Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 66 118
Rank change year-on-year +7 +52 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 94 67 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.77% 3.08% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.94% 3.15% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 45 14
Leeds median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £249 £243 £300
90th Percentile £438 £409 £431
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +33.33%
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 2,388 2,125 2,720
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 97.84% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,651 1,450 1,866
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £287
90th Percentile £550 £545 £559
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 34 46
Leeds median hourly rate £16.61 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +18.52% -0.70%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.54 £9.98
90th Percentile £28.25 £28.64 £31.13
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.43 £14.20 £12.82
% change year-on-year +8.63% +10.76% -5.37%

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 26 September 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 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 Leeds region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 58 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
1 58 (61.70%) Test Automation
2 29 (30.85%) Selenium
3 27 (28.72%) Test Scripting
3 27 (28.72%) C#
4 23 (24.47%) Java
5 21 (22.34%) BDD
6 20 (21.28%) JMeter
7 19 (20.21%) Performance Testing
8 17 (18.09%) Software Testing
9 15 (15.96%) SoapUI
9 15 (15.96%) WebDriver
10 13 (13.83%) Cucumber
11 12 (12.77%) SQL
11 12 (12.77%) SOAP
11 12 (12.77%) API Testing
12 11 (11.70%) Docker
12 11 (11.70%) Scrum
12 11 (11.70%) QA
13 10 (10.64%) Test Strategy
13 10 (10.64%) ISTQB
13 10 (10.64%) TDD
13 10 (10.64%) Python
14 9 (9.57%) DevOps
14 9 (9.57%) Defect Tracking
14 9 (9.57%) SDET
14 9 (9.57%) OO
15 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
15 8 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (8.51%) User Stories

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:

Business Applications
1 7 (7.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (3.19%) SAP CO
2 3 (3.19%) SAP FI
2 3 (3.19%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (3.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.19%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (2.13%) BrowserStack
4 2 (2.13%) npm
5 1 (1.06%) BlazeMeter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) MySQL
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (30.85%) Selenium
2 20 (21.28%) JMeter
3 15 (15.96%) SoapUI
3 15 (15.96%) WebDriver
4 13 (13.83%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.38%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.26%) Appium
7 3 (3.19%) Gatling
7 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.19%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.19%) Protractor
8 2 (2.13%) Burp Suite
8 2 (2.13%) Maven
8 2 (2.13%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.13%) TestNG
8 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (7.45%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Marketing
3 2 (2.13%) Advertising
3 2 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.77%) SOAP
2 8 (8.51%) Kafka
3 4 (4.26%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.19%) Nightwatchjs
4 3 (3.19%) Web Services
4 3 (3.19%) WebdriverIO
5 2 (2.13%) RESTful
5 2 (2.13%) WireMock
6 1 (1.06%) Node.js
6 1 (1.06%) React
6 1 (1.06%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.19%) NHS
4 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.38%) Android
1 6 (6.38%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.32%) Linux
3 2 (2.13%) Kali Linux
3 2 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
1 58 (61.70%) Test Automation
2 27 (28.72%) Test Scripting
3 21 (22.34%) BDD
4 19 (20.21%) Performance Testing
5 17 (18.09%) Software Testing
6 12 (12.77%) API Testing
7 11 (11.70%) Scrum
8 10 (10.64%) TDD
8 10 (10.64%) Test Strategy
9 9 (9.57%) Defect Tracking
9 9 (9.57%) DevOps
9 9 (9.57%) OO
9 9 (9.57%) SDET
10 8 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (8.51%) User Stories
11 7 (7.45%) E-Commerce
11 7 (7.45%) Scenario Testing
11 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.72%) C#
2 23 (24.47%) Java
3 12 (12.77%) SQL
4 10 (10.64%) Python
5 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.19%) Kotlin
6 3 (3.19%) PHP
6 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) ISTQB
2 8 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (8.51%) Degree
3 7 (7.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.32%) ISEB
5 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) Grafana
1 3 (3.19%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (7.45%) SAP
2 5 (5.32%) Splunk
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.06%) Google
4 1 (1.06%) Tableau