Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 119 127
Rank change year-on-year +20 +8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 48 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.75% 0.88% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 0.93% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 15 12
East Midlands median daily rate £355 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% +1.56% -1.54%
10th Percentile £222 £291 £276
90th Percentile £500 £399 £375
England median daily rate £400 £365 £365
% change year-on-year +9.59% - +6.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £33.19
% change year-on-year -4.00% -62.33% +2.11%

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 2,603 2,916 3,127
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.71% 96.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,660 1,786 1,984
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £225 £245
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 163 120
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.15% +9.23% -
10th Percentile £10.29 £9.75 £8.69
90th Percentile £32.50 £45.00 £34.25
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +17 20 £450 +38.46% 14
Northamptonshire -8 13 £348 +6.26% 1
Leicestershire +10 6 £350 - 11
Derbyshire +12 2 £245 -18.33% 2
Lincolnshire +9 2 £500 +72.41% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 32 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 26 (54.17%) Selenium
3 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (37.50%) Java
5 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 12 (25.00%) C#
6 10 (20.83%) Degree
6 10 (20.83%) Computer Science
7 9 (18.75%) BDD
7 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
8 8 (16.67%) Docker
8 8 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 8 (16.67%) QA
8 8 (16.67%) OO
9 7 (14.58%) Finance
9 7 (14.58%) Python
9 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
10 6 (12.50%) SQL
10 6 (12.50%) TDD
11 5 (10.42%) Retail
11 5 (10.42%) Node.js
11 5 (10.42%) WebDriver
11 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
12 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (8.33%) JIRA
12 4 (8.33%) Scrum
12 4 (8.33%) Web Services
12 4 (8.33%) ISEB
12 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

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 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) BASE24
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.08%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) GitHub
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) DHCP
1 1 (2.08%) DNS
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
1 1 (2.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 26 (54.17%) Selenium
2 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.42%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.33%) JIRA
5 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.17%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.17%) JDeveloper
7 2 (4.17%) JMeter
7 2 (4.17%) JUnit
7 2 (4.17%) Toad
8 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.08%) Maven
8 1 (2.08%) RSpec
8 1 (2.08%) Subversion
8 1 (2.08%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Node.js
2 4 (8.33%) Kafka
2 4 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.17%) JSP
3 2 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) Ajax
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) Java EE
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) JSON
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) IVR
4 1 (2.08%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.08%) PDA
4 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) AIX
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.08%) Solaris
2 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.75%) BDD
4 8 (16.67%) OO
4 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.50%) TDD
7 4 (8.33%) API Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Scrum
7 4 (8.33%) SDLC
8 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.25%) Defect Management
8 3 (6.25%) DevOps
8 3 (6.25%) Kanban
8 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.25%) SDET
8 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.25%) WFM
9 2 (4.17%) Manual Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) Java
2 12 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (14.58%) Python
4 6 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.08%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Degree
2 8 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Ansible
1 2 (4.17%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle
1 3 (6.25%) Workday
2 2 (4.17%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) Citrix
3 1 (2.08%) Ivanti
3 1 (2.08%) McAfee
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.08%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) Twitter
3 1 (2.08%) Veritas
3 1 (2.08%) VMware