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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Tester
Rank 585 552 527
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Tester 14 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.035% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.038% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
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£135 £140 £121
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +15.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £76 £115 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £151 £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £80 £145 -
% change year-on-year
-44.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £84.38 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £22.50 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.88 £122.50 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 - £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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Junior Tester Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Junior Tester
Top 30 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 27 March 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 14 £135 -3.57% 7
London +5 12 £174 +40.40% 1
South East -31 1 - -
South West - 1 £80 - 1
Bath - 1 £80 -
Somerset - 1 £80 -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 4
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Chester - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stafford - - - -

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (40.00%) SQL
1 10 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 10 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (36.00%) JIRA
2 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (32.00%) MS Office
3 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Degree
4 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
5 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) STB
5 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (24.00%) VBScript
5 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (24.00%) UNIX
5 6 (24.00%) MPEG
5 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (24.00%) HP
5 6 (24.00%) ISEB
6 4 (16.00%) HND
6 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
6 4 (16.00%) V-Model

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (32.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.00%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) NeoLoad
2 3 (12.00%) JMeter
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .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%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (24.00%) STB
1 6 (24.00%) MPEG
2 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (8.00%) DTV
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) UNIX
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) V-Model
5 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 4 (16.00%) System Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Use Case
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.00%) Requirements Management
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (4.00%) Release Management
8 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) VBScript
2 6 (24.00%) 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%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (24.00%) ISEB
4 4 (16.00%) HND
4 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (24.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle