Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 85 115
Rank change year-on-year -3 +30 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 121 100 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.49% 2.41% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.48% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 58 68
Yorkshire median daily rate £355 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.17% +1.92% +16.91%
10th Percentile £255 £239 £236
90th Percentile £452 £411 £437
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £36.00 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £20.30
% change year-on-year +41.67% +47.78% -39.85%

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 4,647 4,031 5,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 97.11% 96.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,055 2,534 3,613
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £258 £259
90th Percentile £538 £549 £556
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.81% +2.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 155 173
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.73 £12.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.18% -8.93% +7.69%
10th Percentile £9.64 £9.29 £8.50
90th Percentile £43.90 £27.00 £33.75
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -6.25% +14.29%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 0 109 £350 +7.69% 20
South Yorkshire -14 7 £425 +17.24% 3
North Yorkshire -2 2 - - 4
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 88 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 66 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (37.19%) Selenium
4 39 (32.23%) C#
5 31 (25.62%) Test Scripting
6 30 (24.79%) BDD
7 27 (22.31%) SQL
8 26 (21.49%) Java
8 26 (21.49%) QA
9 24 (19.83%) WebDriver
10 22 (18.18%) Cucumber
10 22 (18.18%) Scrum
11 21 (17.36%) API Testing
12 20 (16.53%) Performance Testing
13 17 (14.05%) SoapUI
14 16 (13.22%) Test Strategy
15 15 (12.40%) Test Management
15 15 (12.40%) Defect Tracking
16 14 (11.57%) TDD
16 14 (11.57%) JMeter
16 14 (11.57%) JavaScript
17 13 (10.74%) SDET
18 12 (9.92%) Git (software)
18 12 (9.92%) Software Testing
19 11 (9.09%) Manual Testing
19 11 (9.09%) Kanban
19 11 (9.09%) SOAP
19 11 (9.09%) Linux
20 10 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
20 10 (8.26%) SpecFlow

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 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.65%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.48%) SaaS
3 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.65%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.65%) npm
3 2 (1.65%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.83%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) 3G
2 1 (0.83%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.13%) MySQL
1 5 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
3 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (37.19%) Selenium
2 24 (19.83%) WebDriver
3 22 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 17 (14.05%) SoapUI
5 14 (11.57%) JMeter
6 12 (9.92%) Git (software)
7 10 (8.26%) SpecFlow
8 8 (6.61%) Jenkins
9 7 (5.79%) JIRA
10 6 (4.96%) HP UFT
11 4 (3.31%) Appium
11 4 (3.31%) MSTest
11 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.48%) JUnit
12 3 (2.48%) LoadRunner
12 3 (2.48%) Maven
12 3 (2.48%) Protractor
13 2 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (1.65%) Subversion
General
1 7 (5.79%) Finance
2 5 (4.13%) Law
3 3 (2.48%) Marketing
4 2 (1.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.09%) SOAP
2 7 (5.79%) Gherkin
3 6 (4.96%) XML
4 5 (4.13%) HTML
4 5 (4.13%) Kafka
4 5 (4.13%) REST
5 3 (2.48%) .NET
5 3 (2.48%) Nightwatchjs
5 3 (2.48%) RequireJS
5 3 (2.48%) WebdriverIO
6 2 (1.65%) Node.js
6 2 (1.65%) RESTful
6 2 (1.65%) Web Services
6 2 (1.65%) WireMock
7 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.83%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (4.13%) Android
2 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.65%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 66 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (25.62%) Test Scripting
4 30 (24.79%) BDD
5 22 (18.18%) Scrum
6 21 (17.36%) API Testing
7 20 (16.53%) Performance Testing
8 16 (13.22%) Test Strategy
9 15 (12.40%) Defect Tracking
9 15 (12.40%) Test Management
10 14 (11.57%) TDD
11 13 (10.74%) SDET
12 12 (9.92%) Software Testing
13 11 (9.09%) Kanban
13 11 (9.09%) Manual Testing
14 10 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (8.26%) User Stories
15 9 (7.44%) Microservices
15 9 (7.44%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (6.61%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.23%) C#
2 27 (22.31%) SQL
3 26 (21.49%) Java
4 14 (11.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.96%) Python
6 5 (4.13%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.48%) Kotlin
7 3 (2.48%) Ruby
8 2 (1.65%) C++
8 2 (1.65%) Scala
8 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (7.44%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.31%) ISEB
2 4 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (3.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.31%) Sun Certification
3 3 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.48%) Degree
4 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (21.49%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (6.61%) Capita
2 5 (4.13%) HP
2 5 (4.13%) Splunk
3 4 (3.31%) SAP
4 1 (0.83%) Citrix
4 1 (0.83%) Google
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle