Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tester
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 52 52
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.05% 1.47% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.55% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £269 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.23% -7.73% +45.63%
10th Percentile £328 £225 £214
90th Percentile £400 £368 £417
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year +51.79% -18.25% +239.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 651 580 628
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 94.46% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 374 417
Bedfordshire median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £197 £200 £211
90th Percentile £575 £584 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 47
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -64.00% +123.88%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £42.05 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Bedfordshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Bedfordshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Bedfordshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +4 4 £375 +36.36%
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) Android
2 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
2 11 (78.57%) JIRA
2 11 (78.57%) Apple iOS
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Mobile App
3 10 (71.43%) QA
4 9 (64.29%) Functional Testing
4 9 (64.29%) Banking
4 9 (64.29%) Retail
5 8 (57.14%) Corporate Banking
5 8 (57.14%) TDD
5 8 (57.14%) Mac OS X
5 8 (57.14%) SOAP
5 8 (57.14%) Web Services
5 8 (57.14%) Windows
5 8 (57.14%) Java
5 8 (57.14%) SQL
5 8 (57.14%) Internet
5 8 (57.14%) Bitbucket
5 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
5 8 (57.14%) Docker
5 8 (57.14%) Appium
5 8 (57.14%) Apple Swift
5 8 (57.14%) REST
5 8 (57.14%) Redis
5 8 (57.14%) Selenium
5 8 (57.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (57.14%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
1 11 (78.57%) JIRA
2 8 (57.14%) Appium
2 8 (57.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (57.14%) Bitbucket
2 8 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 6 (42.86%) Protractor
4 3 (21.43%) Calabash
4 3 (21.43%) Jasmine
5 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 9 (64.29%) Banking
1 9 (64.29%) Retail
2 8 (57.14%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) REST
1 8 (57.14%) SOAP
1 8 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
3 2 (14.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Android
1 11 (78.57%) Apple iOS
2 8 (57.14%) Mac OS X
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) Functional Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (57.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 8 (57.14%) QA Automation
4 8 (57.14%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) API Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) SDET
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) High Availability
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Apple Swift
1 8 (57.14%) Java
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Remedy
1 2 (14.29%) Xamarin
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft