Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in North Yorkshire during the 6 months to 21 November 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
Yorkshire > North Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 43 45
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 1.45% 1.20% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.24% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
North Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £300 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +11.63% -11.52%
10th Percentile £330 £268 £225
90th Percentile £430 £375 £309
Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £390 £305
% change year-on-year -7.05% +27.87% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £27.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in North Yorkshire with a recognized job title 334 404 455
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 97.12% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 234 270
North Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.57% -
10th Percentile £113 £149 £199
90th Percentile £488 £475 £488
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 40 40
North Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.48 £12.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.77% +16.54% -7.96%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.98 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.05 £26.20 £39.55
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.55
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.34% +0.35%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in North Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in North Yorkshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in North Yorkshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in North Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
York - 5 £400 - 4
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) Capybara
1 5 (100.00%) Calabash
2 4 (80.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) Big Data
4 2 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
5 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) QA Automation

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in North Yorkshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Calabash
1 5 (100.00%) Capybara
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA