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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 574 589 573
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 51 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.049% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.053% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 3
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£403 £305 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.96% -14.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £414 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £394 £273
% change year-on-year
-32.69% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 12 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 28 August 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
England +13 51 £403 +31.96% 5
London +30 29 £405 +80.00% 4
South East -2 19 - -
Berkshire - 19 - -
Newbury - 19 - -
City of London +6 4 £408 +35.83% 2
Warwickshire - 2 £253 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £253 - 1
North West - 1 £310 -
Wimbledon - 1 £275 -
Chester - 1 £310 -
Cheshire - 1 £310 -

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (35.19%) Requirements Analysis
2 18 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 17 (31.48%) SOAP
4 15 (27.78%) GPRS
4 15 (27.78%) GSM
4 15 (27.78%) Middleware
4 15 (27.78%) Validation
4 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 15 (27.78%) SoapUI
4 15 (27.78%) Test Planning
5 14 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (25.93%) Performance Testing
6 13 (24.07%) VoLTE
6 13 (24.07%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (20.37%) 4G
7 11 (20.37%) Test Management
7 11 (20.37%) Wireshark
7 11 (20.37%) RNC
7 11 (20.37%) 3G
7 11 (20.37%) HP
7 11 (20.37%) UMTS
8 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 9 (16.67%) HSDPA
8 9 (16.67%) LTE
8 9 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
9 7 (12.96%) NAS
9 7 (12.96%) 2G
9 7 (12.96%) Linux
10 6 (11.11%) UNIX
10 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.78%) GPRS
1 15 (27.78%) GSM
2 13 (24.07%) VoLTE
3 11 (20.37%) 4G
3 11 (20.37%) RNC
3 11 (20.37%) Wireshark
3 11 (20.37%) UMTS
3 11 (20.37%) 3G
4 9 (16.67%) HSDPA
4 9 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
4 9 (16.67%) LTE
5 7 (12.96%) NAS
5 7 (12.96%) 2G
6 5 (9.26%) Firewall
6 5 (9.26%) Telnet
6 5 (9.26%) FTP
6 5 (9.26%) HTTP
6 5 (9.26%) SMS
7 4 (7.41%) Ethernet
7 4 (7.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.85%) Data Mart
1 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) SoapUI
2 6 (11.11%) Selenium
3 5 (9.26%) JIRA
4 3 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.56%) LoadUI
5 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.70%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.70%) Capybara
5 2 (3.70%) WATIR
6 1 (1.85%) JUnit
6 1 (1.85%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.85%) Subversion
6 1 (1.85%) WebLOAD
6 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.85%) JBehave
6 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.85%) Trac
6 1 (1.85%) Redmine
General
1 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.41%) Back Office
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) SOAP
2 15 (27.78%) Middleware
3 3 (5.56%) .NET
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 2 (3.70%) React
5 1 (1.85%) RESTful
5 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.85%) NHS
2 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 6 (11.11%) UNIX
3 5 (9.26%) Solaris
4 1 (1.85%) Windows
4 1 (1.85%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Requirements Analysis
2 18 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 15 (27.78%) Test Planning
3 15 (27.78%) Validation
4 14 (25.93%) Performance Testing
5 13 (24.07%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (20.37%) Test Management
7 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.41%) Migration
9 3 (5.56%) Supplier Management
9 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Manual Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.70%) BDD
10 2 (3.70%) Build Automation
10 2 (3.70%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.70%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) Java
2 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.41%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) Ruby
4 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) PHP
5 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) ISEB
1 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 3 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) HP
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco
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