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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 12 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 3.17% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£160 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
Tester
West Midlands

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
53 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 84.13% 95.45% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 10
Average daily rate £355 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £63.08 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+320.53% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £22.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 6 (85.71%) HP
1 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Nagios
3 3 (42.86%) NetIQ
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) IIS
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Nessus
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Nmap
4 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Windows NT
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
4 2 (28.57%) Terminal Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) HTML

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (42.86%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JMeter
1 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows NT
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) AIX
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Nmap
1 2 (28.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (42.86%) Nagios
3 2 (28.57%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (28.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) NetIQ
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
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