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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 122 110 120
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 138 170 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.64% 1.74% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.84% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 98 96
Median daily rate £353 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £437 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Median hourly rate £34.37 £39.37 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.70% +242.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +106.34%
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
7888 9239 8617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.79% 94.72% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4784 5565 4753
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 433 456
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +22 58 £369 +5.35% 24
Berkshire -15 22 £350 -0.70% 17
West Sussex +9 19 £338 -3.57% 11
Surrey -6 19 £355 -10.35% 18
Buckinghamshire +6 4 £273 -9.16% 16
Kent +1 4 £238 +18.75% 16
Sussex - 3 - - 1
Thames Valley - 3 £550 -
East Sussex +4 2 £300 -13.35% 9
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Middlesex -1 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -7 1 £440 +25.71% 18
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 115 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (38.91%) Selenium
3 78 (32.64%) Test Scripting
4 72 (30.13%) C#
5 64 (26.78%) Java
6 60 (25.10%) Scrum
7 53 (22.18%) BDD
8 52 (21.76%) Security Cleared
9 51 (21.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 50 (20.92%) SpecFlow
11 48 (20.08%) .NET
12 44 (18.41%) Regression Testing
12 44 (18.41%) SC Cleared
13 43 (17.99%) User Stories
14 42 (17.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 39 (16.32%) Test Automation
15 39 (16.32%) WebDriver
16 37 (15.48%) Software Testing
16 37 (15.48%) Oracle
17 36 (15.06%) JIRA
18 35 (14.64%) QA
18 35 (14.64%) SQL
19 34 (14.23%) Finance
19 34 (14.23%) Automated Testing
20 33 (13.81%) Defect Tracking
21 31 (12.97%) F#
22 30 (12.55%) Migration
23 29 (12.13%) Cucumber
24 28 (11.72%) C++
25 27 (11.30%) HP UFT

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 11 (4.60%) Confluence
2 5 (2.09%) CMS
3 3 (1.26%) JBoss
3 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.84%) Apache
4 2 (0.84%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.42%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.42%) IIS
5 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.84%) MS Office
3 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (4.60%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.67%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.84%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.84%) SAP FS
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.42%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) PaaS
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.09%) LDAP
2 4 (1.67%) HTTP
3 3 (1.26%) WAN
4 2 (0.84%) Network Security
4 2 (0.84%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.42%) 2G
5 1 (0.42%) 3G
5 1 (0.42%) 4G
5 1 (0.42%) DHCP
5 1 (0.42%) DNS
5 1 (0.42%) DVB
5 1 (0.42%) Firewall
5 1 (0.42%) FTP
5 1 (0.42%) Internet
5 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.42%) VLAN
5 1 (0.42%) Wireless
5 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.21%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (4.18%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.26%) Big Data
5 3 (1.26%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.26%) MySQL
5 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.84%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.84%) DTS
6 2 (0.84%) QlikView
6 2 (0.84%) Sqoop
6 2 (0.84%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.42%) DB2
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 93 (38.91%) Selenium
2 51 (21.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (20.92%) SpecFlow
4 39 (16.32%) WebDriver
5 36 (15.06%) JIRA
6 29 (12.13%) Cucumber
7 27 (11.30%) HP UFT
8 20 (8.37%) SoapUI
9 16 (6.69%) Jenkins
10 11 (4.60%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (4.18%) JMeter
12 9 (3.77%) Visual Studio
13 8 (3.35%) Appium
13 8 (3.35%) LoadRunner
14 5 (2.09%) JUnit
15 4 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (1.67%) Capybara
15 4 (1.67%) Git (software)
16 3 (1.26%) Calabash
16 3 (1.26%) TestComplete
General
1 34 (14.23%) Finance
2 9 (3.77%) Billing
3 8 (3.35%) Retail
4 5 (2.09%) Military
5 4 (1.67%) Banking
5 4 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.26%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.26%) Games
7 2 (0.84%) Danish Language
7 2 (0.84%) Electronics
7 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (20.08%) .NET
2 23 (9.62%) Web Services
3 17 (7.11%) Gherkin
3 17 (7.11%) XML
4 13 (5.44%) SOAP
5 12 (5.02%) RESTful
6 10 (4.18%) HTML
7 7 (2.93%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.67%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.84%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.84%) OAuth2
10 2 (0.84%) OpenID
10 2 (0.84%) REST
10 2 (0.84%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.42%) CSS
11 1 (0.42%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.42%) J2EE
11 1 (0.42%) WPF
11 1 (0.42%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.18%) Smart Meter
3 7 (2.93%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.51%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (2.51%) User Experience
5 4 (1.67%) Smart Energy
6 3 (1.26%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.26%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.26%) Social Network
7 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.84%) NHS
7 2 (0.84%) RIA
8 1 (0.42%) AS400
8 1 (0.42%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.42%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.42%) IPTV
8 1 (0.42%) IVR
8 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.42%) STB
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.46%) Linux
2 21 (8.79%) Unix
3 14 (5.86%) Windows
4 3 (1.26%) Android
5 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.84%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.42%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (32.64%) Test Scripting
3 60 (25.10%) Scrum
4 53 (22.18%) BDD
5 44 (18.41%) Regression Testing
6 43 (17.99%) User Stories
7 42 (17.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 39 (16.32%) Test Automation
9 37 (15.48%) Software Testing
10 34 (14.23%) Automated Testing
11 33 (13.81%) Defect Tracking
12 30 (12.55%) Migration
13 24 (10.04%) Test Strategy
14 22 (9.21%) Automation Testing
15 19 (7.95%) Security Testing
16 18 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (7.53%) Performance Testing
16 18 (7.53%) TDD
17 17 (7.11%) Manual Testing
18 16 (6.69%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (30.13%) C#
2 64 (26.78%) Java
3 35 (14.64%) SQL
4 31 (12.97%) F#
5 28 (11.72%) C++
6 19 (7.95%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.95%) VBScript
7 13 (5.44%) Python
8 11 (4.60%) PHP
9 10 (4.18%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.51%) Groovy
10 6 (2.51%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.09%) C
11 5 (2.09%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.09%) Scala
11 5 (2.09%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.26%) VBA
13 2 (0.84%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 44 (18.41%) SC Cleared
3 26 (10.88%) ISEB
4 24 (10.04%) ISTQB
5 16 (6.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (3.35%) DBS Check
7 7 (2.93%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.51%) CEH
8 6 (2.51%) CISSP
9 5 (2.09%) CREST Certified
9 5 (2.09%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (1.67%) SANS
11 3 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.26%) Degree
11 3 (1.26%) MCITP
11 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.42%) GWAPT
12 1 (0.42%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (14.64%) QA
2 4 (1.67%) SDET
3 3 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.26%) Firmware
3 1 (0.42%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.42%) Docker
3 1 (0.42%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (6.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.42%) Core Impact
2 1 (0.42%) Grafana
2 1 (0.42%) Graphite
2 1 (0.42%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.42%) Nessus
2 1 (0.42%) Nexpose
2 1 (0.42%) Nmap
2 1 (0.42%) Oozie
2 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.42%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 37 (15.48%) Oracle
2 23 (9.62%) HP
3 21 (8.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.51%) SAP
4 6 (2.51%) Siebel
5 5 (2.09%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.09%) EMC
6 4 (1.67%) Ericsson
6 4 (1.67%) Temenos
7 3 (1.26%) Cisco
7 3 (1.26%) IBM
7 3 (1.26%) VMware
8 2 (0.84%) Infor
8 2 (0.84%) Sun
8 2 (0.84%) Talend
9 1 (0.42%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.42%) GENBAND
9 1 (0.42%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.42%) hybris
9 1 (0.42%) Tableau
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Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
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Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-450 a day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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