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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 148 131 151
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 99 140 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.16% 1.47% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.57% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 93 43
Average daily rate £325 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £290 £301
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 £21.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+677.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +2 25 £360 +25.21% 20
Surrey -20 23 £350 +6.06% 11
Hampshire -21 16 £325 +8.33% 5
West Sussex +19 13 £325 +8.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +14 11 £290 +16.00% 5
Kent -5 6 £255 +24.39%
Oxfordshire -2 4 £412 +39.49% 5
East Sussex +11 1 £288 -20.13% 3
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 80 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (29.52%) Test Scripting
3 61 (26.87%) Selenium
4 56 (24.67%) SQL
5 45 (19.82%) HP
6 44 (19.38%) Finance
6 44 (19.38%) .NET
7 41 (18.06%) Security Cleared
8 40 (17.62%) Oracle
9 39 (17.18%) SC Cleared
10 38 (16.74%) C#
11 36 (15.86%) QA
12 32 (14.10%) Java
13 31 (13.66%) Regression Testing
13 31 (13.66%) Automated Testing
14 29 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (12.78%) HP UFT
15 28 (12.33%) Microsoft
15 28 (12.33%) ISEB
15 28 (12.33%) WebDriver
15 28 (12.33%) Test Automation
15 28 (12.33%) BDD
16 27 (11.89%) Software Testing
16 27 (11.89%) Scrum
17 26 (11.45%) Functional Testing
18 25 (11.01%) HP Quality Center
19 22 (9.69%) Cucumber
20 21 (9.25%) Automation Testing
20 21 (9.25%) Telecoms
20 21 (9.25%) ISTQB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (2.20%) CMS
2 3 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.44%) Confluence
4 1 (0.44%) Drupal
4 1 (0.44%) IIS
4 1 (0.44%) JBoss
4 1 (0.44%) Node.js
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.08%) MS Office
3 5 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.88%) Magento
2 2 (0.88%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.44%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.44%) GitHub
1 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.20%) DOCSIS
2 4 (1.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.32%) BGP
3 3 (1.32%) MPLS
3 3 (1.32%) OSPF
3 3 (1.32%) RIP
3 3 (1.32%) SNMP
3 3 (1.32%) SSH
3 3 (1.32%) Telnet
3 3 (1.32%) VPN
4 2 (0.88%) FTP
4 2 (0.88%) GSM
4 2 (0.88%) H.323
4 2 (0.88%) HTTP
4 2 (0.88%) Internet
4 2 (0.88%) LTE
4 2 (0.88%) Telepresence
4 2 (0.88%) UMTS
5 1 (0.44%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.44%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.29%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.08%) Data Mining
3 7 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (3.08%) SAP BI
4 4 (1.76%) Informix
4 4 (1.76%) MySQL
5 3 (1.32%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.88%) VoltDB
7 1 (0.44%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.44%) DB2
7 1 (0.44%) GIS
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 61 (26.87%) Selenium
2 29 (12.78%) HP UFT
3 28 (12.33%) WebDriver
4 22 (9.69%) Cucumber
5 17 (7.49%) SoapUI
5 17 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (7.05%) LoadRunner
7 15 (6.61%) JIRA
8 14 (6.17%) SpecFlow
9 11 (4.85%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (3.96%) Visual Studio
11 8 (3.52%) JMeter
12 7 (3.08%) Jenkins
13 6 (2.64%) TestComplete
14 5 (2.20%) JUnit
14 5 (2.20%) Toad
15 4 (1.76%) Subversion
16 3 (1.32%) Eclipse
16 3 (1.32%) Rational Performance Tester
16 3 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (19.38%) Finance
2 21 (9.25%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.52%) Marketing
3 8 (3.52%) Military
4 7 (3.08%) Electronics
4 7 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.64%) Retail
6 4 (1.76%) Banking
6 4 (1.76%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.38%) .NET
2 15 (6.61%) HTML
2 15 (6.61%) XML
3 14 (6.17%) SOAP
3 14 (6.17%) Web Services
4 6 (2.64%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.20%) Gherkin
5 5 (2.20%) JSON
6 4 (1.76%) Middleware
7 3 (1.32%) CSS
7 3 (1.32%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.88%) WPF
8 2 (0.88%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.44%) J2EE
9 1 (0.44%) Java EE
9 1 (0.44%) JDBC
9 1 (0.44%) ODBC
9 1 (0.44%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.73%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.85%) User Experience
3 7 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.20%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.76%) NHS
6 3 (1.32%) AS400
6 3 (1.32%) DTV
6 3 (1.32%) IPTV
6 3 (1.32%) iSeries
6 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.32%) MPEG
6 3 (1.32%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.32%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.88%) EPoS
8 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.44%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.44%) IVR
8 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.44%) PKI
8 1 (0.44%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.17%) Android
1 14 (6.17%) Apple iOS
2 13 (5.73%) Linux
2 13 (5.73%) Unix
3 5 (2.20%) Windows
4 3 (1.32%) Solaris
5 1 (0.44%) Debian
5 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.44%) SUSE
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (29.52%) Test Scripting
3 31 (13.66%) Automated Testing
3 31 (13.66%) Regression Testing
4 29 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (12.33%) BDD
5 28 (12.33%) Test Automation
6 27 (11.89%) Scrum
6 27 (11.89%) Software Testing
7 26 (11.45%) Functional Testing
8 21 (9.25%) Automation Testing
9 20 (8.81%) System Integration Testing
10 18 (7.93%) Manual Testing
10 18 (7.93%) Test Strategy
11 17 (7.49%) Integration Testing
12 16 (7.05%) SDLC
13 15 (6.61%) Defect Management
13 15 (6.61%) Performance Testing
14 14 (6.17%) Defect Tracking
14 14 (6.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.67%) SQL
2 38 (16.74%) C#
3 32 (14.10%) Java
4 18 (7.93%) C++
4 18 (7.93%) VB
5 12 (5.29%) VBScript
6 11 (4.85%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.41%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.96%) F#
9 5 (2.20%) C
10 4 (1.76%) PHP
10 4 (1.76%) Python
10 4 (1.76%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.32%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.32%) Ruby
11 3 (1.32%) VBA
12 2 (0.88%) Perl
13 1 (0.44%) AWK
13 1 (0.44%) sed
13 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 39 (17.18%) SC Cleared
3 28 (12.33%) ISEB
4 21 (9.25%) ISTQB
5 20 (8.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (4.85%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (4.41%) CREST Certified
8 8 (3.52%) CEH
9 6 (2.64%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.76%) Degree
11 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (15.86%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) FedRAMP
2 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.44%) SDET
3 1 (0.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 25 (11.01%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (0.88%) nmon
3 1 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 45 (19.82%) HP
2 40 (17.62%) Oracle
3 28 (12.33%) Microsoft
4 17 (7.49%) SAP
5 7 (3.08%) Remedy
6 4 (1.76%) Sybase
6 4 (1.76%) Telerik
7 3 (1.32%) Adobe
7 3 (1.32%) Apple
7 3 (1.32%) IBM
7 3 (1.32%) Tektronix
8 1 (0.44%) Anite
8 1 (0.44%) BMC
8 1 (0.44%) Cognos
8 1 (0.44%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.44%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.44%) Infor
8 1 (0.44%) Perforce
8 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.44%) Sitecore
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