The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 106 106 91
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 41 38 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.35% 1.19% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.24% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 39
Median daily rate £325 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £226 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £422 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2887 3062 2844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.84% 95.51% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1948 1858
Median daily rate £365 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 203 170
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.50% -4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.19 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the South West region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the South West region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Bristol -7 11 £400 +21.21% 7
Wiltshire -5 7 £350 - 2
Devon +13 6 £314 +1.20%
Dorset +1 6 £315 +57.50%
Gloucestershire -6 6 £400 +60.00% 12
Somerset +18 4 - - 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 West region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 39 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.84%) Security Cleared
3 22 (24.72%) Java
4 21 (23.60%) SQL
4 21 (23.60%) QA
4 21 (23.60%) Selenium
5 20 (22.47%) SC Cleared
6 19 (21.35%) Test Scripting
6 19 (21.35%) Finance
7 17 (19.10%) BDD
8 14 (15.73%) Manual Testing
8 14 (15.73%) C#
8 14 (15.73%) Scrum
9 13 (14.61%) Automation Testing
10 12 (13.48%) SAP
10 12 (13.48%) ISTQB
11 11 (12.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (12.36%) Web Services
11 11 (12.36%) Linux
11 11 (12.36%) Telecoms
11 11 (12.36%) ISEB
11 11 (12.36%) Functional Testing
12 10 (11.24%) Cucumber
12 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (11.24%) Electronics
12 10 (11.24%) Manufacturing
12 10 (11.24%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (11.24%) JIRA
12 10 (11.24%) Marketing
12 10 (11.24%) SAP Oil and Gas

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (5.62%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.25%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.12%) CMS
4 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
2 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (11.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.25%) Magento
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.12%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) Internet
1 3 (3.37%) Skype
2 2 (2.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.12%) Big Data
3 1 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (23.60%) Selenium
2 10 (11.24%) Cucumber
2 10 (11.24%) JIRA
3 9 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (8.99%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.62%) NUnit
5 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.49%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.37%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.37%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.25%) JMeter
8 2 (2.25%) TestLink
8 2 (2.25%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.12%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.12%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (1.12%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.12%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 11 (12.36%) Telecoms
3 10 (11.24%) Electronics
3 10 (11.24%) Manufacturing
3 10 (11.24%) Marketing
4 9 (10.11%) Retail
5 5 (5.62%) Banking
6 3 (3.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) Web Services
2 7 (7.87%) RESTful
3 6 (6.74%) SOAP
4 4 (4.49%) HTML
5 3 (3.37%) CSS
5 3 (3.37%) REST
6 2 (2.25%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.25%) Itk
6 2 (2.25%) Spring
7 1 (1.12%) .NET
7 1 (1.12%) HTML5
7 1 (1.12%) Sass
7 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.25%) Internet of Things
2 2 (2.25%) NHS
3 1 (1.12%) Blog
3 1 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.12%) iPad
3 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.12%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.36%) Linux
2 7 (7.87%) Windows
3 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.25%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.12%) CentOS
5 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.35%) Test Scripting
3 17 (19.10%) BDD
4 14 (15.73%) Manual Testing
4 14 (15.73%) Scrum
5 13 (14.61%) Automation Testing
6 11 (12.36%) Functional Testing
6 11 (12.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (11.24%) Digital Marketing
7 10 (11.24%) Programme Management
8 8 (8.99%) Automated Testing
8 8 (8.99%) Defect Management
8 8 (8.99%) Migration
8 8 (8.99%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (8.99%) Regression Testing
8 8 (8.99%) Software Testing
9 7 (7.87%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.74%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (6.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.72%) Java
2 21 (23.60%) SQL
3 14 (15.73%) C#
4 7 (7.87%) Groovy
4 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.74%) C++
6 4 (4.49%) VB
6 4 (4.49%) VBScript
7 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.25%) C
8 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.25%) Python
9 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.12%) F#
9 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (25.84%) Security Cleared
2 20 (22.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.48%) ISTQB
4 11 (12.36%) ISEB
5 5 (5.62%) CEH
6 4 (4.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.49%) CREST Certified
6 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.49%) GIAC
6 4 (4.49%) GPEN
6 4 (4.49%) GWAPT
7 3 (3.37%) Degree
8 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.60%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) ISO 14001
2 4 (4.49%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.25%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Docker
1 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) Nagios
2 1 (1.12%) RSA Archer
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) SAP
2 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle
4 5 (5.62%) HP
5 3 (3.37%) ATG
6 2 (2.25%) Lotus
7 1 (1.12%) hybris
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.12%) Splunk
7 1 (1.12%) Talend
7 1 (1.12%) VMware
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