The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 143 116 109
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 107 118 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 1.41% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.53% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 65 81
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £231 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8914 7726 9792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.86% 92.18% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4911 3836 4443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 609 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.60 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Tester
England

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +14 38 £325 -7.14% 6
Surrey +3 28 £325 +7.43% 13
Berkshire -33 20 £265 -11.66% 4
Buckinghamshire -30 8 £275 -4.34% 5
Middlesex +2 5 £484 +33.51%
Oxfordshire -1 3 £395 +32.77% 2
West Sussex +1 2 £382 +3.59% 1
East Sussex - - - - 3
Kent - - - - 6
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 64 (31.22%) Test Scripting
2 59 (28.78%) .NET
3 58 (28.29%) Security Cleared
3 58 (28.29%) HP Quality Center
4 53 (25.85%) Windows
5 52 (25.37%) HP
6 50 (24.39%) SC Cleared
7 44 (21.46%) Software Testing
8 43 (20.98%) Oracle
9 40 (19.51%) SQL
9 40 (19.51%) C#
10 38 (18.54%) Selenium
11 37 (18.05%) ISTQB
12 36 (17.56%) HTML
12 36 (17.56%) JavaScript
12 36 (17.56%) UNIX
12 36 (17.56%) ISEB
12 36 (17.56%) QuickTest Pro
13 33 (16.10%) Finance
14 29 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (14.15%) Windows XP
15 28 (13.66%) ASP.NET
16 26 (12.68%) Test Automation
17 25 (12.20%) JSP
17 25 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
18 24 (11.71%) QA
18 24 (11.71%) Microsoft
19 23 (11.22%) Windows Server 2003
19 23 (11.22%) Oracle EBS
19 23 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.93%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.98%) Node.js
4 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.49%) CICS
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (11.22%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.49%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.32%) HTTPS
1 15 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.88%) SSL
2 10 (4.88%) Wireshark
3 5 (2.44%) DNS
3 5 (2.44%) HTTP
4 3 (1.46%) Firewall
4 3 (1.46%) SAN
5 2 (0.98%) LDAP
6 1 (0.49%) LAN
6 1 (0.49%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.49%) VoIP
6 1 (0.49%) Intranet
6 1 (0.49%) Internet
6 1 (0.49%) SS7
6 1 (0.49%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.49%) SGSN
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.49%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (2.93%) DB2
4 4 (1.95%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.98%) MySQL
5 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.98%) Big Data
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 38 (18.54%) Selenium
2 36 (17.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (10.24%) WebDriver
4 17 (8.29%) LoadRunner
5 16 (7.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (6.34%) Visual Studio
7 12 (5.85%) JIRA
8 10 (4.88%) Bugzilla
9 8 (3.90%) SoapUI
9 8 (3.90%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.93%) WinRunner
10 6 (2.93%) TestDirector
11 5 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (2.44%) FitNesse
11 5 (2.44%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (1.95%) JMeter
12 4 (1.95%) MSTest
12 4 (1.95%) NUnit
13 3 (1.46%) Rational Performance Tester
13 3 (1.46%) JUnit
General
1 33 (16.10%) Finance
2 17 (8.29%) Retail
3 9 (4.39%) Banking
4 6 (2.93%) Billing
4 6 (2.93%) Military
5 3 (1.46%) Games
5 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.98%) Automotive
6 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (28.78%) .NET
2 36 (17.56%) HTML
3 28 (13.66%) ASP.NET
4 25 (12.20%) JSP
5 11 (5.37%) XML
6 10 (4.88%) SOAP
7 6 (2.93%) Web Services
8 4 (1.95%) WCF
9 3 (1.46%) WPF
9 3 (1.46%) jQuery
9 3 (1.46%) OLE
10 2 (0.98%) CSS
10 2 (0.98%) JPA
10 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.98%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.98%) REST
10 2 (0.98%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (0.98%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.98%) Ajax
10 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.93%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.46%) Clustering
2 3 (1.46%) Blackberry
2 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
3 2 (0.98%) Handset
3 2 (0.98%) EFT
3 2 (0.98%) EFTPOS
3 2 (0.98%) Smartcard
3 2 (0.98%) Open Source
4 1 (0.49%) iPad
4 1 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.49%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.49%) SCORM
4 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.49%) iSeries
4 1 (0.49%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.49%) MPEG
4 1 (0.49%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 53 (25.85%) Windows
2 36 (17.56%) UNIX
3 29 (14.15%) Windows XP
4 23 (11.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (10.24%) Linux
5 21 (10.24%) Windows 2000
6 6 (2.93%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.46%) Android
7 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.46%) AIX
8 2 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.98%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.49%) HPUX
9 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (31.22%) Test Scripting
2 44 (21.46%) Software Testing
3 29 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (12.68%) Test Automation
5 25 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (10.73%) Performance Testing
7 21 (10.24%) Test Strategy
7 21 (10.24%) Scrum
8 20 (9.76%) Automated Testing
9 17 (8.29%) E-Commerce
10 15 (7.32%) BDD
11 14 (6.83%) Manual Testing
11 14 (6.83%) Knowledge Management
12 13 (6.34%) Workflow
13 12 (5.85%) Validation
13 12 (5.85%) System Testing
13 12 (5.85%) Test Management
13 12 (5.85%) Automation Testing
14 10 (4.88%) TDD
15 9 (4.39%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (19.51%) C#
1 40 (19.51%) SQL
2 36 (17.56%) JavaScript
3 16 (7.80%) Java
4 9 (4.39%) VB
5 7 (3.41%) VBScript
6 6 (2.93%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.44%) Python
7 5 (2.44%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.95%) VBA
8 4 (1.95%) C++
9 3 (1.46%) C
9 3 (1.46%) PHP
9 3 (1.46%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.46%) XAML
9 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.49%) Perl
11 1 (0.49%) COBOL
11 1 (0.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 58 (28.29%) Security Cleared
2 50 (24.39%) SC Cleared
3 37 (18.05%) ISTQB
4 36 (17.56%) ISEB
5 15 (7.32%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.93%) Degree
7 3 (1.46%) MOS
7 3 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.98%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.71%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (4.39%) Nmap
2 5 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.46%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.98%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 58 (28.29%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.39%) Nessus
3 5 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.46%) Netcool
4 3 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.49%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.49%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 52 (25.37%) HP
2 43 (20.98%) Oracle
3 24 (11.71%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.90%) SAP
5 6 (2.93%) VMware
6 4 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.95%) Ab Initio
6 4 (1.95%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (1.46%) IBM
7 3 (1.46%) Symbian
7 3 (1.46%) McAfee
7 3 (1.46%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.98%) Cisco
8 2 (0.98%) Siebel
8 2 (0.98%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.98%) Nokia
8 2 (0.98%) Veritas
8 2 (0.98%) Apple
8 2 (0.98%) Citrix
9 1 (0.49%) CA
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