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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 106 127 155
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 146 109 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.59% 1.29% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.39% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 73 51
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£295 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £194 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Average hourly rate £15.60 £22.25 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.88% +178.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £16.85 £7.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £27.65 £21.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8449 7860 9074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.72% 91.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4107 4138
Average daily rate £350 £355 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
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 399 529 640
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 30 July 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
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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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
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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
Hampshire +29 64 £325 -7.14% 4
Surrey +18 39 £295 -2.88% 4
Berkshire -12 13 £300 -7.69% 10
Buckinghamshire -11 12 £270 -13.60% 6
East Sussex -14 5 £358 -1.37% 3
Kent - 5 £255 - 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £265 - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 86 (32.82%) HP
2 72 (27.48%) Security Cleared
3 70 (26.72%) Test Scripting
4 68 (25.95%) Oracle
5 65 (24.81%) HP Quality Center
6 62 (23.66%) SQL
7 61 (23.28%) SC Cleared
8 57 (21.76%) ISTQB
9 56 (21.37%) QA
10 52 (19.85%) C#
11 49 (18.70%) .NET
12 46 (17.56%) Microsoft
13 45 (17.18%) Windows
14 44 (16.79%) QuickTest Pro
15 39 (14.89%) ISEB
16 35 (13.36%) MS Excel
16 35 (13.36%) HTML
17 34 (12.98%) ASP.NET
18 33 (12.60%) Finance
19 32 (12.21%) Software Testing
19 32 (12.21%) Selenium
20 31 (11.83%) JavaScript
21 30 (11.45%) JSP
21 30 (11.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 29 (11.07%) System Testing
22 29 (11.07%) CRM
22 29 (11.07%) UNIX
22 29 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
23 28 (10.69%) VB
23 28 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.05%) Apache
3 7 (2.67%) IIS
4 6 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.15%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) CICS
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 35 (13.36%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (7.25%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.67%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.15%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.15%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.76%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.76%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.76%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.76%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.29%) Office 365
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.78%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.73%) HTTPS
3 12 (4.58%) SAN
4 10 (3.82%) DNS
4 10 (3.82%) HTTP
5 6 (2.29%) SSL
6 5 (1.91%) LAN
6 5 (1.91%) Wireshark
7 4 (1.53%) Firewall
7 4 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.15%) VPN
8 3 (1.15%) DMZ
8 3 (1.15%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.76%) Wireless
9 2 (0.76%) Intranet
10 1 (0.38%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (0.38%) SGSN
10 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.38%) Network Security
10 1 (0.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.20%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (3.44%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.44%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.05%) MySQL
3 8 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.76%) DB2
5 2 (0.76%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.76%) Big Data
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.38%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 44 (16.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 32 (12.21%) Selenium
3 20 (7.63%) WebDriver
4 17 (6.49%) LoadRunner
5 14 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (4.96%) Visual Studio
6 13 (4.96%) JIRA
7 6 (2.29%) JMeter
7 6 (2.29%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.29%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (1.91%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.91%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.91%) TestDirector
9 4 (1.53%) Bugzilla
9 4 (1.53%) JUnit
9 4 (1.53%) WinRunner
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.76%) Toad
10 2 (0.76%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.76%) Selenium IDE
General
1 33 (12.60%) Finance
2 20 (7.63%) Billing
3 11 (4.20%) Military
4 10 (3.82%) Retail
5 5 (1.91%) Banking
5 5 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.53%) Electronics
6 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.76%) Automotive
7 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.76%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (18.70%) .NET
2 35 (13.36%) HTML
3 34 (12.98%) ASP.NET
4 30 (11.45%) JSP
5 13 (4.96%) XML
6 10 (3.82%) SOAP
6 10 (3.82%) Web Services
7 7 (2.67%) OLE
8 6 (2.29%) WCF
9 5 (1.91%) REST
10 3 (1.15%) WPF
11 2 (0.76%) JSON
11 2 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.76%) JPA
12 1 (0.38%) HTML5
12 1 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.44%) Open Source
2 3 (1.15%) iPad
2 3 (1.15%) Smartcard
2 3 (1.15%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.76%) Clustering
3 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (0.76%) EFT
3 2 (0.76%) EFTPOS
3 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.38%) FMCG
4 1 (0.38%) iSeries
4 1 (0.38%) EPoS
4 1 (0.38%) EMV
4 1 (0.38%) DTV
4 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.38%) NHS
4 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.18%) Windows
2 29 (11.07%) UNIX
3 26 (9.92%) Linux
4 24 (9.16%) Windows XP
5 17 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (5.73%) Windows 2000
7 7 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.15%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.76%) AIX
10 2 (0.76%) HPUX
10 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (26.72%) Test Scripting
2 32 (12.21%) Software Testing
3 29 (11.07%) System Testing
3 29 (11.07%) CRM
3 29 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (10.31%) Performance Testing
6 26 (9.92%) Test Automation
7 23 (8.78%) Test Strategy
8 20 (7.63%) Scrum
9 18 (6.87%) Automation Testing
9 18 (6.87%) Manual Testing
10 16 (6.11%) Automated Testing
10 16 (6.11%) Knowledge Management
11 15 (5.73%) E-Commerce
12 13 (4.96%) Regression Testing
13 12 (4.58%) Quality Management
13 12 (4.58%) Project Management
14 10 (3.82%) Functional Testing
15 9 (3.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.66%) SQL
2 52 (19.85%) C#
3 31 (11.83%) JavaScript
4 28 (10.69%) VB
5 26 (9.92%) Java
6 16 (6.11%) PL/SQL
7 14 (5.34%) PHP
8 13 (4.96%) VBA
9 12 (4.58%) VBScript
10 11 (4.20%) Python
11 10 (3.82%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.44%) Ruby
13 5 (1.91%) C
14 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.53%) C++
15 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.15%) Perl
16 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.38%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 72 (27.48%) Security Cleared
2 61 (23.28%) SC Cleared
3 57 (21.76%) ISTQB
4 39 (14.89%) ISEB
5 30 (11.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (10.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 27 (10.31%) DV Cleared
8 12 (4.58%) MOS
9 7 (2.67%) CISSP
10 6 (2.29%) Degree
11 5 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.53%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.15%) MCITP
14 2 (0.76%) CCNA
14 2 (0.76%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (21.37%) QA
2 7 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.15%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (2.67%) Snort
2 6 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.91%) Nmap
4 4 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 65 (24.81%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.91%) Nessus
4 3 (1.15%) SCCM
5 2 (0.76%) Netcool
6 1 (0.38%) Puppet
6 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.38%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 86 (32.82%) HP
2 68 (25.95%) Oracle
3 46 (17.56%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.58%) SAP
5 9 (3.44%) Cisco
6 7 (2.67%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.29%) VMware
7 6 (2.29%) IBM
8 4 (1.53%) Citrix
9 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.15%) Siebel
10 1 (0.38%) Tektronix
10 1 (0.38%) Compaq
10 1 (0.38%) EMC
10 1 (0.38%) Juniper
10 1 (0.38%) CA
10 1 (0.38%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.38%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.38%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.38%) Aquila
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