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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 593 563 539
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 3 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.060% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.065% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 26 8
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£273 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.82% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £300 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate - £363 £288
% change year-on-year
- +26.08%
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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 2015.

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 3 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 29 May 2015. 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
London -5 3 £273 -27.33% 2
England -49 3 £273 -24.82% 4
City of London +9 2 £375 -11.76%

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) JMeter
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) WATIR
6 2 (14.29%) ATG
6 2 (14.29%) Use Case
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) Broadband
2 1 (7.14%) GPRS
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) FTP
2 1 (7.14%) Telnet
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) JMeter
3 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 2 (14.29%) WATIR
4 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (7.14%) JUnit
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (7.14%) WinRunner
5 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
5 1 (7.14%) WebLOAD
5 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
5 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (7.14%) Trac
5 1 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.14%) Redmine
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) PDA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) MCTS
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Firmware
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (7.14%) Netcool
2 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) ATG
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Talend