The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Salford region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Manchester / Salford
Rank - 13 9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford - 12.20% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category - 12.82% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Salford 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
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
63 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 96.92% 95.12% 96.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 31 16
Median daily rate £425 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Tester Skill Set
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Salford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Salford 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 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
1 1 (50.00%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing