Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 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 of England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 118 117
Rank change year-on-year -14 -1 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 86 91 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.69% 1.82% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.93% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 53 39
East of England median daily rate £450 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £293 £213 £225
90th Percentile £525 £526 £449
England median daily rate £400 £365 £365
% change year-on-year +9.59% - +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -58.93% -27.27%
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 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 4,783 4,707 4,660
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 94.20% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,814 2,711 2,658
East of England median daily rate £425 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +7.74% +3.33%
10th Percentile £192 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 367 379
East of England median hourly rate £17.33 £18.00 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.72% -11.42% -4.38%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.13 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.35 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%

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 15 October 2018.

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
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 15 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
Essex +25 41 £525 +26.74% 6
Hertfordshire -7 16 £418 +45.22% 6
Cambridgeshire -15 15 £413 +22.22% 9
Bedfordshire +5 9 £390 +11.43%
Suffolk -16 7 £350 +7.69% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 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 of England region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 65 (75.58%) Test Automation
2 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (41.86%) Java
4 33 (38.37%) Scrum
5 30 (34.88%) QA
6 29 (33.72%) SoapUI
7 28 (32.56%) Selenium
7 28 (32.56%) Finance
8 27 (31.40%) Web Services
8 27 (31.40%) Test Scripting
9 25 (29.07%) SOAP
9 25 (29.07%) TDD
10 24 (27.91%) API Testing
11 22 (25.58%) XML
12 21 (24.42%) SOA
12 21 (24.42%) JMeter
13 20 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (23.26%) SAP
13 20 (23.26%) Groovy
14 19 (22.09%) Manufacturing
15 18 (20.93%) Electronics
15 18 (20.93%) Telecoms
15 18 (20.93%) Programme Management
15 18 (20.93%) Marketing
15 18 (20.93%) Digital Marketing
15 18 (20.93%) RESTful
15 18 (20.93%) Greenfield Project
16 17 (19.77%) Functional Testing
16 17 (19.77%) Open Source
16 17 (19.77%) SQL

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 5 (5.81%) Oracle Service Bus
1 5 (5.81%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.65%) Confluence
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) MySQL
2 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.49%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.16%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.16%) GIS
5 1 (1.16%) Impala
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (33.72%) SoapUI
2 28 (32.56%) Selenium
3 21 (24.42%) JMeter
4 14 (16.28%) JIRA
5 12 (13.95%) Cucumber
6 10 (11.63%) LoadRunner
7 7 (8.14%) Robot Framework
8 5 (5.81%) Toad
8 5 (5.81%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.65%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.49%) Fiddler
10 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.33%) eggPlant
11 2 (2.33%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.33%) Hudson
11 2 (2.33%) MSTest
11 2 (2.33%) Subversion
11 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (1.16%) Maven
General
1 28 (32.56%) Finance
2 19 (22.09%) Manufacturing
3 18 (20.93%) Electronics
3 18 (20.93%) Marketing
3 18 (20.93%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.81%) Banking
5 3 (3.49%) Back Office
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
6 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.40%) Web Services
2 25 (29.07%) SOAP
3 22 (25.58%) XML
4 18 (20.93%) RESTful
5 11 (12.79%) JSON
6 9 (10.47%) WSDL
7 6 (6.98%) .NET
7 6 (6.98%) J2EE
8 4 (4.65%) REST
9 2 (2.33%) HTML
9 2 (2.33%) Middleware
10 1 (1.16%) CSS
10 1 (1.16%) GWT
10 1 (1.16%) Java SE
10 1 (1.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.93%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.98%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.33%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Fintech
4 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.14%) Windows
2 6 (6.98%) Unix
3 2 (2.33%) Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (75.58%) Test Automation
2 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (38.37%) Scrum
4 27 (31.40%) Test Scripting
5 25 (29.07%) TDD
6 24 (27.91%) API Testing
7 21 (24.42%) SOA
8 20 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (20.93%) Digital Marketing
9 18 (20.93%) Programme Management
10 17 (19.77%) Functional Testing
10 17 (19.77%) Open Source
11 16 (18.60%) Scenario Testing
12 14 (16.28%) Software Testing
12 14 (16.28%) Test Strategy
13 11 (12.79%) Kanban
14 10 (11.63%) Manual Testing
14 10 (11.63%) Performance Testing
14 10 (11.63%) Test Management
15 9 (10.47%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.86%) Java
2 20 (23.26%) Groovy
3 17 (19.77%) SQL
4 8 (9.30%) C#
5 4 (4.65%) C
5 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.49%) VB
7 1 (1.16%) Java 8
7 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) ISTQB
2 13 (15.12%) ISEB
3 7 (8.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.33%) IRCA
5 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.16%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) MCP
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.16%) OCP
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (34.88%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.16%) GMP
4 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Ansible
1 6 (6.98%) Terraform
2 1 (1.16%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (23.26%) SAP
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) MuleSoft
3 5 (5.81%) webMethods
4 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.16%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.16%) IBM