The median contractor rate for a Tester was £230 per day in advertised job vacancies in High Wycombe 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
Buckinghamshire / High Wycombe
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 - 14
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 16.67% - 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.67% - 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £230 - £225
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 High Wycombe. 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
High Wycombe
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 24 40 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe 100.00% 97.56% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 36
Median daily rate £250 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £100 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £11.13 £14.40 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.74% +20.00%  
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 High Wycombe

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in High Wycombe

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in High Wycombe

Tester Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in High Wycombe

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 High Wycombe region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (75.00%) API Testing
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) CRM

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in High Wycombe 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) API Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA