Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 202 162
Rank change year-on-year +34 -40 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 217 203 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.34% 1.09% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.15% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 122 177
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £201 £213 £206
90th Percentile £465 £438 £430
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
South East median hourly rate £10.50 £105.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -90.00% +200.00% +124.36%
10th Percentile £10.00 £21.00 £31.75
90th Percentile £14.71 £175.00 £38.25
England median hourly rate £18.61 £22.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -15.43% -40.54% +72.09%

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 15287 17719 18616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.43% 95.01% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8826 10710 10455
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £242 £231 £225
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 765 898
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +15.11% +2.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 21 July 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 6 months to 21 July 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
Buckinghamshire +36 68 £325 +15.04% 3
Hampshire +3 36 £350 -1.06% 2
Berkshire +14 32 £338 -4.26% 2
Oxfordshire +14 27 £313 -19.35% 5
Surrey -1 21 £325 -10.65% 11
Kent 0 16 £204 -2.98%
East Sussex +16 10 £350 +22.81% 3
West Sussex -23 7 £235 -27.69%
Thames Valley 0 1 £570 +9.62% 10
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 142 (65.44%) Test Automation
2 110 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (37.33%) Selenium
4 71 (32.72%) SQL
5 69 (31.80%) Java
6 63 (29.03%) QA
7 51 (23.50%) Test Scripting
8 48 (22.12%) TDD
8 48 (22.12%) Web Services
9 46 (21.20%) SOAP
10 45 (20.74%) JIRA
11 41 (18.89%) Finance
11 41 (18.89%) Functional Testing
11 41 (18.89%) Jenkins
12 40 (18.43%) BDD
12 40 (18.43%) C#
12 40 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (17.97%) REST
14 38 (17.51%) WebDriver
15 37 (17.05%) SDLC
15 37 (17.05%) Security Cleared
16 35 (16.13%) .NET
17 34 (15.67%) Cucumber
18 33 (15.21%) Mobile App
18 33 (15.21%) API Testing
18 33 (15.21%) Git (software)
19 31 (14.29%) Scrum
20 29 (13.36%) JavaScript
20 29 (13.36%) HP
20 29 (13.36%) Test Strategy

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 11 (5.07%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.69%) Confluence
3 6 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.38%) CMS
4 3 (1.38%) IIS
5 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.46%) JBoss
6 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.92%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.46%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.69%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.30%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.46%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.14%) Internet
2 10 (4.61%) PuTTY
2 10 (4.61%) WinSCP
3 7 (3.23%) HTTP
4 3 (1.38%) Tactical Data Link
5 2 (0.92%) DHCP
5 2 (0.92%) DNS
5 2 (0.92%) FTP
6 1 (0.46%) BGP
6 1 (0.46%) DVB
6 1 (0.46%) IPsec
6 1 (0.46%) LDAP
6 1 (0.46%) Network Security
6 1 (0.46%) SSH
6 1 (0.46%) SSL
6 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.99%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.53%) Oracle Database
5 10 (4.61%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (4.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (2.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (2.76%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (2.76%) Oracle OWB
8 5 (2.30%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.84%) Redis
9 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.92%) Big Data
10 2 (0.92%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.92%) QlikView
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 81 (37.33%) Selenium
2 45 (20.74%) JIRA
3 41 (18.89%) Jenkins
4 38 (17.51%) WebDriver
5 34 (15.67%) Cucumber
6 33 (15.21%) Git (software)
7 29 (13.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (10.60%) LoadRunner
8 23 (10.60%) Protractor
9 16 (7.37%) HP UFT
10 14 (6.45%) JMeter
11 13 (5.99%) SoapUI
11 13 (5.99%) TeamCity
12 12 (5.53%) Calabash
12 12 (5.53%) Oracle APEX
13 11 (5.07%) Mocha
13 11 (5.07%) SpecFlow
14 10 (4.61%) Karma Test Runner
15 9 (4.15%) Jasmine
15 9 (4.15%) Toad
General
1 41 (18.89%) Finance
2 26 (11.98%) Banking
3 13 (5.99%) Retail
4 12 (5.53%) Corporate Banking
5 6 (2.76%) Advertising
6 5 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.84%) Military
7 4 (1.84%) Publishing
8 3 (1.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Local Government
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (22.12%) Web Services
2 46 (21.20%) SOAP
3 39 (17.97%) REST
4 35 (16.13%) .NET
5 24 (11.06%) Node.js
6 16 (7.37%) RESTful
7 13 (5.99%) AngularJS
8 12 (5.53%) XML
9 11 (5.07%) Chai
10 9 (4.15%) Behat
11 6 (2.76%) Gherkin
11 6 (2.76%) HTML
11 6 (2.76%) JSON
12 4 (1.84%) .NET Core
12 4 (1.84%) CSS
12 4 (1.84%) Middleware
13 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (0.92%) React
13 2 (0.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.21%) Mobile App
2 12 (5.53%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.15%) Algorithms
4 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.30%) User Experience
6 4 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.92%) Handset
8 2 (0.92%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.92%) Smart Home
8 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.92%) W3C
9 1 (0.46%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.46%) Fintech
9 1 (0.46%) IVR
9 1 (0.46%) Life Science
9 1 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.52%) Windows
2 15 (6.91%) Linux
3 11 (5.07%) Android
3 11 (5.07%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.23%) Unix
5 5 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.84%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) Debian
8 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (65.44%) Test Automation
2 110 (50.69%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (23.50%) Test Scripting
4 48 (22.12%) TDD
5 41 (18.89%) Functional Testing
6 40 (18.43%) BDD
6 40 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (17.05%) SDLC
8 33 (15.21%) API Testing
9 31 (14.29%) Scrum
10 29 (13.36%) Test Strategy
11 26 (11.98%) Migration
12 25 (11.52%) Regression Testing
13 21 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
13 21 (9.68%) Software Testing
14 20 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (8.76%) Performance Testing
16 18 (8.29%) Manual Testing
17 16 (7.37%) Scenario Testing
18 15 (6.91%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 71 (32.72%) SQL
2 69 (31.80%) Java
3 40 (18.43%) C#
4 29 (13.36%) JavaScript
5 17 (7.83%) Python
6 14 (6.45%) Ruby
7 13 (5.99%) F#
7 13 (5.99%) VB
8 9 (4.15%) PHP
9 5 (2.30%) C
9 5 (2.30%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.84%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.84%) C++
11 3 (1.38%) VBScript
12 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.92%) Groovy
12 2 (0.92%) Perl
13 1 (0.46%) Scala
13 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (17.05%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.90%) ISEB
3 24 (11.06%) SC Cleared
4 17 (7.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (6.91%) ISTQB
6 10 (4.61%) Degree
7 9 (4.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (2.30%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.38%) SANS
10 2 (0.92%) CEH
10 2 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.92%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.92%) HND
10 2 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.92%) OSCP
11 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.46%) CHECK Team Leader
11 1 (0.46%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (29.03%) QA
2 8 (3.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.92%) SLA
3 2 (0.92%) WAI
3 2 (0.92%) WCAG
4 1 (0.46%) IFRS
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (3.23%) Docker
2 6 (2.76%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.84%) vSphere
4 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.61%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.84%) vRealize
3 2 (0.92%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.46%) SELinux
Vendors
1 29 (13.36%) HP
2 28 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.68%) Oracle
4 10 (4.61%) Remedy
5 9 (4.15%) IBM
5 9 (4.15%) VMware
6 6 (2.76%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.30%) SAP
8 4 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.38%) New Relic
10 2 (0.92%) BMC
10 2 (0.92%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.92%) Splunk
10 2 (0.92%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.46%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.46%) Dynatrace
11 1 (0.46%) Juniper
11 1 (0.46%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.46%) Tableau
11 1 (0.46%) webMethods
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