Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 20 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 115 74
Rank change year-on-year +38 -41 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 41 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.54% 1.75% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.92% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 53
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £275 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £263 £233 £275
90th Percentile £352 £411 £600
North East median daily rate £275 £323 £350
% change year-on-year -14.73% -7.86% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies in Tyne and Wear with a recognized job title 859 2139 1439
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.19% 91.18% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 1526 927
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £380 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £243 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £517 £588
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 105 84
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £17.10 £27.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.67% +38.46% +27.87%
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.27 £11.83
90th Percentile £47.33 £32.95 £36.78
North East median hourly rate £17.49 £26.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year -34.00% +49.13% +16.52%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Tyne and Wear

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 20 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +32 12 £275 -15.38% 2
Sunderland - 1 - -
Tester
North East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 20 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 11 (78.57%) Java
2 11 (78.57%) Selenium
2 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) WebDriver
2 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (57.14%) Scala
5 7 (50.00%) QA
6 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
6 6 (42.86%) User Stories
6 6 (42.86%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (35.71%) BDD
7 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
7 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (35.71%) JIRA
7 5 (35.71%) Web Testing
7 5 (35.71%) TDD
7 5 (35.71%) WCAG
8 4 (28.57%) Ruby
8 4 (28.57%) Games
8 4 (28.57%) Scrum
8 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
8 4 (28.57%) JUnit
8 4 (28.57%) RSpec
8 4 (28.57%) Open Source
8 4 (28.57%) Confluence
8 4 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (21.43%) API Testing
9 3 (21.43%) Gherkin

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 4 (28.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 11 (78.57%) Cucumber
2 11 (78.57%) Selenium
2 11 (78.57%) WebDriver
3 5 (35.71%) JIRA
4 4 (28.57%) JUnit
4 4 (28.57%) RSpec
5 1 (7.14%) Burp Suite
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 1 (7.14%) JMeter
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
1 3 (21.43%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Acceptance Criteria
3 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 6 (42.86%) User Stories
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 5 (35.71%) Web Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (28.57%) Open Source
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) API Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (21.43%) Kanban
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
8 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) Scala
3 4 (28.57%) Ruby
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) Groovy
4 3 (21.43%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
2 5 (35.71%) WCAG
3 1 (7.14%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP