The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 27 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 109 108
Rank change year-on-year +51 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 60 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.96% 1.38% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 1.44% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 23
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £433 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £334 £300
% change year-on-year +0.44% +11.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year -50.76% -26.17%  

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 1959 2715 2779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 96.69% 96.24% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1859 1861
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 £513 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 63 112
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.32 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.61% +17.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.96 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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 +49 47 £350 - 13
South Yorkshire -4 11 £375 +7.14% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Yorkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 76 (74.51%) Test Automation
2 59 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (53.92%) Selenium
4 43 (42.16%) Java
5 38 (37.25%) Cucumber
6 37 (36.27%) BDD
7 36 (35.29%) WebDriver
7 36 (35.29%) Test Scripting
8 29 (28.43%) Jenkins
9 26 (25.49%) JavaScript
9 26 (25.49%) Python
10 23 (22.55%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (20.59%) HTML
11 21 (20.59%) QA
12 20 (19.61%) XML
12 20 (19.61%) SDLC
13 19 (18.63%) Hudson
13 19 (18.63%) Unix
14 18 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (17.65%) Scrum
14 18 (17.65%) Manual Testing
14 18 (17.65%) Bash Shell
15 17 (16.67%) TDD
15 17 (16.67%) SQL
16 16 (15.69%) PHP
17 15 (14.71%) Finance
17 15 (14.71%) ISTQB
18 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
19 13 (12.75%) Integration Testing

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 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.96%) Confluence
3 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.98%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) GitHub
1 1 (0.98%) Office 365
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) Broadband
1 2 (1.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) 3G
2 1 (0.98%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (0.98%) Big Data
4 1 (0.98%) DB2
Development Applications
1 55 (53.92%) Selenium
2 38 (37.25%) Cucumber
3 36 (35.29%) WebDriver
4 29 (28.43%) Jenkins
5 19 (18.63%) Hudson
6 13 (12.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (11.76%) Visual Studio
8 11 (10.78%) JIRA
9 10 (9.80%) SoapUI
10 9 (8.82%) Git (software)
11 7 (6.86%) MSTest
12 6 (5.88%) JMeter
13 5 (4.90%) Gatling
13 5 (4.90%) Jasmine
13 5 (4.90%) JBehave
13 5 (4.90%) SpecFlow
14 4 (3.92%) Appium
14 4 (3.92%) LoadRunner
15 3 (2.94%) FitNesse
15 3 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 15 (14.71%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Marketing
3 5 (4.90%) Games
4 2 (1.96%) German Language
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.59%) HTML
2 20 (19.61%) XML
3 9 (8.82%) Gherkin
4 6 (5.88%) .NET
5 5 (4.90%) CSS
6 4 (3.92%) REST
6 4 (3.92%) Web Services
7 3 (2.94%) RESTful
7 3 (2.94%) SOAP
8 2 (1.96%) J2EE
8 2 (1.96%) JSON
9 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.98%) Apache CXF
9 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.98%) CSS3
9 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.98%) HTML5
9 1 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) NHS
3 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.96%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (1.96%) User Experience
4 1 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.63%) Unix
2 6 (5.88%) Linux
3 3 (2.94%) AIX
3 3 (2.94%) Solaris
4 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.96%) Windows
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (74.51%) Test Automation
2 59 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (36.27%) BDD
4 36 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 20 (19.61%) SDLC
6 18 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 18 (17.65%) Scrum
6 18 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (16.67%) TDD
8 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (12.75%) Integration Testing
9 13 (12.75%) Software Testing
10 12 (11.76%) Functional Testing
10 12 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
10 12 (11.76%) Test Strategy
11 11 (10.78%) API Testing
11 11 (10.78%) Kanban
11 11 (10.78%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (42.16%) Java
2 26 (25.49%) JavaScript
2 26 (25.49%) Python
3 18 (17.65%) Bash Shell
4 17 (16.67%) SQL
5 16 (15.69%) PHP
6 10 (9.80%) C#
7 5 (4.90%) Scala
8 3 (2.94%) C
9 2 (1.96%) Groovy
9 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.98%) C++
10 1 (0.98%) COBOL
10 1 (0.98%) JCL
10 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) ISTQB
2 10 (9.80%) ISEB
3 7 (6.86%) Degree
4 6 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.59%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Docker
1 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.86%) HP
2 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.88%) Oracle
3 3 (2.94%) IBM
3 3 (2.94%) Sun
4 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago