The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 144 129 117
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 115 122 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.16% 1.32% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.44% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 74 73
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £24.25 £28.06
% change year-on-year
+53.60% -13.56%
Tester
England

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
9053 8466 7638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.41% 91.91% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5020 4694 3835
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 450 591
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 6 May 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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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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
Berkshire +25 47 £325 +22.64% 9
Hampshire -33 22 £350 +7.69% 9
Surrey -12 17 £350 +7.69% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 9 £225 -25.61% 8
West Sussex -16 6 £344 -10.01% 2
Oxfordshire -19 4 £315 -7.35% 7
Kent - 4 £200 -
East Sussex - 2 £303 -
Sussex - 2 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 78 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (26.83%) SQL
3 65 (26.42%) Selenium
4 64 (26.02%) Test Scripting
5 60 (24.39%) Security Cleared
6 55 (22.36%) QA
7 53 (21.54%) SC Cleared
8 52 (21.14%) HP
9 43 (17.48%) Java
10 39 (15.85%) ISEB
10 39 (15.85%) HP Quality Center
11 36 (14.63%) Test Automation
12 34 (13.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (13.41%) JIRA
14 32 (13.01%) C#
15 29 (11.79%) Oracle
15 29 (11.79%) Scrum
16 28 (11.38%) WebDriver
17 27 (10.98%) Telecoms
17 27 (10.98%) ISTQB
18 26 (10.57%) Finance
19 25 (10.16%) Cucumber
20 24 (9.76%) Automation Testing
20 24 (9.76%) Microsoft
21 23 (9.35%) .NET
21 23 (9.35%) Performance Testing
22 22 (8.94%) LoadRunner
23 21 (8.54%) Regression Testing
23 21 (8.54%) Automated Testing
24 20 (8.13%) Software Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.66%) Apache
2 7 (2.85%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.63%) CMS
5 2 (0.81%) nginx
5 2 (0.81%) Documentum
5 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS Project
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Exstream
2 3 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.81%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.41%) Agresso
4 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Google Analytics
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.81%) SaaS
1 2 (0.81%) GitHub
1 2 (0.81%) Sage Pay
2 1 (0.41%) Taleo
2 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.28%) 3G
1 13 (5.28%) 4G
2 11 (4.47%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.47%) GSM
3 10 (4.07%) HTTP
3 10 (4.07%) 2G
4 8 (3.25%) SS7
5 7 (2.85%) SIGTRAN
6 5 (2.03%) Wireshark
6 5 (2.03%) GPRS
6 5 (2.03%) MVNO
7 4 (1.63%) SMS
8 3 (1.22%) ATM
8 3 (1.22%) CDMA
8 3 (1.22%) RNC
9 2 (0.81%) NBAP
9 2 (0.81%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.81%) Internet
9 2 (0.81%) NAS
9 2 (0.81%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.69%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.44%) DB2
6 3 (1.22%) MySQL
6 3 (1.22%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.81%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.81%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.81%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.41%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.41%) QlikView
8 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 65 (26.42%) Selenium
2 33 (13.41%) JIRA
3 28 (11.38%) WebDriver
4 25 (10.16%) Cucumber
5 22 (8.94%) LoadRunner
6 18 (7.32%) JMeter
7 17 (6.91%) QuickTest Pro
8 15 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (4.07%) SpecFlow
9 10 (4.07%) Jenkins
10 9 (3.66%) Calabash
10 9 (3.66%) Appium
11 8 (3.25%) SoapUI
11 8 (3.25%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.85%) IntelliJ
12 7 (2.85%) Xcode
13 5 (2.03%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.63%) RSpec
14 4 (1.63%) Subversion
15 3 (1.22%) JUnit
General
1 27 (10.98%) Telecoms
2 26 (10.57%) Finance
3 10 (4.07%) Retail
4 9 (3.66%) Marketing
5 8 (3.25%) Billing
6 7 (2.85%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.22%) Electronics
8 2 (0.81%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.35%) .NET
2 18 (7.32%) HTML
3 15 (6.10%) XML
4 12 (4.88%) Web Services
5 9 (3.66%) SOAP
6 8 (3.25%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.25%) Gherkin
7 6 (2.44%) CSS
8 5 (2.03%) RESTful
9 3 (1.22%) Flash
9 3 (1.22%) WPF
9 3 (1.22%) JSP
9 3 (1.22%) J2EE
9 3 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (0.81%) GWT
10 2 (0.81%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.41%) JSON
11 1 (0.41%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.41%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.07%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.63%) User Experience
3 4 (1.63%) Robotics
3 4 (1.63%) EPoS
3 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.22%) iPhone
4 3 (1.22%) iSeries
4 3 (1.22%) AS400
4 3 (1.22%) EFT
4 3 (1.22%) DTV
4 3 (1.22%) iPad
4 3 (1.22%) APACS
5 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.81%) NHS
5 2 (0.81%) EMV
5 2 (0.81%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (0.81%) Handset
5 2 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.72%) Android
2 18 (7.32%) Apple iOS
3 16 (6.50%) UNIX
3 16 (6.50%) Linux
4 13 (5.28%) Windows
5 3 (1.22%) AIX
5 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.81%) Solaris
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (26.02%) Test Scripting
3 36 (14.63%) Test Automation
4 34 (13.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (11.79%) Scrum
6 24 (9.76%) Automation Testing
7 23 (9.35%) Performance Testing
8 21 (8.54%) Automated Testing
8 21 (8.54%) Regression Testing
9 20 (8.13%) Software Testing
9 20 (8.13%) Load Testing
10 19 (7.72%) Manual Testing
11 18 (7.32%) Functional Testing
11 18 (7.32%) BDD
12 17 (6.91%) E-Commerce
13 14 (5.69%) Test Strategy
14 13 (5.28%) System Testing
15 12 (4.88%) CRM
16 11 (4.47%) Web Testing
17 9 (3.66%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (26.83%) SQL
2 43 (17.48%) Java
3 32 (13.01%) C#
4 20 (8.13%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.88%) VB
6 9 (3.66%) Python
6 9 (3.66%) Ruby
6 9 (3.66%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.85%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.85%) VBScript
8 5 (2.03%) C
9 4 (1.63%) C++
9 4 (1.63%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.22%) PHP
11 2 (0.81%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.41%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 53 (21.54%) SC Cleared
3 39 (15.85%) ISEB
4 27 (10.98%) ISTQB
5 16 (6.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.66%) Degree
7 5 (2.03%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.41%) CEH
9 1 (0.41%) CISSP
9 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.41%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (22.36%) QA
2 3 (1.22%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.41%) XenApp
2 1 (0.41%) vSphere
2 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.41%) vCloud
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 39 (15.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.22%) Nessus
2 3 (1.22%) Nmap
3 2 (0.81%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 52 (21.14%) HP
2 29 (11.79%) Oracle
3 24 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.44%) SAP
5 5 (2.03%) Ektron
6 4 (1.63%) VMware
6 4 (1.63%) IBM
7 3 (1.22%) Citrix
8 2 (0.81%) Adobe
8 2 (0.81%) Sage
8 2 (0.81%) webMethods
8 2 (0.81%) Endeca
8 2 (0.81%) Google
8 2 (0.81%) Coremetrics
8 2 (0.81%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 2 (0.81%) Aprimo
8 2 (0.81%) VocaLink
8 2 (0.81%) TSYS
8 2 (0.81%) VeriFone
8 2 (0.81%) Marketo
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