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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Tester
Rank 561 557 579
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Tester 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.018% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.019% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£140 £130 £146
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £91 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £257 £204
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £228 £115
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +97.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £76.55 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
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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 -8 7 £140 +33.33% 7
London +19 5 £118 +23.68% 2
South East -10 1 - - 3
South West - 1 £163 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £163 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Somerset - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Camberley - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Folkestone - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -

Junior Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (41.94%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (19.35%) VBScript
4 6 (19.35%) VB.NET
4 6 (19.35%) .NET
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 6 (19.35%) Finance
4 6 (19.35%) Banking
4 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 5 (16.13%) SAP
5 5 (16.13%) UNIX
5 5 (16.13%) ISEB
5 5 (16.13%) Migration
5 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 5 (16.13%) JIRA
5 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
5 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
6 4 (12.90%) MS Office
6 4 (12.90%) HNC
6 4 (12.90%) HND
6 4 (12.90%) MPEG
6 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
6 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management

Junior Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (19.35%) Banking
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
2 4 (12.90%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) MPEG
2 4 (12.90%) STB
3 2 (6.45%) FMCG
4 1 (3.23%) Derivative
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.23%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
2 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
2 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
2 5 (16.13%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.45%) Scrum
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.23%) ETL
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) VBScript
2 6 (19.35%) VB.NET
3 3 (9.68%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
4 2 (6.45%) C
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 5 (16.13%) ISEB
3 4 (12.90%) HNC
3 4 (12.90%) HND
3 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) SAP
3 3 (9.68%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
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