The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 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.

Software Tester
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 598 566
Rank change year-on-year +61 -32  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 53 39 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.083% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 41
Median daily rate £318 £323 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +17.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £386 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £325 £286
% change year-on-year -2.30% +13.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £92.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - £92.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40770 47086 48496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.72% 95.05% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26583 31109 30993
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1252 1361 1876
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in England

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in England

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Tester in England

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in England

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
London +24 15 £300 +9.09% 7
East of England +5 12 £318 +3.25% 6
South East +22 9 £375 +4.16% 7
South West +15 9 £358 +10.00% 2
West Midlands +24 3 - - 4
North West +21 3 £335 +54.02% 8
Yorkshire +24 2 £281 +7.14% 5
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Software 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 England region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 58 (55.77%) Test Automation
2 40 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (35.58%) Selenium
4 36 (34.62%) Software Testing
5 31 (29.81%) JIRA
6 30 (28.85%) QA
7 28 (26.92%) Test Scripting
8 27 (25.96%) Manual Testing
9 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
10 23 (22.12%) Functional Testing
11 22 (21.15%) Regression Testing
11 22 (21.15%) SQL
12 21 (20.19%) .NET
12 21 (20.19%) C#
12 21 (20.19%) Java
12 21 (20.19%) Finance
12 21 (20.19%) ISTQB
13 18 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (16.35%) WebDriver
15 15 (14.42%) BDD
16 14 (13.46%) ISEB
17 13 (12.50%) Scrum
17 13 (12.50%) SDLC
18 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
18 11 (10.58%) SOAP
18 11 (10.58%) Defect Management
19 10 (9.62%) Linux
19 10 (9.62%) TDD
19 10 (9.62%) SoapUI
19 10 (9.62%) Kanban

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.85%) Confluence
4 2 (1.92%) CMS
4 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.96%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.96%) SAS
5 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.96%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) SaaS
2 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) GitHub
3 1 (0.96%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) Bluetooth
2 3 (2.88%) HTTP
3 2 (1.92%) 802.11
3 2 (1.92%) ADSL
3 2 (1.92%) Broadband
3 2 (1.92%) IPv4
3 2 (1.92%) IPv6
3 2 (1.92%) NAS
3 2 (1.92%) UPnP
3 2 (1.92%) VDSL
3 2 (1.92%) WAN
3 2 (1.92%) Wireless
3 2 (1.92%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.96%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) MySQL
2 3 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.96%) Big Data
4 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.96%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 37 (35.58%) Selenium
2 31 (29.81%) JIRA
3 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
4 18 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (16.35%) WebDriver
6 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
7 10 (9.62%) SoapUI
8 9 (8.65%) Git (software)
8 9 (8.65%) Visual Studio
9 8 (7.69%) MSTest
10 5 (4.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.88%) Bugzilla
11 3 (2.88%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.88%) Geb
11 3 (2.88%) JMeter
11 3 (2.88%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.88%) TestRail
11 3 (2.88%) Trac
12 2 (1.92%) Gatling
12 2 (1.92%) Robot Framework
General
1 21 (20.19%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Marketing
2 8 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.81%) Advertising
4 5 (4.81%) Electronics
5 3 (2.88%) Legal
6 2 (1.92%) Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Automotive
7 1 (0.96%) Billing
7 1 (0.96%) Local Government
7 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.19%) .NET
2 11 (10.58%) SOAP
3 9 (8.65%) XML
4 7 (6.73%) Gherkin
4 7 (6.73%) JSON
4 7 (6.73%) Web Services
5 6 (5.77%) HTML
6 5 (4.81%) CSS
7 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.88%) .NET Core
8 3 (2.88%) RESTful
8 3 (2.88%) Spring
8 3 (2.88%) Swagger
9 2 (1.92%) 802.1X
9 2 (1.92%) REST
10 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.96%) Behat
10 1 (0.96%) jQuery
10 1 (0.96%) Middleware
10 1 (0.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.81%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.85%) User Experience
4 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.92%) Fintech
5 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) STB
6 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.96%) Infotainment
6 1 (0.96%) IVR
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Linux
2 8 (7.69%) Windows
3 5 (4.81%) Android
4 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.92%) Unix
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (55.77%) Test Automation
2 40 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (34.62%) Software Testing
4 28 (26.92%) Test Scripting
5 27 (25.96%) Manual Testing
6 23 (22.12%) Functional Testing
7 22 (21.15%) Regression Testing
8 15 (14.42%) BDD
9 13 (12.50%) Scrum
9 13 (12.50%) SDLC
10 11 (10.58%) Defect Management
11 10 (9.62%) Data Protection
11 10 (9.62%) Kanban
11 10 (9.62%) Performance Testing
11 10 (9.62%) TDD
11 10 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (8.65%) Scenario Testing
13 8 (7.69%) SDET
13 8 (7.69%) Test Strategy
14 7 (6.73%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.15%) SQL
2 21 (20.19%) C#
2 21 (20.19%) Java
3 8 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.81%) Python
5 4 (3.85%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.88%) C
7 2 (1.92%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.92%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.92%) Perl
7 2 (1.92%) PHP
7 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.92%) Ruby
8 1 (0.96%) C++
8 1 (0.96%) Groovy
8 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (20.19%) ISTQB
2 14 (13.46%) ISEB
3 7 (6.73%) Degree
4 4 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.96%) HND
7 1 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (28.85%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) IFRS
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Firmware
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.69%) HP
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.81%) SAP
4 4 (3.85%) Oracle
5 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.92%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.96%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.96%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.96%) Informatica
6 1 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.96%) Murex
6 1 (0.96%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (0.96%) Siemens
6 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.96%) Sonatype
6 1 (0.96%) VMware
6 1 (0.96%) Xamarin
Salford, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago