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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 74 62 83
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 68 95 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.43% 2.97% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 3.10% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 75 34
Median daily rate £353 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 16
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
2655 3063 3146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.03% 95.84% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 2070 2023
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 154 230
Median hourly rate £20.13 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Wiltshire 0 31 £355 +9.23% 8
Bristol +6 10 £325 -7.14% 6
Somerset +28 9 £350 +66.66% 7
Gloucestershire 0 8 £460 +21.05% 13
Devon -21 4 £318 -2.30% 7
Cornwall - 2 £325 - 8
Dorset -3 1 £363 -34.09% 7
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 51 (45.54%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (29.46%) QA
3 31 (27.68%) Selenium
4 30 (26.79%) Java
5 29 (25.89%) Finance
6 25 (22.32%) BDD
6 25 (22.32%) Test Scripting
6 25 (22.32%) SQL
7 19 (16.96%) C#
8 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
8 17 (15.18%) Cucumber
9 16 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 16 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 16 (14.29%) Manual Testing
10 15 (13.39%) SAP
11 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 14 (12.50%) Software Testing
12 13 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (11.61%) C++
12 13 (11.61%) .NET
12 13 (11.61%) Test Automation
13 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
13 12 (10.71%) SDLC
13 12 (10.71%) WebDriver
13 12 (10.71%) Windows
13 12 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (10.71%) Scrum
14 11 (9.82%) Programme Management
14 11 (9.82%) Manufacturing
14 11 (9.82%) Electronics

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 2 (1.79%) Confluence
1 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
1 2 (1.79%) IIS
1 2 (1.79%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.89%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (9.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.79%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.79%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.79%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.89%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.89%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Office 365
1 2 (1.79%) Slack
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) Firewall
1 5 (4.46%) Wireshark
2 4 (3.57%) Network Security
3 3 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.68%) Skype
4 2 (1.79%) Wireless
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.89%) GIS
4 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.89%) MySQL
4 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.89%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 31 (27.68%) Selenium
2 17 (15.18%) Cucumber
3 12 (10.71%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.14%) Metasploit
4 8 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.25%) JMeter
6 6 (5.36%) JIRA
6 6 (5.36%) LoadRunner
6 6 (5.36%) SoapUI
6 6 (5.36%) TestComplete
7 5 (4.46%) NUnit
7 5 (4.46%) SpecFlow
7 5 (4.46%) Zephyr
8 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.57%) HP UFT
8 4 (3.57%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (2.68%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.68%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (25.89%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.82%) Electronics
3 11 (9.82%) Manufacturing
3 11 (9.82%) Marketing
4 6 (5.36%) Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.61%) .NET
2 9 (8.04%) Web Services
3 8 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 7 (6.25%) SOAP
5 5 (4.46%) REST
6 3 (2.68%) XML
7 2 (1.79%) AppFabric
7 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.79%) CSS
7 2 (1.79%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.79%) HTML
7 2 (1.79%) Spring
7 2 (1.79%) WCF
8 1 (0.89%) J2EE
8 1 (0.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) iPad
2 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.68%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (2.68%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (2.68%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.68%) Streaming Video
3 3 (2.68%) Video Editing
4 2 (1.79%) CESG
4 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.89%) NHS
5 1 (0.89%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.71%) Windows
2 7 (6.25%) Unix
3 6 (5.36%) Linux
4 2 (1.79%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.89%) Android
5 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.54%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.32%) BDD
2 25 (22.32%) Test Scripting
3 16 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 16 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 16 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 14 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 13 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (11.61%) Test Automation
6 12 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (10.71%) Scrum
6 12 (10.71%) SDLC
7 11 (9.82%) Digital Marketing
7 11 (9.82%) Ethical Hacking
7 11 (9.82%) Programme Management
8 9 (8.04%) Configuration Management
8 9 (8.04%) Migration
8 9 (8.04%) Regression Testing
8 9 (8.04%) System Testing
8 9 (8.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.79%) Java
2 25 (22.32%) SQL
3 19 (16.96%) C#
4 13 (11.61%) C++
5 9 (8.04%) Python
6 7 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.46%) Ruby
8 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.57%) Perl
8 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.57%) VB
9 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.68%) VBScript
10 2 (1.79%) C
11 1 (0.89%) PHP
11 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) CREST Certified
3 9 (8.04%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.25%) ISEB
4 7 (6.25%) SANS
5 6 (5.36%) CEH
5 6 (5.36%) CISSP
6 4 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.68%) CHECK Team Leader
7 3 (2.68%) GIAC
7 3 (2.68%) GPEN
7 3 (2.68%) GWAPT
8 2 (1.79%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (1.79%) CISM
8 2 (1.79%) OSCP
9 1 (0.89%) PMP
9 1 (0.89%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (29.46%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.79%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.79%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.68%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (8.04%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.46%) Nmap
3 3 (2.68%) Nessus
4 1 (0.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (13.39%) SAP
2 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.36%) HP
4 5 (4.46%) Oracle
5 3 (2.68%) Sourcefire
5 3 (2.68%) Talend
6 2 (1.79%) Lotus
7 1 (0.89%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.89%) CA
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco
7 1 (0.89%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.89%) Guidewire
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