Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 26 September 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 51 61
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.94% 0.69% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.76% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £400 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +52.38% -50.00%
10th Percentile £415 £266 £256
90th Percentile £488 £425 £324
North West median daily rate £400 £310 £331
% change year-on-year +29.03% -6.42% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £25.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 600 527 719
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.19% 91.33% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 309 452
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £225
90th Percentile £560 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 42 70
Lancashire median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +11.49% +18.02%
10th Percentile £10.11 £10.92 £11.64
90th Percentile £56.10 £47.38 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £19.70 £19.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year +2.34% +18.46% -12.02%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Lancashire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
Preston +23 3 £425 +6.25% 1
Blackpool - 3 £463 -
Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Lancashire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) JUnit
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
5 1 (16.67%) SDET
5 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
5 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (16.67%) JMeter
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
5 1 (16.67%) SDET
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
1 1 (16.67%) HP