The median contractor rate for a Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 102 118
Rank change year-on-year +12 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 43 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.87% 1.07% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.11% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 9
Median daily rate £325 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £303
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £164.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

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 of England. 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 of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2158 2438 2915
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.83% 96.21% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1391 1728
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 193 261
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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
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 3 months to 24 June 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
Hertfordshire +3 18 £325 -16.12%
Cambridgeshire +9 13 £230 -34.28% 12
Suffolk +18 4 £325 - 1
Essex - 4 £488 - 1
Bedfordshire -11 2 £330 +32.00% 2
Norfolk - 2 £450 - 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 46 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.74%) JIRA
2 33 (40.74%) Test Automation
3 30 (37.04%) Selenium
4 23 (28.40%) Software Testing
5 22 (27.16%) QA
6 17 (20.99%) Test Scripting
7 16 (19.75%) SQL
7 16 (19.75%) ISEB
8 15 (18.52%) Scrum
8 15 (18.52%) JMeter
8 15 (18.52%) BDD
9 14 (17.28%) ISTQB
10 13 (16.05%) TDD
10 13 (16.05%) SoapUI
10 13 (16.05%) Cucumber
11 12 (14.81%) Test Strategy
11 12 (14.81%) Performance Testing
11 12 (14.81%) HP
11 12 (14.81%) LoadRunner
11 12 (14.81%) Web Services
12 11 (13.58%) XML
12 11 (13.58%) Oracle
12 11 (13.58%) Java
12 11 (13.58%) Regression Testing
12 11 (13.58%) Manual Testing
13 10 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (12.35%) Finance
13 10 (12.35%) SDLC
14 9 (11.11%) Appium

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 9 (11.11%) Confluence
2 5 (6.17%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.23%) Apache
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Magento
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.70%) BrowserStack
2 3 (3.70%) SaaS
3 2 (2.47%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.23%) Office 365
4 1 (1.23%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) Internet
2 4 (4.94%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.47%) 802.11
3 2 (2.47%) ADSL
3 2 (2.47%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.47%) Broadband
3 2 (2.47%) IPv4
3 2 (2.47%) IPv6
3 2 (2.47%) NAS
3 2 (2.47%) UPnP
3 2 (2.47%) VDSL
3 2 (2.47%) WAN
3 2 (2.47%) Wireless
3 2 (2.47%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.47%) WLAN
4 1 (1.23%) DHCP
4 1 (1.23%) DNS
4 1 (1.23%) MPLS
4 1 (1.23%) OSPF
4 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.47%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.47%) MySQL
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.47%) Redis
4 1 (1.23%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.23%) DataStage
4 1 (1.23%) DB2
4 1 (1.23%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.23%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (40.74%) JIRA
2 30 (37.04%) Selenium
3 15 (18.52%) JMeter
4 13 (16.05%) Cucumber
4 13 (16.05%) SoapUI
5 12 (14.81%) LoadRunner
6 9 (11.11%) Appium
6 9 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 9 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
7 7 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (7.41%) SpecFlow
9 5 (6.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (6.17%) JUnit
10 4 (4.94%) Maven
11 3 (3.70%) Bitbucket
11 3 (3.70%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.47%) Jasmine
12 2 (2.47%) Protractor
12 2 (2.47%) Trac
General
1 10 (12.35%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Law
3 3 (3.70%) Legal
3 3 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.47%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Electronics
5 1 (1.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) Web Services
2 11 (13.58%) XML
3 9 (11.11%) .NET
4 7 (8.64%) Gherkin
5 6 (7.41%) RESTful
6 5 (6.17%) Middleware
6 5 (6.17%) SOAP
7 4 (4.94%) JSON
7 4 (4.94%) REST
8 3 (3.70%) HTML
9 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.47%) 802.1X
9 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.47%) CSS
9 2 (2.47%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.47%) J2EE
9 2 (2.47%) Spring
10 1 (1.23%) Node.js
10 1 (1.23%) React
10 1 (1.23%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.41%) Client/Server
1 6 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.17%) iSeries
3 4 (4.94%) AS400
3 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.94%) NHS
4 3 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.47%) STB
6 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.41%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Android
2 5 (6.17%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.17%) Linux
3 3 (3.70%) Unix
3 3 (3.70%) VMS
4 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.74%) Test Automation
3 23 (28.40%) Software Testing
4 17 (20.99%) Test Scripting
5 15 (18.52%) BDD
5 15 (18.52%) Scrum
6 13 (16.05%) TDD
7 12 (14.81%) Performance Testing
7 12 (14.81%) Test Strategy
8 11 (13.58%) Manual Testing
8 11 (13.58%) Regression Testing
9 10 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (12.35%) SDLC
10 9 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (11.11%) Test Management
10 9 (11.11%) Test Planning
11 8 (9.88%) Functional Testing
12 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
12 7 (8.64%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 7 (8.64%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.75%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) Java
3 9 (11.11%) C#
4 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.64%) Perl
6 5 (6.17%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.17%) Python
7 3 (3.70%) C
7 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.47%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.47%) Groovy
8 2 (2.47%) PHP
8 2 (2.47%) Ruby
8 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.23%) COBOL
9 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (19.75%) ISEB
2 14 (17.28%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.17%) Degree
5 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.16%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.47%) HL7
4 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Firmware
2 3 (3.70%) VirtualBox
2 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.81%) HP
2 11 (13.58%) Oracle
3 4 (4.94%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.70%) Informatica
4 3 (3.70%) VMware
4 3 (3.70%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.47%) IBM
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.23%) Apple
6 1 (1.23%) Borland
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco
6 1 (1.23%) hybris
6 1 (1.23%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (1.23%) Juniper
6 1 (1.23%) MikroTik
6 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.23%) Siemens
6 1 (1.23%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.23%) WSO2
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago