The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 593 561 542
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 14 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.033% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.035% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 7
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£325 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £279 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £433 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 21 November 2014.

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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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 -23 13 £325 - 11
London +1 5 £300 -25.00% 6
City of London +9 4 £294 -26.56% 3
South East -16 4 £338 -12.67%
South West -30 3 £363 +11.53% 3
Surrey - 3 £325 -
Bristol -15 2 £363 +11.53% 1
North West -7 1 £325 -
Manchester -12 1 £325 -
Slough - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - - 2
Chertsey - - - -
Leeds - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title.

1 28 (65.12%) SQL
2 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (51.16%) Selenium
4 13 (30.23%) Java
4 13 (30.23%) UNIX
5 12 (27.91%) Automated Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Oracle
7 10 (23.26%) Finance
7 10 (23.26%) QA
8 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
8 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
9 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
9 8 (18.60%) Scrum
9 8 (18.60%) Smartcard
9 8 (18.60%) EMV
9 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
10 7 (16.28%) C#
10 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
10 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
11 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
11 6 (13.95%) JMeter
11 6 (13.95%) HP
11 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
12 5 (11.63%) Linux
12 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.63%) .NET
12 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
12 5 (11.63%) WATIR
12 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
12 5 (11.63%) Ruby

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
1 3 (6.98%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) SMS
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
1 3 (6.98%) GPRS
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) VPN
2 1 (2.33%) DMZ
2 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.98%) Big Data
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (51.16%) Selenium
2 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
3 6 (13.95%) JMeter
4 5 (11.63%) WATIR
4 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
5 4 (9.30%) Subversion
5 4 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.98%) Trac
6 3 (6.98%) JUnit
7 2 (4.65%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
8 1 (2.33%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.33%) Hudson
8 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.33%) JIRA
8 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.33%) NUnit
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) J2EE
2 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.98%) XML
2 3 (6.98%) Hibernate
2 3 (6.98%) Spring
2 3 (6.98%) JSF
2 3 (6.98%) ICEfaces
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) JSP
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) EMV
1 8 (18.60%) Smartcard
2 5 (11.63%) Open Source
3 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (2.33%) GIS
5 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) UNIX
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.98%) Android
5 2 (4.65%) Windows
6 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Automated Testing
3 8 (18.60%) Scrum
3 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
5 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.30%) ETL
6 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
7 3 (6.98%) MVC
7 3 (6.98%) User Stories
7 3 (6.98%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.98%) TDD
7 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.98%) Security Testing
7 3 (6.98%) BDD
8 2 (4.65%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.65%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) SQL
2 13 (30.23%) Java
3 7 (16.28%) C#
3 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
4 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
5 5 (11.63%) Ruby
6 3 (6.98%) Python
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.98%) VBScript
7 2 (4.65%) VB
7 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.65%) Perl
7 2 (4.65%) C++
7 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.33%) Jython
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.98%) ISEB
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.65%) MCITP
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) NDS
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 6 (13.95%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco
3 3 (6.98%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.33%) Informatica
5 1 (2.33%) ATG
5 1 (2.33%) Talend
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