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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 170 163 143
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 101 104 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.05% 1.05% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.11% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 75 71
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.80% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+353.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
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
9170 9361 8882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.26% 94.33% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5549 5142 4874
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 £225 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 452 487
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.85 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +6 27 £366 +4.64% 5
West Sussex -4 21 £350 -11.94% 1
Kent -7 19 £210 -30.00%
Berkshire -23 14 £360 +4.72% 6
Surrey -12 11 £375 +12.78% 8
Oxfordshire +11 3 £375 +27.11% 10
Buckinghamshire +6 2 - - 10
East Sussex -5 1 £285 -5.78% 3
Thames Valley - 1 £520 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 76 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (28.79%) Selenium
3 56 (28.28%) SQL
4 55 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 41 (20.71%) Finance
6 40 (20.20%) QA
7 38 (19.19%) Oracle
8 35 (17.68%) C#
9 33 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 33 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 31 (15.66%) WebDriver
11 30 (15.15%) Security Cleared
11 30 (15.15%) Software Testing
11 30 (15.15%) HP
12 29 (14.65%) .NET
13 28 (14.14%) Java
13 28 (14.14%) ISTQB
13 28 (14.14%) BDD
14 27 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
14 27 (13.64%) SC Cleared
15 26 (13.13%) JIRA
16 24 (12.12%) ISEB
16 24 (12.12%) Regression Testing
16 24 (12.12%) Cucumber
17 22 (11.11%) Automation Testing
17 22 (11.11%) Scrum
18 21 (10.61%) Unix
19 20 (10.10%) System Integration Testing
19 20 (10.10%) Test Automation
20 19 (9.60%) XML

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 7 (3.54%) Confluence
2 5 (2.53%) CMS
3 3 (1.52%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.01%) JBoss
4 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.51%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.51%) Drupal
5 1 (0.51%) Node.js
5 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.01%) MS Office
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.02%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.52%) Infor SunSystems
2 3 (1.52%) Magento
3 2 (1.01%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.01%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.54%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.52%) HTTP
3 2 (1.01%) BGP
3 2 (1.01%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.01%) FTP
3 2 (1.01%) H.323
3 2 (1.01%) MPLS
3 2 (1.01%) OSPF
3 2 (1.01%) RIP
3 2 (1.01%) SNMP
3 2 (1.01%) SSH
3 2 (1.01%) Telepresence
3 2 (1.01%) Telnet
3 2 (1.01%) VPN
4 1 (0.51%) 4G
4 1 (0.51%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.51%) LTE
4 1 (0.51%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.51%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.06%) Oracle Database
1 12 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.03%) Data Mining
2 6 (3.03%) MySQL
3 5 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.53%) SAP BI
4 4 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.02%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.02%) Informix
5 3 (1.52%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.52%) Big Data
5 3 (1.52%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.52%) Sqoop
5 3 (1.52%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.01%) QlikView
6 2 (1.01%) VoltDB
7 1 (0.51%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 57 (28.79%) Selenium
2 31 (15.66%) WebDriver
3 26 (13.13%) JIRA
4 24 (12.12%) Cucumber
5 17 (8.59%) HP UFT
6 14 (7.07%) SoapUI
6 14 (7.07%) SpecFlow
7 13 (6.57%) TestComplete
8 12 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (5.56%) LoadRunner
10 8 (4.04%) JMeter
10 8 (4.04%) JUnit
11 7 (3.54%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (3.03%) Jenkins
12 6 (3.03%) Toad
13 5 (2.53%) Gatling
13 5 (2.53%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.52%) NUnit
14 3 (1.52%) PyUnit
14 3 (1.52%) RSpec
General
1 41 (20.71%) Finance
2 12 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.53%) Electronics
4 4 (2.02%) Games
4 4 (2.02%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.02%) Marketing
4 4 (2.02%) Military
4 4 (2.02%) Retail
5 2 (1.01%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.65%) .NET
2 19 (9.60%) XML
3 17 (8.59%) Web Services
4 13 (6.57%) SOAP
5 6 (3.03%) XML Messaging
6 4 (2.02%) HTML
6 4 (2.02%) RESTful
7 3 (1.52%) JSON
8 2 (1.01%) Middleware
8 2 (1.01%) OAuth2
8 2 (1.01%) OpenID
8 2 (1.01%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.01%) WPF
9 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.51%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.51%) Java EE
9 1 (0.51%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.57%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.55%) User Experience
3 3 (1.52%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.01%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.01%) DTV
4 2 (1.01%) EPoS
4 2 (1.01%) IPTV
4 2 (1.01%) MPEG
4 2 (1.01%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.01%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.51%) IVR
5 1 (0.51%) PKI
5 1 (0.51%) STB
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.61%) Unix
2 16 (8.08%) Linux
3 12 (6.06%) Android
3 12 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.05%) Windows
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) Debian
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) SUSE
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 33 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 33 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (15.15%) Software Testing
5 28 (14.14%) BDD
6 24 (12.12%) Regression Testing
7 22 (11.11%) Automation Testing
7 22 (11.11%) Scrum
8 20 (10.10%) System Integration Testing
8 20 (10.10%) Test Automation
9 18 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 17 (8.59%) Performance Testing
11 16 (8.08%) Defect Management
11 16 (8.08%) Functional Testing
11 16 (8.08%) SDLC
12 15 (7.58%) Integration Testing
13 14 (7.07%) Open Source
14 12 (6.06%) Black-Box Testing
14 12 (6.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.28%) SQL
2 35 (17.68%) C#
3 28 (14.14%) Java
4 11 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 9 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.04%) F#
7 7 (3.54%) Python
8 6 (3.03%) C++
9 4 (2.02%) C
10 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.52%) Scala
10 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.52%) VB
11 2 (1.01%) Perl
11 2 (1.01%) PHP
11 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.01%) VBA
11 2 (1.01%) VBScript
12 1 (0.51%) AWK
12 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 28 (14.14%) ISTQB
3 27 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 24 (12.12%) ISEB
5 16 (8.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.52%) Degree
6 3 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.52%) SANS
7 2 (1.01%) CEH
7 2 (1.01%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.51%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) MCITP
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (20.20%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.01%) Docker
2 2 (1.01%) HDFS
3 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.01%) Oozie
3 1 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.51%) nmon
Vendors
1 38 (19.19%) Oracle
2 30 (15.15%) HP
3 15 (7.58%) Microsoft
4 12 (6.06%) SAP
5 4 (2.02%) Sybase
5 4 (2.02%) Telerik
6 3 (1.52%) Infor
7 2 (1.01%) Adobe
7 2 (1.01%) Apple
7 2 (1.01%) Cognos
7 2 (1.01%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.01%) Sun
7 2 (1.01%) Tektronix
8 1 (0.51%) BMC
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco
8 1 (0.51%) IBM
8 1 (0.51%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.51%) Perforce
8 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.51%) VMware
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McGregor Boyall
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Surrey
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
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Rate: £450 - 500 per day
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