Period
to 14 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 46 47
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.68% 1.71% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 1.84% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 6
Devon median daily rate £350 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -21.43% +18.64%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £281
90th Percentile £538 £381 £373
South West median daily rate £384 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +9.64% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Devon median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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 567 434 530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 92.74% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 216 306
Devon median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% - +10.70%
10th Percentile £296 £205 £213
90th Percentile £600 £522 £500
South West median daily rate £433 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +2.98% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 35
Devon median hourly rate £41.00 £15.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +168.85% -56.43% +40.00%
10th Percentile £14.30 £9.81 £11.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £40.25 £47.00
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year +1.25% +15.11% +26.36%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Devon over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 14 October 2019. 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 -9 6 £425 +54.55% 5
Plymouth - 4 £400 - 6
Exmouth - 2 £244 -
Tester
South West

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

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Devon region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 12 (75.00%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 11 (68.75%) HTML
3 11 (68.75%) XML
4 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
5 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (50.00%) Selenium
6 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
7 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
7 6 (37.50%) RESTful
7 6 (37.50%) JSON
7 6 (37.50%) Ruby
7 6 (37.50%) HTTP
7 6 (37.50%) RDBMS
7 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
7 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
8 5 (31.25%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
8 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Public Sector
8 5 (31.25%) CSS
8 5 (31.25%) ISEB
8 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
8 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
8 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) RDBMS
1 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
3 8 (50.00%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (31.25%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) HTML
1 11 (68.75%) XML
2 6 (37.50%) JSON
2 6 (37.50%) RESTful
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
3 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) BDD
4 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) B2B
6 1 (6.25%) Kanban
6 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Service Design
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) Ruby
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) ISEB
3 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (12.50%) BC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center