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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 71 110 89
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 74 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.46% 1.16% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 1.21% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 22 28
Average daily rate £350 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £448 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
2867 3062 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.34% 95.84% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1938 1957 1414
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 176 161
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 +15 26 £320 -28.88% 2
Devon +11 26 £350 -12.50%
Gloucestershire +12 9 £450 +63.63% 7
Somerset +4 5 £310 +21.09% 1
Bristol -9 4 £315 -13.10% 8
Dorset - 1 £210 - 3
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 66 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (38.93%) Security Cleared
3 44 (29.53%) Test Automation
4 32 (21.48%) Cucumber
5 31 (20.81%) SC Cleared
5 31 (20.81%) Finance
5 31 (20.81%) ISEB
6 26 (17.45%) Selenium
6 26 (17.45%) Ruby
7 25 (16.78%) Gherkin
7 25 (16.78%) Functional Testing
8 24 (16.11%) Jenkins
8 24 (16.11%) Scrum
9 23 (15.44%) Software Testing
10 22 (14.77%) Java
11 21 (14.09%) Capybara
11 21 (14.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 19 (12.75%) ISTQB
12 19 (12.75%) Manual Testing
13 18 (12.08%) Test Scripting
14 17 (11.41%) DV Cleared
15 16 (10.74%) BDD
16 15 (10.07%) Time Management
16 15 (10.07%) Automated Testing
16 15 (10.07%) HP UFT
17 14 (9.40%) Microsoft
17 14 (9.40%) ITIL
18 13 (8.72%) JavaScript
18 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (8.05%) Defect Tracking

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.34%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.34%) WordPress
3 1 (0.67%) Confluence
3 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.67%) JBoss
3 1 (0.67%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (6.71%) MS Office
2 2 (1.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (5.37%) Unit4 Business World
2 6 (4.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.67%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.67%) Magento
3 1 (0.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.01%) VoIP
2 2 (1.34%) LAN
2 2 (1.34%) Skype
2 2 (1.34%) WAN
3 1 (0.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.03%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (3.36%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.34%) Big Data
4 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.67%) OrientDB
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (21.48%) Cucumber
2 26 (17.45%) Selenium
3 24 (16.11%) Jenkins
4 21 (14.09%) Capybara
5 15 (10.07%) HP UFT
6 9 (6.04%) LoadRunner
7 6 (4.03%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.36%) RSpec
8 5 (3.36%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.01%) JBehave
9 3 (2.01%) JMeter
9 3 (2.01%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (1.34%) Maven
10 2 (1.34%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.67%) JIRA
11 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.67%) WATIR
General
1 31 (20.81%) Finance
2 10 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.03%) Electronics
3 6 (4.03%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.03%) Marketing
4 4 (2.68%) Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.78%) Gherkin
2 6 (4.03%) Middleware
2 6 (4.03%) Web Services
3 5 (3.36%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (2.68%) .NET
4 4 (2.68%) HTML
5 3 (2.01%) RESTful
6 2 (1.34%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.34%) J2EE
6 2 (1.34%) SOAP
6 2 (1.34%) Spring
6 2 (1.34%) XML
7 1 (0.67%) CSS
7 1 (0.67%) GWT
7 1 (0.67%) HTML5
7 1 (0.67%) Java EE
7 1 (0.67%) jQuery
7 1 (0.67%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.68%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.01%) NHS
4 2 (1.34%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.34%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.67%) Informatics
5 1 (0.67%) IVR
5 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.05%) Windows
2 9 (6.04%) Linux
3 5 (3.36%) Unix
4 2 (1.34%) Android
4 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.34%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.67%) CentOS
5 1 (0.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.53%) Test Automation
3 25 (16.78%) Functional Testing
4 24 (16.11%) Scrum
5 23 (15.44%) Software Testing
6 19 (12.75%) Manual Testing
7 18 (12.08%) Test Scripting
8 16 (10.74%) BDD
9 15 (10.07%) Automated Testing
9 15 (10.07%) Time Management
10 14 (9.40%) ITIL
11 12 (8.05%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (6.71%) TDD
13 10 (6.71%) Test Planning
14 8 (5.37%) Mentoring
14 8 (5.37%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (5.37%) Penetration Testing
15 7 (4.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.45%) Ruby
2 22 (14.77%) Java
3 13 (8.72%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.05%) SQL
5 9 (6.04%) PHP
5 9 (6.04%) Python
6 7 (4.70%) C++
7 6 (4.03%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.03%) C
8 5 (3.36%) C#
8 5 (3.36%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.36%) VB
9 2 (1.34%) Groovy
9 2 (1.34%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.67%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.67%) F#
10 1 (0.67%) Perl
10 1 (0.67%) Scala
10 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (38.93%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.81%) ISEB
2 31 (20.81%) SC Cleared
3 21 (14.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (12.75%) ISTQB
5 17 (11.41%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.36%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.01%) CEH
7 3 (2.01%) CREST Certified
7 3 (2.01%) GIAC
7 3 (2.01%) GPEN
7 3 (2.01%) GWAPT
8 2 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) Disclosure Scotland
1 10 (6.71%) QA
2 3 (2.01%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.34%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.67%) Ansible
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.67%) SCCM
3 1 (0.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.38%) Oracle
3 8 (5.37%) HP
4 7 (4.70%) Siebel
5 6 (4.03%) SAP
6 5 (3.36%) Informatica
7 3 (2.01%) Cognos
7 3 (2.01%) IBM
7 3 (2.01%) Talend
8 2 (1.34%) ATG
8 2 (1.34%) Lotus
9 1 (0.67%) Avaya
9 1 (0.67%) Cerner
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco
9 1 (0.67%) Genesys
9 1 (0.67%) Murex
9 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.67%) Telerik
9 1 (0.67%) Verint
9 1 (0.67%) VMware
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