The median contractor rate for a Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Warrington during the 3 months to 25 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.

Tester
Cheshire / Warrington
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 43 28
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 0.76% 0.31% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.33% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £500 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +73.91%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £303
% change year-on-year +1.51% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington. 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
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 124 299 175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 94.66% 91.72% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 225 126
Median daily rate £388 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 9
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £32.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Warrington

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Warrington

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Warrington

Tester Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 across the Warrington region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA