The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Tester
UK
Rank 583 604 588
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 14 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.035% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.037% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 14
Median daily rate £400 £383 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £376 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Tester within the UK.

Technical Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Tester within the UK.

Technical Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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 +24 11 £300 -23.32% 4
Leeds +16 4 - -
West Yorkshire +15 4 - -
Yorkshire +11 4 - -
South East +14 3 - -
Berkshire +14 2 - -
London +11 2 - - 3
Scotland +26 1 £400 +35.59%
West Midlands -7 1 £300 - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £300 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Technical 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 Technical Tester in the job title.

1 17 (54.84%) Java
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Unix
3 10 (32.26%) Functional Testing
3 10 (32.26%) JMeter
3 10 (32.26%) Selenium
4 9 (29.03%) LoadRunner
4 9 (29.03%) Python
4 9 (29.03%) Bash Shell
5 8 (25.81%) C++
5 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Ruby
6 7 (22.58%) Perl
6 7 (22.58%) SQL
6 7 (22.58%) HP
7 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
7 6 (19.35%) Test Management
7 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Rational Functional Tester
7 6 (19.35%) Zephyr
8 5 (16.13%) Automation Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 5 (16.13%) Scrum
8 5 (16.13%) Web Services
9 4 (12.90%) Linux
9 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
10 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (9.68%) Defect Management
10 3 (9.68%) Low Latency
10 3 (9.68%) Karma Test Runner

Technical 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 2 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) CMS
1 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) LDAP
1 2 (6.45%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.45%) Redis
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) DB2
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) JMeter
1 10 (32.26%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) LoadRunner
3 6 (19.35%) Rational Functional Tester
3 6 (19.35%) Zephyr
4 3 (9.68%) Jasmine
4 3 (9.68%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (9.68%) Protractor
4 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.45%) JIRA
5 2 (6.45%) Mockito
5 2 (6.45%) TestNG
6 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.23%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.23%) WatiN
6 1 (3.23%) WATIR
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
2 3 (9.68%) REST
3 2 (6.45%) jQuery
3 2 (6.45%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (6.45%) RESTful
3 2 (6.45%) Spring
3 2 (6.45%) Symfony
4 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Data Integration
2 2 (6.45%) IPTV
2 2 (6.45%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Unix
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) AIX
4 1 (3.23%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Functional Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
4 6 (19.35%) Test Management
5 5 (16.13%) Automation Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Scrum
5 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (9.68%) Data Management
7 3 (9.68%) Defect Management
7 3 (9.68%) ETL
7 3 (9.68%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Kanban
7 3 (9.68%) Low Latency
7 3 (9.68%) OWASP
7 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.68%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 9 (29.03%) Bash Shell
2 9 (29.03%) Python
3 8 (25.81%) C++
4 7 (22.58%) Perl
4 7 (22.58%) Ruby
4 7 (22.58%) SQL
5 3 (9.68%) C#
5 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (9.68%) SDET
2 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Ab Initio
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) VMware