Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 18 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 82 139
Rank change year-on-year +6 +57 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 132 115 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.67% 2.70% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 2.78% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 72 57
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £250 £255 £263
90th Percentile £442 £437 £428
England median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £36.00 - -
England median hourly rate £23.25 £12.50 £34.37
% change year-on-year +86.00% -63.63% +9.98%

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 4,744 4,135 5,589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 97.11% 96.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,159 2,658 3,748
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £263
90th Percentile £538 £545 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 129 170
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.56 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.35% -3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £9.63 £8.90 £8.96
90th Percentile £42.73 £29.03 £31.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%

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 August 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 August 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 +14 118 £350 - 14
South Yorkshire -21 9 £360 -2.70% 4
North Yorkshire +3 2 £288 - 3
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 91 (68.94%) Test Automation
2 73 (55.30%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (35.61%) Selenium
4 35 (26.52%) C#
5 34 (25.76%) Test Scripting
6 33 (25.00%) Java
6 33 (25.00%) BDD
7 31 (23.48%) SQL
7 31 (23.48%) QA
8 28 (21.21%) Scrum
8 28 (21.21%) SoapUI
9 24 (18.18%) WebDriver
10 22 (16.67%) Cucumber
10 22 (16.67%) API Testing
11 20 (15.15%) SOAP
12 18 (13.64%) Performance Testing
13 17 (12.88%) Defect Tracking
14 16 (12.12%) Software Testing
14 16 (12.12%) JMeter
15 15 (11.36%) JavaScript
15 15 (11.36%) Test Management
15 15 (11.36%) Test Strategy
16 13 (9.85%) SDET
16 13 (9.85%) Git (software)
16 13 (9.85%) TDD
17 11 (8.33%) Linux
18 10 (7.58%) E-Commerce
18 10 (7.58%) Manual Testing
18 10 (7.58%) Jenkins
18 10 (7.58%) Docker

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 1 (0.76%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.27%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.52%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.52%) npm
3 2 (1.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.03%) MySQL
3 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (35.61%) Selenium
2 28 (21.21%) SoapUI
3 24 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 22 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 16 (12.12%) JMeter
6 13 (9.85%) Git (software)
7 10 (7.58%) Jenkins
8 9 (6.82%) SpecFlow
9 5 (3.79%) JIRA
10 4 (3.03%) Appium
10 4 (3.03%) JUnit
10 4 (3.03%) Maven
11 3 (2.27%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.27%) Protractor
12 2 (1.52%) Burp Suite
12 2 (1.52%) GitLab
12 2 (1.52%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.52%) SonarQube
12 2 (1.52%) TestNG
13 1 (0.76%) NeoLoad
General
1 7 (5.30%) Finance
2 4 (3.03%) Law
3 3 (2.27%) Marketing
4 2 (1.52%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Games
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.15%) SOAP
2 8 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 7 (5.30%) REST
4 6 (4.55%) Kafka
4 6 (4.55%) XML
5 4 (3.03%) HTML
6 3 (2.27%) Nightwatchjs
6 3 (2.27%) RequireJS
6 3 (2.27%) Web Services
6 3 (2.27%) WebdriverIO
7 2 (1.52%) Node.js
7 2 (1.52%) RESTful
7 2 (1.52%) WireMock
8 1 (0.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
1 5 (3.79%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.52%) NHS
3 2 (1.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.33%) Linux
2 6 (4.55%) Android
2 6 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.27%) Windows
4 2 (1.52%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (68.94%) Test Automation
2 73 (55.30%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (25.76%) Test Scripting
4 33 (25.00%) BDD
5 28 (21.21%) Scrum
6 22 (16.67%) API Testing
7 18 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 17 (12.88%) Defect Tracking
9 16 (12.12%) Software Testing
10 15 (11.36%) Test Management
10 15 (11.36%) Test Strategy
11 13 (9.85%) SDET
11 13 (9.85%) TDD
12 10 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (7.58%) E-Commerce
12 10 (7.58%) Manual Testing
12 10 (7.58%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (7.58%) User Stories
13 9 (6.82%) DevOps
13 9 (6.82%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.52%) C#
2 33 (25.00%) Java
3 31 (23.48%) SQL
4 15 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.30%) Python
6 4 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.27%) Kotlin
8 2 (1.52%) C++
8 2 (1.52%) Ruby
8 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.76%) C
9 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (6.82%) ISTQB
2 5 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (3.79%) Degree
2 5 (3.79%) ISEB
3 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.52%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (23.48%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (7.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.52%) Puppet
3 1 (0.76%) Grafana
3 1 (0.76%) Kibana
3 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (5.30%) Capita
2 5 (3.79%) Splunk
3 4 (3.03%) SAP
4 3 (2.27%) HP
4 3 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.76%) Citrix
5 1 (0.76%) Google
5 1 (0.76%) Tableau