The median contractor rate for a Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 71 77 72
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 32 30 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.39% 1.58% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.64% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 28
Median daily rate £300 £293 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £311
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 West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1297 1830 1703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 96.72% 96.11% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 1240 1076
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 69 86
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £8.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.00 £35.50
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 West Yorkshire

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +16 32 £300 -4.76% 16
Bradford +1 1 - -
Tester
Yorkshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 31 (57.41%) Selenium
2 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 25 (46.30%) Java
5 18 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 18 (33.33%) QA
6 17 (31.48%) BDD
6 17 (31.48%) Test Automation
7 16 (29.63%) Scrum
8 15 (27.78%) ISTQB
8 15 (27.78%) Performance Testing
8 15 (27.78%) Automation Testing
9 14 (25.93%) Kanban
9 14 (25.93%) Cucumber
10 13 (24.07%) WebDriver
11 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
12 11 (20.37%) Functional Testing
12 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (20.37%) Software Testing
12 11 (20.37%) SQL
13 10 (18.52%) Visual Studio
13 10 (18.52%) JMeter
13 10 (18.52%) Scala
14 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
14 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
14 9 (16.67%) TDD
15 8 (14.81%) JavaScript

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
1 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.70%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) GitHub
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) LDAP
1 2 (3.70%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
2 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.70%) Redis
2 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (57.41%) Selenium
2 14 (25.93%) Cucumber
3 13 (24.07%) WebDriver
4 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (18.52%) JMeter
6 10 (18.52%) Visual Studio
7 8 (14.81%) SoapUI
8 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
8 7 (12.96%) MSTest
9 6 (11.11%) JIRA
10 5 (9.26%) Gatling
10 5 (9.26%) Hudson
11 4 (7.41%) FitNesse
11 4 (7.41%) SpecFlow
12 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
13 2 (3.70%) Mercurial
13 2 (3.70%) Mockito
13 2 (3.70%) TestNG
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) Games
4 2 (3.70%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) Gherkin
2 7 (12.96%) HTML
3 6 (11.11%) Web Services
4 5 (9.26%) CSS
4 5 (9.26%) REST
5 4 (7.41%) .NET
5 4 (7.41%) RESTful
5 4 (7.41%) XML
6 2 (3.70%) jQuery
6 2 (3.70%) JSON
6 2 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (3.70%) SOAP
6 2 (3.70%) Spring
6 2 (3.70%) Symfony
7 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.85%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) NHS
2 3 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) Unix
3 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 18 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 17 (31.48%) BDD
4 17 (31.48%) Test Automation
5 16 (29.63%) Scrum
6 15 (27.78%) Automation Testing
6 15 (27.78%) Performance Testing
7 14 (25.93%) Kanban
8 11 (20.37%) Functional Testing
8 11 (20.37%) Software Testing
9 9 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
9 9 (16.67%) TDD
9 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.81%) API Testing
10 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (12.96%) Defect Management
12 6 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) Java
2 11 (20.37%) SQL
3 10 (18.52%) Scala
4 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.96%) C#
5 7 (12.96%) Python
6 5 (9.26%) Groovy
7 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
7 4 (7.41%) PHP
8 2 (3.70%) C++
8 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.70%) Ruby
9 1 (1.85%) C
9 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.96%) ISEB
3 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.41%) Degree
4 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.85%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.85%) CA Agile Central