Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hounslow during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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 London > Hounslow
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 41 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 -18 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 1.71% 2.77% 3.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 2.99% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Hounslow median daily rate £444 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.33% +87.50% -46.67%
10th Percentile £401 £220 £153
90th Percentile £482 £410 £388
West London median daily rate £363 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -14.71% +21.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Hounslow median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +17.07% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £38.60
West London median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £10.25
% change year-on-year -4.17% +17.07% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hounslow. 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
Hounslow
Contract vacancies in Hounslow with a recognized job title 382 301 255
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 92.62% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 186 149
Hounslow median daily rate £488 £483 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +13.53% +2.72%
10th Percentile £235 £262 £220
90th Percentile £623 £600 £552
West London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 22
Hounslow median hourly rate £15.86 £13.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.48% -16.92% -13.06%
10th Percentile £10.70 £12.38 £9.15
90th Percentile £115.00 £46.99 £56.75
West London median hourly rate £20.80 £21.16 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.72% +17.56% -7.69%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hounslow

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Hounslow

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Hounslow

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Hounslow

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Hounslow

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Hounslow region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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
Feltham -2 4 - - 1
Chiswick -1 2 £444 +8.23%
Osterley +4 1 - -
Tester
West London

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hounslow region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (57.14%) Games
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
5 1 (14.29%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (14.29%) Docker
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (14.29%) Microservices
5 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
5 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) API Design
5 1 (14.29%) API Testing

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hounslow 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 (14.29%) Apache Solr
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Gatling
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (57.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (14.29%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) API Design
5 1 (14.29%) API Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) High Availability
5 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
5 1 (14.29%) Microservices
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
1 1 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
1 1 (14.29%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
1 1 (14.29%) SOASTA, Inc