The median contractor rate for a Tester was £306 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South West / Devon
Rank 31 24 30
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.30% 4.59% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 4.69% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £306 £415 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.26% +23.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -2.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
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 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 249 192 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 95.40% 97.96% 97.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 139 115
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +106.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £43.50 £40.00
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Exeter -8 5 £306 -26.26%
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 26 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 Devon region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Groovy
2 5 (50.00%) Spock
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) RIA
5 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) GIS

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Spock
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (10.00%) TestRail
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Microservices
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Groovy
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA