The median contractor rate for a Junior Tester was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior Tester
UK
Rank 578 633 617
Rank change year-on-year +55 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Tester 5 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.013% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.014% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Median daily rate £200 £150 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £124 £76
10% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £185 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £175 £80
% change year-on-year -4.28% +118.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £84.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -88.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year - -27.27%  

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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Tester over the 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Junior Tester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior Tester in the UK

Junior Tester
Top 8 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 27 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
England +47 5 £200 +33.33% 8
London +32 2 £270 +105.71% 2
West Yorkshire +18 1 £200 -
Yorkshire +18 1 £200 -
Leeds +14 1 £200 -
South West +4 1 £135 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
Birmingham - 1 - - 2

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) QA
2 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Android
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) Ruby
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) QA Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 2 (15.38%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) HND
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (15.38%) WebGL
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing

Junior Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) git-flow
3 1 (7.69%) Mocha
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) iOS SDK
1 2 (15.38%) WebGL
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) High Availability
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) QA Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) API Design
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (7.69%) Fault Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Scala
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) HND
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) EMCIE
4 1 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) BMC
1 1 (7.69%) CA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) EMC
1 1 (7.69%) F5
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds