Period
to 18 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 6 months to 18 August 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 100 84
Rank change year-on-year +39 -16 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 30 52 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.53% 2.46% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 2.74% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 42 11
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £310 £311 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +13.18% -15.38%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £173
90th Percentile £368 £350 £338
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £310 £311 £275
% change year-on-year -0.40% +13.18% -16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear 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 Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 810 1895 1166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 95.29% 89.73% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 1270 735
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £375 £323 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -18.35% +12.86%
10th Percentile £249 £220 £225
90th Percentile £550 £500 £550
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £325 £385
% change year-on-year +15.38% -15.47% +9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 96 93
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +86.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £10.15 £13.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.66 £35.13 £28.75
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £26.25 £27.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +92.86% -15.15%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (96.67%) Selenium
1 29 (96.67%) Test Automation
2 28 (93.33%) Scala
2 28 (93.33%) Java
3 24 (80.00%) Gherkin
4 21 (70.00%) User Stories
5 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
6 19 (63.33%) QA
6 19 (63.33%) API Testing
7 18 (60.00%) RESTful
7 18 (60.00%) Kanban
7 18 (60.00%) Groovy
7 18 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (60.00%) Scrum
7 18 (60.00%) Software Engineering
8 15 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 15 (50.00%) Performance Testing
9 14 (46.67%) Security Testing
9 14 (46.67%) Unit Testing
9 14 (46.67%) Usability Testing
9 14 (46.67%) SoapUI
9 14 (46.67%) WebDriver
9 14 (46.67%) Cucumber
9 14 (46.67%) Web Services
9 14 (46.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (46.67%) Defect Management
10 13 (43.33%) JIRA
11 12 (40.00%) BDD
11 12 (40.00%) Confluence

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 12 (40.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (96.67%) Selenium
2 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 14 (46.67%) Cucumber
3 14 (46.67%) SoapUI
3 14 (46.67%) WebDriver
4 13 (43.33%) JIRA
5 10 (33.33%) JUnit
5 10 (33.33%) RSpec
6 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA Agile
General
1 4 (13.33%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (80.00%) Gherkin
2 18 (60.00%) RESTful
3 14 (46.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (96.67%) Test Automation
2 21 (70.00%) User Stories
3 19 (63.33%) API Testing
4 18 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 18 (60.00%) Kanban
4 18 (60.00%) Scrum
4 18 (60.00%) Software Engineering
5 15 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 15 (50.00%) Performance Testing
6 14 (46.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 14 (46.67%) Defect Management
6 14 (46.67%) Security Testing
6 14 (46.67%) Unit Testing
6 14 (46.67%) Usability Testing
7 12 (40.00%) BDD
8 11 (36.67%) TDD
8 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
8 11 (36.67%) Web Testing
9 9 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) Java
1 28 (93.33%) Scala
2 18 (60.00%) Groovy
3 10 (33.33%) Ruby
4 9 (30.00%) C#
4 9 (30.00%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (63.33%) QA
2 4 (13.33%) WCAG
3 1 (3.33%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.33%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle