The median contractor rate for a Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / Yorkshire
Rank 82 84 91
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 41 52 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.93% 1.86% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.92% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 32
Median daily rate £300 £311 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +13.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £236 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £355 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

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 2058 2704 2486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 96.98% 96.50% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1778 1567
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 115 137
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.39 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 32 £300 +2.56% 26
South Yorkshire -14 5 £290 -15.32% 6
North Yorkshire +12 3 - - 15
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 42 (55.26%) Selenium
2 38 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (44.74%) Java
3 34 (44.74%) Automated Testing
4 25 (32.89%) QA
4 25 (32.89%) Test Automation
4 25 (32.89%) BDD
5 23 (30.26%) Cucumber
6 22 (28.95%) Manual Testing
7 21 (27.63%) Scrum
8 20 (26.32%) WebDriver
9 19 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 17 (22.37%) Kanban
10 17 (22.37%) Performance Testing
11 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
11 16 (21.05%) ISTQB
11 16 (21.05%) Gherkin
12 14 (18.42%) TDD
12 14 (18.42%) SQL
13 13 (17.11%) Scala
13 13 (17.11%) Jenkins
14 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
15 11 (14.47%) JMeter
15 11 (14.47%) Functional Testing
15 11 (14.47%) API Testing
15 11 (14.47%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (14.47%) Exploratory Testing
16 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
16 10 (13.16%) SoapUI

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 (9.21%) SharePoint
1 7 (9.21%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.63%) Apache
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) GitHub
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) LDAP
1 2 (2.63%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.63%) MySQL
2 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.63%) Redis
2 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (55.26%) Selenium
2 23 (30.26%) Cucumber
3 20 (26.32%) WebDriver
4 13 (17.11%) Jenkins
5 11 (14.47%) JMeter
5 11 (14.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (13.16%) SoapUI
6 10 (13.16%) Visual Studio
7 8 (10.53%) JIRA
8 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
8 7 (9.21%) MSTest
9 5 (6.58%) Gatling
9 5 (6.58%) Hudson
9 5 (6.58%) SpecFlow
10 4 (5.26%) FitNesse
10 4 (5.26%) HP UFT
11 3 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.63%) Subversion
12 2 (2.63%) TestNG
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Marketing
3 3 (3.95%) Games
4 2 (2.63%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.05%) Gherkin
2 9 (11.84%) Web Services
3 7 (9.21%) .NET
3 7 (9.21%) HTML
3 7 (9.21%) RESTful
4 5 (6.58%) CSS
4 5 (6.58%) REST
5 4 (5.26%) XML
6 2 (2.63%) jQuery
6 2 (2.63%) JSON
6 2 (2.63%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.63%) SOAP
6 2 (2.63%) Spring
6 2 (2.63%) Symfony
7 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.32%) Apache CXF
7 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) NHS
2 3 (3.95%) User Experience
3 1 (1.32%) AS400
3 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.32%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Linux
2 3 (3.95%) Unix
3 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (44.74%) Automated Testing
3 25 (32.89%) BDD
3 25 (32.89%) Test Automation
4 22 (28.95%) Manual Testing
5 21 (27.63%) Scrum
6 19 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 17 (22.37%) Kanban
7 17 (22.37%) Performance Testing
8 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
9 14 (18.42%) TDD
10 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
11 11 (14.47%) API Testing
11 11 (14.47%) Exploratory Testing
11 11 (14.47%) Functional Testing
12 10 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
14 8 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (44.74%) Java
2 14 (18.42%) SQL
3 13 (17.11%) Scala
4 8 (10.53%) C#
4 8 (10.53%) Groovy
4 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.53%) Python
5 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.26%) PHP
6 2 (2.63%) C
6 2 (2.63%) C++
6 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.53%) ISEB
3 6 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.58%) Degree
5 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.89%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.32%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.32%) IBM
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