The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedford region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 11 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 1.79% 3.33% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford 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
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 94.64% 90.00% 97.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 26
Median daily rate £375 £425 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +23.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £11.33 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedford region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Tester Skill Set
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL