Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Tester
England > East Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 123 118
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 28 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.89% 0.62% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.65% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 24
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - +3.53%
10th Percentile £281 £268 £216
90th Percentile £438 £490 £396
England median daily rate £350 £355 £330
% change year-on-year -1.41% +7.58% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.08 £22.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year -26.91% -40.94% +73.26%

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 2985 3096 3202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 95.34% 96.18% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1844 1859 1873
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £383 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +6.25% +4.35%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £210
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 117 172
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.86 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.34 £9.58 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.89 £35.25 £29.88
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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
Nottinghamshire +6 12 £350 +12.90% 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £425 -
Leicestershire -12 3 £375 +57.89% 1
Derbyshire -13 2 £500 +17.65%
Lincolnshire - 2 £264 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
3 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
3 11 (39.29%) QA
4 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
4 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
4 9 (32.14%) Scrum
5 7 (25.00%) Java
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
5 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.86%) Defect Management
6 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Web Services
6 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) QA Automation
8 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (10.71%) Test Management
8 3 (10.71%) SQL
8 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.71%) HP
8 3 (10.71%) Banking
8 3 (10.71%) JIRA
8 3 (10.71%) Selenium
9 2 (7.14%) Volume Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.14%) IBM

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 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) NUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Protractor
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.57%) Toad
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.57%) Java EE
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) IVR
2 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
3 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Scrum
4 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
5 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.86%) Defect Management
6 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) QA Automation
8 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (10.71%) Test Management
9 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
9 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 2 (7.14%) Time Management
9 2 (7.14%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) Ganglia
2 2 (7.14%) nmon
2 2 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) AppDynamics
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.57%) Xamarin