Period
to 21 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 96 122
Rank change year-on-year 0 +26 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 20 47 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.09% 1.75% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.84% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 36 19
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £366 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.37% +12.62% -
10th Percentile £313 £245 £283
90th Percentile £438 £475 £391
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England median hourly rate £13.10 £13.20 £13.00
% change year-on-year -0.76% +1.54% -62.18%

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 1,753 2,553 3,064
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.05% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 1,639 1,893
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% -
10th Percentile £175 £249 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 165 166
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% +7.03%
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.09 £9.75
90th Percentile £45.60 £26.20 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.47 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +5.22% - -

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 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 21 November 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 +8 8 £325 -13.33% 4
Nottinghamshire -6 7 £369 -18.06% 4
Derbyshire +13 2 £338 +37.76% 1
Northamptonshire +21 1 £425 +22.13% 1
Lincolnshire +2 1 - - 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Selenium
3 7 (35.00%) QA
4 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (25.00%) JIRA
5 5 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (15.00%) System Testing
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (15.00%) REST
8 2 (10.00%) Splunk
8 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
8 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
8 2 (10.00%) Trello
8 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (10.00%) Docker
8 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) API Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
8 2 (10.00%) SDET
8 2 (10.00%) Travis CI
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment

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 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (10.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Azure
1 2 (10.00%) BrowserStack
1 2 (10.00%) Trello
2 1 (5.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Blockchain
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (25.00%) JIRA
4 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (10.00%) Fiddler
6 2 (10.00%) Mocha
6 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (10.00%) Travis CI
7 1 (5.00%) Protractor
7 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) .NET Core
2 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.00%) Jest
2 2 (10.00%) Nightwatchjs
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) iSeries
1 1 (5.00%) SCADA
1 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) BDD
5 3 (15.00%) System Testing
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) API Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.00%) SDET
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
6 2 (10.00%) Validation
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) COBOL
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (5.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.00%) Splunk
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.00%) SAP