The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Watford 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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 23 23
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - 1.10% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.12% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +59.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £302
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +95.23%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford 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
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
122 89 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 92.42% 97.80% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 29 47
Average daily rate £400 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £160 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £12.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Tester
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Flash
1 4 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) System Testing
1 4 (100.00%) DbVisualizer
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) HP