The median contractor rate for a Technical Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Technical Tester
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 630 617
Rank change year-on-year +41 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 11 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.018% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.019% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 8
Median daily rate £400 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £388
% change year-on-year +9.58% -5.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Technical Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Tester in the UK

Technical Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Tester in the UK

Technical Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Tester in the UK

Technical Tester
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +46 7 - - 7
South East +19 4 - -
Malvern - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
London +32 1 - - 4
Berkshire +24 1 - -
Scotland +22 1 £400 +33.11%
Hampshire +13 1 - -
Portsmouth -6 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £400 -

Technical Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Tester in the job title.

1 11 (52.38%) Selenium
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) Linux
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) WebDriver
5 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) PHP
6 3 (14.29%) JMeter
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) QA
6 3 (14.29%) Test Management
6 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.52%) QA Automation
7 2 (9.52%) API Integration
7 2 (9.52%) API Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (9.52%) Protractor
7 2 (9.52%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (9.52%) Video Content Ingestion
7 2 (9.52%) Web Testing

Technical 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) CMS
1 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) LDAP
1 2 (9.52%) OpenLDAP
1 2 (9.52%) SNMP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
1 2 (9.52%) Redis
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) WebDriver
3 3 (14.29%) JMeter
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
4 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
4 2 (9.52%) Mockito
4 2 (9.52%) Protractor
4 2 (9.52%) Subversion
4 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
4 2 (9.52%) TestNG
4 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.76%) JIRA
5 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
5 1 (4.76%) WatiN
5 1 (4.76%) WATIR
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) jQuery
1 2 (9.52%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (9.52%) RESTful
1 2 (9.52%) Spring
1 2 (9.52%) Symfony
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) IPTV
1 2 (9.52%) PKI
1 2 (9.52%) Video on Demand
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Android
5 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
3 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
3 3 (14.29%) Test Management
3 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 2 (9.52%) API Integration
4 2 (9.52%) API Testing
4 2 (9.52%) BDD
4 2 (9.52%) Build Automation
4 2 (9.52%) DRM
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.52%) QA Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Video Content Ingestion
4 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 3 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) SQL
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
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