The median contractor rate for a Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 25 June 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
England / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 99 64
Rank change year-on-year +56 -35  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.86% 1.62% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 1.82% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 7
Median daily rate £310 £290 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £355 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £303
% change year-on-year +1.51% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 524 1429 790
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 93.74% 89.20% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 882 471
Median daily rate £350 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 82 81
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £18.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the North East

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in the North East

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the North East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in the North East

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in the North East

Tester
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +68 14 £300 +6.19% 3
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North East region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 50 (94.34%) Test Automation
2 48 (90.57%) Selenium
2 48 (90.57%) Java
3 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (81.13%) Scala
5 38 (71.70%) Gherkin
6 32 (60.38%) Jenkins
7 31 (58.49%) QA
8 30 (56.60%) Cucumber
9 29 (54.72%) User Stories
10 27 (50.94%) API Testing
10 27 (50.94%) Scrum
11 26 (49.06%) Software Engineering
11 26 (49.06%) Kanban
11 26 (49.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (47.17%) Groovy
12 25 (47.17%) RESTful
13 24 (45.28%) WebDriver
14 22 (41.51%) Test Scripting
15 21 (39.62%) TDD
15 21 (39.62%) Exploratory Testing
16 20 (37.74%) Defect Management
16 20 (37.74%) Usability Testing
16 20 (37.74%) Performance Testing
17 19 (35.85%) Security Testing
17 19 (35.85%) Unit Testing
17 19 (35.85%) Web Services
17 19 (35.85%) Continuous Delivery
17 19 (35.85%) SoapUI
18 18 (33.96%) C#

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 17 (32.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (90.57%) Selenium
2 32 (60.38%) Jenkins
3 30 (56.60%) Cucumber
4 24 (45.28%) WebDriver
5 19 (35.85%) SoapUI
6 18 (33.96%) JIRA
6 18 (33.96%) JUnit
6 18 (33.96%) RSpec
7 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.89%) Gatling
8 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.89%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.43%) Games
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (71.70%) Gherkin
2 25 (47.17%) RESTful
3 19 (35.85%) Web Services
4 2 (3.77%) Behat
5 1 (1.89%) .NET
5 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (94.34%) Test Automation
2 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (54.72%) User Stories
4 27 (50.94%) API Testing
4 27 (50.94%) Scrum
5 26 (49.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 26 (49.06%) Kanban
5 26 (49.06%) Software Engineering
6 22 (41.51%) Test Scripting
7 21 (39.62%) Exploratory Testing
7 21 (39.62%) TDD
8 20 (37.74%) Defect Management
8 20 (37.74%) Performance Testing
8 20 (37.74%) Usability Testing
9 19 (35.85%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (35.85%) Security Testing
9 19 (35.85%) Unit Testing
10 18 (33.96%) Web Testing
11 17 (32.08%) BDD
11 17 (32.08%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 48 (90.57%) Java
2 43 (81.13%) Scala
3 25 (47.17%) Groovy
4 18 (33.96%) C#
4 18 (33.96%) Ruby
5 17 (32.08%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) C
6 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) SQL
6 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (58.49%) QA
2 5 (9.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.89%) HP
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