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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 99 78 95
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 40 69 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 2.33% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 2.52% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 55 8
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£335 £315 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £238 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £375 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £306 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.22% -5.76%
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 £37.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +3.44%
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
2833 2735 1900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.68% 92.46% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1785 1781 1143
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 188 137
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +2 14 £400 +14.28% 13
Bristol -12 12 £363 +5.45% 7
Somerset +4 5 £213 -33.59% 1
Wiltshire -5 3 £400 +12.67%
Devon -5 3 £310 +7.82%
Dorset -3 2 £350 +16.66% 4
Avon - 1 £180 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 37 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
3 19 (28.36%) ISEB
4 14 (20.90%) Selenium
4 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
5 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
6 12 (17.91%) DV Cleared
7 11 (16.42%) Functional Testing
8 10 (14.93%) Manual Testing
8 10 (14.93%) JIRA
8 10 (14.93%) Scrum
8 10 (14.93%) Java
8 10 (14.93%) Web Services
9 9 (13.43%) HP
9 9 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (11.94%) LoadRunner
10 8 (11.94%) Finance
10 8 (11.94%) J2EE
10 8 (11.94%) Cucumber
11 7 (10.45%) BDD
11 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Analytics
11 7 (10.45%) C
11 7 (10.45%) Linux
11 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
11 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.45%) Load Testing
12 6 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
12 6 (8.96%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
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%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (20.90%) Selenium
2 10 (14.93%) JIRA
3 8 (11.94%) LoadRunner
3 8 (11.94%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.96%) SpecFlow
5 5 (7.46%) JMeter
5 5 (7.46%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.97%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (4.48%) NUnit
7 3 (4.48%) Calabash
8 2 (2.99%) MSTest
8 2 (2.99%) WATIR
9 1 (1.49%) TestNG
9 1 (1.49%) JBehave
9 1 (1.49%) Xcode
9 1 (1.49%) JUnit
9 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Military
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) Web Services
2 8 (11.94%) J2EE
3 3 (4.48%) .NET
4 2 (2.99%) HTML
4 2 (2.99%) SOAP
5 1 (1.49%) CSS
5 1 (1.49%) JSP
5 1 (1.49%) XML
5 1 (1.49%) WCF
5 1 (1.49%) WPF
5 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.48%) NHS
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Linux
2 4 (5.97%) Android
2 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.48%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) UNIX
4 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.42%) Functional Testing
3 10 (14.93%) Scrum
3 10 (14.93%) Manual Testing
4 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
4 7 (10.45%) Load Testing
4 7 (10.45%) BDD
4 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
4 7 (10.45%) Analytics
5 6 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
6 5 (7.46%) TDD
6 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
6 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
6 5 (7.46%) User Stories
6 5 (7.46%) Automation Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.48%) Kanban
8 3 (4.48%) Security Testing
8 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) Java
2 7 (10.45%) C
3 6 (8.96%) C#
3 6 (8.96%) SQL
4 4 (5.97%) Ruby
5 3 (4.48%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.49%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
2 19 (28.36%) ISEB
3 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
4 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
5 12 (17.91%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.49%) Degree
6 1 (1.49%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) ISO 9001
1 5 (7.46%) ISO 14001
2 4 (5.97%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.49%) CA LISA
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 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
4 2 (2.99%) SAP
4 2 (2.99%) Informatica
5 1 (1.49%) NetApp
5 1 (1.49%) ATG
5 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.49%) Cognos
5 1 (1.49%) Cerner
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