The first table below looks at the demand for the Infrastructure Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 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 currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Tester
Rank 591 547 590
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +43
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Tester 12 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.010% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.011% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Average daily rate £358 £523 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% +117.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 - £240
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

Infrastructure Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 16 April 2014.

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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -32 10 £265 -49.33%
North West - 3 - -
Manchester - 3 - -
Cheshire - - - -

Infrastructure Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Tester in their job title.

1 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 17 (62.96%) SC Cleared
3 17 (62.96%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (59.26%) Test Scripting
4 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
5 13 (48.15%) Citrix
5 13 (48.15%) VMware
6 11 (40.74%) HP
7 8 (29.63%) NetApp
7 8 (29.63%) Project Planning
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (25.93%) NetBackup
8 7 (25.93%) TestDirector
8 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
9 6 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (22.22%) WinRunner
10 5 (18.52%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (18.52%) High Availability
10 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (18.52%) ISEB
11 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
11 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
12 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (11.11%) Infoblox
12 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
12 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Infrastructure Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (11.11%) Lotus Domino
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) TestDirector
2 6 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (22.22%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) PDA
1 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) AIX
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Test Scripting
2 8 (29.63%) Project Planning
3 5 (18.52%) High Availability
3 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 3 (11.11%) VBScript
1 3 (11.11%) VB
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 17 (62.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) ISEB
4 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.70%) MCTS
6 1 (3.70%) MCITP
6 1 (3.70%) MCSE
6 1 (3.70%) MCSA
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) BS7799
System Software
1 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (62.96%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (25.93%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.41%) Netcool
3 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Citrix
1 13 (48.15%) VMware
2 11 (40.74%) HP
3 8 (29.63%) NetApp
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.11%) Infoblox
6 2 (7.41%) McAfee
6 2 (7.41%) Veritas