The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £281 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 28 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.

Software Tester
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 137 142
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.098% 0.14% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.15% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £281 £263 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £325 £280
% change year-on-year -2.30% +16.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - £92.00

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 1974 2696 2780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 96.72% 96.25% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 1835 1862
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £537 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 65 112
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Yorkshire

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in Yorkshire

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in Yorkshire

Software 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 Software Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
West Yorkshire +22 2 £281 -13.46% 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) MSTest
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (58.33%) Kanban
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
6 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) .NET
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (8.33%) Firmware
6 1 (8.33%) 3G
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Finance

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
1 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 3G
1 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MSTest
1 7 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Kanban
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP