Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 91 121
Rank change year-on-year -2 +30 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 110 99 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.29% 2.25% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 2.33% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 67 36
Yorkshire median daily rate £373 £365 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.05% +1.04% +11.15%
10th Percentile £258 £249 £268
90th Percentile £438 £443 £420
England median daily rate £414 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +10.33% +5.63% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £13.20 £13.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +1.54% -59.38% -16.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4,592 4,244 4,742
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.75% 96.39% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,080 2,795 3,056
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £543 £538
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 149 209
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £13.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +7.80% -0.61%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.96 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £27.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Yorkshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Yorkshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Yorkshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Yorkshire

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 Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
West Yorkshire +14 98 £375 +7.14% 27
North Yorkshire +1 7 £300 -25.00% 3
South Yorkshire -29 3 £275 -25.68% 2
East Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 3
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 64 (58.18%) Test Automation
2 44 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (34.55%) Selenium
4 28 (25.45%) Test Scripting
5 24 (21.82%) C#
6 23 (20.91%) JavaScript
7 21 (19.09%) Java
8 19 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (16.36%) Scrum
10 17 (15.45%) Linux
11 16 (14.55%) JMeter
12 15 (13.64%) Performance Testing
12 15 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
12 15 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (12.73%) QA
14 13 (11.82%) SQL
14 13 (11.82%) Root Cause Analysis
14 13 (11.82%) User Stories
14 13 (11.82%) Self-Motivation
15 12 (10.91%) SOAP
15 12 (10.91%) E-Commerce
16 11 (10.00%) SQL Server
16 11 (10.00%) WebDriver
16 11 (10.00%) Mobile App
16 11 (10.00%) SoapUI
17 10 (9.09%) Kafka
17 10 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (9.09%) Manual Testing
17 10 (9.09%) Python

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 2 (1.82%) Confluence
2 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.73%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.73%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (2.73%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.82%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.91%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.82%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (1.82%) GitHub
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) Cisco ISE
1 3 (2.73%) Firewall
2 2 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (1.82%) DHCP
2 2 (1.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.73%) MySQL
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.91%) DB2
5 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (34.55%) Selenium
2 16 (14.55%) JMeter
3 11 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 11 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.27%) Cucumber
5 6 (5.45%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.45%) JIRA
5 6 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.73%) Gatling
6 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.82%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.91%) Appium
8 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.91%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (7.27%) Finance
2 2 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.91%) SOAP
2 10 (9.09%) Kafka
3 9 (8.18%) .NET
4 7 (6.36%) jQuery
5 5 (4.55%) REST
5 5 (4.55%) Web Services
6 4 (3.64%) Chai
6 4 (3.64%) Node.js
7 2 (1.82%) React Native
8 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.91%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.91%) HTML
8 1 (0.91%) ISPF
8 1 (0.91%) React
8 1 (0.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.82%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.82%) NHS
6 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.45%) Linux
2 4 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (3.64%) Windows
3 3 (2.73%) Unix
4 2 (1.82%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.82%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.91%) Android
5 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (58.18%) Test Automation
2 44 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.45%) Test Scripting
4 19 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (16.36%) Scrum
6 15 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 15 (13.64%) Performance Testing
7 14 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (11.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (11.82%) User Stories
9 12 (10.91%) E-Commerce
10 10 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 9 (8.18%) Software Architecture
12 8 (7.27%) Computer Science
12 8 (7.27%) Defect Tracking
12 8 (7.27%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (7.27%) OO
12 8 (7.27%) Test Management
13 7 (6.36%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.82%) C#
2 23 (20.91%) JavaScript
3 21 (19.09%) Java
4 13 (11.82%) SQL
5 10 (9.09%) Python
6 4 (3.64%) Go
7 3 (2.73%) PHP
8 1 (0.91%) COBOL
8 1 (0.91%) Groovy
8 1 (0.91%) JCL
8 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 9 (8.18%) ISEB
2 9 (8.18%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (7.27%) Degree
4 3 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.73%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) Docker
2 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.91%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Grafana
1 3 (2.73%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.91%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 5 (4.55%) SAP
2 4 (3.64%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.73%) Cisco
4 2 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (0.91%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.91%) IBM
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle