The median contractor rate for a Tester was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 31 40
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.57% 1.87% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.97% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £330 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £303
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 340 304 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.32% 94.70% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 204 237
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.77% +14.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (66.67%) Confluence
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) Redis
1 2 (66.67%) Jasmine
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing

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 2 (66.67%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Appium
1 2 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (66.67%) Bitbucket
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Jasmine
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Protractor
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle