The median contractor rate for a Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 70 74
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.22% 0.83% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.34% 0.86% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 - £285
10th Percentile £224 - £200
90th Percentile £384 - £399
South East median daily rate £334 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -4.64% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -21.42%  

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 989 926 1183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.58% 96.26% 97.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1892 2626
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
10th Percentile £247 £250 £213
90th Percentile £525 £527 £506
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 86 229
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.70 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.83% -25.65%  
10th Percentile £11.75 £9.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £19.50 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £16.14
% change year-on-year -8.21% +21.49%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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 +9 27 £325 - 1
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 39 (63.93%) Test Automation
2 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (52.46%) SOAP
4 31 (50.82%) QA
5 30 (49.18%) SQL
5 30 (49.18%) Java
6 29 (47.54%) JIRA
6 29 (47.54%) REST
6 29 (47.54%) Jenkins
7 25 (40.98%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (40.98%) TDD
8 24 (39.34%) Web Services
9 21 (34.43%) Git (software)
10 19 (31.15%) Mobile App
11 18 (29.51%) Internet
12 17 (27.87%) Banking
12 17 (27.87%) Selenium
12 17 (27.87%) SDLC
13 16 (26.23%) Node.js
14 15 (24.59%) Finance
15 14 (22.95%) Protractor
16 13 (21.31%) AngularJS
17 11 (18.03%) Calabash
17 11 (18.03%) Retail
17 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
17 11 (18.03%) VB
17 11 (18.03%) Python
17 11 (18.03%) Corporate Banking
17 11 (18.03%) Ruby
17 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared

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 2 (3.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.28%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) OpenShift
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) Big Data
3 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.28%) Redis
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (47.54%) Jenkins
1 29 (47.54%) JIRA
2 21 (34.43%) Git (software)
3 17 (27.87%) Selenium
4 14 (22.95%) Protractor
5 11 (18.03%) Calabash
6 10 (16.39%) Karma Test Runner
6 10 (16.39%) Mocha
7 9 (14.75%) Cucumber
8 8 (13.11%) GitLab
9 7 (11.48%) WebDriver
10 5 (8.20%) LoadRunner
11 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
12 3 (4.92%) Jasmine
13 2 (3.28%) Appium
13 2 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (3.28%) Bitbucket
13 2 (3.28%) PhantomJS
14 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (1.64%) TestNG
General
1 17 (27.87%) Banking
2 15 (24.59%) Finance
3 11 (18.03%) Corporate Banking
3 11 (18.03%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (52.46%) SOAP
2 29 (47.54%) REST
3 24 (39.34%) Web Services
4 16 (26.23%) Node.js
5 13 (21.31%) AngularJS
6 10 (16.39%) Chai
7 9 (14.75%) RESTful
8 5 (8.20%) .NET
9 1 (1.64%) Java EE
9 1 (1.64%) Middleware
9 1 (1.64%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.15%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Unix
3 2 (3.28%) Android
3 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (63.93%) Test Automation
2 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (40.98%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (40.98%) TDD
4 17 (27.87%) SDLC
5 9 (14.75%) Functional Testing
5 9 (14.75%) Open Source
5 9 (14.75%) QA Automation
5 9 (14.75%) Scrum
5 9 (14.75%) Workflow
6 8 (13.11%) Build Automation
6 8 (13.11%) Dependency Management
7 7 (11.48%) Security Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
9 5 (8.20%) API Testing
9 5 (8.20%) BDD
9 5 (8.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (6.56%) Information Assurance
10 4 (6.56%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) Java
1 30 (49.18%) SQL
2 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
2 11 (18.03%) Python
2 11 (18.03%) Ruby
2 11 (18.03%) VB
3 5 (8.20%) C#
4 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.28%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.64%) F#
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) DV Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) CREST Certified
3 5 (8.20%) OSCP
4 3 (4.92%) CEH
4 3 (4.92%) CHECK Team Leader
4 3 (4.92%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (4.92%) ISEB
4 3 (4.92%) SANS
4 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.64%) Degree
6 1 (1.64%) HND
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (50.82%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) IBM
2 4 (6.56%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.28%) BMC
3 2 (3.28%) HP
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) Remedy
3 2 (3.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft