Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 122 122
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 29 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.96% 0.89% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.93% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 12
East Midlands median daily rate £320 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £229
90th Percentile £388 £375 £400
England median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £17.50 -
England median hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -58.33% -22.08% +35.09%

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 2,879 3,008 2,971
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.89% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,796 1,900 1,740
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £218 £206 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £523
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 133 174
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -3.70% -2.16%
10th Percentile £9.30 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.75 £33.93
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Nottinghamshire +12 15 £308 -18.00% 8
Northamptonshire +9 3 £328 -1.13% 2
Leicestershire -2 2 £133 -59.23% 1
Derbyshire -5 2 £300 +9.18% 4
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
3 9 (31.03%) Manual Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (27.59%) Test Management
4 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (24.14%) QA
6 6 (20.69%) Selenium
6 6 (20.69%) Finance
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
7 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
7 5 (17.24%) Java
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.79%) HP
8 4 (13.79%) JIRA
8 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
8 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
9 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (10.34%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
9 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
9 3 (10.34%) TDD
9 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
9 3 (10.34%) Web Services
10 2 (6.90%) C#

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (3.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
1 6 (20.69%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
3 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.90%) Gatling
4 2 (6.90%) Gradle
4 2 (6.90%) JMeter
4 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.45%) Protractor
5 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (3.45%) CGI
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.90%) User Experience
1 2 (6.90%) Xbox
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
3 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) Manual Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Test Management
4 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
7 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (10.34%) TDD
9 2 (6.90%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (6.90%) BDD
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.90%) SDLC
9 2 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
1 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) HP
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Cognos
2 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) iManage
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Pega
3 1 (3.45%) PeopleSoft