Period
to 29 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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.

Quality Assurance Tester
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank - 88 75
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 2 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South Yorkshire - 0.20% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.21% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -31.58% -
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £325 £468
% change year-on-year +23.08% -30.48% +64.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire. 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
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in South Yorkshire with a recognized job title 473 959 897
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 94.11% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 645 525
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £263
90th Percentile £596 £621 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 37
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £20.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -32.22% +38.90%
10th Percentile £10.97 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.97 £44.94 £49.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% +11.11%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in South Yorkshire

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA Tester in South Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for QA Tester in South Yorkshire