The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Woking 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 11 23 11
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 3.28% 3.45% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.92% 3.57% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£265 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% -7.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £28.06
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +6.93%
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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 Woking 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
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51 84 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 83.61% 96.55% 91.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 50 30
Average daily rate £270 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £223 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+960.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Woking

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Woking

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

Tester
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Telerik
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) ATDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Telerik