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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 101 95 80
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 42 40 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.41% 1.32% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.38% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 55
Median daily rate £325 £335 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £221 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £435 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £306
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £43.50 £27.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.63% -9.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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
2839 2896 2794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.43% 95.67% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1814 1828 1815
Median daily rate £369 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 181 192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +9 16 £300 -25.00%
Devon +10 13 £323 +4.03%
Dorset -3 5 £294 -16.07% 3
Gloucestershire -9 4 £325 -18.75% 11
Bristol -9 3 £303 -16.55% 6
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
3 27 (29.03%) Java
4 25 (26.88%) SC Cleared
5 21 (22.58%) BDD
6 20 (21.51%) Scrum
7 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
8 18 (19.35%) Selenium
9 17 (18.28%) QA
9 17 (18.28%) SQL
9 17 (18.28%) Cucumber
10 15 (16.13%) ISEB
11 13 (13.98%) Finance
11 13 (13.98%) C#
12 12 (12.90%) Test Scripting
12 12 (12.90%) Manual Testing
12 12 (12.90%) ISTQB
13 11 (11.83%) Automated Testing
13 11 (11.83%) JavaScript
13 11 (11.83%) Web Services
13 11 (11.83%) Linux
13 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
13 11 (11.83%) Functional Testing
14 10 (10.75%) Defect Management
14 10 (10.75%) Telecoms
14 10 (10.75%) JIRA
15 9 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
15 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (9.68%) Oracle
15 9 (9.68%) Automation Testing

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 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.15%) WordPress
4 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) Internet
1 2 (2.15%) SSH
2 1 (1.08%) LAN
2 1 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) Big Data
2 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (19.35%) Selenium
2 17 (18.28%) Cucumber
3 10 (10.75%) JIRA
4 9 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (7.53%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.45%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.30%) Capybara
7 4 (4.30%) NUnit
8 3 (3.23%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.15%) TestLink
9 2 (2.15%) Zephyr
10 1 (1.08%) JBehave
10 1 (1.08%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (1.08%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.60%) Electronics
3 8 (8.60%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.60%) Marketing
4 5 (5.38%) Retail
5 3 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.83%) Web Services
2 8 (8.60%) RESTful
3 6 (6.45%) Gherkin
3 6 (6.45%) SOAP
4 5 (5.38%) HTML
5 4 (4.30%) CSS
5 4 (4.30%) Hibernate
5 4 (4.30%) Spring
6 3 (3.23%) Middleware
6 3 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (3.23%) REST
7 2 (2.15%) .NET
7 2 (2.15%) Itk
8 1 (1.08%) HTML5
8 1 (1.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.15%) Internet of Things
3 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.15%) NHS
4 1 (1.08%) Blog
4 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.08%) Informatics
4 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.08%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Linux
2 7 (7.53%) Windows
3 4 (4.30%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.15%) Android
4 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.58%) BDD
3 20 (21.51%) Scrum
4 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
5 12 (12.90%) Manual Testing
5 12 (12.90%) Test Scripting
6 11 (11.83%) Automated Testing
6 11 (11.83%) Functional Testing
7 10 (10.75%) Defect Management
8 9 (9.68%) Automation Testing
8 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (8.60%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (8.60%) Programme Management
10 7 (7.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (7.53%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.53%) Software Testing
11 6 (6.45%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.45%) Test Management
12 5 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.03%) Java
2 17 (18.28%) SQL
3 13 (13.98%) C#
4 11 (11.83%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.60%) Groovy
6 7 (7.53%) C++
7 5 (5.38%) Ruby
8 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.23%) Python
8 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.15%) C
9 2 (2.15%) PHP
10 1 (1.08%) F#
10 1 (1.08%) VB
10 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
2 25 (26.88%) SC Cleared
3 15 (16.13%) ISEB
4 12 (12.90%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (5.38%) CEH
5 5 (5.38%) CREST Certified
5 5 (5.38%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.38%) GIAC
5 5 (5.38%) GPEN
5 5 (5.38%) GWAPT
6 3 (3.23%) Degree
6 3 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.28%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) ISO 14001
2 3 (3.23%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.15%) HL7
4 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) Docker
3 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.08%) Nagios
2 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.08%) RSA Archer
2 1 (1.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.68%) Oracle
3 8 (8.60%) SAP
4 4 (4.30%) HP
4 4 (4.30%) Siebel
5 3 (3.23%) ATG
6 2 (2.15%) Informatica
7 1 (1.08%) hybris
7 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.08%) Splunk
7 1 (1.08%) Telerik
7 1 (1.08%) VMware
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