The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Middlesex during the 3 months to 29 March 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
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 0.80% - 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% - 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex. 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
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 119 151 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 95.20% 96.18% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 104 90
Median daily rate £420 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £230 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £543 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 3
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +95.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Middlesex

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Middlesex

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Middlesex

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Middlesex region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) HNC
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (16.67%) Confluence
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) HNC
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Talend