The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 558 545 561
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 30 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.023% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.025% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 11
Average daily rate £375 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £373 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £288 £288
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -18 28 £375 +1.62% 7
London -25 16 £381 +3.31% 4
City of London -4 7 £425 - 4
South West - 6 £369 - 1
Bristol - 6 £369 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
Leeds - 4 £325 -
South East -15 2 £313 +8.69% 1
Scotland - 2 £368 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 22 (43.14%) Selenium
3 15 (29.41%) JMeter
3 15 (29.41%) Windows
4 13 (25.49%) SQL
5 12 (23.53%) .NET
5 12 (23.53%) Oracle
5 12 (23.53%) Scrum
5 12 (23.53%) WATIR
5 12 (23.53%) ISTQB
5 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
5 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 12 (23.53%) WebDriver
6 10 (19.61%) Open Source
6 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
6 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
6 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
6 10 (19.61%) Performance Testing
6 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (19.61%) C#
6 10 (19.61%) HTML
6 10 (19.61%) Linux
6 10 (19.61%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (17.65%) Java
7 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 8 (15.69%) UNIX
8 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
8 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (13.73%) HP Quality Center

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (7.84%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.88%) IIS
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) Lync
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.96%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 6 (11.76%) HTTPS
1 6 (11.76%) SSL
1 6 (11.76%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.96%) FTP
2 1 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) DB2
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (43.14%) Selenium
2 15 (29.41%) JMeter
3 12 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 12 (23.53%) WATIR
4 10 (19.61%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (11.76%) LoadRunner
6 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.88%) FitNesse
7 3 (5.88%) JIRA
7 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.92%) TestDirector
8 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.92%) Bugzilla
8 2 (3.92%) ClearQuest
8 2 (3.92%) Ant
9 1 (1.96%) JUnit
9 1 (1.96%) ClearCase
9 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Back Office
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) .NET
2 10 (19.61%) HTML
3 7 (13.73%) XML
4 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 6 (11.76%) JSP
5 3 (5.88%) Web Services
5 3 (5.88%) JSF
5 3 (5.88%) HTML5
6 2 (3.92%) XML Schema
6 2 (3.92%) SOAP
7 1 (1.96%) DOM
7 1 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.96%) RESTful
7 1 (1.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Open Source
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.92%) Credit Derivative
2 2 (3.92%) PDA
2 2 (3.92%) Derivative
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.96%) iSeries
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Linux
3 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (15.69%) UNIX
4 6 (11.76%) Windows 2000
5 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.92%) Android
8 1 (1.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Scrum
2 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (19.61%) Performance Testing
2 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
2 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
2 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
3 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 7 (13.73%) TDD
4 7 (13.73%) Validation
5 6 (11.76%) Workflow
6 5 (9.80%) BDD
7 4 (7.84%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.84%) OO
7 4 (7.84%) Migration
7 4 (7.84%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.88%) Volume Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Service Management
8 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) C#
3 9 (17.65%) Java
4 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.80%) Ruby
6 4 (7.84%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.84%) Python
7 3 (5.88%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) XPath
8 1 (1.96%) XQuery
8 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) ISTQB
1 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.73%) ISEB
3 4 (7.84%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) MCSE
5 1 (1.96%) MCSA
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MCTS
5 1 (1.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Nmap
2 3 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (11.76%) Nessus
3 3 (5.88%) SCOM
4 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.96%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Oracle
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) HP
3 4 (7.84%) Citrix
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Compuware
5 1 (1.96%) Empirix
5 1 (1.96%) Veritas
5 1 (1.96%) McAfee
5 1 (1.96%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) Endeca
5 1 (1.96%) Google
5 1 (1.96%) Coremetrics
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago