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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 112 110 130
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 171 147 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.80% 1.60% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.74% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 94 73
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£325 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.60 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -29.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
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
8790 8459 7868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.32% 91.87% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5225 4616 4110
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £200
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 401 403 531
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +34 48 £350 +16.66% 5
Hampshire -20 45 £315 -3.07% 4
Surrey -23 21 £374 +26.69% 6
Buckinghamshire -4 18 £320 +18.51% 4
Kent +8 13 £200 -27.27% 1
East Sussex -3 10 £325 -9.09%
West Sussex - 8 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire -25 3 - - 1
Sussex - 2 - -
Middlesex +2 1 - - 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 82 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (27.92%) Selenium
3 76 (26.86%) Test Scripting
4 62 (21.91%) Security Cleared
5 60 (21.20%) Test Automation
6 58 (20.49%) SC Cleared
7 57 (20.14%) SQL
8 56 (19.79%) QA
9 48 (16.96%) C#
9 48 (16.96%) HP
10 46 (16.25%) HP Quality Center
10 46 (16.25%) WebDriver
11 42 (14.84%) Java
12 38 (13.43%) ISEB
13 37 (13.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 35 (12.37%) Oracle
15 30 (10.60%) XML
15 30 (10.60%) Regression Testing
15 30 (10.60%) BDD
16 29 (10.25%) Scrum
17 27 (9.54%) Telecoms
17 27 (9.54%) Finance
17 27 (9.54%) Automated Testing
17 27 (9.54%) UNIX
17 27 (9.54%) .NET
18 26 (9.19%) Manual Testing
18 26 (9.19%) ISTQB
19 24 (8.48%) Automation Testing
20 23 (8.13%) SoapUI
20 23 (8.13%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 10 (3.53%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.77%) Apache
3 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.71%) Documentum
3 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.35%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) Confluence
4 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (3.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.06%) MS Office
2 3 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.35%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.35%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.06%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.71%) Exstream
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.35%) Magento
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.41%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.06%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.42%) GSM
2 20 (7.07%) 3G
2 20 (7.07%) 4G
3 16 (5.65%) GPRS
4 14 (4.95%) UMTS
4 14 (4.95%) Wireshark
4 14 (4.95%) VoLTE
5 13 (4.59%) RNC
5 13 (4.59%) 2G
6 12 (4.24%) LTE
7 10 (3.53%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (3.18%) HSDPA
9 8 (2.83%) SS7
9 8 (2.83%) NAS
10 7 (2.47%) SIGTRAN
10 7 (2.47%) ATM
10 7 (2.47%) HTTP
11 6 (2.12%) TCP/IP
11 6 (2.12%) HTTPS
12 5 (1.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.95%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.18%) DB2
4 5 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.06%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.71%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.71%) MySQL
7 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.35%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 79 (27.92%) Selenium
2 46 (16.25%) WebDriver
3 23 (8.13%) Cucumber
3 23 (8.13%) SoapUI
4 22 (7.77%) JIRA
5 17 (6.01%) HP UFT
5 17 (6.01%) LoadRunner
5 17 (6.01%) SpecFlow
6 15 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (3.18%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.83%) JMeter
9 7 (2.47%) JUnit
9 7 (2.47%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.77%) Subversion
10 5 (1.77%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.41%) TestComplete
11 4 (1.41%) TestNG
11 4 (1.41%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.41%) Appium
12 3 (1.06%) IntelliJ
General
1 27 (9.54%) Telecoms
1 27 (9.54%) Finance
2 19 (6.71%) Retail
3 7 (2.47%) Billing
4 5 (1.77%) Back Office
4 5 (1.77%) Marketing
4 5 (1.77%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.77%) Banking
5 4 (1.41%) Games
5 4 (1.41%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.06%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.60%) XML
2 27 (9.54%) .NET
3 23 (8.13%) SOAP
4 14 (4.95%) HTML
5 12 (4.24%) Web Services
6 9 (3.18%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.83%) RESTful
7 8 (2.83%) Gherkin
8 6 (2.12%) XML Messaging
9 5 (1.77%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.41%) JSON
10 4 (1.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 3 (1.06%) REST
11 3 (1.06%) WPF
11 3 (1.06%) J2EE
11 3 (1.06%) CSS
11 3 (1.06%) JSP
11 3 (1.06%) Swing
11 3 (1.06%) Flash
12 2 (0.71%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.59%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.41%) NHS
3 4 (1.41%) iSeries
3 4 (1.41%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.06%) AS400
4 3 (1.06%) Biometrics
4 3 (1.06%) EPoS
4 3 (1.06%) DTV
4 3 (1.06%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.71%) User Experience
5 2 (0.71%) GIS
5 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.71%) EFT
5 2 (0.71%) EFTPOS
5 2 (0.71%) Smartcard
5 2 (0.71%) Handset
5 2 (0.71%) APACS
6 1 (0.35%) STB
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.54%) UNIX
2 20 (7.07%) Linux
3 17 (6.01%) Android
4 16 (5.65%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.83%) Solaris
6 7 (2.47%) Windows
7 4 (1.41%) AIX
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.35%) CentOS
9 1 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (26.86%) Test Scripting
3 60 (21.20%) Test Automation
4 37 (13.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (10.60%) Regression Testing
5 30 (10.60%) BDD
6 29 (10.25%) Scrum
7 27 (9.54%) Automated Testing
8 26 (9.19%) Manual Testing
9 24 (8.48%) Automation Testing
10 23 (8.13%) Test Management
11 22 (7.77%) Test Planning
12 21 (7.42%) Validation
13 19 (6.71%) Requirements Analysis
14 18 (6.36%) Test Strategy
15 17 (6.01%) Software Testing
16 16 (5.65%) Performance Testing
17 15 (5.30%) System Testing
17 15 (5.30%) E-Commerce
18 14 (4.95%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (20.14%) SQL
2 48 (16.96%) C#
3 42 (14.84%) Java
4 15 (5.30%) VB
5 9 (3.18%) VBScript
5 9 (3.18%) Python
5 9 (3.18%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.47%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.12%) C++
8 4 (1.41%) C
8 4 (1.41%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.06%) Ruby
10 2 (0.71%) VBA
10 2 (0.71%) Perl
11 1 (0.35%) PHP
11 1 (0.35%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 62 (21.91%) Security Cleared
2 58 (20.49%) SC Cleared
3 38 (13.43%) ISEB
4 26 (9.19%) ISTQB
5 19 (6.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.47%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.77%) Degree
8 2 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) CEH
9 1 (0.35%) MCITP
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (19.79%) QA
2 6 (2.12%) SLA
3 2 (0.71%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) vSphere
2 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.35%) vCloud
2 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 46 (16.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.35%) Nessus
3 1 (0.35%) Nmap
3 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 48 (16.96%) HP
2 35 (12.37%) Oracle
3 22 (7.77%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.59%) IBM
5 11 (3.89%) SAP
6 6 (2.12%) Cisco
7 5 (1.77%) Citrix
7 5 (1.77%) VMware
8 4 (1.41%) Endeca
8 4 (1.41%) Google
8 4 (1.41%) Coremetrics
9 3 (1.06%) NorthgateArinso
9 3 (1.06%) Northgate
9 3 (1.06%) webMethods
10 2 (0.71%) Remedy
10 2 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.35%) Siebel
11 1 (0.35%) Compaq
11 1 (0.35%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.35%) Telerik
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