Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 22 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 65 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.60% 1.94% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 2.09% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 18
Gloucestershire median daily rate £350 £438 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.13% +1.33%
10th Percentile £270 £296 £225
90th Percentile £430 £510 £462
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies in Gloucestershire with a recognized job title 623 862 955
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.54% 92.79% 96.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 482 565
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £388 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -2.52% +6.00%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £204
90th Percentile £513 £563 £513
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 88 60
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £39.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -30.62% +44.13%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.51 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.75 £45.48 £48.69
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Gloucestershire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -8 3 £450 +42.86%
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire

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

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) VersionOne
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Firebird
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Delphi
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Unix

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Delphi
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center