The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Infrastructure Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Tester
Rank 640 638 604
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -34
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Tester 13 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.004% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.004% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 10
Median daily rate £300 £388 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.51% +22.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £388 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £388 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £243 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Infrastructure Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Infrastructure Tester in the job title.

Infrastructure Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Tester within the UK.

Infrastructure Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Infrastructure Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Tester within the UK.

Infrastructure Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Tester
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Scotland - 7 £243 -
London +6 6 £398 +2.58% 2
England -21 6 £398 +2.58% 5
Glasgow - 4 £230 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £265 -
Erskine - 3 £265 -

Infrastructure Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Infrastructure 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 featuring Infrastructure Tester in the job title.

1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (40.00%) Veritas
4 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 10 (40.00%) VMware
4 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (28.00%) Linux
6 7 (28.00%) Oracle
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (24.00%) MySQL
7 6 (24.00%) NetApp
7 6 (24.00%) Unix
7 6 (24.00%) HP
7 6 (24.00%) EMC
7 6 (24.00%) VPN
7 6 (24.00%) IBM
7 6 (24.00%) SAN
7 6 (24.00%) Firewall
7 6 (24.00%) IBM XIV
7 6 (24.00%) User Experience
7 6 (24.00%) NAS
7 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (24.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting

Infrastructure Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
1 6 (24.00%) NAS
1 6 (24.00%) SAN
1 6 (24.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (24.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) TestDirector
2 4 (16.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (16.00%) WinRunner
3 1 (4.00%) Capybara
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) IBM XIV
1 6 (24.00%) User Experience
2 5 (20.00%) PDA
3 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (28.00%) Linux
5 6 (24.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.00%) AIX
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (4.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (32.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.00%) Change Management
5 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Boundary Protection
7 1 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (4.00%) People Management
7 1 (4.00%) Records Management
7 1 (4.00%) Software Distribution
7 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) MCITP
2 4 (16.00%) MCSA
2 4 (16.00%) MCSE
2 4 (16.00%) MCTS
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (16.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (16.00%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (16.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Veritas
1 10 (40.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 6 (24.00%) EMC
3 6 (24.00%) HP
3 6 (24.00%) IBM
3 6 (24.00%) NetApp
4 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.00%) Citrix
5 4 (16.00%) Intel Security