Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicestershire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 54 58
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.53% 0.76% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.80% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Leicestershire median daily rate £125 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.54% +18.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £113 £313 £263
90th Percentile £138 £338 £398
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leicestershire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire. 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
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies in Leicestershire with a recognized job title 546 503 501
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.33% 95.63% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 308 274
Leicestershire median daily rate £340 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.74% +8.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £214 £131 £126
90th Percentile £536 £500 £475
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 40
Leicestershire median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +13.13% -38.13%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £9.93
90th Percentile £43.63 £37.10 £34.25
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -3.70%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Leicestershire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Leicestershire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Leicestershire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Leicestershire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -1 1 - - 5
Tester
East Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Leicestershire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Xbox
2 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
1 1 (33.33%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft