The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Staffordshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 23 24 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.74% 1.74% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.80% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £31.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-59.67% +210.00%
Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
125 111 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 91.91% 96.52% 98.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 60 97
Average daily rate £330 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 17
Average hourly rate £13.44 £15.21 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.64% -9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £23.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Tester
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Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Staffordshire region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Staffordshire region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stafford - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP