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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 90 91 93
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 47 59 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.66% 1.81% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.90% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 42
Median daily rate £320 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +106.34%
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
2668 3103 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.34% 95.13% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1719 1964 2079
Median daily rate £363 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 224 182
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 14 £400 +29.03% 5
Wiltshire +7 13 £375 -6.25% 9
Gloucestershire -2 9 £450 +2.85% 12
Devon -6 5 £275 -15.38% 7
Somerset +20 3 - - 9
Dorset +2 3 £325 -58.06% 7
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 41 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.74%) Java
2 25 (28.74%) SQL
2 25 (28.74%) Selenium
3 19 (21.84%) C#
4 18 (20.69%) Finance
4 18 (20.69%) QA
4 18 (20.69%) Test Scripting
4 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
4 18 (20.69%) BDD
5 17 (19.54%) Functional Testing
6 15 (17.24%) Scrum
7 14 (16.09%) ISTQB
7 14 (16.09%) Automation Testing
7 14 (16.09%) Manual Testing
7 14 (16.09%) SC Cleared
8 12 (13.79%) Cucumber
9 11 (12.64%) Software Testing
9 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
9 11 (12.64%) TDD
10 10 (11.49%) NUnit
10 10 (11.49%) ISEB
10 10 (11.49%) C++
11 9 (10.34%) SAP
11 9 (10.34%) Configuration Management
11 9 (10.34%) Regression Testing
11 9 (10.34%) JIRA
11 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
11 9 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (10.34%) Test Automation

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 (5.75%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
2 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.15%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) Skype
2 2 (2.30%) Wireless
3 1 (1.15%) Firewall
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) Network Security
3 1 (1.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.15%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.15%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (28.74%) Selenium
2 12 (13.79%) Cucumber
3 10 (11.49%) NUnit
4 9 (10.34%) JIRA
4 9 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (9.20%) WebDriver
6 7 (8.05%) JMeter
7 6 (6.90%) HP UFT
7 6 (6.90%) LoadRunner
8 5 (5.75%) Zephyr
9 4 (4.60%) Rational Functional Tester
9 4 (4.60%) TestComplete
10 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.30%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
12 1 (1.15%) JIRA Agile
12 1 (1.15%) Ranorex
12 1 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (1.15%) Robot Framework
12 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.05%) Electronics
3 7 (8.05%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.05%) Marketing
4 5 (5.75%) Retail
5 4 (4.60%) Banking
6 3 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) HTML
1 5 (5.75%) Web Services
2 4 (4.60%) CSS
2 4 (4.60%) SOAP
3 3 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.45%) Hibernate
3 3 (3.45%) RESTful
3 3 (3.45%) Spring
4 2 (2.30%) .NET
4 2 (2.30%) Itk
4 2 (2.30%) REST
5 1 (1.15%) HTML5
5 1 (1.15%) Sass
5 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Digital Media
2 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (3.45%) NHS
3 2 (2.30%) iPad
3 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.15%) Blog
4 1 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Unix
2 4 (4.60%) Linux
2 4 (4.60%) Windows
3 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.69%) BDD
2 18 (20.69%) Test Scripting
3 17 (19.54%) Functional Testing
4 15 (17.24%) Scrum
5 14 (16.09%) Automation Testing
5 14 (16.09%) Manual Testing
6 11 (12.64%) Software Testing
6 11 (12.64%) TDD
7 9 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.34%) Regression Testing
7 9 (10.34%) Test Automation
7 9 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
8 7 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.05%) Defect Management
8 7 (8.05%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (8.05%) Migration
8 7 (8.05%) Programme Management
9 6 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.74%) Java
1 25 (28.74%) SQL
2 19 (21.84%) C#
3 10 (11.49%) C++
4 8 (9.20%) Python
5 7 (8.05%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.05%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.90%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.60%) Perl
7 4 (4.60%) Ruby
7 4 (4.60%) VB
7 4 (4.60%) VBScript
8 3 (3.45%) Groovy
8 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.30%) PHP
10 1 (1.15%) C
10 1 (1.15%) F#
10 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.09%) ISTQB
2 14 (16.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.49%) ISEB
4 5 (5.75%) CREST Certified
4 5 (5.75%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (4.60%) CEH
6 3 (3.45%) Degree
6 3 (3.45%) GIAC
6 3 (3.45%) GPEN
6 3 (3.45%) GWAPT
6 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.15%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (1.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.69%) QA
2 6 (6.90%) ISO 14001
2 6 (6.90%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.30%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Docker
1 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) Nagios
2 1 (1.15%) Nessus
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
2 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (10.34%) SAP
2 8 (9.20%) HP
2 8 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle
4 2 (2.30%) Lotus
5 1 (1.15%) Talend
5 1 (1.15%) VMware
Yeovil, Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates.
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago