Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 80 74
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 41 58 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.73% 2.57% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 2.67% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 76
Leeds median daily rate £363 £344 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +1.85% +22.73%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £266
90th Percentile £450 £414 £600
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +10.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 2,270 2,169 2,794
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.02% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,591 1,388 1,898
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 44 72
Leeds median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% -5.58% +14.38%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.29 £8.81
90th Percentile £40.00 £26.25 £22.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £12.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +17.20% -7.41% +8.00%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 32 (78.05%) Test Automation
2 27 (65.85%) Selenium
3 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (48.78%) Test Scripting
5 18 (43.90%) Java
6 17 (41.46%) WebDriver
7 15 (36.59%) C#
8 13 (31.71%) SQL
9 10 (24.39%) QA
10 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
10 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
11 8 (19.51%) User Stories
11 8 (19.51%) JIRA
11 8 (19.51%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (17.07%) Jenkins
12 7 (17.07%) BDD
12 7 (17.07%) SoapUI
12 7 (17.07%) Scrum
13 6 (14.63%) TDD
13 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
13 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
13 6 (14.63%) SOAP
13 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (14.63%) Open Source
14 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
14 5 (12.20%) Test Management
14 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
14 5 (12.20%) Python
14 5 (12.20%) Mainframe
14 5 (12.20%) Ruby

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 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
1 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (7.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.88%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.88%) Confluence
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Heroku
1 2 (4.88%) npm
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) GitHub
2 1 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Big Data
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) QlikView
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (65.85%) Selenium
2 17 (41.46%) WebDriver
3 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
4 8 (19.51%) JIRA
5 7 (17.07%) Jenkins
5 7 (17.07%) SoapUI
6 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
6 4 (9.76%) MSTest
6 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
7 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.32%) Hudson
7 3 (7.32%) JMeter
7 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
7 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.88%) Appium
8 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (4.88%) Bitbucket
8 2 (4.88%) Gatling
8 2 (4.88%) JUnit
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) SOAP
2 4 (9.76%) XML
3 3 (7.32%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.32%) HTML
3 3 (7.32%) Node.js
4 2 (4.88%) .NET
4 2 (4.88%) REST
5 1 (2.44%) Dropwizard
5 1 (2.44%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) User Experience
3 2 (4.88%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Android
1 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
1 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
1 1 (2.44%) Unix
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (78.05%) Test Automation
2 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (48.78%) Test Scripting
4 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
5 8 (19.51%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (19.51%) User Stories
6 7 (17.07%) BDD
6 7 (17.07%) Scrum
7 6 (14.63%) Open Source
7 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
7 6 (14.63%) TDD
7 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Test Management
9 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Kanban
9 4 (9.76%) Microservices
9 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) Java
2 15 (36.59%) C#
3 13 (31.71%) SQL
4 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) Python
4 5 (12.20%) Ruby
5 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.88%) Scala
5 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Capita
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) IBM
2 1 (2.44%) Informatica
2 1 (2.44%) Logi
2 1 (2.44%) Logi Analytics
2 1 (2.44%) SAP
2 1 (2.44%) Tableau
2 1 (2.44%) Talend