Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 18 November 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 35 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.95% 2.11% 4.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 2.16% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Watford median daily rate £413 - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £288 £308 £275
% change year-on-year -6.66% +12.00% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 409 278 242
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.95% 97.54% 96.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 145 130
Watford median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £206 £170 £120
90th Percentile £575 £535 £476
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 16
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £13.55 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.20 £35.12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.82 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.13% -11.76% +9.68%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Watford over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Watford

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Watford

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) JIRA
2 9 (69.23%) Workflow
2 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) Legal
3 8 (61.54%) HP
3 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (61.54%) Waterfall
3 8 (61.54%) Test Planning
4 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 4 (30.77%) BDD
4 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Unix
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) DNA
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) DB2
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 3 (23.08%) hybris
5 3 (23.08%) System Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (15.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) JIRA
2 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Legal
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) RESTEasy
3 2 (15.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Workflow
3 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Test Planning
3 8 (61.54%) Waterfall
4 4 (30.77%) BDD
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) DNA
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (23.08%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Kanban
6 1 (7.69%) SDET
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) hybris
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Atlassian