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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 98 85 92
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 49 21 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.51% 0.93% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.01% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 26
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£331 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £357 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £43.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.02% +68.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
3021 2089 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.30% 92.89% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1948 1285 1730
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 166 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Bristol +6 31 £350 - 8
Gloucestershire -13 7 £375 +4.02% 3
Somerset -11 3 £275 -14.06% 1
Devon -11 3 £195 -38.82%
Dorset -3 2 £308 - 1
Wiltshire -12 2 £275 -21.42% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (36.52%) Selenium
2 35 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 33 (28.70%) Security Cleared
4 29 (25.22%) SC Cleared
4 29 (25.22%) Performance Testing
4 29 (25.22%) Finance
5 28 (24.35%) Scrum
5 28 (24.35%) ISEB
5 28 (24.35%) ISTQB
5 28 (24.35%) WebDriver
6 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (22.61%) Test Scripting
8 24 (20.87%) JMeter
9 21 (18.26%) Software Testing
10 19 (16.52%) Open Source
10 19 (16.52%) Java
10 19 (16.52%) SQL
11 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
11 18 (15.65%) Automated Testing
12 17 (14.78%) Test Management
13 16 (13.91%) QA
14 15 (13.04%) WATIR
15 14 (12.17%) BDD
15 14 (12.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (12.17%) SAP
16 11 (9.57%) QuickTest Pro
17 10 (8.70%) Security Testing
17 10 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (8.70%) C#
18 9 (7.83%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (2.61%) Mule
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.87%) IIS
2 1 (0.87%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.61%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.74%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.87%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.87%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) Internet
1 2 (1.74%) Firewall
2 1 (0.87%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.87%) STUN
2 1 (0.87%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.87%) SGSN
2 1 (0.87%) LTE
2 1 (0.87%) NAS
2 1 (0.87%) LDAP
2 1 (0.87%) LAN
2 1 (0.87%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.87%) VoIP
2 1 (0.87%) WAN
2 1 (0.87%) SMTP
2 1 (0.87%) HTTP
2 1 (0.87%) SNMP
2 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.87%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (2.61%) MySQL
2 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 42 (36.52%) Selenium
2 28 (24.35%) WebDriver
3 24 (20.87%) JMeter
4 15 (13.04%) WATIR
5 11 (9.57%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (7.83%) TestNG
7 9 (7.83%) JIRA
8 8 (6.96%) Maven
8 8 (6.96%) Cucumber
8 8 (6.96%) SoapUI
9 7 (6.09%) LoadRunner
10 5 (4.35%) JUnit
11 4 (3.48%) FitNesse
12 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.61%) SpecFlow
12 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.74%) NUnit
13 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
14 1 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 29 (25.22%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Banking
3 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.48%) Marketing
4 4 (3.48%) Electronics
5 3 (2.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.87%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.87%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) .NET
1 8 (6.96%) Web Services
2 7 (6.09%) SOAP
3 3 (2.61%) XML
3 3 (2.61%) RESTful
4 2 (1.74%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.74%) WCF
4 2 (1.74%) XHTML
4 2 (1.74%) WinForms
4 2 (1.74%) HTML
5 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.87%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.52%) Open Source
2 4 (3.48%) DTV
3 2 (1.74%) Replication
3 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.87%) STB
4 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.83%) Linux
2 8 (6.96%) UNIX
3 4 (3.48%) Windows
4 1 (0.87%) CentOS
4 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 29 (25.22%) Performance Testing
3 28 (24.35%) Scrum
4 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (22.61%) Test Scripting
6 21 (18.26%) Software Testing
7 18 (15.65%) Automated Testing
8 17 (14.78%) Test Management
9 14 (12.17%) BDD
10 10 (8.70%) Security Testing
11 9 (7.83%) Test Strategy
12 8 (6.96%) Test Automation
12 8 (6.96%) Time Management
13 7 (6.09%) Automation Testing
13 7 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (5.22%) Waterfall
15 5 (4.35%) Kanban
15 5 (4.35%) TDD
15 5 (4.35%) Project Management
15 5 (4.35%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.52%) Java
1 19 (16.52%) SQL
2 10 (8.70%) C#
3 5 (4.35%) Python
3 5 (4.35%) Ruby
4 3 (2.61%) PHP
5 2 (1.74%) C++
5 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.74%) Perl
5 2 (1.74%) VBScript
5 2 (1.74%) VB
6 1 (0.87%) Tcl
6 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.87%) Scala
6 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.87%) C
6 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (28.70%) Security Cleared
2 29 (25.22%) SC Cleared
3 28 (24.35%) ISEB
3 28 (24.35%) ISTQB
4 14 (12.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (6.09%) Degree
6 2 (1.74%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.91%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.87%) qmail
2 1 (0.87%) NFS
2 1 (0.87%) Nmap
2 1 (0.87%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Puppet
2 1 (0.87%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.87%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.87%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.17%) SAP
3 7 (6.09%) HP
4 6 (5.22%) Oracle
5 3 (2.61%) VMware
5 3 (2.61%) JBoss
6 2 (1.74%) Siebel
6 2 (1.74%) Cisco
6 2 (1.74%) Citrix
6 2 (1.74%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.74%) Telerik
6 2 (1.74%) Capita
7 1 (0.87%) Tektronix
7 1 (0.87%) F5
7 1 (0.87%) Talend
7 1 (0.87%) Kofax
7 1 (0.87%) Nortel
7 1 (0.87%) Avaya
7 1 (0.87%) Informatica
7 1 (0.87%) NetApp
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15 - £25.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago