Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Tester was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 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.

Technical Tester
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 815 786
Rank change year-on-year -6 -29 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 17 28 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.018% 0.031% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.033% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 32
England median daily rate £438 £308 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.05% -23.48% +23.85%
10th Percentile £351 £293 £300
90th Percentile £491 £450 £455
UK median daily rate £438 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +20.69% -9.38% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,499 85,538 93,500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,692 56,349 60,467
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £610 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,538 2,914 3,579
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%

Technical Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Tester in England

Technical Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Tester in England

Technical Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Tester in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Tester in England

Technical Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Tester in England

Technical 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 Technical Tester within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
London -25 9 £463 +42.31% 3
South East -30 5 £400 +33.33% 1
South West +13 2 £438 -2.78% 2
North of England +35 1 £350 - 2
Yorkshire +13 1 £350 - 1
Technical Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Technical 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 Technical Tester in the job title.

1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 8 (47.06%) Web Services
4 6 (35.29%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) Banking
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) REST
5 5 (29.41%) High Availability
5 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
5 5 (29.41%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Games
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Kanban
5 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
5 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Unix
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
6 4 (23.53%) HP
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) Scala
7 3 (17.65%) API Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Selenium

Technical 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Lawson
1 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Serverless
2 1 (5.88%) Bluemix
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) PuTTY
1 1 (5.88%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Ant
4 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) TestNG
General
1 6 (35.29%) Banking
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Web Services
2 5 (29.41%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) Node.js
3 2 (11.76%) OAuth
3 2 (11.76%) OAuth2
3 2 (11.76%) OpenID
3 2 (11.76%) Swagger
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Fintech
1 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (29.41%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) High Availability
4 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Kanban
4 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
4 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) API Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.76%) DevOps
7 2 (11.76%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
3 3 (17.65%) Scala
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) F#
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.88%) Software AG
4 1 (5.88%) webMethods
4 1 (5.88%) Workday