The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 33 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 3.38% 4.50% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.62% 4.74% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 3
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £333 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £453 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £331 £304
% change year-on-year +1.58% +8.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £15.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -9.73% -59.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 304 422 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 93.54% 95.05% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 303 236
Median daily rate £375 £415 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.63% +25.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.77% +80.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £7.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £32.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Sheffield +2 8 £375 +7.14% 1
Rotherham - 1 - -
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Selenium
4 6 (37.50%) Java
5 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
5 5 (31.25%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) QA
7 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 3 (18.75%) JBehave
7 3 (18.75%) Jasmine
8 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 2 (12.50%) Scrum-ban
8 2 (12.50%) User Stories
8 2 (12.50%) DevOps
8 2 (12.50%) Open Source
8 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
8 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (12.50%) JIRA
8 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis

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 (6.25%) CICS
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) Jasmine
3 3 (18.75%) JBehave
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
5 1 (6.25%) Hudson
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) JUnit
5 1 (6.25%) NUnit
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) Apache CXF
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) BDD
4 5 (31.25%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
5 4 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 2 (12.50%) DevOps
7 2 (12.50%) Open Source
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum-ban
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) COBOL
2 1 (6.25%) JCL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) HP