Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £358 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 19 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 > Dorset
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 43 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.37% 1.13% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.17% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Dorset median daily rate £358 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.69%
10th Percentile £324 £309 £200
90th Percentile £385 £338 £863
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Dorset median hourly rate - - -
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 Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 288 429 410
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.29% 96.62% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 291 211
Dorset median daily rate £418 £363 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.17% -0.82% +8.70%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £163
90th Percentile £488 £513 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 64
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £15.26 £39.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.85% -61.48% +136.96%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.75 £11.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £32.50 £44.63
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

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 6 months to 19 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
Bournemouth +10 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Poole - 1 £340 -
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 19 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 Dorset region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) TestRail
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Toad

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) TestRail
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle