Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 November 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 74 49
Rank change year-on-year +26 -25 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 21 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.51% 0.91% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 0.96% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 45
South Yorkshire median daily rate £370 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.52% +10.71% +4.48%
10th Percentile £350 £335 £284
90th Percentile £416 £409 £600
Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £390 £310
% change year-on-year -7.05% +25.81% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £27.50

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 803 1150 936
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 94.96% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 766 623
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +6.73% +15.38%
10th Percentile £213 £240 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 54 86
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.87 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% +16.63% -15.00%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.15 £9.25
90th Percentile £39.98 £34.99 £25.63
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £14.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +4.64% +2.98% +0.70%

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 23 November 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
Sheffield +28 19 £370 -4.52%
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 14 (66.67%) BDD
2 13 (61.90%) Java
3 12 (57.14%) Selenium
4 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (47.62%) WebDriver
5 9 (42.86%) TDD
6 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
8 5 (23.81%) Python
8 5 (23.81%) QA
8 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
9 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
9 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (19.05%) SDLC
9 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
9 4 (19.05%) OO
9 4 (19.05%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (14.29%) Windows
10 3 (14.29%) Perl
10 3 (14.29%) Server Building
10 3 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 3 (14.29%) Open Source
10 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
11 2 (9.52%) Big Data

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 (4.76%) CICS
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Selenium
2 10 (47.62%) WebDriver
3 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) JIRA
5 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) BDD
1 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) TDD
4 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) OO
7 4 (19.05%) SDLC
7 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 3 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 3 (14.29%) Open Source
8 3 (14.29%) Server Building
8 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Artificial Intelligence
9 2 (9.52%) OOP
9 2 (9.52%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) COBOL
5 1 (4.76%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft