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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 87 112 78
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 46 28 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.57% 0.89% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 0.93% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 54
Average daily rate £344 £343 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.36% +7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £438 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £43.50 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.63% -9.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
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
2819 3002 3019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.24% 95.94% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1850 1844
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 175 183
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.12 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.93% +11.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire +14 18 £325 -13.33% 3
Devon +12 9 £415 +23.88%
Gloucestershire +1 7 £500 +37.93% 4
Bristol -2 5 £300 -25.00% 1
Dorset -3 3 £406 +16.07%
Somerset +9 1 £325 +18.18% 4
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 57 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (41.53%) Security Cleared
3 34 (28.81%) SC Cleared
4 30 (25.42%) Test Automation
4 30 (25.42%) Cucumber
4 30 (25.42%) Java
5 26 (22.03%) ISEB
6 23 (19.49%) BDD
6 23 (19.49%) Selenium
7 21 (17.80%) QA
7 21 (17.80%) Scrum
8 20 (16.95%) Functional Testing
9 19 (16.10%) Gherkin
9 19 (16.10%) Manual Testing
9 19 (16.10%) ISTQB
10 18 (15.25%) Ruby
11 17 (14.41%) Software Testing
11 17 (14.41%) Finance
12 16 (13.56%) Capybara
13 14 (11.86%) Jenkins
13 14 (11.86%) Test Scripting
13 14 (11.86%) Automated Testing
13 14 (11.86%) HP UFT
13 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
13 14 (11.86%) Linux
14 13 (11.02%) SQL
14 13 (11.02%) Oracle
14 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
15 12 (10.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (9.32%) Travis CI

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (4.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.39%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.69%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.69%) WordPress
4 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) MS Office
2 2 (1.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.69%) Magento
3 1 (0.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.63%) Office 365
2 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Internet
1 2 (1.69%) Skype
2 1 (0.85%) LAN
2 1 (0.85%) SSH
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) Oracle BI EE
1 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.69%) Big Data
3 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.85%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (25.42%) Cucumber
2 23 (19.49%) Selenium
3 16 (13.56%) Capybara
4 14 (11.86%) HP UFT
4 14 (11.86%) Jenkins
5 11 (9.32%) Travis CI
6 8 (6.78%) JIRA
6 8 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (5.93%) WebDriver
8 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.39%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.54%) RSpec
11 2 (1.69%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.69%) TestLink
12 1 (0.85%) eggPlant
12 1 (0.85%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.85%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (14.41%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.63%) Electronics
3 9 (7.63%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.63%) Marketing
4 5 (4.24%) Retail
5 4 (3.39%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.10%) Gherkin
2 11 (9.32%) Web Services
3 8 (6.78%) RESTful
4 5 (4.24%) Middleware
4 5 (4.24%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (4.24%) SOAP
5 4 (3.39%) .NET
5 4 (3.39%) HTML
6 3 (2.54%) CSS
6 3 (2.54%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.54%) Spring
7 2 (1.69%) Itk
7 2 (1.69%) REST
8 1 (0.85%) HTML5
8 1 (0.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.39%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.54%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.69%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.69%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) Blog
5 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.85%) Informatics
5 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.86%) Linux
2 11 (9.32%) Windows
3 4 (3.39%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.54%) Android
4 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.54%) Unix
5 2 (1.69%) CentOS
5 2 (1.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.42%) Test Automation
3 23 (19.49%) BDD
4 21 (17.80%) Scrum
5 20 (16.95%) Functional Testing
6 19 (16.10%) Manual Testing
7 17 (14.41%) Software Testing
8 14 (11.86%) Automated Testing
8 14 (11.86%) Test Scripting
9 11 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.47%) Automation Testing
10 10 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (8.47%) Defect Management
10 10 (8.47%) ITIL
10 10 (8.47%) Time Management
11 9 (7.63%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (7.63%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (7.63%) Programme Management
12 8 (6.78%) ETL
12 8 (6.78%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.42%) Java
2 18 (15.25%) Ruby
3 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.02%) SQL
5 10 (8.47%) C#
6 8 (6.78%) Groovy
7 6 (5.08%) Python
8 5 (4.24%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.24%) C++
9 4 (3.39%) PHP
10 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.54%) VB
11 2 (1.69%) C
11 2 (1.69%) F#
12 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (41.53%) Security Cleared
2 34 (28.81%) SC Cleared
3 26 (22.03%) ISEB
4 19 (16.10%) ISTQB
5 12 (10.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (6.78%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (4.24%) CEH
8 5 (4.24%) CREST Certified
8 5 (4.24%) GIAC
8 5 (4.24%) GPEN
8 5 (4.24%) GWAPT
9 3 (2.54%) Degree
9 3 (2.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.80%) QA
2 8 (6.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.69%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) Ansible
2 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.85%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
1 13 (11.02%) Oracle
2 9 (7.63%) SAP
3 7 (5.93%) Siebel
4 6 (5.08%) HP
5 5 (4.24%) Informatica
6 3 (2.54%) ATG
7 2 (1.69%) Lotus
7 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.85%) hybris
8 1 (0.85%) IFS
8 1 (0.85%) Murex
8 1 (0.85%) Splunk
8 1 (0.85%) Telerik
8 1 (0.85%) VMware
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago