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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 92 97 89
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 55 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 0.97% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.06% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 27
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£348 £225 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.44% -25.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £166 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £430 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £9.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +105.00%
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
3070 2161 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.97% 91.61% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1348 1407
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 184 197
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.43 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Wiltshire -2 20 £513 +201.47%
Bristol -5 16 £363 +38.09% 4
Devon -2 12 £331 -12.54%
Somerset -7 3 £325 +23.80%
Gloucestershire -14 2 £275 -46.07% 5
Dorset - - - - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.78%) Security Cleared
3 37 (33.94%) Selenium
4 36 (33.03%) SC Cleared
5 32 (29.36%) ISEB
6 29 (26.61%) Test Automation
7 28 (25.69%) Linux
8 25 (22.94%) SQL
9 24 (22.02%) ISTQB
9 24 (22.02%) Test Scripting
10 23 (21.10%) Software Testing
10 23 (21.10%) Java
11 21 (19.27%) Scrum
12 20 (18.35%) HP
13 19 (17.43%) Python
13 19 (17.43%) Finance
13 19 (17.43%) HP Quality Center
14 18 (16.51%) Electronics
14 18 (16.51%) Automated Testing
15 17 (15.60%) QuickTest Pro
15 17 (15.60%) User Stories
16 16 (14.68%) Automation Testing
16 16 (14.68%) JIRA
17 15 (13.76%) WebDriver
18 14 (12.84%) Performance Testing
19 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
19 13 (11.93%) QA
19 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
19 13 (11.93%) .NET
20 12 (11.01%) JMeter

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (1.83%) CMS
2 1 (0.92%) Mule
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.92%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) MS Office
3 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Summit
2 3 (2.75%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.83%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.92%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) Firewall
2 2 (1.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.92%) VoIP
3 1 (0.92%) WAN
3 1 (0.92%) HTTP
3 1 (0.92%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.92%) Network Security
3 1 (0.92%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 37 (33.94%) Selenium
2 17 (15.60%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (14.68%) JIRA
4 15 (13.76%) WebDriver
5 12 (11.01%) JMeter
6 11 (10.09%) Cucumber
7 10 (9.17%) WATIR
8 7 (6.42%) GoogleTest
8 7 (6.42%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.59%) FitNesse
10 3 (2.75%) NUnit
10 3 (2.75%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.83%) JUnit
11 2 (1.83%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.92%) TestNG
12 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.92%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.92%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 19 (17.43%) Finance
2 18 (16.51%) Electronics
3 7 (6.42%) Automotive
4 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.59%) Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Retail
6 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Marketing
6 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.93%) .NET
2 9 (8.26%) Web Services
3 6 (5.50%) HTML
3 6 (5.50%) RESTful
4 4 (3.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.67%) CSS
5 3 (2.75%) XML
5 3 (2.75%) WPF
6 2 (1.83%) WCF
6 2 (1.83%) XHTML
6 2 (1.83%) WinForms
7 1 (0.92%) Ajax
7 1 (0.92%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Open Source
2 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.83%) DTV
4 2 (1.83%) User Experience
5 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.92%) STB
5 1 (0.92%) PKI
5 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.69%) Linux
2 11 (10.09%) UNIX
3 8 (7.34%) Windows
4 7 (6.42%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.92%) Android
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.61%) Test Automation
3 24 (22.02%) Test Scripting
4 23 (21.10%) Software Testing
5 21 (19.27%) Scrum
6 18 (16.51%) Automated Testing
7 17 (15.60%) User Stories
8 16 (14.68%) Automation Testing
9 14 (12.84%) Performance Testing
10 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (7.34%) OO
12 7 (6.42%) BDD
13 5 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (3.67%) Test Management
14 4 (3.67%) Regression Testing
14 4 (3.67%) Use Case
14 4 (3.67%) Security Testing
14 4 (3.67%) Software Engineering
15 3 (2.75%) Penetration Testing
15 3 (2.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) SQL
2 23 (21.10%) Java
3 19 (17.43%) Python
4 7 (6.42%) C#
5 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.75%) C++
6 3 (2.75%) PHP
7 2 (1.83%) C
7 2 (1.83%) Ruby
8 1 (0.92%) Lua
8 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.92%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (35.78%) Security Cleared
2 36 (33.03%) SC Cleared
3 32 (29.36%) ISEB
4 24 (22.02%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.67%) Degree
5 4 (3.67%) CISSP
6 2 (1.83%) CISA
6 2 (1.83%) CISM
6 2 (1.83%) CEH
6 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.93%) QA
2 6 (5.50%) ISO 9001
2 6 (5.50%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.92%) Snort
1 1 (0.92%) Nmap
1 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (17.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.83%) Nessus
3 1 (0.92%) SCCM
3 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) HP
2 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.42%) SAP
3 7 (6.42%) Google
4 4 (3.67%) Open Text
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle
6 2 (1.83%) Juniper
6 2 (1.83%) ATG
6 2 (1.83%) Telerik
7 1 (0.92%) VMware
7 1 (0.92%) KANA
7 1 (0.92%) F5
7 1 (0.92%) Talend
7 1 (0.92%) Informatica
7 1 (0.92%) NetApp
7 1 (0.92%) Kofax
7 1 (0.92%) Cognos
7 1 (0.92%) Cisco
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Posted: 25 days ago
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