The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Tester
Rank 614 608 574
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -34
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Tester 12 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.008% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.008% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate £275 £313 £461
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -32.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £360 -
% change year-on-year
-23.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 12 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -1 6 £275 -12.00% 2
Scotland - 6 £278 -
South West - 4 £275 -
Glasgow - 3 £240 -
London +6 2 £395 +34.46% 2
Renfrewshire - 2 £305 -
Erskine - 2 £305 -
Wiltshire - 1 £275 -
Corsham - 1 £275 -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -

Infrastructure Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) AIX
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Veritas
5 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (18.75%) Office 365
6 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Change Management
6 3 (18.75%) Netcool
6 3 (18.75%) Intel Security
6 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
6 3 (18.75%) Clustering
6 3 (18.75%) MCTS

Infrastructure Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
1 3 (18.75%) TestDirector
1 3 (18.75%) WinRunner
2 2 (12.50%) Capybara
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
1 3 (18.75%) PDA
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) IBM XIV
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (25.00%) AIX
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) HPUX
6 1 (6.25%) Unix
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Boundary Protection
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 3 (18.75%) MCITP
2 3 (18.75%) MCSA
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) MCTS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (18.75%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) Veritas
3 3 (18.75%) Intel Security
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp