The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 104 129 132
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 150 115 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.62% 1.29% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.39% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 68 48
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£298 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.03% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £198 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £400 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 15
Average hourly rate £15.60 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £13.25 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £15.25 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
8545 8269 9011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.13% 93.07% 91.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4774 4368 4203
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 501 620
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.21 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% -6.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 44 £299 +6.69% 6
Surrey +20 42 £295 +9.25% 9
Buckinghamshire -3 18 £278 -14.61% 6
East Sussex -4 18 £350 -3.44% 6
Berkshire -11 10 £319 +6.25% 6
Oxfordshire +4 9 £309 -4.92% 1
Kent - 7 £275 -
Middlesex 0 1 £400 +13.75%
West Sussex -4 1 - - 2
Sussex - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 82 (29.71%) HP
2 75 (27.17%) SQL
3 73 (26.45%) Test Scripting
3 73 (26.45%) HP Quality Center
4 69 (25.00%) Oracle
5 66 (23.91%) Security Cleared
5 66 (23.91%) QA
6 58 (21.01%) SC Cleared
7 52 (18.84%) ISTQB
8 49 (17.75%) C#
9 47 (17.03%) QuickTest Pro
10 44 (15.94%) Microsoft
10 44 (15.94%) .NET
11 43 (15.58%) Finance
12 42 (15.22%) Windows
13 36 (13.04%) MS Excel
14 35 (12.68%) ISEB
15 34 (12.32%) CRM
16 33 (11.96%) HTML
16 33 (11.96%) Software Testing
17 31 (11.23%) ASP.NET
17 31 (11.23%) Selenium
18 30 (10.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 30 (10.87%) JavaScript
19 29 (10.51%) VB
19 29 (10.51%) Manual Testing
20 28 (10.14%) System Testing
20 28 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
20 28 (10.14%) JSP
21 27 (9.78%) UNIX

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.26%) Apache
3 8 (2.90%) IIS
4 6 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.45%) CMS
5 4 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.09%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.36%) CICS
Applications
1 36 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (5.43%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.81%) SAP CRM
4 3 (1.09%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.09%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.09%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.72%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.72%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.72%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.36%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.25%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.35%) HTTPS
2 12 (4.35%) SAN
3 10 (3.62%) HTTP
3 10 (3.62%) DNS
4 4 (1.45%) LAN
4 4 (1.45%) DVB
4 4 (1.45%) Firewall
4 4 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.09%) DMZ
5 3 (1.09%) SSL
5 3 (1.09%) VPN
5 3 (1.09%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.72%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.72%) Intranet
6 2 (0.72%) Wireless
7 1 (0.36%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.36%) VoIP
7 1 (0.36%) WLAN
7 1 (0.36%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.07%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.99%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (3.62%) MySQL
4 9 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.81%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.45%) DB2
8 3 (1.09%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.72%) Big Data
10 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.36%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.36%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 47 (17.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 31 (11.23%) Selenium
3 19 (6.88%) WebDriver
3 19 (6.88%) LoadRunner
4 17 (6.16%) JIRA
5 14 (5.07%) Visual Studio
6 13 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.90%) TestDirector
7 8 (2.90%) JMeter
8 6 (2.17%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.17%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.81%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.45%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (1.45%) Bugzilla
10 4 (1.45%) Toad
10 4 (1.45%) WinRunner
10 4 (1.45%) JUnit
11 3 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.09%) QARun
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 43 (15.58%) Finance
2 21 (7.61%) Billing
3 9 (3.26%) Military
4 7 (2.54%) Electronics
4 7 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.09%) Automotive
5 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.09%) Banking
5 3 (1.09%) Retail
6 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.72%) German Language
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (15.94%) .NET
2 33 (11.96%) HTML
3 31 (11.23%) ASP.NET
4 28 (10.14%) JSP
5 16 (5.80%) XML
6 13 (4.71%) Web Services
7 12 (4.35%) SOAP
8 7 (2.54%) OLE
8 7 (2.54%) WCF
8 7 (2.54%) REST
9 5 (1.81%) WPF
10 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.72%) JSON
10 2 (0.72%) JPA
10 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.36%) Middleware
11 1 (0.36%) CSS
11 1 (0.36%) DHTML
11 1 (0.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.90%) Open Source
2 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.09%) Chip and PIN
3 3 (1.09%) iPad
4 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.72%) Smartcard
4 2 (0.72%) NHS
4 2 (0.72%) Clustering
4 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.36%) FMCG
5 1 (0.36%) iSeries
5 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.36%) DTV
5 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.36%) Replication
5 1 (0.36%) EFT
5 1 (0.36%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.36%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.22%) Windows
2 27 (9.78%) UNIX
3 23 (8.33%) Linux
4 22 (7.97%) Windows XP
5 14 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.35%) Windows 2000
7 7 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.81%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.72%) AIX
10 2 (0.72%) HPUX
11 1 (0.36%) Solaris
11 1 (0.36%) Android
11 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.36%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (26.45%) Test Scripting
2 34 (12.32%) CRM
3 33 (11.96%) Software Testing
4 29 (10.51%) Manual Testing
5 28 (10.14%) System Testing
5 28 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (9.78%) Performance Testing
7 25 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (8.70%) Test Automation
8 24 (8.70%) Functional Testing
9 21 (7.61%) Test Strategy
10 20 (7.25%) Automated Testing
10 20 (7.25%) Regression Testing
11 16 (5.80%) Automation Testing
12 15 (5.43%) Scrum
12 15 (5.43%) Knowledge Management
13 14 (5.07%) Project Management
14 13 (4.71%) Migration
15 12 (4.35%) Quality Management
16 11 (3.99%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (27.17%) SQL
2 49 (17.75%) C#
3 30 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 29 (10.51%) VB
5 24 (8.70%) Java
6 16 (5.80%) PL/SQL
7 15 (5.43%) PHP
7 15 (5.43%) VBA
8 12 (4.35%) Python
9 11 (3.99%) VBScript
10 10 (3.62%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.26%) Ruby
12 5 (1.81%) C
13 4 (1.45%) C++
14 3 (1.09%) Perl
14 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.36%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 66 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 58 (21.01%) SC Cleared
3 52 (18.84%) ISTQB
4 35 (12.68%) ISEB
5 30 (10.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 27 (9.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (9.06%) DV Cleared
8 12 (4.35%) MOS
9 7 (2.54%) CISSP
10 5 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.81%) Degree
11 4 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (1.09%) MCITP
12 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.72%) HND
13 2 (0.72%) CCNA
14 1 (0.36%) ACCA
14 1 (0.36%) CIMA
14 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (23.91%) QA
2 7 (2.54%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.09%) GxP
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (2.54%) Snort
2 5 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.72%) Nmap
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 73 (26.45%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.09%) SCCM
4 2 (0.72%) Netcool
4 2 (0.72%) Control-M
4 2 (0.72%) Nessus
5 1 (0.36%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.36%) Puppet
5 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 82 (29.71%) HP
2 69 (25.00%) Oracle
3 44 (15.94%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.43%) SAP
5 8 (2.90%) Cisco
6 7 (2.54%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.17%) IBM
7 6 (2.17%) VMware
8 5 (1.81%) Citrix
9 3 (1.09%) Siebel
9 3 (1.09%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.72%) Telerik
11 1 (0.36%) Aquila
11 1 (0.36%) Endeca
11 1 (0.36%) Google
11 1 (0.36%) Coremetrics
11 1 (0.36%) Tektronix
11 1 (0.36%) Juniper
11 1 (0.36%) CA
11 1 (0.36%) Hitachi
Surrey
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Venn Group - UK
Rate: high profile release
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago