The median contractor rate for a Tester was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 April 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 177 166
Rank change year-on-year +28 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 110 105 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.33% 1.08% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.13% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 76 76
Median daily rate £313 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -1.53% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £170.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -93.52% +353.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.07 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -58.47% +16.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7779 9315 9441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 93.96% 95.53% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4425 5716 5158
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 378 461
Median hourly rate £17.73 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.28% -5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the South East

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in the South East

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the South East over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in the South East

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in the South East

Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Buckinghamshire +18 30 £325 -
Hampshire +9 22 £373 +1.70% 3
Berkshire +24 17 £313 -11.97% 6
Oxfordshire +6 16 £313 -16.66% 3
Surrey -1 12 £318 -15.33% 4
Kent +3 8 £203 -3.57%
East Sussex +8 3 £350 +22.80% 1
West Sussex -10 3 £160 -54.28% 1
Thames Valley 0 1 £570 +9.61%
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 South East region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 91 (46.19%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (39.09%) Selenium
3 52 (26.40%) Java
4 51 (25.89%) SQL
5 49 (24.87%) Test Scripting
6 45 (22.84%) QA
7 44 (22.34%) JIRA
8 41 (20.81%) C#
9 40 (20.30%) BDD
10 39 (19.80%) WebDriver
11 38 (19.29%) Automation Testing
12 37 (18.78%) Security Cleared
13 35 (17.77%) Web Services
14 34 (17.26%) JavaScript
14 34 (17.26%) Scrum
15 32 (16.24%) Team Foundation Server
15 32 (16.24%) TDD
16 31 (15.74%) Test Automation
16 31 (15.74%) Finance
16 31 (15.74%) .NET
16 31 (15.74%) API Testing
17 30 (15.23%) SOAP
18 28 (14.21%) Functional Testing
18 28 (14.21%) Test Strategy
19 26 (13.20%) SC Cleared
19 26 (13.20%) Software Testing
20 25 (12.69%) Migration
20 25 (12.69%) Oracle
20 25 (12.69%) ISEB
20 25 (12.69%) Cucumber

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.55%) Confluence
3 3 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.52%) CMS
4 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.51%) IIS
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.51%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.08%) Internet
2 9 (4.57%) PuTTY
2 9 (4.57%) WinSCP
3 2 (1.02%) DHCP
3 2 (1.02%) DNS
3 2 (1.02%) HTTP
4 1 (0.51%) DVB
4 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.51%) FTP
4 1 (0.51%) LAN
4 1 (0.51%) LDAP
4 1 (0.51%) Network Security
4 1 (0.51%) SSH
4 1 (0.51%) SSL
4 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.51%) WAN
4 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (5.08%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (4.06%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (3.55%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (3.05%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (3.05%) Oracle OWB
8 5 (2.54%) MySQL
9 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.02%) QlikView
10 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 77 (39.09%) Selenium
2 44 (22.34%) JIRA
3 39 (19.80%) WebDriver
4 32 (16.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (12.69%) Cucumber
6 24 (12.18%) Jenkins
6 24 (12.18%) SpecFlow
7 23 (11.68%) SoapUI
8 22 (11.17%) Git (software)
9 20 (10.15%) LoadRunner
10 15 (7.61%) HP UFT
10 15 (7.61%) Protractor
11 13 (6.60%) TeamCity
12 11 (5.58%) Calabash
12 11 (5.58%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (4.57%) Jasmine
14 8 (4.06%) Toad
15 7 (3.55%) Visual Studio
16 6 (3.05%) JMeter
16 6 (3.05%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (15.74%) Finance
2 6 (3.05%) Banking
3 4 (2.03%) Electronics
4 3 (1.52%) Retail
4 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.02%) Games
5 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.02%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Military
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.77%) Web Services
2 31 (15.74%) .NET
3 30 (15.23%) SOAP
4 12 (6.09%) REST
5 9 (4.57%) Behat
5 9 (4.57%) RESTful
6 7 (3.55%) Gherkin
6 7 (3.55%) Node.js
6 7 (3.55%) XML
7 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.52%) CSS
7 3 (1.52%) HTML
7 3 (1.52%) Middleware
8 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.02%) OAuth
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.51%) J2EE
9 1 (0.51%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.15%) Mobile App
2 12 (6.09%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.57%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.02%) IPTV
5 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.02%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.51%) IVR
6 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.51%) NHS
6 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.51%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.18%) Windows
2 14 (7.11%) Linux
3 12 (6.09%) Unix
4 6 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.03%) Android
6 4 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) AIX
8 1 (0.51%) CentOS
8 1 (0.51%) Debian
8 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (46.19%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (24.87%) Test Scripting
3 40 (20.30%) BDD
4 38 (19.29%) Automation Testing
5 34 (17.26%) Scrum
6 32 (16.24%) TDD
7 31 (15.74%) API Testing
7 31 (15.74%) Test Automation
8 28 (14.21%) Functional Testing
8 28 (14.21%) Test Strategy
9 26 (13.20%) Software Testing
10 25 (12.69%) Migration
11 21 (10.66%) Performance Testing
12 20 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (10.15%) Defect Tracking
12 20 (10.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (9.64%) Regression Testing
14 18 (9.14%) Automated Testing
14 18 (9.14%) Non-Functional Testing
15 16 (8.12%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (26.40%) Java
2 51 (25.89%) SQL
3 41 (20.81%) C#
4 34 (17.26%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.63%) F#
6 14 (7.11%) Python
6 14 (7.11%) Ruby
7 13 (6.60%) PHP
8 10 (5.08%) VB
9 6 (3.05%) C++
10 5 (2.54%) C
10 5 (2.54%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.03%) Scala
11 4 (2.03%) VBScript
12 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.52%) Groovy
13 2 (1.02%) Perl
13 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.02%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (18.78%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.20%) SC Cleared
3 25 (12.69%) ISEB
4 15 (7.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (7.11%) ISTQB
6 8 (4.06%) Degree
6 8 (4.06%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.06%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (3.05%) CREST Certified
7 6 (3.05%) OSCP
8 5 (2.54%) SANS
9 4 (2.03%) CEH
10 3 (1.52%) CHECK Team Leader
10 3 (1.52%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (1.02%) HND
12 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.51%) HNC
12 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.51%) MCP
12 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (22.84%) QA
2 8 (4.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) PMO
3 1 (0.51%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.52%) vSphere
3 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.51%) Docker
4 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.57%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.52%) Puppet
2 3 (1.52%) vRealize
3 1 (0.51%) SELinux
Vendors
1 25 (12.69%) Oracle
2 21 (10.66%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.64%) HP
4 10 (5.08%) VMware
5 6 (3.05%) Remedy
6 5 (2.54%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.54%) SAP
7 4 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.52%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.52%) New Relic
9 2 (1.02%) Citrix
10 1 (0.51%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.51%) IBM
10 1 (0.51%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (0.51%) Talend
10 1 (0.51%) Workday
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago