The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 108 97
Rank change year-on-year +51 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 45 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.14% 0.78% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 0.81% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 18
Median daily rate £350 £325 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +17.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £331 £304
% change year-on-year +1.58% +8.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £15.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -9.73% -59.45%  

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 1402 1984 2003
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.84% 96.40% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1375 1378
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £535 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 60
Median hourly rate £15.86 £14.13 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +3.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +37 42 £350 +7.69% 8
Halifax - 1 £375 -
Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 61 (79.22%) Test Automation
2 47 (61.04%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (59.74%) Selenium
4 36 (46.75%) Java
5 33 (42.86%) WebDriver
6 32 (41.56%) Test Scripting
7 30 (38.96%) BDD
8 29 (37.66%) Cucumber
9 27 (35.06%) Jenkins
10 24 (31.17%) JavaScript
10 24 (31.17%) Python
11 19 (24.68%) HTML
12 18 (23.38%) XML
12 18 (23.38%) Unix
12 18 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (23.38%) SDLC
12 18 (23.38%) Hudson
13 17 (22.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (22.08%) Bash Shell
14 16 (20.78%) Manual Testing
14 16 (20.78%) QA
15 15 (19.48%) PHP
16 14 (18.18%) TDD
16 14 (18.18%) Finance
16 14 (18.18%) ISTQB
17 13 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (16.88%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (16.88%) Scrum
17 13 (16.88%) SQL
18 12 (15.58%) Software Testing

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 8 (10.39%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) GitHub
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) 3G
2 1 (1.30%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.30%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (59.74%) Selenium
2 33 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 29 (37.66%) Cucumber
4 27 (35.06%) Jenkins
5 18 (23.38%) Hudson
6 13 (16.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 9 (11.69%) SoapUI
9 8 (10.39%) Git (software)
10 7 (9.09%) MSTest
11 6 (7.79%) JIRA
12 4 (5.19%) Appium
12 4 (5.19%) Gatling
12 4 (5.19%) JMeter
12 4 (5.19%) SpecFlow
13 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (3.90%) FitNesse
13 3 (3.90%) Subversion
13 3 (3.90%) TeamCity
14 2 (2.60%) Mercurial
General
1 14 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Marketing
3 4 (5.19%) Games
4 2 (2.60%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.68%) HTML
2 18 (23.38%) XML
3 4 (5.19%) .NET
3 4 (5.19%) CSS
3 4 (5.19%) Gherkin
3 4 (5.19%) REST
4 3 (3.90%) Web Services
5 2 (2.60%) JSON
5 2 (2.60%) SOAP
6 1 (1.30%) Apache CXF
6 1 (1.30%) J2EE
6 1 (1.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) NHS
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (2.60%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.38%) Unix
2 5 (6.49%) Linux
3 3 (3.90%) AIX
3 3 (3.90%) Solaris
4 1 (1.30%) Android
4 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.30%) Windows
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (79.22%) Test Automation
2 47 (61.04%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (41.56%) Test Scripting
4 30 (38.96%) BDD
5 18 (23.38%) SDLC
6 17 (22.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (20.78%) Manual Testing
8 14 (18.18%) TDD
9 13 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (16.88%) Scrum
10 12 (15.58%) Functional Testing
10 12 (15.58%) Software Testing
11 11 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (12.99%) API Testing
12 10 (12.99%) Kanban
13 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
13 8 (10.39%) System Integration Testing
14 7 (9.09%) Integration Testing
14 7 (9.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 36 (46.75%) Java
2 24 (31.17%) JavaScript
2 24 (31.17%) Python
3 17 (22.08%) Bash Shell
4 15 (19.48%) PHP
5 13 (16.88%) SQL
6 9 (11.69%) C#
7 4 (5.19%) Scala
8 3 (3.90%) C
9 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.30%) C++
10 1 (1.30%) Groovy
10 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 9 (11.69%) ISEB
3 5 (6.49%) Degree
3 5 (6.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.78%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Docker
1 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) HP
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) IBM
3 3 (3.90%) Sun