Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 22 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 West > Devon
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 43 33
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 1.56% 2.15% 4.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 2.20% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 17
Devon median daily rate £390 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.65% -11.54% -
10th Percentile £290 £263 £294
90th Percentile £425 £347 £408
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Devon median hourly rate - - £42.50
South West median hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon. 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
Devon
Contract vacancies in Devon with a recognized job title 547 455 551
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 97.85% 95.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 276 348
Devon median daily rate £388 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -2.86% -3.98%
10th Percentile £185 £166 £218
90th Percentile £538 £484 £514
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 27
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.22% -3.66% +26.15%
10th Percentile £13.99 £10.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £45.50 £50.88 £42.00
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

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 6 months to 22 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
Exeter -1 4 £345 +20.00%
Plymouth - 1 £350 -
Tester
South West

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Devon region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Kanban
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (11.11%) logstash
6 1 (11.11%) Kibana
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Coaching
6 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) SMS
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Marketing

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 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SMS
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Kanban
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Kibana
1 1 (11.11%) logstash