The median contractor rate for a Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 45 48
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 32 36 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.50% 4.23% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.85% 4.58% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 4
Median daily rate £310 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £350 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £325 £306
% change year-on-year -2.69% +6.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -51.42% +16.00%  

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 467 786 465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 94.92% 92.25% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 509 291
Median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £233 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 36
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.00 £15.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne that featured Tester in the job title.

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 25 April 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 52 (94.55%) Test Automation
2 50 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (89.09%) Selenium
4 48 (87.27%) Java
5 45 (81.82%) Scala
6 43 (78.18%) Gherkin
7 42 (76.36%) Automated Testing
8 39 (70.91%) Automation Testing
9 36 (65.45%) Jenkins
10 35 (63.64%) QA
11 31 (56.36%) User Stories
12 30 (54.55%) API Testing
12 30 (54.55%) Scrum
13 29 (52.73%) Software Engineering
13 29 (52.73%) RESTful
13 29 (52.73%) Kanban
13 29 (52.73%) Groovy
13 29 (52.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (45.45%) Cucumber
14 25 (45.45%) WebDriver
15 23 (41.82%) BDD
16 22 (40.00%) Web Services
17 21 (38.18%) Usability Testing
17 21 (38.18%) Exploratory Testing
18 20 (36.36%) SoapUI
18 20 (36.36%) Defect Management
18 20 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
18 20 (36.36%) Performance Testing
18 20 (36.36%) Security Testing
18 20 (36.36%) Unit Testing

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 19 (34.55%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 49 (89.09%) Selenium
2 36 (65.45%) Jenkins
3 25 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 25 (45.45%) WebDriver
4 20 (36.36%) SoapUI
5 19 (34.55%) JIRA
6 16 (29.09%) JUnit
6 16 (29.09%) RSpec
7 7 (12.73%) HP UFT
8 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.64%) Sahi
8 2 (3.64%) WATIR
General
1 2 (3.64%) Games
2 1 (1.82%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (78.18%) Gherkin
2 29 (52.73%) RESTful
3 22 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (3.64%) .NET
4 2 (3.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.82%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (94.55%) Test Automation
2 50 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (76.36%) Automated Testing
4 39 (70.91%) Automation Testing
5 31 (56.36%) User Stories
6 30 (54.55%) API Testing
6 30 (54.55%) Scrum
7 29 (52.73%) Continuous Improvement
7 29 (52.73%) Kanban
7 29 (52.73%) Software Engineering
8 23 (41.82%) BDD
9 21 (38.18%) Exploratory Testing
9 21 (38.18%) Usability Testing
10 20 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
10 20 (36.36%) Defect Management
10 20 (36.36%) Performance Testing
10 20 (36.36%) Security Testing
10 20 (36.36%) TDD
10 20 (36.36%) Unit Testing
11 19 (34.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 48 (87.27%) Java
2 45 (81.82%) Scala
3 29 (52.73%) Groovy
4 18 (32.73%) Ruby
5 16 (29.09%) C#
5 16 (29.09%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.45%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (63.64%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) WCAG
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.64%) HP
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