The median contractor rate for a Junior Tester was £215 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.

Junior Tester
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 646 632
Rank change year-on-year +47 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Tester 8 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.009% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.010% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Median daily rate £215 £200 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +48.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £125 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £115.00 - -
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%  

Junior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 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 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 +37 8 £215 +7.50% 6
Hertfordshire -2 3 - -
East of England -3 3 - -
London -6 3 £215 -21.81% 1
Watford - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 4 (30.77%) QA
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) Legal
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Workflow
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Android
6 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration

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 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
4 1 (7.69%) Mocha
4 1 (7.69%) TestRail
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
1 1 (7.69%) Node.js
1 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) STB
1 1 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) EMCIE
3 1 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) BMC
2 1 (7.69%) CA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) EMC
2 1 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds