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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Tester
Rank 631 598 618
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 24 56 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.098% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.10% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 18
Median daily rate £317 £403 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% +37.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £451 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -20.00%
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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Technical Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 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 26 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -20 23 £325 -19.75% 4
London -28 9 £400 -1.23% 2
South East +4 6 £328 -
South West +16 4 £450 +12.50%
Gloucestershire - 4 £450 -
St Albans - 3 £308 -
East of England - 3 £308 -
Surrey - 3 £355 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £308 -
Gloucester - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Scotland +7 1 £305 +1.66%
Berkshire -9 1 £300 -
West Midlands -29 1 £450 +78.21% 1
Edinburgh - 1 £305 -
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Worcestershire - 1 £450 -

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Java
3 14 (38.89%) Unix
4 12 (33.33%) SQL
4 12 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 11 (30.56%) HP
6 9 (25.00%) C++
7 8 (22.22%) LoadRunner
8 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Python
8 7 (19.44%) JMeter
9 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 6 (16.67%) Scrum
9 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (16.67%) Perl
9 6 (16.67%) ETL
9 6 (16.67%) Ruby
9 6 (16.67%) Bash Shell
9 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 6 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
9 6 (16.67%) User Stories
9 6 (16.67%) Zephyr
10 5 (13.89%) BDD
10 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Web Services
10 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
10 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
11 4 (11.11%) TDD
11 4 (11.11%) Linux

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 1 (2.78%) Confluence
1 1 (2.78%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 7 (19.44%) JMeter
3 6 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
3 6 (16.67%) Zephyr
4 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 4 (11.11%) Selenium
5 3 (8.33%) Jasmine
5 3 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (8.33%) Protractor
6 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.56%) JIRA
7 1 (2.78%) Ant
7 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.78%) Maven
7 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.56%) Banking
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Front Office
1 2 (5.56%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) REST
3 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.78%) JMS
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) RESTful
5 1 (2.78%) SOAP
5 1 (2.78%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Derivative
3 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.78%) MPEG
3 1 (2.78%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (2.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 6 (16.67%) ETL
4 6 (16.67%) Scrum
4 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (16.67%) User Stories
5 5 (13.89%) BDD
5 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.11%) SOA
6 4 (11.11%) TDD
6 4 (11.11%) Test Management
7 3 (8.33%) Low Latency
7 3 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (25.00%) C++
4 7 (19.44%) Python
5 6 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 6 (16.67%) Perl
5 6 (16.67%) Ruby
6 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) VB
7 1 (2.78%) VBScript
7 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (8.33%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) HP
2 3 (8.33%) Ab Initio
2 3 (8.33%) SAP
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) IBM