The median contractor rate for a Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucester during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Gloucestershire / Gloucester
Rank 21 19 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucester 2.80% 2.75% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 2.88% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £500 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +63.26%  
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 Gloucester. 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
Gloucester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 99 104 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucester 92.52% 95.41% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 60 80
Median daily rate £388 £310 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 7
Median hourly rate £9.19 £11.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.08% -42.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucester

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Gloucester

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Gloucester

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Gloucester

Tester Skill Set
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Gloucester region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Banking
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) Test Planning

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester 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:

General
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB