Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 122 96
Rank change year-on-year +37 -26 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 69 49 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.29% 1.37% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.43% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 89
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +38.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £248 £313 £255
90th Percentile £437 £425 £600
Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £390 £305
% change year-on-year -7.05% +27.87% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £27.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £27.50

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 2922 3435 4219
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 96.38% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 2232 2842
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £259
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 98 181
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.00%
10th Percentile £9.64 £8.75 £8.63
90th Percentile £34.23 £24.74 £33.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.35 £14.00 £13.55
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.34% +0.35%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in West Yorkshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in West Yorkshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in West Yorkshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in West Yorkshire

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 Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 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 +30 56 £350 -11.39% 10
Bradford +13 3 - -
Halifax +14 2 £425 +44.07% 1
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 46 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 44 (63.77%) Selenium
3 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (55.07%) Java
5 28 (40.58%) WebDriver
6 25 (36.23%) Test Scripting
7 21 (30.43%) Cucumber
8 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
9 17 (24.64%) SQL
9 17 (24.64%) C#
10 16 (23.19%) BDD
11 15 (21.74%) Python
12 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
13 13 (18.84%) SoapUI
13 13 (18.84%) QA
14 12 (17.39%) Unix
14 12 (17.39%) Hudson
15 11 (15.94%) HTML
15 11 (15.94%) XML
15 11 (15.94%) Finance
15 11 (15.94%) Bash Shell
16 10 (14.49%) SOAP
16 10 (14.49%) PHP
16 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (13.04%) Defect Tracking
17 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (13.04%) TDD
17 9 (13.04%) Scrum
18 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
18 7 (10.14%) SDLC

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (2.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.90%) Heroku
1 2 (2.90%) npm
2 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) 3G
1 3 (4.35%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.90%) Broadband
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Big Data
2 2 (2.90%) DB2
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (63.77%) Selenium
2 28 (40.58%) WebDriver
3 21 (30.43%) Cucumber
4 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
5 13 (18.84%) SoapUI
6 12 (17.39%) Hudson
7 4 (5.80%) JIRA
7 4 (5.80%) JMeter
7 4 (5.80%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.35%) MSTest
9 2 (2.90%) Gatling
9 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.90%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.45%) Appium
10 1 (1.45%) Calabash
10 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.45%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.45%) JUnit
10 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Games
2 4 (5.80%) Marketing
3 3 (4.35%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) HTML
1 11 (15.94%) XML
2 10 (14.49%) SOAP
3 3 (4.35%) Node.js
4 2 (2.90%) J2EE
4 2 (2.90%) REST
5 1 (1.45%) .NET
5 1 (1.45%) Dropwizard
5 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.45%) SGML
5 1 (1.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.90%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Unix
2 4 (5.80%) Linux
3 3 (4.35%) Windows
4 2 (2.90%) AIX
4 2 (2.90%) Solaris
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (36.23%) Test Scripting
4 16 (23.19%) BDD
5 9 (13.04%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (13.04%) Scrum
5 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (13.04%) TDD
6 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (10.14%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (10.14%) SDLC
6 7 (10.14%) User Stories
7 6 (8.70%) API Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Test Management
7 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.25%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Manual Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Performance Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.07%) Java
2 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
3 17 (24.64%) C#
3 17 (24.64%) SQL
4 15 (21.74%) Python
5 11 (15.94%) Bash Shell
6 10 (14.49%) PHP
7 4 (5.80%) C
7 4 (5.80%) Ruby
8 2 (2.90%) COBOL
8 2 (2.90%) JCL
9 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) ISEB
2 5 (7.25%) Degree
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.84%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Firmware
2 1 (1.45%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (5.80%) HP
2 3 (4.35%) IBM
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) SAP
3 2 (2.90%) Sun
4 1 (1.45%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.45%) Informatica
4 1 (1.45%) Logi
4 1 (1.45%) Logi Analytics
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle
4 1 (1.45%) Tableau
4 1 (1.45%) Talend