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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 104 85 95
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 40 51 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 1.66% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.79% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 9
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£310 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £266 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
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
2999 2857 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.72% 93.12% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1911 1860 1233
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 172 140
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Gloucestershire +2 12 £250 -33.33% 6
Bristol -17 12 £310 -11.42% 6
Wiltshire +7 9 £350 +27.27% 3
Devon 0 3 £310 +58.97% 1
Somerset +1 2 £150 -45.45% 1
Dorset -4 1 £200 -31.03% 5
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 18 (26.47%) DV Cleared
4 15 (22.06%) Selenium
4 15 (22.06%) ISEB
5 14 (20.59%) SQL
6 11 (16.18%) Java
6 11 (16.18%) TDD
7 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
7 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
8 9 (13.24%) Web Services
8 9 (13.24%) HTML
8 9 (13.24%) Manual Testing
8 9 (13.24%) Functional Testing
8 9 (13.24%) Test Planning
9 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 8 (11.76%) J2EE
10 7 (10.29%) .NET
10 7 (10.29%) C#
10 7 (10.29%) Python
10 7 (10.29%) Finance
10 7 (10.29%) Test Automation
10 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (10.29%) Analytics
10 7 (10.29%) Automation Testing
10 7 (10.29%) BDD
11 6 (8.82%) SpecFlow
11 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
11 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.82%) ISTQB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.47%) Apache
1 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.47%) Agresso
1 1 (1.47%) Maximo
1 1 (1.47%) Exstream
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (22.06%) Selenium
2 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.82%) JMeter
3 6 (8.82%) SpecFlow
3 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.88%) JBehave
4 4 (5.88%) JIRA
5 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.41%) Calabash
5 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.94%) MSTest
6 2 (2.94%) NUnit
6 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.47%) Xcode
7 1 (1.47%) JUnit
7 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.47%) TestNG
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Electronics
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Local Government
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) HTML
1 9 (13.24%) Web Services
2 8 (11.76%) J2EE
3 7 (10.29%) .NET
4 5 (7.35%) CSS
4 5 (7.35%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.88%) XML
6 2 (2.94%) SOAP
7 1 (1.47%) Middleware
7 1 (1.47%) REST
7 1 (1.47%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) NHS
1 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Linux
1 4 (5.88%) Android
1 4 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.41%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.18%) TDD
3 9 (13.24%) Manual Testing
3 9 (13.24%) Functional Testing
3 9 (13.24%) Test Planning
4 7 (10.29%) Automation Testing
4 7 (10.29%) Analytics
4 7 (10.29%) Test Automation
4 7 (10.29%) BDD
4 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
6 5 (7.35%) Use Case
6 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
6 5 (7.35%) Regression Testing
6 5 (7.35%) Scrum
7 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.88%) SDLC
8 3 (4.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (4.41%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) SQL
2 11 (16.18%) Java
3 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.29%) C#
4 7 (10.29%) Python
5 4 (5.88%) Ruby
6 3 (4.41%) Objective-C
6 3 (4.41%) C
6 3 (4.41%) C++
7 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.47%) DV Cleared
3 15 (22.06%) ISEB
4 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.41%) Degree
7 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) OpenText
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) SAP
3 2 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) Cerner
4 1 (1.47%) Informatica
4 1 (1.47%) VMware
4 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
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