Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bolton during the 6 months to 22 January 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
Manchester > Bolton
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 4.55% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Bolton median daily rate £225 - -
Manchester median daily rate £300 £320 £291
% change year-on-year -6.25% +9.87% +5.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bolton median hourly rate - - -
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton. 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
Bolton
Contract vacancies in Bolton with a recognized job title 66 64 37
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 96.97% 97.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 46 23
Bolton median daily rate £300 £339 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.37% -1.88% +15.00%
10th Percentile £106 £105 £215
90th Percentile £496 £463 £468
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +9.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Bolton median hourly rate £71.39 £10.92 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +554.05% -72.71% +220.00%
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +16.20% -11.76% +21.43%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Bolton

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Bolton

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bolton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Bolton over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Bolton

Tester Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Bolton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Management

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bolton 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 (33.33%) Selenium
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle