The median contractor rate for a Tester was £306 per day in advertised job vacancies in Exeter during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Devon / Exeter
Rank 20 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 3.38% 2.63% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.50% 2.70% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £306 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.26% +3.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Exeter. 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
Exeter
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 143 74 106
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 96.62% 97.37% 98.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 50 31
Median daily rate £372 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.28% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £287 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.52% -42.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £22.60 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Exeter

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Exeter

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Exeter

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Exeter

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Exeter region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Spock
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Groovy
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Microservices
5 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (11.11%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
5 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (11.11%) TestRail
5 1 (11.11%) RIA
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) JSON
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) GIS
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Spock
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
2 1 (11.11%) TestRail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
4 1 (11.11%) Microservices
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Groovy
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA