Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 99 114
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 54 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.28% 0.75% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 0.81% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 20
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £283 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.04% -24.67% +33.93%
10th Percentile £254 £265 £294
90th Percentile £433 £395 £388
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £12.50 £34.37 £39.37
% change year-on-year -63.63% -12.70% +152.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2243 1614 2541
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 93.19% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 840 1279
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £226 £213 £229
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 76 107
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.14
90th Percentile £42.62 £39.38 £31.30
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Milton Keynes +10 46 £325 -9.09% 2
Aylesbury +5 1 - - 3
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 44 (81.48%) Test Automation
2 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (53.70%) Selenium
4 28 (51.85%) QA
5 27 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 26 (48.15%) SOAP
7 25 (46.30%) Java
8 22 (40.74%) JIRA
8 22 (40.74%) REST
8 22 (40.74%) Git (software)
8 22 (40.74%) Cucumber
9 21 (38.89%) TDD
9 21 (38.89%) SQL
10 20 (37.04%) Banking
11 19 (35.19%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (29.63%) Finance
12 16 (29.63%) SDLC
13 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
13 15 (27.78%) Web Services
13 15 (27.78%) WebDriver
13 15 (27.78%) Mobile App
14 14 (25.93%) Internet
15 12 (22.22%) Bitbucket
15 12 (22.22%) Appium
16 11 (20.37%) Apple Swift
16 11 (20.37%) Docker
16 11 (20.37%) Apple iOS
16 11 (20.37%) Open Source
16 11 (20.37%) Android
17 10 (18.52%) Confluence

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (18.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.81%) Sauce Labs
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.70%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.85%) npm
5 1 (1.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.93%) Internet
2 3 (5.56%) Firewall
2 3 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) Redis
2 7 (12.96%) Hadoop
3 6 (11.11%) Big Data
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (53.70%) Selenium
2 27 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 22 (40.74%) Cucumber
3 22 (40.74%) Git (software)
3 22 (40.74%) JIRA
4 15 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 12 (22.22%) Appium
5 12 (22.22%) Bitbucket
6 10 (18.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (14.81%) Protractor
8 7 (12.96%) Calabash
9 6 (11.11%) LoadRunner
10 4 (7.41%) Jasmine
10 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
11 3 (5.56%) IntelliJ
11 3 (5.56%) PhantomJS
11 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
11 3 (5.56%) SpecFlow
11 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (37.04%) Banking
2 16 (29.63%) Finance
3 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 7 (12.96%) Retail Banking
5 6 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
5 6 (11.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.85%) Electronics
6 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (48.15%) SOAP
2 22 (40.74%) REST
3 15 (27.78%) Web Services
4 10 (18.52%) Node.js
5 4 (7.41%) .NET
5 4 (7.41%) RESTful
6 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.56%) JSON
7 1 (1.85%) Chai
7 1 (1.85%) J2EE
7 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Android
1 11 (20.37%) Apple iOS
2 10 (18.52%) Mac OS X
2 10 (18.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (81.48%) Test Automation
2 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (38.89%) TDD
4 19 (35.19%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (29.63%) SDLC
6 11 (20.37%) Open Source
7 10 (18.52%) BDD
8 9 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 8 (14.81%) Functional Testing
10 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
11 6 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
11 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
12 5 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (9.26%) Migration
13 3 (5.56%) Data Migration
13 3 (5.56%) Manual Testing
13 3 (5.56%) Scrum
13 3 (5.56%) Test Management
13 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) Java
2 21 (38.89%) SQL
3 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.37%) Apple Swift
5 8 (14.81%) Ruby
6 5 (9.26%) C#
6 5 (9.26%) VB
7 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) ISEB
1 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (51.85%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) HP
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) Remedy
3 1 (1.85%) IBM
3 1 (1.85%) Perfecto Mobile
3 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.85%) SAP