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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 115 158 136
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 135 117 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.75% 1.23% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.29% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 82 82
Median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £39.37 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.89% +31.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
7228 9049 9230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.61% 94.91% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4209 5243 5063
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 511 507
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.64 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.94% +10.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +19 35 £331 -1.85% 22
Oxfordshire +21 24 £200 -36.00% 11
West Sussex +20 23 £368 +13.07% 14
Berkshire +16 22 £350 -1.40% 14
Surrey -4 8 £363 -14.70% 18
Sussex +4 5 £350 +40.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £358 +24.34% 11
East Sussex +5 4 - - 9
Middlesex +4 4 - -
Thames Valley - 3 £600 -
Kent -4 2 £388 +19.23% 16
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 143 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (42.38%) Selenium
3 87 (32.34%) Test Scripting
4 70 (26.02%) C#
5 67 (24.91%) SQL
6 62 (23.05%) Java
7 61 (22.68%) Scrum
8 54 (20.07%) Software Testing
8 54 (20.07%) JIRA
9 52 (19.33%) QA
10 50 (18.59%) BDD
11 49 (18.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 44 (16.36%) Security Cleared
13 43 (15.99%) Regression Testing
13 43 (15.99%) ISEB
13 43 (15.99%) SpecFlow
13 43 (15.99%) Team Foundation Server
14 41 (15.24%) Automated Testing
15 40 (14.87%) ISTQB
15 40 (14.87%) .NET
16 39 (14.50%) Test Automation
17 38 (14.13%) User Stories
18 36 (13.38%) WebDriver
18 36 (13.38%) JavaScript
19 35 (13.01%) Cucumber
20 34 (12.64%) Oracle
20 34 (12.64%) SC Cleared
21 33 (12.27%) Finance
22 31 (11.52%) Automation Testing
22 31 (11.52%) Defect Tracking

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 19 (7.06%) Confluence
2 7 (2.60%) CMS
3 3 (1.12%) JBoss
3 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.37%) Apache
4 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.37%) Drupal
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.58%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.12%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.12%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.74%) SAP FS
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.74%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.49%) WAN
2 3 (1.12%) LDAP
3 2 (0.74%) Internet
3 2 (0.74%) Network Security
3 2 (0.74%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.37%) DVB
4 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.37%) Firewall
4 1 (0.37%) LAN
4 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.37%) VLAN
4 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.37%) Wireless
4 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.06%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (4.09%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.86%) MySQL
4 3 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.74%) DB2
5 2 (0.74%) DTS
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 114 (42.38%) Selenium
2 54 (20.07%) JIRA
3 43 (15.99%) SpecFlow
3 43 (15.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (13.38%) WebDriver
5 35 (13.01%) Cucumber
6 27 (10.04%) SoapUI
7 23 (8.55%) HP UFT
8 16 (5.95%) Jenkins
9 14 (5.20%) Git (software)
10 11 (4.09%) Appium
10 11 (4.09%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.97%) LoadRunner
11 8 (2.97%) Protractor
12 7 (2.60%) Calabash
12 7 (2.60%) JMeter
13 5 (1.86%) Capybara
13 5 (1.86%) Jasmine
14 4 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 33 (12.27%) Finance
2 7 (2.60%) Billing
3 5 (1.86%) Electronics
3 5 (1.86%) Marketing
3 5 (1.86%) Retail
3 5 (1.86%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.12%) Banking
5 3 (1.12%) Games
5 3 (1.12%) Military
6 2 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Danish Language
6 2 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) French Language
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.87%) .NET
2 23 (8.55%) Web Services
2 23 (8.55%) XML
3 17 (6.32%) Gherkin
4 14 (5.20%) SOAP
5 12 (4.46%) RESTful
6 11 (4.09%) HTML
7 9 (3.35%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.86%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.49%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.12%) CSS
10 3 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.74%) REST
12 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.37%) Behat
12 1 (0.37%) Hibernate
12 1 (0.37%) J2EE
12 1 (0.37%) jQuery
12 1 (0.37%) Node.js
12 1 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.46%) Mobile App
1 12 (4.46%) Smart Meter
2 6 (2.23%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.49%) Smart Energy
3 4 (1.49%) User Experience
4 3 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.12%) RIA
4 3 (1.12%) Social Network
5 2 (0.74%) CCTV
5 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.74%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.74%) IPTV
5 2 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.37%) AS400
6 1 (0.37%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.37%) IVR
6 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.37%) STB
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.55%) Linux
2 21 (7.81%) Unix
3 20 (7.43%) Windows
4 7 (2.60%) Android
5 6 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.37%) AIX
6 1 (0.37%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (32.34%) Test Scripting
3 61 (22.68%) Scrum
4 54 (20.07%) Software Testing
5 50 (18.59%) BDD
6 49 (18.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 43 (15.99%) Regression Testing
8 41 (15.24%) Automated Testing
9 39 (14.50%) Test Automation
10 38 (14.13%) User Stories
11 31 (11.52%) Automation Testing
11 31 (11.52%) Defect Tracking
12 27 (10.04%) Performance Testing
13 26 (9.67%) SDLC
14 24 (8.92%) Defect Management
15 23 (8.55%) Migration
15 23 (8.55%) Security Testing
16 21 (7.81%) Manual Testing
16 21 (7.81%) Test Strategy
17 20 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 70 (26.02%) C#
2 67 (24.91%) SQL
3 62 (23.05%) Java
4 36 (13.38%) JavaScript
5 25 (9.29%) F#
6 22 (8.18%) C++
7 17 (6.32%) VBScript
8 13 (4.83%) Python
9 10 (3.72%) PHP
10 9 (3.35%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.97%) Groovy
11 8 (2.97%) Scala
12 7 (2.60%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.23%) Ruby
14 5 (1.86%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.49%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.12%) C
16 3 (1.12%) VB
17 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 43 (15.99%) ISEB
3 40 (14.87%) ISTQB
4 34 (12.64%) SC Cleared
5 30 (11.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.97%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.23%) CISSP
8 5 (1.86%) CEH
8 5 (1.86%) CREST Certified
8 5 (1.86%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.49%) Degree
9 4 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.74%) MCITP
11 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.37%) CCNP
12 1 (0.37%) CCSP
12 1 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (19.33%) QA
2 4 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.74%) SDET
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.49%) Firmware
1 4 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.37%) Docker
2 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (5.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.74%) Puppet
3 1 (0.37%) Ansible
3 1 (0.37%) Core Impact
3 1 (0.37%) Grafana
3 1 (0.37%) Graphite
3 1 (0.37%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.37%) Nessus
3 1 (0.37%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.37%) Nmap
3 1 (0.37%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 34 (12.64%) Oracle
2 24 (8.92%) HP
3 20 (7.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.09%) SAP
5 8 (2.97%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.49%) Siebel
7 3 (1.12%) EMC
7 3 (1.12%) Ericsson
7 3 (1.12%) IBM
7 3 (1.12%) Temenos
7 3 (1.12%) VMware
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco
8 2 (0.74%) Talend
9 1 (0.37%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.37%) Citrix
9 1 (0.37%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.37%) GENBAND
9 1 (0.37%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.37%) Progress
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £315.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago