The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Junior Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior Tester
UK
Rank 589 616 590
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Tester 3 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.018% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.019% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Median daily rate £163 £156 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.74%
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £170 £98
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +74.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.50

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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Junior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Junior Tester in the job title.

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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 3 £163 +4.00% 6
North West +21 2 £163 +41.30%
Macclesfield - 2 £163 -
Cheshire - 2 £163 -
London -7 1 £125 -9.09%
City of London - 1 £125 -

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Junior Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Junior Tester in the job title.

1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
1 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 4 (28.57%) QA
2 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (14.29%) Android
4 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 2 (14.29%) WebGL
4 2 (14.29%) iOS SDK
4 2 (14.29%) High Availability
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) git-flow
3 1 (7.14%) Hudson
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) iOS SDK
1 2 (14.29%) WebGL
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Android
2 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
1 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 2 (14.29%) High Availability
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) API Design
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (7.14%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) HND
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) EPiServer