The median contractor rate for a Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 40 44 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.12% 1.77% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 1.85% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Median daily rate £300 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.92% +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 Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 312 432 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 94.55% 95.79% 97.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 214 272
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £133 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 27
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.04% -1.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Gloucestershire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Gloucestershire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Gloucestershire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +7 3 £300 - 2
Gloucester -1 3 - - 2
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 6 (46.15%) Defect Management
3 5 (38.46%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
4 4 (30.77%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (23.08%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Issue Tracking
5 3 (23.08%) Android
5 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
5 3 (23.08%) IBM Sterling
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (23.08%) Content Management
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) IBM
5 3 (23.08%) CMS
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 3 (23.08%) Internet

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 3 (23.08%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Ant
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Electronics
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) Defect Management
2 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Regulatory Compliance
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Content Management
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) Issue Tracking
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Multichannel Retail
7 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) IBM
1 3 (23.08%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
3 1 (7.69%) Cloudera
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) SAP