Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 48 51
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.13% 0.74% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.79% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Bedfordshire median daily rate £330 £275 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% +23.75%
10th Percentile £294 £233 £213
90th Percentile £394 £288 £396
East of England median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - +4.84%
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% +5.38%

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 586 505 589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 93.17% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 340 398
Bedfordshire median daily rate £430 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £130 £231 £244
90th Percentile £587 £588 £606
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 58
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.03 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.16% -67.44% +128.57%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.03 £15.35
90th Percentile £33.75 £23.68 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% +17.95%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 February 2018. 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
Dunstable +3 1 £410 -
Luton -12 1 £285 +3.64%
Tester
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (57.14%) Docker
3 4 (57.14%) Appium
3 4 (57.14%) Apple Swift
3 4 (57.14%) QA Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Mac OS X
3 4 (57.14%) Internet
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Retail
3 4 (57.14%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) SOAP
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Android
3 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) Confluence
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber

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 4 (57.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (57.14%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Appium
3 4 (57.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (57.14%) Bitbucket
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Protractor
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Corporate Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) REST
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Android
1 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
1 4 (57.14%) Mac OS X
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (57.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
1 4 (57.14%) QA Automation
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Apple Swift
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) HP