The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Software Tester
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 84
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire - - 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +4.16% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £43.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year -65.51% +28.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 964 997 1141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.77% 95.59% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 526 519
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +32.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £12.00 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Buckinghamshire

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in Buckinghamshire

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in Buckinghamshire

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Software 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SAP