The median contractor rate for a Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Salford during the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 7.14% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 7.41% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +1.89% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year -50.76% -26.17%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Salford. 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
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 27 30 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 96.43% 96.77% 90.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 67 41
Median daily rate £388 £220 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.13% -42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £144 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £415 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £12.17 - £13.60
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 - £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 - £17.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 5 Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 28 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 Salford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection

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:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL