The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Software Tester
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 96
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands - - 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £323 £285
% change year-on-year -1.55% +13.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - £92.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1453 1454 1518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 94.41% 95.85% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 884 890
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 49 70
Median hourly rate £14.03 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% -3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.82 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £20.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in the East Midlands

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in the East Midlands

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in the East Midlands

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Software 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 East Midlands region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) Bluetooth
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (100.00%) Python