Period
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The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 77 71 56
Rank change year-on-year -6 -15 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 10 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.09% 0.94% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.99% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 17
10th Percentile £318 £334 £186
25th Percentile £345 £369 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £425 £300
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +41.67% -20.00%
75th Percentile £444 £464 £350
90th Percentile - £487 £434
England median daily rate £438 £423 £401
% change year-on-year +3.38% +5.67% +0.13%

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 1,265 1,013 798
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.27% 94.76% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 672 454
10th Percentile £180 £125 £130
25th Percentile £313 £257 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - -3.23%
75th Percentile £522 £475 £475
90th Percentile £613 £587 £550
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 68 60
10th Percentile £12.41 £9.44 £9.95
25th Percentile £15.13 £10.50 £11.62
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.61 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year +36.89% +1.53% +2.79%
75th Percentile £34.13 £22.52 £19.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.83 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +3.86%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Tester in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Tester in the East Midlands

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Tester in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Tester in the East Midlands

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Tester in the East Midlands.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Leicestershire 0 10 £438 -1.69% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 3 £375 -20.21% 1
Northamptonshire -11 2 £275 -23.08% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, Tester contract jobs required the following 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 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
3 6 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
4 4 (26.67%) COBOL
4 4 (26.67%) Adabas
5 3 (20.00%) Agile
5 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Azure
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Public Sector
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) C#
7 1 (6.67%) JMeter
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
7 1 (6.67%) NHS
7 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (6.67%) SQL
7 1 (6.67%) .NET
7 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Marketing
7 1 (6.67%) Robotics
7 1 (6.67%) Selenium
7 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
7 1 (6.67%) Waterfall

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Azure
1 3 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (6.67%) Tricentis Tosca
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.67%) eggPlant
1 1 (6.67%) Gatling
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) JMeter
1 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.67%) NeoLoad
1 1 (6.67%) Postman
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (13.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Agile
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Microservices
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) COBOL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft
1 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (6.67%) UiPath