Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior Tester was £138 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Junior Tester
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 867 872 882
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Tester 22 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.013% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.014% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 18
UK median daily rate £138 £211 £136
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.91% +55.05% -14.84%
10th Percentile £92 £107 £87
90th Percentile £217 £275 £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £110 £138
% change year-on-year -18.18% -20.00% -22.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Junior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Tester over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior Tester
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England +52 22 £138 -37.50% 6
UK excluding London +45 14 £90 -18.18% 7
East of England - 9 - -
London -10 8 £176 -21.67%
South East - 2 - - 3
North of England +65 1 £90 -10.45% 1
North West +27 1 £90 -10.45% 1
South West - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - - 2

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Junior 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 Junior Tester in the job title.

1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 9 (40.91%) Legal
3 9 (40.91%) JIRA
4 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (36.36%) Workflow
4 8 (36.36%) HP
4 8 (36.36%) Test Planning
4 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.64%) QA
7 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Java
8 2 (9.09%) SQL
8 2 (9.09%) Selenium
8 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Test Management
9 1 (4.55%) TestRail
9 1 (4.55%) Data Ingestion
9 1 (4.55%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 1 (4.55%) Scenario Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (4.55%) System Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Kanban
9 1 (4.55%) Data Migration

Junior 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 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) JIRA
2 8 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.55%) Maven
4 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.55%) TestRail
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) jQuery
1 1 (4.55%) Node.js
1 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Test Planning
2 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
2 8 (36.36%) Workflow
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
7 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.55%) Kanban
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) System Testing
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) Test Management
7 1 (4.55%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Java
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com