The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Watford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 32 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.73% 3.45% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 3.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
130 85 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 94.89% 97.70% 99.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 35 49
Average daily rate £388 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 10
Average hourly rate £18.93 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.86 £11.00 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
Hertfordshire

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 23 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) DbVisualizer

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) HP