Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 141 102
Rank change year-on-year +51 -39 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 101 68 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.28% 1.25% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.30% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 35 129
Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £390 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +25.81% -0.80%
10th Percentile £255 £282 £225
90th Percentile £450 £423 £600
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £27.50
England median hourly rate £13.00 £34.37 £30.00
% change year-on-year -62.18% +14.57% +7.14%

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 4281 5241 5864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.18% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2838 3365 3905
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 199 317
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £14.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.64% +2.98% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.48 £28.90 £28.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +25 67 £350 -15.66% 18
South Yorkshire +26 21 £370 -4.52% 2
North Yorkshire +7 5 £400 +33.33% 4
East Yorkshire -8 1 £375 +114.29% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 68 (67.33%) Test Automation
2 62 (61.39%) Selenium
3 57 (56.44%) Java
4 55 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (42.57%) WebDriver
6 36 (35.64%) Cucumber
7 35 (34.65%) BDD
7 35 (34.65%) Test Scripting
8 24 (23.76%) QA
9 22 (21.78%) TDD
10 21 (20.79%) SQL
11 20 (19.80%) C#
12 18 (17.82%) SoapUI
13 17 (16.83%) Jenkins
13 17 (16.83%) JavaScript
13 17 (16.83%) Python
14 15 (14.85%) SOAP
15 13 (12.87%) JIRA
15 13 (12.87%) Test Strategy
15 13 (12.87%) Open Source
16 12 (11.88%) User Stories
16 12 (11.88%) Scrum
17 11 (10.89%) Integration Testing
17 11 (10.89%) Unix
17 11 (10.89%) Finance
18 10 (9.90%) Hudson
18 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (9.90%) Cross-Browser Testing
18 10 (9.90%) API Testing
18 10 (9.90%) Defect Tracking

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 6 (5.94%) Confluence
2 2 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.99%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.98%) GitHub
1 2 (1.98%) Heroku
1 2 (1.98%) npm
2 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) 3G
1 3 (2.97%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.98%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) Big Data
2 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.97%) DB2
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 62 (61.39%) Selenium
2 43 (42.57%) WebDriver
3 36 (35.64%) Cucumber
4 18 (17.82%) SoapUI
5 17 (16.83%) Jenkins
6 13 (12.87%) JIRA
7 10 (9.90%) Hudson
8 8 (7.92%) JMeter
8 8 (7.92%) LoadRunner
9 7 (6.93%) Git (software)
10 6 (5.94%) Calabash
10 6 (5.94%) Gatling
11 5 (4.95%) Capybara
12 4 (3.96%) Maven
12 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
13 3 (2.97%) HP UFT
13 3 (2.97%) MSTest
14 2 (1.98%) SpecFlow
15 1 (0.99%) JBehave
15 1 (0.99%) RSpec
General
1 11 (10.89%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Banking
2 3 (2.97%) Games
2 3 (2.97%) Legal
2 3 (2.97%) Marketing
3 2 (1.98%) Electronics
3 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.99%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.85%) SOAP
2 9 (8.91%) HTML
2 9 (8.91%) XML
3 6 (5.94%) Gherkin
4 4 (3.96%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.96%) Hibernate
4 4 (3.96%) Spring
5 3 (2.97%) Node.js
5 3 (2.97%) RESTful
6 2 (1.98%) J2EE
6 2 (1.98%) REST
6 2 (1.98%) Web Services
7 1 (0.99%) .NET
7 1 (0.99%) Dropwizard
7 1 (0.99%) SGML
7 1 (0.99%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.97%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.98%) User Experience
7 1 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.89%) Unix
2 6 (5.94%) Windows
3 5 (4.95%) Linux
3 5 (4.95%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.99%) AIX
4 1 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (67.33%) Test Automation
2 55 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (34.65%) BDD
3 35 (34.65%) Test Scripting
4 22 (21.78%) TDD
5 13 (12.87%) Open Source
5 13 (12.87%) Test Strategy
6 12 (11.88%) Scrum
6 12 (11.88%) User Stories
7 11 (10.89%) Integration Testing
8 10 (9.90%) API Testing
8 10 (9.90%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 10 (9.90%) Defect Tracking
9 9 (8.91%) Exploratory Testing
9 9 (8.91%) Performance Testing
9 9 (8.91%) SDLC
9 9 (8.91%) Unit Testing
10 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (6.93%) Manual Testing
11 7 (6.93%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (56.44%) Java
2 21 (20.79%) SQL
3 20 (19.80%) C#
4 17 (16.83%) JavaScript
4 17 (16.83%) Python
5 9 (8.91%) Bash Shell
6 8 (7.92%) PHP
7 7 (6.93%) Ruby
8 4 (3.96%) Scala
9 3 (2.97%) C
9 3 (2.97%) COBOL
9 3 (2.97%) Groovy
9 3 (2.97%) JCL
9 3 (2.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Degree
2 6 (5.94%) ISEB
3 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (23.76%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Firmware
2 1 (0.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.97%) Atlassian
2 3 (2.97%) HP
3 2 (1.98%) IBM
3 2 (1.98%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.99%) Informatica
4 1 (0.99%) Logi
4 1 (0.99%) Logi Analytics
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle
4 1 (0.99%) Sun
4 1 (0.99%) Tableau
4 1 (0.99%) Talend