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 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 104 53
Rank change year-on-year +73 -51  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.68% 1.42% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.97% 1.60% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 7
Median daily rate £300 £283 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% +13.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £356 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £303
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

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 353 1248 593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 92.89% 88.32% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 808 365
Median daily rate £351 £321 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.36% -10.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 75 65
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £13.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 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 3 months to 24 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +75 14 £300 +6.19% 3
Tester
North East

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 45 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 44 (97.78%) Java
2 44 (97.78%) Selenium
3 43 (95.56%) Scala
4 38 (84.44%) Gherkin
5 32 (71.11%) Jenkins
6 29 (64.44%) User Stories
7 28 (62.22%) QA
8 27 (60.00%) API Testing
9 26 (57.78%) Scrum
10 25 (55.56%) Software Engineering
10 25 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (55.56%) RESTful
10 25 (55.56%) Kanban
10 25 (55.56%) Groovy
11 24 (53.33%) WebDriver
11 24 (53.33%) Cucumber
12 21 (46.67%) Exploratory Testing
13 20 (44.44%) Usability Testing
13 20 (44.44%) Performance Testing
14 19 (42.22%) Security Testing
14 19 (42.22%) Unit Testing
14 19 (42.22%) TDD
14 19 (42.22%) Web Services
14 19 (42.22%) SoapUI
14 19 (42.22%) Continuous Delivery
14 19 (42.22%) Defect Management
15 18 (40.00%) RSpec
15 18 (40.00%) JUnit

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 17 (37.78%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 44 (97.78%) Selenium
2 32 (71.11%) Jenkins
3 24 (53.33%) Cucumber
3 24 (53.33%) WebDriver
4 19 (42.22%) SoapUI
5 18 (40.00%) JIRA
5 18 (40.00%) JUnit
5 18 (40.00%) RSpec
6 1 (2.22%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.22%) JIRA Agile
General
1 5 (11.11%) Games
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (84.44%) Gherkin
2 25 (55.56%) RESTful
3 19 (42.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 29 (64.44%) User Stories
3 27 (60.00%) API Testing
4 26 (57.78%) Scrum
5 25 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 25 (55.56%) Kanban
5 25 (55.56%) Software Engineering
6 21 (46.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 20 (44.44%) Performance Testing
7 20 (44.44%) Usability Testing
8 19 (42.22%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (42.22%) Defect Management
8 19 (42.22%) Security Testing
8 19 (42.22%) TDD
8 19 (42.22%) Unit Testing
9 18 (40.00%) Test Scripting
9 18 (40.00%) Web Testing
10 17 (37.78%) Defect Tracking
11 16 (35.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (97.78%) Java
2 43 (95.56%) Scala
3 25 (55.56%) Groovy
4 18 (40.00%) Ruby
5 17 (37.78%) C#
5 17 (37.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (62.22%) QA
2 5 (11.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Atlassian
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