Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 24 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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 36 73
Rank change year-on-year -3 +37 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.59% 2.60% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 2.71% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 7
Somerset median daily rate £375 £350 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +66.67% -23.64%
10th Percentile £300 £331 £158
90th Percentile £425 £428 £354
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £36.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 479 443 683
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 96.10% 97.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 230 390
Somerset median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +9.93%
10th Percentile £145 £174 £256
90th Percentile £500 £481 £475
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 75 81
Somerset median hourly rate £21.50 £26.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.87% -32.48% +95.96%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.25 £42.80 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Somerset

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Somerset

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Somerset over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Somerset

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Somerset

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 24 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
Bath -2 5 £363 -6.45% 1
Taunton +6 4 £325 -7.14%
Street - 1 £413 -
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 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 Somerset region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
2 3 (23.08%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) Front Office
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) General Ledger
2 3 (23.08%) QA
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) JMeter
3 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (15.38%) AppDynamics
3 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.69%) Big Data
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) Firebird
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) JMeter
1 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
1 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Front Office
1 3 (23.08%) General Ledger
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Delphi
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) AppDynamics
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle