The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior 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 Junior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Tester
Rank 590 578 542
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Tester 12 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.037% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.040% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 9
Average daily rate
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£135 £138 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £117 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £157 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate - £150 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £155.00 £147.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% +502.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.00

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
51453 50379 44110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.31% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31274 30773 25223
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2016 1989 2173
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

Junior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Junior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Junior Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Junior Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Junior Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Junior Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Junior Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Junior Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Junior Tester
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
England -13 12 £135 -1.81% 7
London -2 11 £135 -1.81% 4
Suffolk - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 Junior Tester in their job title.

1 11 (44.00%) SQL
1 11 (44.00%) Regression Testing
1 11 (44.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (40.00%) JIRA
2 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 9 (36.00%) MS Office
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (32.00%) Test Planning
5 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
5 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (28.00%) STB
5 7 (28.00%) VBScript
5 7 (28.00%) VB.NET
5 7 (28.00%) MPEG
5 7 (28.00%) UNIX
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) HP
5 7 (28.00%) ISEB
6 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (24.00%) Degree
7 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (16.00%) Deep Packet Inspection

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 Junior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.00%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (36.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP PP
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) NeoLoad
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) JMeter
3 1 (4.00%) JUnit
3 1 (4.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) WinForms
2 2 (8.00%) WCF
2 2 (8.00%) WPF
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) MPEG
1 7 (28.00%) STB
2 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) UNIX
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Regression Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Test Planning
4 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.00%) System Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (16.00%) V-Model
6 4 (16.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 4 (16.00%) Use Case
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Requirements Management
9 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.00%) Release Management
9 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Validation
9 1 (4.00%) Scrum
9 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) VBScript
2 7 (28.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
5 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (28.00%) ISEB
3 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) Degree
5 4 (16.00%) HND
5 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (28.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) SAP