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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 131 136 131
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 129 102 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 1.19% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.28% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 45 68
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£314 £309 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £202 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £448 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 11
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +27.50%
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
8890 7970 8542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.01% 92.83% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 4242 4044
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 495 504 607
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 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
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 31 October 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
Surrey +18 34 £335 +26.41% 8
Hampshire -27 26 £300 -5.21% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 24 £290 -22.66% 5
East Sussex -3 13 £350 -6.66% 1
Oxfordshire -9 12 £309 -4.92% 3
Berkshire -17 10 £325 +8.33% 6
West Sussex +4 2 £450 +83.67% 4
Kent - 1 - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 84 (30.43%) SQL
2 68 (24.64%) Test Scripting
3 66 (23.91%) HP
4 64 (23.19%) QA
5 61 (22.10%) Oracle
6 56 (20.29%) HP Quality Center
7 51 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 46 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 44 (15.94%) Finance
10 44 (15.94%) C#
11 43 (15.58%) SC Cleared
12 38 (13.77%) Microsoft
12 38 (13.77%) Selenium
13 35 (12.68%) ISEB
14 34 (12.32%) QuickTest Pro
14 34 (12.32%) MS Excel
15 31 (11.23%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (11.23%) Windows
15 31 (11.23%) .NET
15 31 (11.23%) Software Testing
16 28 (10.14%) CRM
17 26 (9.42%) Java
17 26 (9.42%) Manual Testing
17 26 (9.42%) System Testing
18 24 (8.70%) Automated Testing
19 23 (8.33%) Scrum
19 23 (8.33%) JavaScript
19 23 (8.33%) VB
19 23 (8.33%) Test Automation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 9 (3.26%) IIS
2 8 (2.90%) Apache
3 5 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.09%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.09%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 34 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (3.62%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.17%) SAP CRM
3 5 (1.81%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.72%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.72%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.72%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.72%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.72%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.36%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.36%) Summit
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.54%) Office 365
2 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.90%) SAN
2 8 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (2.17%) Wireshark
3 6 (2.17%) HTTPS
3 6 (2.17%) HTTP
4 5 (1.81%) DNS
5 4 (1.45%) WPA2
5 4 (1.45%) DLNA
5 4 (1.45%) Bluetooth
5 4 (1.45%) LAN
5 4 (1.45%) 802.11
5 4 (1.45%) DVB
6 3 (1.09%) Firewall
6 3 (1.09%) DMZ
6 3 (1.09%) VPN
6 3 (1.09%) Network Security
6 3 (1.09%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.72%) UPnP
7 2 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.71%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.99%) MySQL
3 10 (3.62%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.17%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.45%) DB2
8 3 (1.09%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.36%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.36%) MS Access
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (13.77%) Selenium
2 34 (12.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (7.97%) JIRA
4 18 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (6.16%) WebDriver
6 15 (5.43%) LoadRunner
7 14 (5.07%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.26%) JMeter
9 8 (2.90%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.81%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.81%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.81%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.45%) Toad
11 4 (1.45%) TestDirector
11 4 (1.45%) JUnit
11 4 (1.45%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.09%) NeoLoad
12 3 (1.09%) Maven
12 3 (1.09%) QARun
12 3 (1.09%) Cucumber
General
1 44 (15.94%) Finance
2 19 (6.88%) Billing
3 8 (2.90%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.90%) Electronics
4 6 (2.17%) Military
5 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.72%) Automotive
6 2 (0.72%) Marketing
6 2 (0.72%) German Language
6 2 (0.72%) Retail
7 1 (0.36%) Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Local Government
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.23%) .NET
2 22 (7.97%) HTML
3 20 (7.25%) ASP.NET
4 17 (6.16%) XML
4 17 (6.16%) JSP
5 13 (4.71%) Web Services
6 10 (3.62%) SOAP
7 8 (2.90%) REST
8 6 (2.17%) WCF
9 5 (1.81%) OLE
10 4 (1.45%) WPF
11 3 (1.09%) CSS
12 2 (0.72%) JSON
12 2 (0.72%) jQuery
12 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1 (0.36%) HTML5
13 1 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (0.36%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.90%) Open Source
3 5 (1.81%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.45%) NHS
4 4 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.72%) EPoS
6 2 (0.72%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (0.72%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.72%) DTV
6 2 (0.72%) iPad
7 1 (0.36%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.36%) FMCG
7 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.36%) Replication
7 1 (0.36%) APACS
7 1 (0.36%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.23%) Windows
2 19 (6.88%) UNIX
3 17 (6.16%) Linux
4 12 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 8 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.17%) Windows 2000
7 6 (2.17%) Android
7 6 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.36%) openSUSE
10 1 (0.36%) AIX
10 1 (0.36%) HPUX
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (24.64%) Test Scripting
2 51 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (11.23%) Software Testing
3 31 (11.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (10.14%) CRM
5 26 (9.42%) Manual Testing
5 26 (9.42%) System Testing
6 24 (8.70%) Automated Testing
7 23 (8.33%) Scrum
7 23 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 20 (7.25%) Automation Testing
9 18 (6.52%) Test Strategy
9 18 (6.52%) Performance Testing
10 17 (6.16%) Regression Testing
11 16 (5.80%) Functional Testing
12 15 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (4.71%) Project Management
13 13 (4.71%) Migration
14 11 (3.99%) Integration Testing
15 10 (3.62%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (30.43%) SQL
2 44 (15.94%) C#
3 26 (9.42%) Java
4 23 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 23 (8.33%) VB
5 18 (6.52%) PL/SQL
6 16 (5.80%) PHP
7 15 (5.43%) Python
8 13 (4.71%) VBA
9 10 (3.62%) VBScript
10 9 (3.26%) Ruby
11 8 (2.90%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.81%) C
12 5 (1.81%) C++
13 3 (1.09%) Perl
13 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.72%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 48 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 46 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 43 (15.58%) SC Cleared
4 35 (12.68%) ISEB
5 21 (7.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 19 (6.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (6.16%) DV Cleared
8 10 (3.62%) MOS
9 7 (2.54%) CISSP
9 7 (2.54%) Degree
10 5 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (1.09%) MCITP
12 3 (1.09%) HND
12 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
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 64 (23.19%) QA
2 7 (2.54%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.09%) GxP
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (2.54%) Snort
2 4 (1.45%) Nmap
3 3 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 56 (20.29%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.81%) Nessus
3 4 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.09%) SCCM
4 3 (1.09%) Control-M
5 2 (0.72%) Puppet
5 2 (0.72%) Netcool
6 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 66 (23.91%) HP
2 61 (22.10%) Oracle
3 38 (13.77%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.80%) SAP
5 8 (2.90%) Cisco
6 7 (2.54%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.81%) Citrix
8 4 (1.45%) IBM
8 4 (1.45%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.09%) Siebel
9 3 (1.09%) VMware
9 3 (1.09%) Telerik
10 2 (0.72%) Informatica
11 1 (0.36%) Apple
11 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.36%) Cadence
11 1 (0.36%) Juniper
Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 220 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market value
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £100 - £119 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
OHO Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 17 days ago