Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 122 120
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 39 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.36% 0.81% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.85% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 13
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.47% -7.54%
10th Percentile £155 £290 £233
90th Percentile £500 £421 £488
England median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.25 £12.50 £34.37
% change year-on-year +86.00% -63.63% +5.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 2,714 2,953 3,032
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 95.20% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,656 1,824 1,842
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.89% +5.07%
10th Percentile £225 £235 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 136 116
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.68 £13.93 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.56% +7.15% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.20 £8.81
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.34 £35.63
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.01% -2.63% +6.83%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the East Midlands

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 Tester in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in the East Midlands

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in the East Midlands

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 Tester in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in the East Midlands

Tester
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Northamptonshire -2 14 £345 -8.31% 2
Nottinghamshire -5 13 £400 +14.29% 8
Leicestershire +8 3 £338 -10.00% 8
Lincolnshire +11 2 £500 +89.57% 1
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 East Midlands region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 29 (74.36%) Test Automation
2 20 (51.28%) Selenium
3 19 (48.72%) Cucumber
4 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (38.46%) TDD
6 14 (35.90%) Java
7 11 (28.21%) QA
8 9 (23.08%) Scrum
9 8 (20.51%) C#
10 7 (17.95%) Test Strategy
11 6 (15.38%) WebDriver
11 6 (15.38%) BDD
11 6 (15.38%) Web Services
12 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
12 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
12 5 (12.82%) Docker
13 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
13 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (10.26%) Data Management
13 4 (10.26%) IntelliJ
13 4 (10.26%) ISEB
14 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
14 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 3 (7.69%) OO
14 3 (7.69%) JUnit
14 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
14 3 (7.69%) Degree

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Confluence
1 1 (2.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) GitHub
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Selenium
2 19 (48.72%) Cucumber
3 6 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
4 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
5 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (10.26%) IntelliJ
6 3 (7.69%) JUnit
6 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.13%) JIRA
7 2 (5.13%) TestNG
8 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.56%) JMeter
8 1 (2.56%) LoadUI
8 1 (2.56%) Maven
8 1 (2.56%) RSpec
8 1 (2.56%) Subversion
8 1 (2.56%) TestRail
8 1 (2.56%) Travis CI
8 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) General Ledger
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) CSS
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) Ajax
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) Java EE
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) JSON
3 1 (2.56%) Kafka
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) IVR
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
1 1 (2.56%) Solaris
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Test Automation
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (38.46%) TDD
4 9 (23.08%) Scrum
5 7 (17.95%) Test Strategy
6 6 (15.38%) BDD
7 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.26%) Data Management
9 3 (7.69%) API Testing
9 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.69%) Kanban
9 3 (7.69%) OO
9 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (7.69%) SDET
9 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.13%) Conflict Management
10 2 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (5.13%) Critical Thinking
10 2 (5.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Ansible
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Pega
2 1 (2.56%) HP
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.56%) Twitter