Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £496 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 - 81
Rank change year-on-year - +81 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 18 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.29% - 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% - 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 7
Essex median daily rate £496 - £400
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year +51.79% -18.25% +239.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 762 846 1178
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 97.13% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 499 669
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £219 £227
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 152 159
Essex median hourly rate £31.03 £31.95 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +8.31% +42.17%
10th Percentile £11.94 £15.75 £15.70
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.88 £20.94
% change year-on-year -17.71% +4.49% +4.68%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Essex

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Essex

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Essex over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Essex

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Essex

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Essex region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Brentwood - 5 £325 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £478 -
Witham - 1 £513 - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Essex region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 11 (61.11%) Marketing
3 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Scrum
4 8 (44.44%) TDD
4 8 (44.44%) SOAP
4 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) SoapUI
5 7 (38.89%) Groovy
5 7 (38.89%) API Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Web Services
5 7 (38.89%) Perl
5 7 (38.89%) SOA
5 7 (38.89%) Middleware
5 7 (38.89%) QA
5 7 (38.89%) Ruby
6 6 (33.33%) JSON
6 6 (33.33%) JIRA
6 6 (33.33%) Selenium
6 6 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (33.33%) Programme Management
6 6 (33.33%) Manufacturing
6 6 (33.33%) Electronics
6 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 6 (33.33%) WSDL
6 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (33.33%) SAP
6 6 (33.33%) XML
6 6 (33.33%) XSD

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (5.56%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) 802.11
1 5 (27.78%) ADSL
1 5 (27.78%) Bluetooth
1 5 (27.78%) Broadband
1 5 (27.78%) IPv4
1 5 (27.78%) IPv6
1 5 (27.78%) UPnP
1 5 (27.78%) VDSL
1 5 (27.78%) WAN
1 5 (27.78%) Wireless
1 5 (27.78%) Wireshark
2 4 (22.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) SoapUI
2 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (27.78%) JUnit
4 4 (22.22%) Bugzilla
4 4 (22.22%) Redmine
4 4 (22.22%) Trac
5 2 (11.11%) GitLab
5 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 2 (11.11%) Robot Framework
6 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
6 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
1 11 (61.11%) Marketing
2 6 (33.33%) Electronics
2 6 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) SOAP
2 7 (38.89%) Middleware
2 7 (38.89%) Web Services
3 6 (33.33%) JSON
3 6 (33.33%) WSDL
3 6 (33.33%) XML
3 6 (33.33%) XSD
4 5 (27.78%) .NET
4 5 (27.78%) 802.1X
5 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 4 (22.22%) STB
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.56%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 8 (44.44%) TDD
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 7 (38.89%) API Testing
4 7 (38.89%) SOA
5 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Programme Management
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (27.78%) Network Packet Analysis
6 5 (27.78%) Release Management
7 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
7 4 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (22.22%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 3 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Groovy
1 7 (38.89%) Perl
1 7 (38.89%) Ruby
2 5 (27.78%) Bash Shell
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 5 (27.78%) PHP
2 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
3 3 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.56%) HP