The median contractor rate for a Tester was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 3 months to 25 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
South West / Somerset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 34 39
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.96% 0.41% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.46% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £200 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £303
% change year-on-year +1.51% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 198 219 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 95.19% 90.87% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 112 176
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £180 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 42
Median hourly rate £52.50 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -7.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 2 £200 -
Tester
South West

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Somerset region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TestComplete
3 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Maximo
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) .NET

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore