The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Wolverhampton 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 16 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 Wolverhampton 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 13 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 9.09% 10.00% -
As % of the Job Titles category 9.23% 10.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £153 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.41% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +62.63%
Job Titles Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
65 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 98.48% 96.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 5
Average daily rate £375 £260 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £155.00 £13.50 £11.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1048.14% +19.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 5 (71.43%) HP
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (14.29%) High Availability
5 1 (14.29%) Windows NT
5 1 (14.29%) AIX
5 1 (14.29%) IIS
5 1 (14.29%) Terminal Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Nagios
5 1 (14.29%) NetIQ
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 (14.29%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) JMeter
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows NT
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Terminal Server
1 1 (14.29%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) NetIQ
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
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