Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 116 97 92
Rank change year-on-year -19 -5 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 25 26 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.00% 1.34% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.46% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 22
10th Percentile £413 £236 £400
25th Percentile £425 £250 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £350 £475
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -26.32% +31.94%
75th Percentile £503 £525 £525
90th Percentile £513 £555 £542
England median daily rate £435 £421 £403
% change year-on-year +3.26% +4.59% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £42.50 - -
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 -
75th Percentile £47.50 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £17.75 £34.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -48.18% -6.16% +178.63%

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 2,273 1,783 1,876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.49% 92.00% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,378 1,018 1,154
10th Percentile £182 £150 £185
25th Percentile £319 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £524 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 248 119
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.90
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £18.55 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.94% -13.51% +15.63%
75th Percentile £49.50 £25.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.18 £55.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.36% +4.83%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Tester in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Tester in the East of England

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Tester in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend 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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -10 11 £475 +90.00% 2
Essex -5 6 £425 -2.86% 2
Suffolk -1 5 £425 -29.17% 1
Hertfordshire -22 2 - - 6
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 2
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, Tester contract jobs required the following 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 of England region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 12 (48.00%) Python
1 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (28.00%) Agile
3 6 (24.00%) Wireless
4 5 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.00%) REST
5 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (16.00%) CI/CD
5 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.00%) QA
5 4 (16.00%) JMeter
6 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (12.00%) Finance
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Remedy
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle
6 3 (12.00%) SOAP
6 3 (12.00%) JIRA
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Confluence
6 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (12.00%) BDD
6 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (12.00%) API Development
6 3 (12.00%) API Testing

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 3 (12.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Commerce Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Wireless
2 2 (8.00%) DHCP
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) RTP
2 2 (8.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.00%) JMeter
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) JUnit
3 2 (8.00%) Locust
3 2 (8.00%) Postman
3 2 (8.00%) REST Assured
3 2 (8.00%) Robot Framework
3 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) TestCafe
4 1 (4.00%) Android Studio
4 1 (4.00%) Appium
4 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (4.00%) GoogleTest
4 1 (4.00%) JBehave
4 1 (4.00%) Mockito
4 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) REST
2 3 (12.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) LDAP
3 2 (8.00%) Taurus
4 1 (4.00%) WireMock
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) CentOS
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (28.00%) Agile
3 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.00%) CI/CD
4 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.00%) API Development
5 3 (12.00%) API Testing
5 3 (12.00%) BDD
5 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 2 (8.00%) ETL
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) Kanban
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Python
2 5 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Bash
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
1 3 (12.00%) Remedy
1 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
1 3 (12.00%) Snow
2 2 (8.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (8.00%) Dialogic
2 2 (8.00%) Ingenico
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft