The median contractor rate for a Tester was £323 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 87 77
Rank change year-on-year +36 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 35 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.31% 1.03% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 1.07% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 16
Median daily rate £323 £305 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.73% +10.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £389 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £308
% change year-on-year -1.53% +5.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.07 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -58.47% +16.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1037 1499 1269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.02% 96.15% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 1068 845
Median daily rate £400 £408 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +16.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 34 40
Median hourly rate £15.86 £11.00 £12.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% -9.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £18.50 £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 29 April 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 Leeds region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 37 (62.71%) Selenium
2 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (49.15%) Java
4 26 (44.07%) Automated Testing
4 26 (44.07%) BDD
5 23 (38.98%) Cucumber
5 23 (38.98%) WebDriver
6 20 (33.90%) Test Automation
6 20 (33.90%) Test Scripting
7 17 (28.81%) Manual Testing
8 16 (27.12%) QA
8 16 (27.12%) Jenkins
9 15 (25.42%) TDD
9 15 (25.42%) Python
10 14 (23.73%) ISTQB
11 13 (22.03%) SDLC
11 13 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (20.34%) Automation Testing
12 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
12 12 (20.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
13 11 (18.64%) HTML
14 10 (16.95%) XML
14 10 (16.95%) PHP
14 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
14 10 (16.95%) Scrum
14 10 (16.95%) Hudson
14 10 (16.95%) Performance Testing
14 10 (16.95%) Kanban
14 10 (16.95%) Functional Testing

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 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
1 7 (11.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.39%) Apache
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) GitHub
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) LDAP
1 2 (3.39%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.39%) MySQL
2 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.39%) Redis
2 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (62.71%) Selenium
2 23 (38.98%) Cucumber
2 23 (38.98%) WebDriver
3 16 (27.12%) Jenkins
4 12 (20.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
6 10 (16.95%) Hudson
7 8 (13.56%) JMeter
8 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
8 7 (11.86%) MSTest
9 5 (8.47%) SoapUI
10 4 (6.78%) Gatling
10 4 (6.78%) JIRA
10 4 (6.78%) SpecFlow
11 3 (5.08%) Appium
11 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (5.08%) FitNesse
11 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
12 2 (3.39%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (3.39%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Marketing
3 3 (5.08%) Games
4 2 (3.39%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) HTML
2 10 (16.95%) XML
3 6 (10.17%) Gherkin
4 5 (8.47%) REST
5 4 (6.78%) CSS
6 3 (5.08%) .NET
6 3 (5.08%) Web Services
7 2 (3.39%) jQuery
7 2 (3.39%) JSON
7 2 (3.39%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (3.39%) SOAP
7 2 (3.39%) Spring
7 2 (3.39%) Symfony
8 1 (1.69%) Apache CXF
8 1 (1.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) NHS
3 2 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.39%) User Experience
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Unix
2 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.07%) Automated Testing
2 26 (44.07%) BDD
3 20 (33.90%) Test Automation
3 20 (33.90%) Test Scripting
4 17 (28.81%) Manual Testing
5 15 (25.42%) TDD
6 13 (22.03%) SDLC
7 12 (20.34%) Automation Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Functional Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Kanban
8 10 (16.95%) Performance Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Scrum
8 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
9 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (10.17%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (10.17%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) Java
2 15 (25.42%) Python
3 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.95%) PHP
5 9 (15.25%) Bash Shell
5 9 (15.25%) SQL
6 7 (11.86%) C#
7 6 (10.17%) Scala
8 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.39%) Ruby
9 1 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) Groovy
9 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) ISTQB
2 7 (11.86%) ISEB
3 5 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.78%) Degree
4 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle
2 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day 12 months
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £380 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday