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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 13 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 2.63% - 10.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% - 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £350 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
Tester
Manchester

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
37 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 97.37% 92.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 20
Median daily rate £370 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.33% -30.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 2016, 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
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber

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 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing