The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 40 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 0.52% 1.75% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.90% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£170 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +27.50%
Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Warwickshire region. 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
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
355 210 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 91.73% 92.11% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 111 146
Average daily rate £350 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 48
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.69 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.70% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £11.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £30.00 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Warwickshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Warwickshire region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Warwickshire region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick -3 1 £170 -
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft