The median contractor rate for a Games Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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.

Game Tester
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 650 638
Rank change year-on-year +45 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Games Tester 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.002% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £300 £95 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +215.78% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £95 -
% change year-on-year +215.78% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Games Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Games Tester in the UK

Games Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Games Tester in the UK

Games Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games Tester in the UK

Games Tester
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England - 2 £300 - 3
Croydon - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
North West - 1 £300 -
London - 1 - - 2

Games Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Games 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 featuring Games Tester in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (81.82%) QA
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
4 4 (36.36%) JMeter
4 4 (36.36%) Mercurial
4 4 (36.36%) Open Source
4 4 (36.36%) TeamCity
4 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
4 4 (36.36%) Hudson
4 4 (36.36%) Selenium
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 3 (27.27%) Line Management
5 3 (27.27%) Oculus Rift
5 3 (27.27%) HTC Vive
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Online Games
5 3 (27.27%) Game Development
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Android
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) ISEB
6 1 (9.09%) JIRA

Games Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 4 (36.36%) Hudson
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
1 4 (36.36%) JMeter
1 4 (36.36%) Mercurial
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
1 4 (36.36%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 11 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Croatian Language
2 1 (9.09%) Dutch Language
2 1 (9.09%) Finnish Language
2 1 (9.09%) German Language
2 1 (9.09%) iGaming
2 1 (9.09%) Japanese Language
2 1 (9.09%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CryEngine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) HTC Vive
1 3 (27.27%) Oculus Rift
1 3 (27.27%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Open Source
3 3 (27.27%) Game Development
3 3 (27.27%) Line Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft