Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 18 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 89 100
Rank change year-on-year +34 +11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 86 48 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.58% 2.14% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.75% 2.21% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 39 11
Leeds median daily rate £375 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -10.26% +15.56%
10th Percentile £252 £231 £310
90th Percentile £438 £440 £423
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £415
% change year-on-year +7.14% -15.66% +22.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,292 2,172 2,403
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 96.66% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,595 1,534 1,585
Leeds median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £304 £262 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 42 48
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +54.72% -11.67%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.51 £10.07
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £30.23
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.35 £12.50
% change year-on-year +8.01% +14.80% -8.05%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Leeds

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Leeds

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Leeds

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Leeds region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 48 (55.81%) Test Automation
2 43 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (34.88%) Selenium
4 25 (29.07%) C#
5 21 (24.42%) Test Scripting
6 19 (22.09%) Java
7 17 (19.77%) Scrum
7 17 (19.77%) JMeter
8 16 (18.60%) JavaScript
9 15 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (17.44%) Performance Testing
10 12 (13.95%) E-Commerce
10 12 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (13.95%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (12.79%) Python
11 11 (12.79%) User Stories
12 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (11.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (11.63%) SoapUI
12 10 (11.63%) Software Architecture
12 10 (11.63%) QA
13 9 (10.47%) Computer Science
13 9 (10.47%) Degree
13 9 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (10.47%) Kafka
13 9 (10.47%) Software Testing
13 9 (10.47%) Linux
13 9 (10.47%) OO
13 9 (10.47%) SQL
13 9 (10.47%) SQL Server

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (1.16%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (3.49%) SAP CO
2 3 (3.49%) SAP FI
2 3 (3.49%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.16%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.16%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) GitHub
3 1 (1.16%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (1.16%) DHCP
1 1 (1.16%) DNS
1 1 (1.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) MySQL
3 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.16%) DB2
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (34.88%) Selenium
2 17 (19.77%) JMeter
3 10 (11.63%) SoapUI
4 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.98%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.65%) JIRA
6 3 (3.49%) Gatling
6 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (2.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.16%) Appium
8 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.16%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (2.33%) Finance
1 2 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) Kafka
1 9 (10.47%) SOAP
2 8 (9.30%) .NET
3 7 (8.14%) jQuery
4 3 (3.49%) Web Services
5 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.16%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.81%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.81%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.49%) NHS
5 2 (2.33%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.33%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Linux
2 3 (3.49%) Windows
3 2 (2.33%) Android
3 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.81%) Test Automation
2 43 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (24.42%) Test Scripting
4 17 (19.77%) Scrum
5 15 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (17.44%) Performance Testing
6 12 (13.95%) E-Commerce
6 12 (13.95%) Non-Functional Testing
6 12 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (12.79%) User Stories
8 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (11.63%) Software Architecture
9 9 (10.47%) Computer Science
9 9 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (10.47%) OO
9 9 (10.47%) Software Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (9.30%) Test Management
11 6 (6.98%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (6.98%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.07%) C#
2 19 (22.09%) Java
3 16 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.79%) Python
5 9 (10.47%) SQL
6 3 (3.49%) PHP
7 1 (1.16%) COBOL
7 1 (1.16%) JCL
7 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 9 (10.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (10.47%) Degree
3 7 (8.14%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.65%) ISEB
4 4 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.47%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Grafana
1 3 (3.49%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.16%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) SAP
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco
3 1 (1.16%) HP
3 1 (1.16%) IBM
3 1 (1.16%) Tableau