Period
to 23 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 23 May 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 107 114
Rank change year-on-year +21 +7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 36 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.74% 1.20% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.27% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 22
East Midlands median daily rate £363 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.68% +17.74%
10th Percentile £247 £186 £295
90th Percentile £424 £500 £436
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.50
England median hourly rate £13.10 £42.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year -69.18% +101.14% -3.95%

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 1,967 2,755 2,863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 94.45% 95.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,289 1,659 1,764
East Midlands median daily rate £395 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £220
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 148 126
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £15.86 £13.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.73% +14.43% +0.45%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £33.23 £45.13 £39.63
England median hourly rate £19.08 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.12% -2.62% -2.54%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 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
Leicestershire +15 12 £330 +24.53% 4
Northamptonshire +1 12 £375 +10.29%
Derbyshire - 5 £263 - 11
Nottinghamshire +15 4 £359 -5.59% 16
Lincolnshire +2 3 £310 -38.00% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 East Midlands region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 19 (52.78%) Test Automation
2 14 (38.89%) SQL
3 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.00%) Selenium
4 9 (25.00%) JMeter
5 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 7 (19.44%) Scrum
6 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
6 7 (19.44%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (19.44%) DevOps
7 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
7 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 6 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 6 (16.67%) Finance
8 5 (13.89%) Windows
8 5 (13.89%) TDD
8 5 (13.89%) QA
8 5 (13.89%) BDD
8 5 (13.89%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.11%) Regular Expression
9 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 4 (11.11%) Kanban
9 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
9 4 (11.11%) XPath

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 3 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.56%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.78%) GitHub
3 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.56%) Power BI
4 2 (5.56%) Spark SQL
5 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) JMeter
1 9 (25.00%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 4 (11.11%) Toad
5 3 (8.33%) JIRA
5 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.56%) JUnit
6 2 (5.56%) LoadUI
6 2 (5.56%) Maven
6 2 (5.56%) Subversion
6 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Regular Expression
2 3 (8.33%) JSON
2 3 (8.33%) SOAP
2 3 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) Ajax
3 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.56%) Java EE
4 1 (2.78%) .NET
4 1 (2.78%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) iPad
2 1 (2.78%) iPhone
2 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Test Automation
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (19.44%) DevOps
3 7 (19.44%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Scrum
3 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
4 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 5 (13.89%) BDD
5 5 (13.89%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (13.89%) TDD
6 4 (11.11%) Kanban
6 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) People Management
7 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.11%) XPath
3 3 (8.33%) Groovy
3 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.56%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) Scala
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Control-M
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Databricks
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Twitter
3 1 (2.78%) Workday