Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 November 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 of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 119 131
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 96 68 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.88% 1.42% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.48% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 49
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £211
90th Percentile £526 £438 £400
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% -18.25% +239.87%
10th Percentile £13.00 £28.00 £28.53
90th Percentile £49.25 £28.00 £38.58
England median hourly rate £13.00 £34.37 £30.00
% change year-on-year -62.18% +14.57% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4801 4588 5650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 95.70% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 2650 3306
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 366 538
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.33 £10.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the East of England

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in the East of England

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in the East of England

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in the East of England

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Tester in the East of England

Tester
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
Cambridgeshire -2 36 £350 -6.67% 5
Hertfordshire -8 20 £288 -6.66% 5
Essex - 18 £496 - 1
Bedfordshire -2 14 £350 +30.23% 4
Suffolk +6 5 £390 +15.56% 2
Norfolk -1 2 - - 1
East Anglia - 1 £513 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 of England region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 62 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (57.29%) Test Automation
3 39 (40.63%) JIRA
4 33 (34.38%) Selenium
5 27 (28.13%) QA
6 26 (27.08%) Cucumber
6 26 (27.08%) Finance
7 24 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 23 (23.96%) Java
9 22 (22.92%) Web Services
9 22 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (20.83%) TDD
10 20 (20.83%) Scrum
11 19 (19.79%) SOAP
11 19 (19.79%) Python
11 19 (19.79%) WebDriver
11 19 (19.79%) Git (software)
12 18 (18.75%) Jenkins
12 18 (18.75%) JavaScript
13 17 (17.71%) SQL
13 17 (17.71%) Telecoms
14 15 (15.63%) Wireless
14 15 (15.63%) Retail
14 15 (15.63%) Bluetooth
14 15 (15.63%) Functional Testing
14 15 (15.63%) BDD
14 15 (15.63%) Test Scripting
14 15 (15.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (14.58%) Manual Testing
15 14 (14.58%) SoapUI

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 11 (11.46%) Confluence
2 3 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.04%) CMS
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Magento
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.04%) Retail-J
2 1 (1.04%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.33%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (4.17%) BrowserStack
4 2 (2.08%) GitHub
4 2 (2.08%) SaaS
5 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.63%) Bluetooth
1 15 (15.63%) Wireless
2 10 (10.42%) Internet
3 5 (5.21%) 802.11
3 5 (5.21%) ADSL
3 5 (5.21%) Broadband
3 5 (5.21%) IPv4
3 5 (5.21%) IPv6
3 5 (5.21%) UPnP
3 5 (5.21%) VDSL
3 5 (5.21%) WAN
3 5 (5.21%) Wireshark
4 4 (4.17%) NAS
5 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.08%) ATM
6 2 (2.08%) WLAN
7 1 (1.04%) DHCP
7 1 (1.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) Redis
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.13%) DB2
4 2 (2.08%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.04%) DTS
5 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.04%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 39 (40.63%) JIRA
2 33 (34.38%) Selenium
3 26 (27.08%) Cucumber
4 19 (19.79%) Git (software)
4 19 (19.79%) WebDriver
5 18 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 15 (15.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (14.58%) SoapUI
8 12 (12.50%) Appium
9 10 (10.42%) JUnit
10 9 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (8.33%) Bitbucket
11 8 (8.33%) JMeter
12 7 (7.29%) Protractor
13 6 (6.25%) NUnit
13 6 (6.25%) TeamCity
14 4 (4.17%) Bugzilla
14 4 (4.17%) Maven
14 4 (4.17%) Redmine
14 4 (4.17%) Trac
General
1 26 (27.08%) Finance
2 17 (17.71%) Telecoms
3 15 (15.63%) Retail
4 11 (11.46%) Marketing
5 10 (10.42%) Banking
6 8 (8.33%) Corporate Banking
6 8 (8.33%) Legal
7 6 (6.25%) Electronics
7 6 (6.25%) Manufacturing
8 3 (3.13%) Law
9 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (1.04%) Advertising
10 1 (1.04%) Games
10 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.92%) Web Services
2 19 (19.79%) SOAP
3 11 (11.46%) Gherkin
3 11 (11.46%) REST
4 7 (7.29%) .NET
4 7 (7.29%) JSON
4 7 (7.29%) Middleware
4 7 (7.29%) RESTful
4 7 (7.29%) XML
5 6 (6.25%) WSDL
5 6 (6.25%) XSD
6 5 (5.21%) 802.1X
7 4 (4.17%) Spring
8 3 (3.13%) CSS
8 3 (3.13%) Node.js
9 2 (2.08%) RESTEasy
9 2 (2.08%) WebdriverIO
10 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.04%) COM
10 1 (1.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.38%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) STB
5 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.04%) EPoS
6 1 (1.04%) Life Science
6 1 (1.04%) PACS
6 1 (1.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.54%) Windows
2 12 (12.50%) Android
3 11 (11.46%) Apple iOS
4 9 (9.38%) Linux
5 8 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 4 (4.17%) Unix
7 2 (2.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (57.29%) Test Automation
3 24 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 22 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (20.83%) Scrum
5 20 (20.83%) TDD
6 15 (15.63%) BDD
6 15 (15.63%) Functional Testing
6 15 (15.63%) Test Scripting
7 14 (14.58%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 14 (14.58%) Manual Testing
8 12 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (10.42%) Waterfall
10 9 (9.38%) API Testing
10 9 (9.38%) Signal Processing
10 9 (9.38%) Test Strategy
10 9 (9.38%) Workflow
11 8 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (8.33%) QA Automation
11 8 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.96%) Java
2 19 (19.79%) Python
3 18 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 17 (17.71%) SQL
5 12 (12.50%) Ruby
6 11 (11.46%) C#
6 11 (11.46%) Perl
7 10 (10.42%) C
7 10 (10.42%) Embedded C
8 8 (8.33%) Apple Swift
9 7 (7.29%) Groovy
9 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
10 6 (6.25%) Bash Shell
11 5 (5.21%) PHP
11 5 (5.21%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.08%) C++
13 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.04%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) Degree
2 5 (5.21%) ISEB
3 2 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (28.13%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.38%) Docker
2 7 (7.29%) Firmware
3 2 (2.08%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.08%) Ansible
3 1 (1.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (14.58%) HP
2 9 (9.38%) Perforce
3 7 (7.29%) Oracle
4 6 (6.25%) SAP
5 5 (5.21%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.13%) hybris
6 3 (3.13%) Informatica
7 2 (2.08%) IBM
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.08%) Remedy
7 2 (2.08%) VMware
7 2 (2.08%) WSO2
7 2 (2.08%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.04%) MikroTik
8 1 (1.04%) Qualys
8 1 (1.04%) Siemens
8 1 (1.04%) webMethods