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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 118 77 92
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 25 67 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 2.11% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 2.29% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 51 19
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£330 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.25 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
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
2911 2927 2169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.66% 92.13% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1805 1780 1287
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 178 145
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.33 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Tester Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 April 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
Gloucestershire -6 10 £325 - 14
Bristol -18 5 £330 +1.53% 9
Somerset 0 4 £275 -10.56%
Wiltshire 0 2 £375 +28.20%
Dorset -1 2 £350 +7.69% 2
Devon -2 1 £335 +16.52% 2
Avon - 1 £180 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 36 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
3 19 (28.36%) ISEB
4 17 (25.37%) SC Cleared
5 16 (23.88%) Linux
6 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
6 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
7 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
7 12 (17.91%) Selenium
8 11 (16.42%) Python
9 10 (14.93%) Electronics
9 10 (14.93%) Finance
9 10 (14.93%) JIRA
9 10 (14.93%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (14.93%) Functional Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Automation Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Scrum
10 9 (13.43%) HP
11 8 (11.94%) LoadRunner
11 8 (11.94%) SQL
11 8 (11.94%) Web Services
11 8 (11.94%) Performance Testing
11 8 (11.94%) DV Cleared
12 7 (10.45%) WebDriver
12 7 (10.45%) Load Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Java
12 7 (10.45%) J2EE
12 7 (10.45%) JMeter
13 6 (8.96%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (1.49%) Apache
1 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Summit
2 1 (1.49%) Exstream
2 1 (1.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.49%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) WAN
1 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Selenium
2 10 (14.93%) JIRA
3 8 (11.94%) LoadRunner
4 7 (10.45%) JMeter
4 7 (10.45%) WebDriver
5 5 (7.46%) GoogleTest
5 5 (7.46%) WATIR
6 4 (5.97%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.49%) Behat
8 1 (1.49%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.49%) TestNG
8 1 (1.49%) NUnit
8 1 (1.49%) JUnit
8 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (14.93%) Electronics
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Automotive
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Military
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) Web Services
2 7 (10.45%) J2EE
3 1 (1.49%) CSS
3 1 (1.49%) JSP
3 1 (1.49%) HTML
3 1 (1.49%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) WCF
3 1 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Open Source
2 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.99%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Linux
2 5 (7.46%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (4.48%) Windows
4 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.99%) Android
4 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
3 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
4 10 (14.93%) Functional Testing
5 9 (13.43%) Automation Testing
5 9 (13.43%) Scrum
6 8 (11.94%) Performance Testing
7 7 (10.45%) Load Testing
7 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.96%) Analytics
8 6 (8.96%) User Stories
8 6 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Manual Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Security Testing
11 3 (4.48%) Integration Testing
11 3 (4.48%) E-Commerce
12 2 (2.99%) ETL
12 2 (2.99%) Software Engineering
12 2 (2.99%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.42%) Python
2 8 (11.94%) SQL
3 7 (10.45%) Java
4 6 (8.96%) C
5 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
2 19 (28.36%) ISEB
3 17 (25.37%) SC Cleared
4 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
5 8 (11.94%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) CEH
6 2 (2.99%) CISSP
7 1 (1.49%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) ISO 9001
1 5 (7.46%) ISO 14001
2 3 (4.48%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) HP
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.46%) Google
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
5 2 (2.99%) ATG
5 2 (2.99%) Informatica
6 1 (1.49%) NetApp
6 1 (1.49%) Cognos
6 1 (1.49%) Cerner
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