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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 566 563 570
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 29 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.028% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.030% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 10
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£300 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.73% +18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £411 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £273 £300
% change year-on-year
+37.36% -9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 23 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 22 August 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 -11 28 £300 -2.43% 5
London +23 16 £225 -47.05% 3
Bristol - 4 £369 - 2
South West - 4 £369 - 2
South East 0 3 £300 +57.89%
City of London +30 2 £300 - 3
West Yorkshire +12 2 - -
Leeds +10 2 - -
Yorkshire +5 2 - -
Hampshire -7 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Derby - 1 £375 -
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 £300 -
Dagenham - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Preston - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
North West - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 34 (55.74%) Selenium
2 26 (42.62%) SQL
3 20 (32.79%) Finance
4 18 (29.51%) JMeter
4 18 (29.51%) Java
5 16 (26.23%) QA
6 15 (24.59%) WebDriver
6 15 (24.59%) Scrum
7 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
7 14 (22.95%) C#
8 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
8 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
8 13 (21.31%) WATIR
8 13 (21.31%) Performance Testing
9 12 (19.67%) Open Source
9 12 (19.67%) ISTQB
9 12 (19.67%) UNIX
10 11 (18.03%) Linux
10 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
11 10 (16.39%) Windows
12 9 (14.75%) Oracle
12 9 (14.75%) HP
12 9 (14.75%) EMV
12 9 (14.75%) Smartcard
12 9 (14.75%) Ruby
13 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
13 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
13 8 (13.11%) TDD
13 8 (13.11%) Software Testing

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (3.28%) WebLogic Portal
1 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Office
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (3.28%) DMZ
1 2 (3.28%) LAN
1 2 (3.28%) VPN
2 1 (1.64%) SSL
2 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.92%) Big Data
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (55.74%) Selenium
2 18 (29.51%) JMeter
3 15 (24.59%) WebDriver
4 13 (21.31%) WATIR
5 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
6 7 (11.48%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner
9 3 (4.92%) JUnit
9 3 (4.92%) Subversion
9 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
10 2 (3.28%) Hudson
10 2 (3.28%) Trac
10 2 (3.28%) FitNesse
10 2 (3.28%) TestDirector
11 1 (1.64%) WinRunner
11 1 (1.64%) ClearQuest
11 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.64%) Fiddler
11 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 20 (32.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) .NET
2 6 (9.84%) XML
3 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.20%) HTML
4 4 (6.56%) Web Services
5 3 (4.92%) JSP
6 2 (3.28%) ICEfaces
6 2 (3.28%) Spring
6 2 (3.28%) JSF
6 2 (3.28%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.28%) J2EE
7 1 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.64%) JSON
7 1 (1.64%) HTML5
7 1 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Open Source
2 9 (14.75%) EMV
2 9 (14.75%) Smartcard
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.28%) PDA
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) GIS
4 1 (1.64%) iSeries
4 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) UNIX
2 11 (18.03%) Linux
3 10 (16.39%) Windows
4 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.64%) AIX
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Scrum
2 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
3 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (21.31%) Performance Testing
4 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
5 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
5 8 (13.11%) TDD
5 8 (13.11%) Software Testing
6 7 (11.48%) BDD
7 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.20%) OO
8 5 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.56%) Automation Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
10 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.92%) System Testing
10 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.92%) Database Tuning
10 3 (4.92%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (42.62%) SQL
2 18 (29.51%) Java
3 14 (22.95%) C#
4 9 (14.75%) Ruby
5 8 (13.11%) Python
6 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.92%) VBScript
7 3 (4.92%) PHP
8 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.28%) VB
8 2 (3.28%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.28%) Perl
8 2 (3.28%) C++
9 1 (1.64%) Jython
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.67%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.48%) ISEB
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.92%) MCITP
5 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.64%) MCSE
6 1 (1.64%) MCSA
6 1 (1.64%) MCTS
6 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.28%) NDS
2 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.64%) Nmap
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.28%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) Netcool
3 1 (1.64%) Nessus
3 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Oracle
1 9 (14.75%) HP
2 4 (6.56%) Cisco
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) Citrix
3 1 (1.64%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.64%) Veritas
3 1 (1.64%) McAfee
3 1 (1.64%) VMware
3 1 (1.64%) Endeca
3 1 (1.64%) Google
3 1 (1.64%) Coremetrics
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