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 28 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / South East
Rank 142 156 146
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 100 103 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.19% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.25% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 81 82
Median daily rate £350 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £170.00 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.17% +677.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £106.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-80.11% +226.92%

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
7220 8209 9036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.64% 94.58% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4208 5022 4827
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 382 426
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 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
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 28 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
Hampshire +11 24 £375 +12.35% 25
Buckinghamshire +4 21 £410 +41.37% 15
Berkshire +9 18 £350 -4.76% 13
Kent +17 13 £203 -3.57% 17
Oxfordshire +4 8 £319 -19.96% 13
Surrey -9 6 £313 -14.38% 20
West Sussex -23 4 £425 +37.09% 14
Middlesex - 3 £318 -
East Sussex +7 1 - - 11
Sussex - 1 £373 - 2
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 120 (49.79%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (39.00%) Selenium
3 80 (33.20%) Test Scripting
4 67 (27.80%) SQL
5 54 (22.41%) C#
6 51 (21.16%) Software Testing
7 50 (20.75%) JIRA
7 50 (20.75%) Java
8 47 (19.50%) Scrum
8 47 (19.50%) QA
9 46 (19.09%) Security Cleared
9 46 (19.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 45 (18.67%) ISEB
11 43 (17.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 39 (16.18%) BDD
13 38 (15.77%) Oracle
14 37 (15.35%) JavaScript
15 35 (14.52%) Automation Testing
16 34 (14.11%) Cucumber
16 34 (14.11%) Finance
16 34 (14.11%) ISTQB
17 33 (13.69%) SC Cleared
17 33 (13.69%) .NET
17 33 (13.69%) WebDriver
18 32 (13.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 32 (13.28%) Migration
19 31 (12.86%) SpecFlow
19 31 (12.86%) Test Automation
20 30 (12.45%) Regression Testing
21 29 (12.03%) HP

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 15 (6.22%) Confluence
2 9 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.66%) CMS
4 3 (1.24%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.41%) Drupal
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.83%) MS Office
2 2 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (6.22%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.24%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.90%) PuTTY
1 7 (2.90%) WinSCP
2 2 (0.83%) DHCP
2 2 (0.83%) DNS
2 2 (0.83%) HTTP
2 2 (0.83%) Internet
2 2 (0.83%) Network Security
3 1 (0.41%) DVB
3 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.41%) FTP
3 1 (0.41%) LAN
3 1 (0.41%) SSH
3 1 (0.41%) SSL
3 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.41%) WAN
3 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.41%) Wireless
3 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.64%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (6.64%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (3.32%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.90%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (2.49%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (2.07%) MySQL
7 3 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.24%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.83%) QlikView
9 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.41%) DB2
9 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 94 (39.00%) Selenium
2 50 (20.75%) JIRA
3 46 (19.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (14.11%) Cucumber
5 33 (13.69%) WebDriver
6 31 (12.86%) SpecFlow
7 22 (9.13%) HP UFT
7 22 (9.13%) SoapUI
8 17 (7.05%) Git (software)
9 16 (6.64%) Jenkins
9 16 (6.64%) LoadRunner
10 10 (4.15%) Protractor
10 10 (4.15%) TeamCity
11 9 (3.73%) Appium
11 9 (3.73%) Visual Studio
12 8 (3.32%) Calabash
12 8 (3.32%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (2.90%) Toad
14 6 (2.49%) Oracle Forms
15 5 (2.07%) JMeter
General
1 34 (14.11%) Finance
2 5 (2.07%) Electronics
2 5 (2.07%) Marketing
3 4 (1.66%) Banking
3 4 (1.66%) Games
3 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.83%) Danish Language
5 2 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Local Government
6 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.69%) .NET
2 27 (11.20%) Web Services
3 16 (6.64%) SOAP
3 16 (6.64%) XML
4 12 (4.98%) Gherkin
5 11 (4.56%) RESTful
6 8 (3.32%) HTML
7 6 (2.49%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.49%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.07%) REST
9 4 (1.66%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.66%) CSS
10 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.24%) Middleware
11 2 (0.83%) Behat
11 2 (0.83%) J2EE
11 2 (0.83%) Node.js
11 2 (0.83%) OAuth
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.05%) Mobile App
2 12 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.73%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.66%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.83%) CCTV
6 2 (0.83%) IPTV
6 2 (0.83%) User Experience
6 2 (0.83%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.41%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.41%) IVR
7 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.41%) NHS
7 1 (0.41%) RIA
7 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.62%) Windows
2 19 (7.88%) Unix
3 18 (7.47%) Linux
4 7 (2.90%) Android
4 7 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.41%) AIX
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) Debian
8 1 (0.41%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (49.79%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (33.20%) Test Scripting
3 51 (21.16%) Software Testing
4 47 (19.50%) Scrum
5 43 (17.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 39 (16.18%) BDD
7 35 (14.52%) Automation Testing
8 32 (13.28%) Migration
9 31 (12.86%) Test Automation
10 30 (12.45%) Regression Testing
11 28 (11.62%) Defect Tracking
12 27 (11.20%) SDLC
13 25 (10.37%) Functional Testing
14 24 (9.96%) Performance Testing
15 23 (9.54%) API Testing
15 23 (9.54%) Automated Testing
16 22 (9.13%) Defect Management
17 21 (8.71%) TDD
18 20 (8.30%) Security Testing
18 20 (8.30%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 67 (27.80%) SQL
2 54 (22.41%) C#
3 50 (20.75%) Java
4 37 (15.35%) JavaScript
5 24 (9.96%) F#
6 14 (5.81%) C++
7 13 (5.39%) VBScript
8 10 (4.15%) Python
9 8 (3.32%) Ruby
10 7 (2.90%) PHP
11 6 (2.49%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.49%) Scala
12 5 (2.07%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.07%) Groovy
12 5 (2.07%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.66%) C
13 4 (1.66%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.24%) VB
15 2 (0.83%) Perl
15 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (19.09%) Security Cleared
2 45 (18.67%) ISEB
3 34 (14.11%) ISTQB
4 33 (13.69%) SC Cleared
5 32 (13.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (3.32%) CREST Certified
6 8 (3.32%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.49%) CEH
7 6 (2.49%) Degree
7 6 (2.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (2.49%) OSCP
7 6 (2.49%) SANS
8 4 (1.66%) CISSP
9 3 (1.24%) CHECK Team Leader
9 3 (1.24%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.83%) HND
10 2 (0.83%) MCITP
10 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (19.50%) QA
2 9 (3.73%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.83%) SDET
4 1 (0.41%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.41%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (2.49%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) Firmware
2 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.24%) Puppet
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%) SELinux
3 1 (0.41%) vRealize
3 1 (0.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 38 (15.77%) Oracle
2 29 (12.03%) HP
3 27 (11.20%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.15%) SAP
5 9 (3.73%) VMware
6 6 (2.49%) Remedy
7 5 (2.07%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.24%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.83%) Cisco
9 2 (0.83%) Citrix
9 2 (0.83%) IBM
10 1 (0.41%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.41%) Apple
10 1 (0.41%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.41%) New Relic
10 1 (0.41%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.41%) Talend
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