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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / South West
Rank 76 87 121
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 63 51 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.33% 1.74% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 1.81% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 18
Median daily rate £325 £358 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £275 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £106.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-80.11% +226.92%

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
2570 2824 3067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.11% 96.15% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1865 1943
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 168 150
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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
Bristol +19 20 £325 +16.07% 13
Wiltshire +2 20 £355 -0.69% 11
Dorset +10 7 £363 +72.61% 6
Gloucestershire +1 6 £313 -37.50% 9
Somerset +2 5 £475 +46.15% 12
Devon -8 4 £306 -26.26% 7
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 75 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (39.53%) Selenium
3 41 (31.78%) Java
4 38 (29.46%) QA
5 37 (28.68%) Finance
6 36 (27.91%) Test Scripting
6 36 (27.91%) BDD
7 32 (24.81%) Cucumber
8 24 (18.60%) WebDriver
8 24 (18.60%) C#
9 23 (17.83%) SQL
9 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
10 21 (16.28%) .NET
11 19 (14.73%) SOAP
11 19 (14.73%) Manual Testing
11 19 (14.73%) Automation Testing
12 18 (13.95%) SDLC
13 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
14 16 (12.40%) Web Services
14 16 (12.40%) SAP
15 14 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (10.85%) Regression Testing
15 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
15 14 (10.85%) Banking
15 14 (10.85%) Software Testing
15 14 (10.85%) SoapUI
15 14 (10.85%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 13 (10.08%) Digital Marketing
16 13 (10.08%) Performance Testing
16 13 (10.08%) SAP Oil and Gas

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 3 (2.33%) CMS
1 3 (2.33%) IIS
2 2 (1.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (10.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.55%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.55%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.55%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.78%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Slack
2 1 (0.78%) GitHub
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) Firewall
1 5 (3.88%) Wireshark
2 4 (3.10%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (3.10%) Network Security
3 2 (1.55%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) GIS
5 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.78%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (39.53%) Selenium
2 32 (24.81%) Cucumber
3 24 (18.60%) WebDriver
4 14 (10.85%) SoapUI
5 9 (6.98%) JIRA
6 7 (5.43%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.43%) JMeter
6 7 (5.43%) Metasploit
6 7 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.88%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.88%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.88%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.88%) TestComplete
8 4 (3.10%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.10%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.33%) Maven
9 3 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.55%) Ant
10 2 (1.55%) IntelliJ
General
1 37 (28.68%) Finance
2 14 (10.85%) Banking
2 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
3 13 (10.08%) Electronics
3 13 (10.08%) Manufacturing
3 13 (10.08%) Marketing
4 3 (2.33%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.55%) Retail
5 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.28%) .NET
2 19 (14.73%) SOAP
3 16 (12.40%) Web Services
4 12 (9.30%) REST
5 8 (6.20%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.33%) AppFabric
6 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.33%) WCF
7 2 (1.55%) CSS
7 2 (1.55%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.55%) HTML
7 2 (1.55%) Spring
7 2 (1.55%) XML
8 1 (0.78%) J2EE
8 1 (0.78%) JSON
8 1 (0.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.88%) iPad
2 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.33%) Streaming Video
3 3 (2.33%) Video Editing
4 2 (1.55%) CESG
4 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.78%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.30%) Windows
2 4 (3.10%) Linux
3 3 (2.33%) Android
3 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.55%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.91%) BDD
2 36 (27.91%) Test Scripting
3 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
4 19 (14.73%) Automation Testing
4 19 (14.73%) Manual Testing
5 18 (13.95%) SDLC
6 14 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (10.85%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 14 (10.85%) Regression Testing
6 14 (10.85%) Software Testing
7 13 (10.08%) Digital Marketing
7 13 (10.08%) Performance Testing
7 13 (10.08%) Programme Management
7 13 (10.08%) Scrum
8 12 (9.30%) Compatibility Testing
8 12 (9.30%) Defect Management
8 12 (9.30%) Functional Testing
9 10 (7.75%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (7.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.78%) Java
2 24 (18.60%) C#
3 23 (17.83%) SQL
4 7 (5.43%) C++
4 7 (5.43%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.10%) Python
6 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.33%) VB
6 3 (2.33%) VBScript
7 2 (1.55%) Groovy
7 2 (1.55%) Ruby
8 1 (0.78%) C
8 1 (0.78%) Perl
8 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.98%) ISEB
3 9 (6.98%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.20%) CREST Certified
5 7 (5.43%) SANS
6 6 (4.65%) CISSP
7 5 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (3.88%) CEH
8 3 (2.33%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (2.33%) CISM
8 3 (2.33%) GIAC
8 3 (2.33%) GPEN
8 3 (2.33%) GWAPT
8 3 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.55%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.55%) OSCP
10 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (29.46%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.10%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.88%) Nmap
3 2 (1.55%) Nessus
4 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (12.40%) SAP
2 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.43%) Oracle
4 4 (3.10%) Sourcefire
5 3 (2.33%) HP
6 2 (1.55%) IBM
6 2 (1.55%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (1.55%) Talend
7 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.78%) CA
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco
7 1 (0.78%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.78%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.78%) Murex
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