The median contractor rate for a Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 24 12 25
Rank change year-on-year -12 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.85% 6.25% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 6.74% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £375 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +78.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -2.30% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 112 89 121
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.92% 92.71% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 56
Median daily rate £450 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -7.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.33% +177.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £37.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Watford

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Watford

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Watford

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Watford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Retail
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Magento
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) hybris
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Appium
2 2 (66.67%) Document Management
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 (66.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Magento
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (33.33%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Appium
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Document Management
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) hybris
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Workday