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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 159 116 116
Rank change year-on-year
-43 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 99 179 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.12% 1.87% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.98% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 110 90
Median daily rate £333 £325 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £15.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +108.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +140.00%
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
8311 9058 8685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.20% 94.86% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4967 5335 4693
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 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 424 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £40.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 -15 29 £338 +7.14% 7
Berkshire -29 25 £355 +1.42% 12
West Sussex -5 14 £300 -14.28% 1
Surrey -16 11 £300 -22.58% 6
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £270 -15.62% 12
Kent -4 4 £238 +18.75% 1
Sussex -2 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +2 1 £438 -4.89% 9
East Sussex -3 1 £300 -7.69% 3
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 92 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (34.33%) Selenium
3 60 (29.85%) Test Scripting
4 47 (23.38%) Java
5 46 (22.89%) C#
6 45 (22.39%) Security Cleared
7 42 (20.90%) BDD
8 41 (20.40%) Scrum
9 40 (19.90%) SQL
10 38 (18.91%) .NET
10 38 (18.91%) SC Cleared
11 36 (17.91%) Software Testing
11 36 (17.91%) JIRA
12 34 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 32 (15.92%) SpecFlow
13 32 (15.92%) WebDriver
14 31 (15.42%) Regression Testing
15 30 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 30 (14.93%) QA
15 30 (14.93%) Automated Testing
16 29 (14.43%) ISTQB
16 29 (14.43%) HP UFT
16 29 (14.43%) Finance
16 29 (14.43%) Oracle
17 28 (13.93%) Test Automation
18 26 (12.94%) Cucumber
19 25 (12.44%) User Stories
20 24 (11.94%) Test Strategy
20 24 (11.94%) ISEB
21 22 (10.95%) HP

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 10 (4.98%) Confluence
2 4 (1.99%) CMS
3 3 (1.49%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.49%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.50%) Apache
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.50%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.50%) Drupal
4 1 (0.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) JBoss
4 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.99%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (1.99%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.00%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (1.00%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.50%) Magento
4 1 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.50%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FS
4 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.49%) LDAP
2 4 (1.99%) HTTP
2 4 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.50%) 2G
3 1 (0.50%) 3G
3 1 (0.50%) 4G
3 1 (0.50%) DHCP
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) DVB
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) FTP
3 1 (0.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) VLAN
3 1 (0.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.98%) Oracle Reports
1 8 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.99%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.49%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.49%) Big Data
4 3 (1.49%) MySQL
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.49%) Sqoop
4 3 (1.49%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.00%) DTS
5 2 (1.00%) QlikView
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 69 (34.33%) Selenium
2 36 (17.91%) JIRA
3 32 (15.92%) SpecFlow
3 32 (15.92%) WebDriver
4 30 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (14.43%) HP UFT
6 26 (12.94%) Cucumber
7 21 (10.45%) SoapUI
8 15 (7.46%) Jenkins
9 11 (5.47%) TestComplete
10 10 (4.98%) Oracle APEX
11 8 (3.98%) JMeter
12 7 (3.48%) LoadRunner
13 5 (2.49%) Appium
13 5 (2.49%) Gatling
13 5 (2.49%) JUnit
14 4 (1.99%) Visual Studio
15 3 (1.49%) Git (software)
15 3 (1.49%) PigUnit
15 3 (1.49%) PyUnit
General
1 29 (14.43%) Finance
2 8 (3.98%) Billing
3 6 (2.99%) Retail
4 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.99%) Banking
5 4 (1.99%) Military
6 3 (1.49%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) French Language
7 1 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.91%) .NET
2 21 (10.45%) Web Services
3 17 (8.46%) SOAP
3 17 (8.46%) XML
4 10 (4.98%) Gherkin
4 10 (4.98%) RESTful
5 7 (3.48%) HTML
6 6 (2.99%) XML Messaging
7 2 (1.00%) Apache Tez
7 2 (1.00%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.00%) OpenID
8 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.50%) JSON
8 1 (0.50%) Middleware
8 1 (0.50%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.50%) REST
8 1 (0.50%) WPF
8 1 (0.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.98%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.99%) User Experience
4 3 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (1.49%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.49%) Social Network
5 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.00%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.50%) AS400
6 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.50%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.50%) iPhone
6 1 (0.50%) IPTV
6 1 (0.50%) IVR
6 1 (0.50%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.50%) STB
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.95%) Unix
2 17 (8.46%) Linux
3 15 (7.46%) Windows
4 6 (2.99%) Android
5 5 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) Solaris
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (29.85%) Test Scripting
3 42 (20.90%) BDD
4 41 (20.40%) Scrum
5 36 (17.91%) Software Testing
6 34 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (15.42%) Regression Testing
8 30 (14.93%) Automated Testing
9 28 (13.93%) Test Automation
10 25 (12.44%) User Stories
11 24 (11.94%) Test Strategy
12 21 (10.45%) Migration
13 19 (9.45%) Automation Testing
13 19 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (9.45%) Defect Tracking
14 17 (8.46%) Performance Testing
15 15 (7.46%) Defect Management
15 15 (7.46%) TDD
15 15 (7.46%) Waterfall
16 14 (6.97%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.38%) Java
2 46 (22.89%) C#
3 40 (19.90%) SQL
4 18 (8.96%) F#
5 16 (7.96%) C++
6 15 (7.46%) JavaScript
7 10 (4.98%) Python
7 10 (4.98%) VBScript
8 8 (3.98%) PHP
9 7 (3.48%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.49%) Scala
10 5 (2.49%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.49%) C
11 3 (1.49%) Groovy
12 2 (1.00%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.00%) VB
12 2 (1.00%) VBA
13 1 (0.50%) RPG
13 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (22.39%) Security Cleared
2 38 (18.91%) SC Cleared
3 29 (14.43%) ISTQB
4 24 (11.94%) ISEB
5 16 (7.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.99%) DBS Check
6 6 (2.99%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.99%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.49%) SANS
9 2 (1.00%) Degree
10 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.50%) CEH
10 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.50%) MCITP
10 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.93%) QA
2 4 (1.99%) SDET
3 2 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.00%) Docker
3 2 (1.00%) HDFS
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (10.95%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.00%) Oozie
3 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (14.43%) Oracle
2 22 (10.95%) HP
3 14 (6.97%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.99%) SAP
4 6 (2.99%) Siebel
5 5 (2.49%) EMC
6 4 (1.99%) Ericsson
6 4 (1.99%) Temenos
7 2 (1.00%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.00%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.00%) IBM
7 2 (1.00%) Infor
7 2 (1.00%) Sun
7 2 (1.00%) Talend
7 2 (1.00%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco
8 1 (0.50%) GENBAND
8 1 (0.50%) hybris
8 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.50%) Tableau
Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £150 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago