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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 165 149 117
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 97 121 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 1.28% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.35% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 83 80
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £420 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £26.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +31.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £33.00 £17.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £35.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year
-25.67% +163.34%
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
8361 8966 8653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.83% 95.01% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4992 5118 4689
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 430 444
Median hourly rate £19.22 £16.14 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +3 36 £375 +19.04% 4
Berkshire -15 22 £355 +1.42% 10
West Sussex -9 13 £333 -3.27% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 7 - - 1
Kent +5 7 £230 +15.00%
Surrey -10 7 £300 -29.41% 9
Oxfordshire +9 3 £400 +8.84% 4
Thames Valley - 1 £520 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 80 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (33.33%) Selenium
3 54 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 43 (22.75%) SQL
5 41 (21.69%) C#
6 36 (19.05%) Java
7 35 (18.52%) Finance
7 35 (18.52%) Security Cleared
7 35 (18.52%) BDD
8 34 (17.99%) WebDriver
8 34 (17.99%) Scrum
8 34 (17.99%) .NET
9 33 (17.46%) Oracle
9 33 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 32 (16.93%) Software Testing
11 31 (16.40%) SC Cleared
12 30 (15.87%) QA
13 29 (15.34%) JIRA
14 28 (14.81%) Automated Testing
15 27 (14.29%) ISTQB
15 27 (14.29%) Regression Testing
16 26 (13.76%) SpecFlow
17 25 (13.23%) Cucumber
18 24 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
18 24 (12.70%) HP UFT
19 23 (12.17%) ISEB
19 23 (12.17%) HP Quality Center
20 22 (11.64%) Test Strategy
20 22 (11.64%) HP
21 21 (11.11%) Unix

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 7 (3.70%) Confluence
2 5 (2.65%) CMS
3 3 (1.59%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.59%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.53%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) JBoss
4 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.12%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.59%) Infor SunSystems
2 3 (1.59%) Temenos T24
3 2 (1.06%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.06%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.53%) Magento
4 1 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.53%) SAP FS
4 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.65%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.12%) HTTP
3 3 (1.59%) LDAP
4 2 (1.06%) H.323
4 2 (1.06%) Telepresence
5 1 (0.53%) 2G
5 1 (0.53%) 3G
5 1 (0.53%) 4G
5 1 (0.53%) BGP
5 1 (0.53%) DNS
5 1 (0.53%) DOCSIS
5 1 (0.53%) DVB
5 1 (0.53%) Internet
5 1 (0.53%) MPLS
5 1 (0.53%) OSPF
5 1 (0.53%) SSH
5 1 (0.53%) Telnet
5 1 (0.53%) VLAN
5 1 (0.53%) VPN
5 1 (0.53%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.17%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.12%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.12%) MySQL
5 3 (1.59%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.59%) Big Data
5 3 (1.59%) Sqoop
5 3 (1.59%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.06%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.06%) QlikView
6 2 (1.06%) SAP BI
6 2 (1.06%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.53%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.53%) Informix
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 63 (33.33%) Selenium
2 34 (17.99%) WebDriver
3 29 (15.34%) JIRA
4 26 (13.76%) SpecFlow
5 25 (13.23%) Cucumber
6 24 (12.70%) HP UFT
6 24 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (7.94%) SoapUI
8 12 (6.35%) TestComplete
9 11 (5.82%) Jenkins
10 10 (5.29%) Oracle APEX
11 9 (4.76%) JMeter
11 9 (4.76%) LoadRunner
12 8 (4.23%) JUnit
13 5 (2.65%) Gatling
13 5 (2.65%) Visual Studio
14 4 (2.12%) Toad
15 3 (1.59%) NUnit
15 3 (1.59%) PigUnit
15 3 (1.59%) PyUnit
General
1 35 (18.52%) Finance
2 7 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.17%) Retail
4 5 (2.65%) Banking
4 5 (2.65%) Billing
5 4 (2.12%) Military
6 3 (1.59%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.59%) Electronics
7 2 (1.06%) Games
7 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.99%) .NET
2 18 (9.52%) XML
3 17 (8.99%) Web Services
4 16 (8.47%) SOAP
5 8 (4.23%) RESTful
6 7 (3.70%) Gherkin
7 6 (3.17%) XML Messaging
8 4 (2.12%) HTML
9 2 (1.06%) Apache Tez
9 2 (1.06%) OAuth2
9 2 (1.06%) OpenID
10 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.53%) JSON
10 1 (0.53%) Middleware
10 1 (0.53%) Play Framework
10 1 (0.53%) REST
10 1 (0.53%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.53%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.29%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.29%) User Experience
3 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.53%) DTV
4 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.53%) EPoS
4 1 (0.53%) IPTV
4 1 (0.53%) MPEG
4 1 (0.53%) Smart Energy
4 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.53%) STB
4 1 (0.53%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.53%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.11%) Unix
2 15 (7.94%) Linux
3 12 (6.35%) Windows
4 8 (4.23%) Android
4 8 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) Solaris
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 35 (18.52%) BDD
4 34 (17.99%) Scrum
5 33 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 32 (16.93%) Software Testing
7 28 (14.81%) Automated Testing
8 27 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 22 (11.64%) Test Strategy
10 21 (11.11%) Automation Testing
11 19 (10.05%) Migration
12 17 (8.99%) Test Automation
12 17 (8.99%) User Stories
13 16 (8.47%) Defect Tracking
14 15 (7.94%) Performance Testing
14 15 (7.94%) System Integration Testing
15 14 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (7.41%) Integration Testing
15 14 (7.41%) Waterfall
16 13 (6.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.75%) SQL
2 41 (21.69%) C#
3 36 (19.05%) Java
4 14 (7.41%) F#
5 11 (5.82%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.29%) C++
7 9 (4.76%) Python
8 7 (3.70%) VBScript
9 6 (3.17%) PHP
10 4 (2.12%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.59%) C
11 3 (1.59%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.59%) Scala
11 3 (1.59%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.06%) Perl
12 2 (1.06%) VBA
13 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.53%) Groovy
13 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.40%) SC Cleared
3 27 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 23 (12.17%) ISEB
5 15 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.65%) DBS Check
7 4 (2.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.59%) SANS
9 1 (0.53%) CEH
9 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.53%) Degree
9 1 (0.53%) MCITP
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.87%) QA
2 4 (2.12%) SDET
3 2 (1.06%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 5 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.06%) Docker
3 2 (1.06%) HDFS
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (12.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.06%) Oozie
3 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (17.46%) Oracle
2 22 (11.64%) HP
3 14 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.29%) SAP
5 4 (2.12%) Siebel
6 3 (1.59%) EMC
6 3 (1.59%) Infor
6 3 (1.59%) Temenos
7 2 (1.06%) Cognos
7 2 (1.06%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.06%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.06%) Sun
7 2 (1.06%) Telerik
7 2 (1.06%) VMware
8 1 (0.53%) Adobe
8 1 (0.53%) Apple
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco
8 1 (0.53%) IBM
8 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.53%) Sybase
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