The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 118 87 87
Rank change year-on-year
-31 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 24 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 1.67% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.82% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 35 29
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£363 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £245 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £375 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.78%
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
2850 2585 2330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.29% 92.12% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1813 1527 1407
Average daily rate £380 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 144 166
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 6 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
Bristol -18 8 £363 +11.53% 11
Gloucestershire -9 6 £338 - 11
Wiltshire -5 3 £338 +22.72% 2
Somerset -8 1 £80 -72.05% 1
Dorset - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 48 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (47.73%) Security Cleared
3 35 (39.77%) SC Cleared
3 35 (39.77%) ISEB
4 28 (31.82%) Linux
4 28 (31.82%) Selenium
5 26 (29.55%) ISTQB
6 25 (28.41%) Test Automation
7 22 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 22 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 22 (25.00%) JIRA
8 21 (23.86%) Test Scripting
9 20 (22.73%) HP
10 19 (21.59%) Python
11 18 (20.45%) Automated Testing
11 18 (20.45%) User Stories
12 17 (19.32%) Java
12 17 (19.32%) SQL
13 16 (18.18%) Electronics
13 16 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
14 15 (17.05%) Automation Testing
15 13 (14.77%) Scrum
16 11 (12.50%) .NET
17 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
18 8 (9.09%) Summit
18 8 (9.09%) Performance Testing
18 8 (9.09%) ISO 9001
18 8 (9.09%) Finance
18 8 (9.09%) OO
18 8 (9.09%) ISO 14001

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (1.14%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Summit
2 1 (1.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.14%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.14%) Network Security
2 1 (1.14%) AMQP
2 1 (1.14%) VoIP
2 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (31.82%) Selenium
2 22 (25.00%) JIRA
3 16 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (7.95%) LoadRunner
4 7 (7.95%) JMeter
4 7 (7.95%) WebDriver
4 7 (7.95%) GoogleTest
5 6 (6.82%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.68%) WATIR
7 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.27%) NUnit
8 2 (2.27%) Metasploit
9 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.14%) Hudson
9 1 (1.14%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.14%) Moq
9 1 (1.14%) Valgrind
General
1 16 (18.18%) Electronics
2 8 (9.09%) Finance
3 7 (7.95%) Automotive
4 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.27%) Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Retail
6 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) .NET
2 6 (6.82%) Web Services
3 4 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.55%) HTML
3 4 (4.55%) CSS
4 3 (3.41%) J2EE
4 3 (3.41%) WPF
5 2 (2.27%) RESTful
5 2 (2.27%) WCF
6 1 (1.14%) XML
6 1 (1.14%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Open Source
2 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) PKI
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.14%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.14%) NHS
3 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.82%) Linux
2 7 (7.95%) Windows
2 7 (7.95%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (6.82%) UNIX
4 2 (2.27%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.14%) Android
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.41%) Test Automation
3 22 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 21 (23.86%) Test Scripting
5 18 (20.45%) Automated Testing
5 18 (20.45%) User Stories
6 15 (17.05%) Automation Testing
7 13 (14.77%) Scrum
8 8 (9.09%) OO
8 8 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 6 (6.82%) Load Testing
9 6 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.82%) Functional Testing
10 5 (5.68%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.68%) Use Case
11 3 (3.41%) Security Testing
11 3 (3.41%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (3.41%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.41%) Manual Testing
11 3 (3.41%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.59%) Python
2 17 (19.32%) Java
2 17 (19.32%) SQL
3 6 (6.82%) C
4 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.41%) C#
5 3 (3.41%) C++
6 2 (2.27%) PHP
6 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.14%) VB
7 1 (1.14%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.14%) Ruby
7 1 (1.14%) Lua
Qualifications
1 42 (47.73%) Security Cleared
2 35 (39.77%) ISEB
2 35 (39.77%) SC Cleared
3 26 (29.55%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.68%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.55%) CISSP
6 2 (2.27%) CISA
6 2 (2.27%) CISM
6 2 (2.27%) CEH
7 1 (1.14%) Degree
7 1 (1.14%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 8 (9.09%) ISO 14001
2 7 (7.95%) QA
3 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.14%) Snort
1 1 (1.14%) Nmap
1 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.27%) Nessus
3 1 (1.14%) SCCM
3 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) HP
2 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.95%) Google
4 4 (4.55%) Open Text
5 2 (2.27%) ATG
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle
5 2 (2.27%) Juniper
6 1 (1.14%) Informatica
6 1 (1.14%) NetApp
6 1 (1.14%) Cognos
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco
6 1 (1.14%) VMware
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