Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Salford during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
Manchester > Salford
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 25 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 0.63% 0.76% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.79% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Salford median daily rate £400 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% -
Manchester median daily rate £400 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% +9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Salford median hourly rate - - -
Manchester median hourly rate - £14.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford. 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
Salford
Contract vacancies in Salford with a recognized job title 152 127 129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 96.21% 98.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 70 105
Salford median daily rate £400 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +4.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £104 £162 £313
90th Percentile £518 £600 £615
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 4
Salford median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +39.88% -1.40%
10th Percentile £13.66 £12.89 £12.89
90th Percentile £31.91 £31.14 £15.34
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £14.75
% change year-on-year +3.27% +18.17% -13.24%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Salford

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Salford

Tester Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Salford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java