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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 112 115 125
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 179 146 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.81% 1.60% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.73% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 91 68
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£325 £295 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -6.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.60 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% +9.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+106.40% -51.96%
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
9180 8428 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.15% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 4697 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 410 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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 -6 51 £320 +7.11% 5
Berkshire +32 47 £350 +9.80% 11
Surrey -18 25 £385 +30.50% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 17 £300 +9.09% 2
Kent +13 14 £200 -27.27% 4
East Sussex -7 11 £325 -7.14%
West Sussex -8 7 £350 - 2
Middlesex +5 3 £263 -34.37%
Oxfordshire -29 2 £350 +14.75% 5
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 90 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (29.14%) Selenium
3 77 (27.70%) Test Scripting
4 61 (21.94%) Test Automation
5 60 (21.58%) SQL
6 59 (21.22%) Security Cleared
7 56 (20.14%) QA
8 55 (19.78%) SC Cleared
9 53 (19.06%) C#
10 48 (17.27%) Java
11 46 (16.55%) WebDriver
12 45 (16.19%) HP
13 40 (14.39%) Oracle
14 39 (14.03%) HP Quality Center
15 38 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 36 (12.95%) .NET
17 34 (12.23%) ISEB
18 33 (11.87%) Manual Testing
19 32 (11.51%) BDD
19 32 (11.51%) Regression Testing
20 31 (11.15%) Scrum
21 30 (10.79%) Finance
22 28 (10.07%) XML
23 27 (9.71%) SoapUI
24 26 (9.35%) Microsoft
24 26 (9.35%) Automated Testing
25 25 (8.99%) UNIX
25 25 (8.99%) Cucumber
26 24 (8.63%) Automation Testing
26 24 (8.63%) SOAP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (3.60%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.36%) Documentum
3 1 (0.36%) Confluence
3 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.36%) IIS
3 1 (0.36%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.16%) MS Office
3 3 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.36%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.08%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.36%) Exstream
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.36%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.80%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.08%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.12%) GSM
2 15 (5.40%) GPRS
3 14 (5.04%) 3G
3 14 (5.04%) 4G
3 14 (5.04%) VoLTE
4 13 (4.68%) UMTS
5 12 (4.32%) Wireshark
6 11 (3.96%) LTE
6 11 (3.96%) RNC
7 10 (3.60%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (3.24%) HSDPA
9 8 (2.88%) 2G
10 6 (2.16%) NAS
10 6 (2.16%) HTTPS
10 6 (2.16%) ATM
10 6 (2.16%) HTTP
11 5 (1.80%) SNMP
11 5 (1.80%) FTP
11 5 (1.80%) SS7
11 5 (1.80%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.40%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.24%) DB2
4 4 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.08%) MySQL
5 3 (1.08%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.36%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.36%) QlikView
6 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 81 (29.14%) Selenium
2 46 (16.55%) WebDriver
3 27 (9.71%) SoapUI
4 25 (8.99%) Cucumber
5 21 (7.55%) JIRA
6 20 (7.19%) HP UFT
7 19 (6.83%) SpecFlow
8 18 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (4.32%) LoadRunner
10 7 (2.52%) JUnit
10 7 (2.52%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.52%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (2.16%) Subversion
11 6 (2.16%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.80%) TestComplete
12 5 (1.80%) TestNG
12 5 (1.80%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.80%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.44%) JMeter
13 4 (1.44%) Appium
General
1 30 (10.79%) Finance
2 21 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 20 (7.19%) Retail
4 7 (2.52%) Banking
5 5 (1.80%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.44%) Back Office
6 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.44%) Games
7 3 (1.08%) Billing
7 3 (1.08%) Marketing
8 2 (0.72%) Military
8 2 (0.72%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.95%) .NET
2 28 (10.07%) XML
3 24 (8.63%) SOAP
4 17 (6.12%) HTML
5 11 (3.96%) ASP.NET
5 11 (3.96%) Web Services
6 8 (2.88%) Gherkin
7 7 (2.52%) RESTful
7 7 (2.52%) XML Messaging
8 6 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (1.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 4 (1.44%) JSON
10 4 (1.44%) JSP
11 3 (1.08%) CSS
11 3 (1.08%) J2EE
11 3 (1.08%) Swing
11 3 (1.08%) Flash
11 3 (1.08%) WPF
11 3 (1.08%) REST
12 2 (0.72%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.52%) iSeries
4 6 (2.16%) AS400
5 4 (1.44%) NHS
5 4 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.08%) User Experience
6 3 (1.08%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.08%) Biometrics
6 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.08%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.72%) DTV
7 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.72%) GIS
7 2 (0.72%) EPoS
7 2 (0.72%) Handset
8 1 (0.36%) Replication
8 1 (0.36%) APACS
8 1 (0.36%) STB
8 1 (0.36%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.99%) UNIX
2 16 (5.76%) Android
2 16 (5.76%) Apple iOS
3 15 (5.40%) Linux
4 6 (2.16%) Solaris
5 5 (1.80%) Windows
6 4 (1.44%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (27.70%) Test Scripting
3 61 (21.94%) Test Automation
4 38 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 33 (11.87%) Manual Testing
6 32 (11.51%) Regression Testing
6 32 (11.51%) BDD
7 31 (11.15%) Scrum
8 26 (9.35%) Automated Testing
9 24 (8.63%) Automation Testing
10 22 (7.91%) Test Management
11 20 (7.19%) Validation
12 19 (6.83%) Requirements Analysis
12 19 (6.83%) Test Planning
13 18 (6.47%) Test Strategy
14 16 (5.76%) Performance Testing
14 16 (5.76%) System Testing
15 15 (5.40%) Software Testing
15 15 (5.40%) E-Commerce
15 15 (5.40%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.58%) SQL
2 53 (19.06%) C#
3 48 (17.27%) Java
4 20 (7.19%) VB
5 13 (4.68%) VBScript
6 10 (3.60%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.88%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.16%) C++
9 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.44%) Ruby
10 3 (1.08%) C
10 3 (1.08%) VBA
10 3 (1.08%) Python
10 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.72%) F#
11 2 (0.72%) Perl
12 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (21.22%) Security Cleared
2 55 (19.78%) SC Cleared
3 34 (12.23%) ISEB
4 21 (7.55%) ISTQB
5 19 (6.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.24%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (2.52%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.80%) Degree
9 3 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) CEH
10 1 (0.36%) MCITP
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (20.14%) QA
2 6 (2.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.36%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.36%) Squid
Systems Management
1 39 (14.03%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.36%) Nessus
3 1 (0.36%) Nmap
3 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.36%) Netcool
Vendors
1 45 (16.19%) HP
2 40 (14.39%) Oracle
3 26 (9.35%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.04%) IBM
5 9 (3.24%) SAP
6 8 (2.88%) Remedy
7 5 (1.80%) Citrix
7 5 (1.80%) Cisco
7 5 (1.80%) Endeca
7 5 (1.80%) Google
7 5 (1.80%) Coremetrics
8 4 (1.44%) VMware
9 3 (1.08%) NorthgateArinso
9 3 (1.08%) Northgate
10 2 (0.72%) webMethods
10 2 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.36%) Compaq
11 1 (0.36%) Telerik
11 1 (0.36%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.36%) BMC
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