The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Tester
Rank 631 619 584
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 13 4 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.007% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.008% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 28
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £211 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £395 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Tester in the job title.

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 30 May 2016.

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 13 £400 +6.66% 4
London +5 5 £470 +72.47% 3
Leeds - 4 £381 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £381 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £381 - 1
South East -9 2 £328 -18.12%
Surrey - 2 £328 -
North West - 1 £500 -
Cheshire - 1 £500 -
Warrington - 1 £500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £400 -

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, Technical Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Technical Tester in the job title.

1 12 (38.71%) Unix
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) Linux
3 8 (25.81%) XML
4 7 (22.58%) SOAP
4 7 (22.58%) Scrum
4 7 (22.58%) SoapUI
5 6 (19.35%) RESTful
5 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
5 6 (19.35%) JSON
6 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (16.13%) HP
6 5 (16.13%) ISEB
6 5 (16.13%) Oracle
6 5 (16.13%) IBM
6 5 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
6 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
6 5 (16.13%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (12.90%) SAP
7 4 (12.90%) .NET
7 4 (12.90%) Games

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) HTTP
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) BGP
2 1 (3.23%) DOCSIS
2 1 (3.23%) MPLS
2 1 (3.23%) OSPF
2 1 (3.23%) RIP
2 1 (3.23%) SNMP
2 1 (3.23%) SSH
2 1 (3.23%) Telnet
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) SoapUI
2 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.45%) Capybara
4 2 (6.45%) eggPlant
4 2 (6.45%) Selenium
4 2 (6.45%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.23%) Ant
5 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.23%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.23%) JIRA
5 1 (3.23%) JMeter
5 1 (3.23%) Liquibase
5 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.23%) Maven
5 1 (3.23%) TestDirector
5 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (12.90%) Games
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) XML
2 7 (22.58%) SOAP
3 6 (19.35%) JSON
3 6 (19.35%) RESTful
4 4 (12.90%) .NET
5 3 (9.68%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (9.68%) Web Services
6 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
6 2 (6.45%) Middleware
6 2 (6.45%) REST
6 2 (6.45%) XML Messaging
7 1 (3.23%) Apache Camel
7 1 (3.23%) JMS
7 1 (3.23%) Silverlight
7 1 (3.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) EPoS
2 2 (6.45%) MPEG
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.23%) Derivative
3 1 (3.23%) DTV
3 1 (3.23%) IPTV
3 1 (3.23%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (3.23%) PDA
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.23%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Unix
2 10 (32.26%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) VMS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Scrum
3 5 (16.13%) BDD
3 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
3 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
3 5 (16.13%) TDD
3 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
5 3 (9.68%) CRM
5 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
5 3 (9.68%) SOA
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
5 3 (9.68%) User Stories
5 3 (9.68%) Validation
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) Open Source
6 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
6 2 (6.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Java
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
4 1 (3.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
2 5 (16.13%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (16.13%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) HP
1 5 (16.13%) IBM
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
1 5 (16.13%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (12.90%) SAP
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) Tektronix