The median contractor rate for a Tester was £238 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 48 42
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.49% 1.17% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.23% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £238 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +11.11%  
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 Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 193 408 366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 94.61% 95.10% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 247 218
Median daily rate £385 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 67 30
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +49.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.25 £47.33
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 Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Lancashire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Lancashire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Lancashire

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

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 Lancashire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) SQLPlus
2 2 (40.00%) ClearQuest
2 2 (40.00%) Rational Robot
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) RAD
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) .NET

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (40.00%) ClearQuest
2 2 (40.00%) Rational Robot
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) RIA
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) RAD
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
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