The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 6 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 8.00% 3.28% -
As % of the Job Titles category 8.00% 3.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£238 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £302 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.78% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+106.40% -51.96%
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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 Wolverhampton 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
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
25 51 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 100.00% 83.61% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 20
Average daily rate £325 £340 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £11.75 £63.08 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.37% +320.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Wolverhampton region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Wolverhampton

Tester
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) QA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA