The median contractor rate for a Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Halifax during the 3 months to 28 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.

Tester
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 20 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax - 1.06% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £310 -
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 Halifax. 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
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 74 93 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 98.67% 98.94% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 79 129
Median daily rate £396 £363 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -77.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Halifax

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Halifax

Tester Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 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 Halifax region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) QA

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Groovy
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA