The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / South East
Rank 135 163 126
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 105 94 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.43% 1.15% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.22% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 73 82
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £28.75 £113.75 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.72% +237.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £56.75 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £170.75 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6823 7732 8504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.22% 94.24% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3934 4531 4617
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 404 416
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% +5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.49 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the South East region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the South East region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Tester
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Tester Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 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
Hampshire +14 22 £350 +7.69% 25
Berkshire +6 18 £358 -2.05% 14
Oxfordshire +10 17 £250 -37.22% 16
West Sussex +6 15 £355 +9.23% 14
Buckinghamshire +1 10 £418 +45.21% 13
Kent +1 7 £350 +3.70% 16
Surrey -5 5 £344 +5.76% 24
East Sussex +9 4 - - 9
Sussex - 4 £361 - 1
Middlesex - 3 £260 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 South East region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 125 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (42.98%) Selenium
3 76 (31.40%) Test Scripting
4 60 (24.79%) C#
5 59 (24.38%) SQL
6 55 (22.73%) JIRA
7 54 (22.31%) Scrum
8 51 (21.07%) QA
9 49 (20.25%) Java
10 48 (19.83%) Software Testing
11 43 (17.77%) BDD
12 42 (17.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (16.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 38 (15.70%) WebDriver
14 38 (15.70%) ISEB
15 36 (14.88%) JavaScript
15 36 (14.88%) Security Cleared
15 36 (14.88%) Cucumber
15 36 (14.88%) SpecFlow
16 35 (14.46%) Automated Testing
16 35 (14.46%) ISTQB
16 35 (14.46%) Regression Testing
17 34 (14.05%) Finance
17 34 (14.05%) Oracle
18 32 (13.22%) Test Automation
19 30 (12.40%) User Stories
19 30 (12.40%) Automation Testing
19 30 (12.40%) .NET
20 27 (11.16%) SC Cleared
20 27 (11.16%) Security Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 17 (7.02%) Confluence
2 7 (2.89%) CMS
3 4 (1.65%) JBoss
4 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.41%) Drupal
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (7.02%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.24%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.41%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.65%) PaaS
4 2 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.65%) WAN
2 2 (0.83%) Network Security
3 1 (0.41%) DVB
3 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.41%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) Internet
3 1 (0.41%) LAN
3 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.41%) Wireless
3 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.41%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.44%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (3.72%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.07%) MySQL
4 4 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.24%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.83%) DB2
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.41%) DTS
7 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 104 (42.98%) Selenium
2 55 (22.73%) JIRA
3 39 (16.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (15.70%) WebDriver
5 36 (14.88%) Cucumber
5 36 (14.88%) SpecFlow
6 23 (9.50%) SoapUI
7 17 (7.02%) Jenkins
8 16 (6.61%) HP UFT
9 14 (5.79%) Git (software)
10 11 (4.55%) LoadRunner
10 11 (4.55%) Visual Studio
11 10 (4.13%) Appium
11 10 (4.13%) Protractor
12 8 (3.31%) Calabash
13 6 (2.48%) Jasmine
13 6 (2.48%) JMeter
14 5 (2.07%) Capybara
14 5 (2.07%) Subversion
15 3 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (14.05%) Finance
2 5 (2.07%) Electronics
2 5 (2.07%) Marketing
3 4 (1.65%) Games
3 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.24%) Banking
4 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.83%) Billing
5 2 (0.83%) Danish Language
5 2 (0.83%) Legal
5 2 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Military
6 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.40%) .NET
2 21 (8.68%) Web Services
2 21 (8.68%) XML
3 17 (7.02%) Gherkin
4 13 (5.37%) RESTful
5 12 (4.96%) SOAP
6 10 (4.13%) .NET Framework
7 9 (3.72%) HTML
8 6 (2.48%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.65%) CSS
10 3 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.83%) Node.js
11 2 (0.83%) OAuth
11 2 (0.83%) REST
11 2 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (0.41%) Behat
12 1 (0.41%) J2EE
12 1 (0.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.79%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.55%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.65%) Smart Energy
4 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (1.24%) IPTV
4 3 (1.24%) RIA
4 3 (1.24%) User Experience
5 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.83%) CCTV
5 2 (0.83%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.83%) NHS
5 2 (0.83%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) STB
6 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.02%) Windows
2 16 (6.61%) Linux
2 16 (6.61%) Unix
3 7 (2.89%) Android
3 7 (2.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.41%) AIX
4 1 (0.41%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (31.40%) Test Scripting
3 54 (22.31%) Scrum
4 48 (19.83%) Software Testing
5 43 (17.77%) BDD
6 42 (17.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (14.46%) Automated Testing
7 35 (14.46%) Regression Testing
8 32 (13.22%) Test Automation
9 30 (12.40%) Automation Testing
9 30 (12.40%) User Stories
10 27 (11.16%) Security Testing
11 26 (10.74%) Performance Testing
11 26 (10.74%) SDLC
12 25 (10.33%) Defect Management
13 24 (9.92%) Defect Tracking
14 20 (8.26%) TDD
15 19 (7.85%) Migration
15 19 (7.85%) Penetration Testing
16 17 (7.02%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (24.79%) C#
2 59 (24.38%) SQL
3 49 (20.25%) Java
4 36 (14.88%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.85%) F#
6 14 (5.79%) C++
7 13 (5.37%) VBScript
8 9 (3.72%) PHP
8 9 (3.72%) Python
8 9 (3.72%) Scala
9 8 (3.31%) Groovy
10 7 (2.89%) Ruby
11 6 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.48%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.07%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.83%) C
14 2 (0.83%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.83%) VB
14 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (15.70%) ISEB
2 36 (14.88%) Security Cleared
3 35 (14.46%) ISTQB
4 27 (11.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 27 (11.16%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.31%) CREST Certified
6 7 (2.89%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.48%) CEH
7 6 (2.48%) CISSP
8 4 (1.65%) OSCP
9 3 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.24%) Degree
9 3 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.24%) SANS
10 2 (0.83%) CHECK Team Leader
10 2 (0.83%) CHECK Team Member
10 2 (0.83%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.83%) MCITP
10 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (21.07%) QA
2 3 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.83%) SDET
4 1 (0.41%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.65%) Firmware
2 1 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (4.96%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.65%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) Core Impact
3 1 (0.41%) Grafana
3 1 (0.41%) Graphite
3 1 (0.41%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.41%) Nessus
3 1 (0.41%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.41%) Nmap
3 1 (0.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 34 (14.05%) Oracle
2 24 (9.92%) HP
3 22 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.13%) SAP
5 8 (3.31%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.65%) VMware
7 3 (1.24%) IBM
8 2 (0.83%) Cisco
8 2 (0.83%) Citrix
9 1 (0.41%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.41%) Apple
9 1 (0.41%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.41%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.41%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (0.41%) Progress
9 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.41%) Talend
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