Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucester during the 6 months to 17 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
Gloucestershire > Gloucester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucester 1.28% 3.20% 3.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 3.32% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Gloucester median daily rate £450 £315 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -28.00% +16.67%
Gloucestershire median daily rate £350 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucester median hourly rate - - -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucester. 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
Gloucester
Contract vacancies in Gloucester with a recognized job title 224 211 205
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 96.35% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 156 156
Gloucester median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £185 £123 £202
90th Percentile £481 £575 £500
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 9
Gloucester median hourly rate £12.13 £12.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.02% -2.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.24 £10.13
90th Percentile £84.40 £33.80 £16.74
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £39.27
% change year-on-year +9.09% -29.97% +42.80%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucester

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

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Gloucester

Tester Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 17 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 Gloucester region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Firebird
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Delphi
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Validation

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Delphi
1 1 (33.33%) SQL