Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £331 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 122 102
Rank change year-on-year +56 -20 -66
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 70 30 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.23% 1.01% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 1.05% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 19 34
Leeds median daily rate £331 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.92% +18.18% -1.79%
10th Percentile £255 £238 £215
90th Percentile £415 £435 £311
West Yorkshire median daily rate £331 £316 £275
% change year-on-year +4.74% +15.00% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 2124 2859 2763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.02% 96.17% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1450 2001 1902
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £287 £293 £238
90th Percentile £550 £575 £508
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 49 81
Leeds median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% +0.04% -16.70%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.40 £8.90
90th Percentile £31.21 £17.95 £23.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.43 £12.38 £13.73
% change year-on-year +8.53% -9.89% +5.63%

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 July 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 21 July 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 54 (77.14%) Test Automation
2 50 (71.43%) Selenium
3 44 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (55.71%) Java
5 34 (48.57%) WebDriver
6 31 (44.29%) Cucumber
6 31 (44.29%) Test Scripting
7 27 (38.57%) Jenkins
8 26 (37.14%) BDD
8 26 (37.14%) JavaScript
9 25 (35.71%) Python
10 20 (28.57%) HTML
11 19 (27.14%) XML
11 19 (27.14%) Unix
11 19 (27.14%) SDLC
12 18 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (25.71%) Hudson
12 18 (25.71%) Bash Shell
13 16 (22.86%) PHP
14 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (20.00%) QA
16 13 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (18.57%) TDD
17 12 (17.14%) C#
18 11 (15.71%) Finance
18 11 (15.71%) SoapUI
19 10 (14.29%) API Testing
20 9 (12.86%) Performance Testing
21 8 (11.43%) Git (software)
21 8 (11.43%) Team Foundation 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 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Broadband
1 2 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 50 (71.43%) Selenium
2 34 (48.57%) WebDriver
3 31 (44.29%) Cucumber
4 27 (38.57%) Jenkins
5 18 (25.71%) Hudson
6 11 (15.71%) SoapUI
7 8 (11.43%) Git (software)
7 8 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (8.57%) JIRA
10 5 (7.14%) JMeter
11 4 (5.71%) Appium
11 4 (5.71%) Gatling
12 3 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (4.29%) LoadRunner
12 3 (4.29%) MSTest
12 3 (4.29%) Subversion
12 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
13 2 (2.86%) FitNesse
13 2 (2.86%) HP UFT
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Marketing
3 4 (5.71%) Games
4 2 (2.86%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.57%) HTML
2 19 (27.14%) XML
3 4 (5.71%) CSS
3 4 (5.71%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.29%) REST
4 3 (4.29%) SOAP
5 2 (2.86%) J2EE
5 2 (2.86%) JSON
5 2 (2.86%) Web Services
6 1 (1.43%) .NET
6 1 (1.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.86%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.14%) Unix
2 6 (8.57%) Linux
3 3 (4.29%) AIX
3 3 (4.29%) Solaris
4 2 (2.86%) Windows
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.43%) Android
5 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (77.14%) Test Automation
2 44 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (44.29%) Test Scripting
4 26 (37.14%) BDD
5 19 (27.14%) SDLC
6 18 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (18.57%) TDD
8 10 (14.29%) API Testing
9 9 (12.86%) Performance Testing
10 8 (11.43%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (11.43%) Scrum
10 8 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (8.57%) Configuration Management
12 6 (8.57%) Functional Testing
12 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
12 6 (8.57%) Kanban
12 6 (8.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 39 (55.71%) Java
2 26 (37.14%) JavaScript
3 25 (35.71%) Python
4 18 (25.71%) Bash Shell
5 16 (22.86%) PHP
6 12 (17.14%) C#
7 8 (11.43%) SQL
8 4 (5.71%) Scala
9 3 (4.29%) C
10 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.43%) C++
11 1 (1.43%) Groovy
11 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.29%) ISEB
3 2 (2.86%) Degree
3 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) HP
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.29%) IBM
3 3 (4.29%) Sun
4 1 (1.43%) AppDynamics
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 19 hours ago