The median contractor rate for a Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 48 35 45
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 31 34 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.25% 4.88% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.46% 5.14% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 3
Median daily rate £300 £323 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% -0.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 568 662 415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 96.27% 94.98% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 460 255
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £529 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 25
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £11.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +31.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear that featured Tester in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 31 £300 -6.97% 7
Tester
North East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 47 (88.68%) Test Automation
2 45 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (83.02%) Selenium
4 42 (79.25%) Java
5 39 (73.58%) Automated Testing
5 39 (73.58%) Automation Testing
6 38 (71.70%) Scala
7 36 (67.92%) Gherkin
8 34 (64.15%) Jenkins
9 29 (54.72%) QA
10 25 (47.17%) Scrum
10 25 (47.17%) User Stories
10 25 (47.17%) WebDriver
10 25 (47.17%) Cucumber
11 24 (45.28%) API Testing
12 23 (43.40%) RESTful
12 23 (43.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (43.40%) Software Engineering
12 23 (43.40%) Kanban
12 23 (43.40%) Groovy
13 22 (41.51%) Test Scripting
14 21 (39.62%) BDD
14 21 (39.62%) TDD
15 18 (33.96%) Ruby
16 17 (32.08%) Web Services
17 16 (30.19%) JIRA
17 16 (30.19%) Usability Testing
17 16 (30.19%) Atlassian
17 16 (30.19%) Exploratory Testing
18 15 (28.30%) Defect Management

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 15 (28.30%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 44 (83.02%) Selenium
2 34 (64.15%) Jenkins
3 25 (47.17%) Cucumber
3 25 (47.17%) WebDriver
4 16 (30.19%) JIRA
5 15 (28.30%) JUnit
5 15 (28.30%) RSpec
5 15 (28.30%) SoapUI
6 10 (18.87%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.77%) Sahi
8 2 (3.77%) WATIR
9 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.89%) Hudson
9 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.89%) JBehave
9 1 (1.89%) Protractor
9 1 (1.89%) QADirector
9 1 (1.89%) QARun
General
1 2 (3.77%) Games
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (67.92%) Gherkin
2 23 (43.40%) RESTful
3 17 (32.08%) Web Services
4 3 (5.66%) XML
5 2 (3.77%) .NET
6 1 (1.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.89%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (88.68%) Test Automation
2 45 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (73.58%) Automated Testing
3 39 (73.58%) Automation Testing
4 25 (47.17%) Scrum
4 25 (47.17%) User Stories
5 24 (45.28%) API Testing
6 23 (43.40%) Continuous Improvement
6 23 (43.40%) Kanban
6 23 (43.40%) Software Engineering
7 22 (41.51%) Test Scripting
8 21 (39.62%) BDD
8 21 (39.62%) TDD
9 16 (30.19%) Exploratory Testing
9 16 (30.19%) Usability Testing
10 15 (28.30%) Defect Management
10 15 (28.30%) Performance Testing
10 15 (28.30%) Security Testing
10 15 (28.30%) Unit Testing
10 15 (28.30%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (79.25%) Java
2 38 (71.70%) Scala
3 23 (43.40%) Groovy
4 18 (33.96%) Ruby
5 15 (28.30%) C#
5 15 (28.30%) Python
6 2 (3.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.66%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (54.72%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Atlassian
2 4 (7.55%) HP
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