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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / South West
Rank 71 74 91
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 66 77 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.57% 2.62% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.73% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 63 26
Median daily rate £325 £341 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 12
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

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
2455 2818 2917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.71% 95.82% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1924 1868
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 149 195
Median hourly rate £26.63 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.15 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Wiltshire -2 28 £335 +4.68% 10
Bristol +23 20 £325 -7.14% 13
Somerset +7 6 £413 +96.42% 10
Gloucestershire -1 4 £360 -10.00% 9
Devon -13 3 £306 -12.57% 8
Cornwall - 2 £325 - 8
Dorset - 1 £363 - 9
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 65 (52.85%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (34.15%) Java
3 41 (33.33%) Selenium
4 34 (27.64%) QA
5 33 (26.83%) Finance
6 32 (26.02%) BDD
7 31 (25.20%) Test Scripting
8 26 (21.14%) Cucumber
9 25 (20.33%) SQL
10 22 (17.89%) C#
11 21 (17.07%) Test Automation
12 19 (15.45%) .NET
13 18 (14.63%) WebDriver
14 17 (13.82%) Security Cleared
14 17 (13.82%) Manual Testing
15 16 (13.01%) Functional Testing
15 16 (13.01%) Automation Testing
16 14 (11.38%) Scrum
16 14 (11.38%) C++
16 14 (11.38%) Web Services
16 14 (11.38%) SDLC
17 13 (10.57%) SAP
17 13 (10.57%) Telecoms
17 13 (10.57%) Penetration Testing
17 13 (10.57%) Software Testing
18 12 (9.76%) SOAP
18 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
19 11 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
19 11 (8.94%) Windows
19 11 (8.94%) Ethical Hacking

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 (2.44%) IIS
2 2 (1.63%) Confluence
3 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (8.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.63%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.63%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Slack
2 1 (0.81%) GitHub
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.88%) Firewall
2 5 (4.07%) Network Security
2 5 (4.07%) Wireshark
3 4 (3.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.63%) Wireless
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.81%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.81%) GIS
5 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.81%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (33.33%) Selenium
2 26 (21.14%) Cucumber
3 18 (14.63%) WebDriver
4 9 (7.32%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.50%) JIRA
5 8 (6.50%) Metasploit
6 7 (5.69%) JMeter
6 7 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (4.88%) TestComplete
8 5 (4.07%) Git (software)
8 5 (4.07%) HP UFT
8 5 (4.07%) Jenkins
8 5 (4.07%) LoadRunner
8 5 (4.07%) NUnit
8 5 (4.07%) SpecFlow
8 5 (4.07%) Zephyr
9 4 (3.25%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.25%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (2.44%) Maven
10 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (26.83%) Finance
2 13 (10.57%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.13%) Banking
3 10 (8.13%) Electronics
3 10 (8.13%) Manufacturing
3 10 (8.13%) Marketing
4 3 (2.44%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.45%) .NET
2 14 (11.38%) Web Services
3 12 (9.76%) SOAP
4 8 (6.50%) Gherkin
4 8 (6.50%) REST
5 3 (2.44%) AppFabric
5 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.44%) WCF
6 2 (1.63%) CSS
6 2 (1.63%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.63%) HTML
6 2 (1.63%) Spring
6 2 (1.63%) XML
7 1 (0.81%) J2EE
7 1 (0.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.07%) iPad
2 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (2.44%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.44%) Streaming Video
3 3 (2.44%) Video Editing
4 2 (1.63%) CESG
4 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.81%) NHS
5 1 (0.81%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.94%) Windows
2 7 (5.69%) Unix
3 6 (4.88%) Linux
4 2 (1.63%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Android
5 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (52.85%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.02%) BDD
3 31 (25.20%) Test Scripting
4 21 (17.07%) Test Automation
5 17 (13.82%) Manual Testing
6 16 (13.01%) Automation Testing
6 16 (13.01%) Functional Testing
7 14 (11.38%) Scrum
7 14 (11.38%) SDLC
8 13 (10.57%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (10.57%) Software Testing
9 11 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (8.94%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 11 (8.94%) Ethical Hacking
10 10 (8.13%) Defect Management
10 10 (8.13%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (8.13%) Programme Management
10 10 (8.13%) TDD
11 9 (7.32%) Performance Testing
11 9 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.15%) Java
2 25 (20.33%) SQL
3 22 (17.89%) C#
4 14 (11.38%) C++
5 9 (7.32%) Python
6 7 (5.69%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.69%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.07%) Ruby
8 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.25%) Perl
9 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.44%) VB
9 3 (2.44%) VBScript
10 2 (1.63%) C
11 1 (0.81%) PHP
11 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.13%) CREST Certified
3 10 (8.13%) ISTQB
4 9 (7.32%) ISEB
5 7 (5.69%) SANS
6 6 (4.88%) CEH
6 6 (4.88%) CISSP
7 5 (4.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (3.25%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.44%) CHECK Team Leader
9 3 (2.44%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (2.44%) CISM
9 3 (2.44%) GIAC
9 3 (2.44%) GPEN
9 3 (2.44%) GWAPT
9 3 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.63%) OSCP
11 1 (0.81%) PMP
11 1 (0.81%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (27.64%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.63%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.81%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.07%) Nmap
3 3 (2.44%) Nessus
4 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (10.57%) SAP
2 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.69%) Oracle
4 6 (4.88%) HP
5 4 (3.25%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.63%) Talend
7 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.81%) CA
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco
7 1 (0.81%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.81%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.81%) Murex
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