The median contractor rate for a Tester was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 87 89
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.00% 0.61% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.63% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 6
Median daily rate £365 £310 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.74% +7.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £271 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £325 £306
% change year-on-year -2.69% +6.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -51.42% +16.00%  

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 1525 1575 1703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 95.67% 96.39% 96.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 931 965
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 96
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.82 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £21.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +12 5 £350 +12.90% 4
Northamptonshire - 5 £425 -
Leicestershire -4 1 £375 +57.89% 3
Derbyshire -11 1 £500 +17.64%
Lincolnshire - 1 £238 - 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) QA
3 11 (29.73%) Software Testing
4 9 (24.32%) SQL
4 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
4 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
5 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
6 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Java
6 7 (18.92%) Web Services
6 7 (18.92%) Finance
6 7 (18.92%) Scrum
7 6 (16.22%) Selenium
8 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Time Management
8 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
8 5 (13.51%) QA Automation
8 5 (13.51%) Unix
8 5 (13.51%) Oracle
9 4 (10.81%) SOAP
9 4 (10.81%) ISEB
9 4 (10.81%) Mainframe
9 4 (10.81%) JMeter
9 4 (10.81%) API Testing
9 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
9 4 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (10.81%) Analytics
9 4 (10.81%) User Stories

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Selenium
2 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.81%) JIRA
3 4 (10.81%) JMeter
3 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.11%) Robot Framework
5 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.70%) NUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Rational Robot
6 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.70%) Toad
6 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) JSON
2 4 (10.81%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) Java EE
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) WPF
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mainframe
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Software Testing
3 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
3 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
4 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
5 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Scrum
6 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
6 5 (13.51%) QA Automation
6 5 (13.51%) Time Management
6 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.81%) Analytics
7 4 (10.81%) API Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (10.81%) User Stories
8 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) C
3 3 (8.11%) Embedded C
4 2 (5.41%) MATLAB
4 2 (5.41%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ISEB
1 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (40.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.11%) Tivoli
2 3 (8.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (5.41%) Ganglia
3 2 (5.41%) nmon
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) IBM
2 3 (8.11%) SAP
3 2 (5.41%) AppDynamics
3 2 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Xamarin