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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 102 100 85
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 47 49 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.39% 1.51% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.62% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 37 14
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£313 £331 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £401 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -54.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+113.52% -51.96%
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
3175 3026 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.88% 93.37% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2014 1950 1285
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
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 236 169 167
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Wiltshire +6 15 £400 +45.45% 1
Gloucestershire -1 11 £438 +16.66% 3
Devon +6 7 £325 +66.66% 1
Bristol -22 7 £310 -11.42% 6
Dorset +1 4 £200 -34.95% 2
Somerset +1 2 £220 -20.00%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 48 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.74%) Security Cleared
3 21 (24.14%) ISEB
4 20 (22.99%) SQL
5 19 (21.84%) DV Cleared
6 16 (18.39%) Selenium
7 14 (16.09%) Cucumber
8 13 (14.94%) Jenkins
8 13 (14.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (14.94%) Test Planning
8 13 (14.94%) TDD
9 12 (13.79%) Software Testing
9 12 (13.79%) Java
10 11 (12.64%) HTML
10 11 (12.64%) Finance
10 11 (12.64%) ISTQB
10 11 (12.64%) Test Scripting
10 11 (12.64%) Manual Testing
11 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
11 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
11 10 (11.49%) JavaScript
12 9 (10.34%) Python
12 9 (10.34%) Scrum
12 9 (10.34%) Ruby
13 8 (9.20%) LoadRunner
13 8 (9.20%) C#
14 7 (8.05%) .NET
14 7 (8.05%) JMeter
14 7 (8.05%) BDD
14 7 (8.05%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (1.15%) Apache
1 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Agresso
2 1 (1.15%) Maximo
2 1 (1.15%) Exstream
2 1 (1.15%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) LAN
1 1 (1.15%) VoIP
1 1 (1.15%) WLAN
1 1 (1.15%) WAN
1 1 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Selenium
2 14 (16.09%) Cucumber
3 13 (14.94%) Jenkins
4 8 (9.20%) LoadRunner
5 7 (8.05%) JMeter
5 7 (8.05%) SpecFlow
6 6 (6.90%) JBehave
7 3 (3.45%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.45%) JIRA
7 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (3.45%) Capybara
7 3 (3.45%) Calabash
8 2 (2.30%) MSTest
8 2 (2.30%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.30%) NUnit
9 1 (1.15%) Xcode
9 1 (1.15%) JUnit
9 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (12.64%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Electronics
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Local Government
4 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Military
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.64%) HTML
2 7 (8.05%) .NET
3 6 (6.90%) Web Services
3 6 (6.90%) XML
4 5 (5.75%) .NET Framework
4 5 (5.75%) J2EE
4 5 (5.75%) CSS
5 3 (3.45%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.30%) SOAP
7 1 (1.15%) JSP
7 1 (1.15%) REST
7 1 (1.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) NHS
2 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.60%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.15%) IVR
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.75%) Android
1 5 (5.75%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.60%) Linux
3 3 (3.45%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (14.94%) TDD
2 13 (14.94%) Test Planning
3 12 (13.79%) Software Testing
4 11 (12.64%) Test Scripting
4 11 (12.64%) Manual Testing
5 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
6 9 (10.34%) Scrum
7 7 (8.05%) BDD
7 7 (8.05%) Automation Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Functional Testing
8 6 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Time Management
9 5 (5.75%) Use Case
9 5 (5.75%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.75%) Analytics
10 4 (4.60%) System Testing
10 4 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.60%) SDLC
10 4 (4.60%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.99%) SQL
2 12 (13.79%) Java
3 10 (11.49%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.34%) Python
4 9 (10.34%) Ruby
5 8 (9.20%) C#
6 5 (5.75%) C++
7 4 (4.60%) C
8 3 (3.45%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (28.74%) Security Cleared
2 21 (24.14%) ISEB
3 19 (21.84%) DV Cleared
4 13 (14.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (12.64%) ISTQB
6 5 (5.75%) Degree
7 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.15%) CISM
8 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) CA LISA
2 1 (1.15%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.75%) OpenText
3 3 (3.45%) Talend
4 2 (2.30%) HP
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle
4 2 (2.30%) SAP
4 2 (2.30%) Cerner
5 1 (1.15%) Informatica
5 1 (1.15%) Avaya
5 1 (1.15%) Genesys
5 1 (1.15%) Verint
5 1 (1.15%) VMware
5 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
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