The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Tester
Rank 567 526 576
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Tester 20 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.038% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.041% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 6
Average daily rate £138 £113 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £100 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £278 £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 - £153
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £85.00 £15.00 £7.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+466.66% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 £7.00
% change year-on-year
- +385.71%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
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 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 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 -84 20 £138 +22.22% 10
London -26 11 £138 +22.22% 5
South East -12 2 £150 -
North West - 2 £150 -
Cheshire - 2 £150 -
Hampshire - 2 £150 -
Chester - 2 £150 -
City of London -18 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -20 1 £120 - 1
Yorkshire -21 1 £120 - 1
Leeds - 1 £120 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Grays - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Bromsgrove - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 14 (45.16%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
3 9 (29.03%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
4 7 (22.58%) VBScript
4 7 (22.58%) VB.NET
4 7 (22.58%) .NET
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) UNIX
5 6 (19.35%) ISEB
5 6 (19.35%) JIRA
5 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
6 5 (16.13%) LoadRunner
6 5 (16.13%) MPEG
6 5 (16.13%) MS Office
6 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
7 4 (12.90%) SAP
7 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.90%) Scrum
7 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.90%) STB
8 3 (9.68%) Java
8 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.45%) BC Cleared
9 2 (6.45%) FMCG

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.13%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Star Schema
2 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) JIRA
2 5 (16.13%) LoadRunner
3 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (6.45%) Selenium
5 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.23%) MonkeyTalk
5 1 (3.23%) Calabash
5 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.23%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) MPEG
2 4 (12.90%) STB
3 2 (6.45%) FMCG
3 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Derivative
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Equities
4 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
3 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
4 5 (16.13%) Migration
4 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) Scrum
5 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Web Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Change Management
8 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.23%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) VBScript
2 7 (22.58%) VB.NET
3 3 (9.68%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) VB
4 2 (6.45%) C
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) ISEB
3 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) BC Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) HP