The median contractor rate for a Tester was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 60 71 79
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 25 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.45% 0.39% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 0.41% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
Median daily rate £388 £295 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.35% +11.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £477 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -2.30% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

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 958 983 1153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.83% 95.44% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 509 522
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
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 36 33 37
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +17.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Buckinghamshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +8 17 £405 +37.28% 3
High Wycombe - 4 £230 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 10 (30.30%) Security Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) JIRA
3 9 (27.27%) QA
3 9 (27.27%) Selenium
3 9 (27.27%) Java
4 8 (24.24%) Unix
4 8 (24.24%) Windows
5 7 (21.21%) SQL
5 7 (21.21%) DV Cleared
6 6 (18.18%) OSCP
6 6 (18.18%) CREST Certified
6 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.18%) Finance
7 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
7 5 (15.15%) C#
7 5 (15.15%) SOAP
7 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
7 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
7 5 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
8 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
8 4 (12.12%) Security Architecture
8 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
8 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
8 4 (12.12%) LoadRunner
8 4 (12.12%) .NET
8 4 (12.12%) Ethical Hacking

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) JIRA
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.12%) LoadRunner
3 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.09%) Calabash
4 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.03%) Appium
6 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.03%) Protractor
6 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) SOAP
2 4 (12.12%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) OAuth
3 2 (6.06%) REST
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.03%) Java EE
4 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Unix
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Security Testing
2 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
3 5 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
3 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
4 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
4 4 (12.12%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
4 4 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Security Architecture
5 3 (9.09%) API Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (6.06%) QA Automation
6 2 (6.06%) SDLC
6 2 (6.06%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) C#
5 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.09%) Python
5 3 (9.09%) Ruby
6 2 (6.06%) VB
7 1 (3.03%) F#
7 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) DV Cleared
3 6 (18.18%) CREST Certified
3 6 (18.18%) OSCP
4 4 (12.12%) CEH
5 3 (9.09%) CHECK Team Leader
5 3 (9.09%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (9.09%) SANS
5 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) ISEB
7 1 (3.03%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
1 3 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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