The median contractor rate for a Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 29 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.

Tester
South West / Dorset
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 24 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 6.45% 1.26% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.67% 1.30% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £263 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
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 Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90 231 218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 96.77% 96.65% 96.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 139 122
Median daily rate £363 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 24
Median hourly rate £12.60 £17.77 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.09% -44.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £8.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Dorset

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Dorset

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Dorset

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bournemouth +11 6 - - 1
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 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 Dorset region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Microservices
3 3 (42.86%) API Testing
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SOA
3 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
3 3 (42.86%) JMeter
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) REST
5 1 (14.29%) Guidewire
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) XML

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JMeter
1 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) API Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Microservices
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Guidewire