The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 3 months to 23 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 West / Devon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 24 34
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 10 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.95% 4.44% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 4.65% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
Median daily rate £350 £318 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.23% +2.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £370 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £331 £304
% change year-on-year +1.58% +8.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £15.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -9.73% -59.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Devon. 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
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 327 215 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 96.46% 95.56% 97.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 123 125
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +51.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £49.70 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Devon

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Devon

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Devon

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Devon region over the 3 months to 23 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
Exeter -4 4 £345 +9.96%
Plymouth - 4 £350 -
Tester
South West

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

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

1 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Java
5 5 (31.25%) Kanban
5 5 (31.25%) Groovy
5 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) Spock
6 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 2 (12.50%) Web Services
7 2 (12.50%) QA
7 2 (12.50%) Selenium
7 2 (12.50%) ISEB
7 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) BDD
8 1 (6.25%) Coaching
8 1 (6.25%) Microservices
8 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
8 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SMS
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Spock
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Kanban
5 4 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.25%) Coaching
7 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Microservices
7 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Groovy
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Kibana
1 1 (6.25%) logstash