The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 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.

Software Tester
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 149 150
Rank change year-on-year +17 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £335 £218 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.02% -36.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £144 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £292 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £323 £288
% change year-on-year -1.55% +12.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - £92.00

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2718 3611 3541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.78% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2238 2030
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 203
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in the North West

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in the North West

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in the North West

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +9 3 £335 +8.06% 4
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Software 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 West region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) CMS
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) HOOD
3 1 (16.67%) SEO
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (16.67%) Sitecore
3 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
2 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) BrowserStack
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) HOOD
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) SEO
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore
Salford, Lancashire
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Rate: £300 per day
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