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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Tester
Rank 568 547 528
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Tester 10 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.021% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.022% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
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£126 £153 £121
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.21% +25.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £110 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £269 £181
UK excluding London average daily rate £80 £140 -
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £22.50 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +164.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 - £10.00

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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
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 23 January 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 -24 10 £126 -17.21% 10
London -1 4 £135 -40.00% 4
South East -22 3 £135 -6.89% 2
Surrey - 2 £135 -
Hampshire -20 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £80 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 £80 - 1
North West - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £60 -
Scotland - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (42.31%) SQL
1 11 (42.31%) JIRA
1 11 (42.31%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 9 (34.62%) .NET
3 9 (34.62%) HP
3 9 (34.62%) ISEB
3 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 8 (30.77%) UNIX
4 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (26.92%) Test Planning
5 7 (26.92%) MPEG
5 7 (26.92%) MS Office
5 7 (26.92%) STB
6 6 (23.08%) Degree
6 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 6 (23.08%) VBScript
6 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
7 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (15.38%) SAP
9 3 (11.54%) IIS
9 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
9 3 (11.54%) Finance
9 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
10 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
10 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (7.69%) Marketing

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (11.54%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (26.92%) MS Office
3 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.85%) SAP PP
2 1 (3.85%) SAP HR
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) JMeter
2 1 (3.85%) NeoLoad
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) JSP
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) WinForms
3 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.85%) WCF
3 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) MPEG
1 7 (26.92%) STB
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) DTV
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
3 7 (26.92%) Test Planning
4 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (7.69%) Resilience Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
6 1 (3.85%) ERP
6 1 (3.85%) Requirements Management
6 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.85%) OpenUP
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) VBScript
2 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) ISEB
2 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CCA
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) HP
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) SAP
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) NetIQ
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