration
10 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 2 (12.50%) ITIL
10 2 (12.50%) C#
10 2 (12.50%) SQL
10 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (12.50%) System Testing
10 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Summit
1 1 (6.25%) SAP HCM
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Management
3 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Service Management
7 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) System Testing
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
8 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) ISEB
4 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) HP
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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