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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 104 123 152
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 146 125 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.59% 1.41% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.52% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 77 44
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£295 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 14
Average hourly rate £15.60 £14.25 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £13.25 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £15.25 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
8455 8238 9219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.20% 92.73% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4681 4355 4276
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 509 634
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -13.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +9 49 £319 +2.49% 3
Surrey +23 41 £290 +1.75% 9
Buckinghamshire -4 16 £275 -15.38% 6
East Sussex -6 12 £350 -3.44% 5
Berkshire -13 11 £313 +4.16% 5
Oxfordshire +5 7 £300 -7.69% 1
Kent - 7 £275 -
Middlesex +2 2 £400 +13.75%
West Sussex -6 1 - - 2
Sussex - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 84 (31.23%) HP
2 74 (27.51%) SQL
3 70 (26.02%) Oracle
3 70 (26.02%) Test Scripting
3 70 (26.02%) Security Cleared
4 66 (24.54%) HP Quality Center
5 59 (21.93%) SC Cleared
6 58 (21.56%) QA
7 52 (19.33%) ISTQB
8 49 (18.22%) C#
9 47 (17.47%) QuickTest Pro
10 46 (17.10%) Microsoft
11 45 (16.73%) .NET
12 43 (15.99%) Windows
13 38 (14.13%) Finance
14 34 (12.64%) MS Excel
14 34 (12.64%) CRM
14 34 (12.64%) ISEB
15 33 (12.27%) HTML
16 32 (11.90%) Selenium
17 31 (11.52%) VB
17 31 (11.52%) ASP.NET
18 30 (11.15%) Software Testing
18 30 (11.15%) JavaScript
19 29 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
19 29 (10.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 28 (10.41%) Performance Testing
20 28 (10.41%) JSP
21 27 (10.04%) User Acceptance Testing
21 27 (10.04%) Test Automation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 11 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.35%) Apache
3 8 (2.97%) IIS
4 6 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.49%) CMS
5 4 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.12%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.37%) CICS
Applications
1 34 (12.64%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (5.58%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.23%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.86%) SAP CRM
4 3 (1.12%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.12%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.74%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.74%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.74%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.37%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.37%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.37%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.23%) Office 365
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.43%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.46%) HTTPS
2 12 (4.46%) SAN
3 10 (3.72%) DNS
3 10 (3.72%) HTTP
4 5 (1.86%) LAN
5 4 (1.49%) Firewall
5 4 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.12%) VPN
6 3 (1.12%) SSL
6 3 (1.12%) DMZ
6 3 (1.12%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.74%) Wireless
7 2 (0.74%) Intranet
7 2 (0.74%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.37%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.37%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.37%) LTE
8 1 (0.37%) NAS
8 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.46%) Oracle Database
2 11 (4.09%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (3.72%) MySQL
3 10 (3.72%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.35%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.23%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.86%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.12%) DB2
7 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.74%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.74%) Big Data
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.37%) MS Access
9 1 (0.37%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.37%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 47 (17.47%) QuickTest Pro
2 32 (11.90%) Selenium
3 19 (7.06%) WebDriver
4 18 (6.69%) LoadRunner
5 16 (5.95%) JIRA
6 14 (5.20%) Visual Studio
7 13 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.60%) JMeter
9 6 (2.23%) TestDirector
9 6 (2.23%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (2.23%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.86%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.86%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.49%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.49%) WinRunner
11 4 (1.49%) JUnit
12 3 (1.12%) Toad
13 2 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.74%) PHPUnit
13 2 (0.74%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (14.13%) Finance
2 22 (8.18%) Billing
3 11 (4.09%) Military
4 5 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.49%) Electronics
6 3 (1.12%) Banking
6 3 (1.12%) Retail
6 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.12%) Automotive
7 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.74%) German Language
8 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.73%) .NET
2 33 (12.27%) HTML
3 31 (11.52%) ASP.NET
4 28 (10.41%) JSP
5 14 (5.20%) XML
6 10 (3.72%) SOAP
6 10 (3.72%) Web Services
7 7 (2.60%) OLE
8 6 (2.23%) WCF
9 5 (1.86%) REST
10 3 (1.12%) WPF
11 2 (0.74%) JSON
11 2 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.74%) JPA
11 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.37%) Django
12 1 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.97%) Open Source
2 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.12%) iPad
2 3 (1.12%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (0.74%) Clustering
3 2 (0.74%) NHS
3 2 (0.74%) Smartcard
3 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.37%) iSeries
4 1 (0.37%) FMCG
4 1 (0.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.37%) DTV
4 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.37%) EFT
4 1 (0.37%) EFTPOS
4 1 (0.37%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.99%) Windows
2 26 (9.67%) UNIX
3 24 (8.92%) Linux
4 22 (8.18%) Windows XP
5 14 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.46%) Windows 2000
7 7 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.12%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.74%) AIX
10 2 (0.74%) HPUX
10 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.37%) Android
11 1 (0.37%) openSUSE
11 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (26.02%) Test Scripting
2 34 (12.64%) CRM
3 30 (11.15%) Software Testing
4 29 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (10.41%) Performance Testing
6 27 (10.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (10.04%) Test Automation
7 26 (9.67%) Manual Testing
8 25 (9.29%) System Testing
9 21 (7.81%) Test Strategy
10 20 (7.43%) Regression Testing
11 19 (7.06%) Automated Testing
12 17 (6.32%) Automation Testing
13 16 (5.95%) Scrum
14 15 (5.58%) Knowledge Management
15 13 (4.83%) Migration
15 13 (4.83%) Project Management
16 12 (4.46%) Quality Management
17 11 (4.09%) Functional Testing
17 11 (4.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 74 (27.51%) SQL
2 49 (18.22%) C#
3 31 (11.52%) VB
4 30 (11.15%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.92%) Java
6 16 (5.95%) PHP
6 16 (5.95%) PL/SQL
7 14 (5.20%) VBScript
7 14 (5.20%) VBA
8 12 (4.46%) Python
9 10 (3.72%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.35%) Ruby
11 5 (1.86%) C
12 4 (1.49%) C++
13 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.12%) Perl
13 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.37%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 70 (26.02%) Security Cleared
2 59 (21.93%) SC Cleared
3 52 (19.33%) ISTQB
4 34 (12.64%) ISEB
5 29 (10.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 27 (10.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (9.29%) DV Cleared
8 12 (4.46%) MOS
9 7 (2.60%) CISSP
10 5 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (1.49%) Degree
12 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.12%) MCITP
13 2 (0.74%) CCNA
14 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.37%) HND
14 1 (0.37%) CIMA
14 1 (0.37%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (21.56%) QA
2 7 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.12%) GxP
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (2.60%) Snort
2 6 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.74%) Nmap
5 1 (0.37%) XenApp
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 66 (24.54%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.12%) SCCM
4 2 (0.74%) Nessus
4 2 (0.74%) Netcool
5 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.37%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) Control-M
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.37%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 84 (31.23%) HP
2 70 (26.02%) Oracle
3 46 (17.10%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.58%) SAP
5 9 (3.35%) Cisco
6 7 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.60%) VMware
7 6 (2.23%) IBM
8 4 (1.49%) Citrix
9 3 (1.12%) Siebel
10 2 (0.74%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.37%) Tektronix
11 1 (0.37%) CA
11 1 (0.37%) Hitachi
11 1 (0.37%) Informatica
11 1 (0.37%) Compaq
11 1 (0.37%) EMC
11 1 (0.37%) Juniper
11 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.37%) Aquila
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per day (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Redhill
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago