Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Exeter during the 6 months to 23 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
Devon > Exeter
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 32 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 1.30% 3.30% 4.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 3.36% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 9
Exeter median daily rate £345 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.54% -
10th Percentile £264 £263 £299
90th Percentile £391 £333 £338
Devon median daily rate £390 £288 £325
% change year-on-year +35.65% -11.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Exeter median hourly rate - - -
Devon median hourly rate - - £43.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter. 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
Exeter
Contract vacancies in Exeter with a recognized job title 286 268 270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.16% 98.17% 97.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 176 177
Exeter median daily rate £395 £338 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.04% -2.88% -0.71%
10th Percentile £146 £169 £214
90th Percentile £525 £466 £488
Devon median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% -3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
Exeter median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -8.45% +173.08%
10th Percentile £25.10 £17.75 £13.25
90th Percentile £43.55 £107.50 £40.95
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +77.22% -8.14% +32.31%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Exeter

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Exeter.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Exeter

Tester Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 23 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 Exeter region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) SMS
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Kanban
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript