The median contractor rate for a Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Renfrewshire during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank - 38 23
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire - 1.41% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.59% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £305 £234
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -2.30% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire. 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
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 61 126 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 82.43% 88.73% 91.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 83 49
Median daily rate £340 £403 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +24.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £448 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Renfrewshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Renfrewshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Renfrewshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Netcool
1 2 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) StarTeam
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (100.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas