Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 52 82
Rank change year-on-year -19 +30 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.64% 2.42% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 2.52% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
South Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £368 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.17% -5.16% +3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £335 £356
90th Percentile £346 £407 £411
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £363 £389
% change year-on-year -3.45% -6.75% +19.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire 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 889 833 1,162
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 95.86% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 471 776
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.98% +7.57%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £233
90th Percentile £550 £588 £563
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 58
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.24% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.01 £11.90 £10.35
90th Percentile £31.25 £39.98 £34.97
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.73
% change year-on-year +3.33% +9.29% +0.96%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in South Yorkshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in South Yorkshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in South Yorkshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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
Sheffield -10 3 £318 -14.19% 4
Doncaster 0 1 £275 +27.91%
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) GitLab
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) API Development
3 2 (33.33%) API Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 (16.67%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) GitLab
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Artifactory
2 1 (16.67%) Gatling
2 1 (16.67%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) API Development
2 2 (33.33%) API Testing
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Grafana
1 1 (16.67%) Kibana
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian