The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in 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
Quality Assurance Tester
England / Yorkshire
Rank 125 133 130
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.047% 0.071% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.074% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £310 £320
% change year-on-year +12.90% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2066 2704 2497
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.00% 96.43% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1274 1783 1575
Median daily rate £400 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 113 135
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £40.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Yorkshire

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in Yorkshire

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the 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
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, QA 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 Yorkshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Xbox
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
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