Period
to 19 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Tester was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 19 October 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.

Agile Tester
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 176 179
Rank change year-on-year +33 +3 -41
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.24% 0.052% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.054% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
West Yorkshire median daily rate £288 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £278
90th Percentile £391 £338 £313
Yorkshire median daily rate £288 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 2853 3683 4230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.27% 96.57% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1950 2412 2878
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.95% +6.86%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £543 £538 £523
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 98 173
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.93 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.15% -4.38% +9.24%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.09 £8.68
90th Percentile £24.75 £23.83 £33.40
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.96 £13.44
% change year-on-year +1.74% +3.89% -0.48%

Agile Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Tester in West Yorkshire

Agile Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Tester in West Yorkshire

Agile Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Tester in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Tester in West Yorkshire

Agile Tester
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +29 7 £288 -11.54% 1
Agile Tester
Yorkshire

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, Agile 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Agile Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) API Testing
3 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
3 5 (71.43%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Decision Table
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA

Agile Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
1 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
1 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) API Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Decision Table
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics