Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 80 138
Rank change year-on-year -10 +58 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 117 109 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.38% 2.57% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 2.64% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 73 42
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -4.61% +26.67%
10th Percentile £254 £255 £278
90th Percentile £438 £470 £420
England median daily rate £400 £368 £365
% change year-on-year +8.84% +0.68% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £33.19
% change year-on-year - -62.33% +2.11%

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 4,731 4,122 5,357
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 97.01% 96.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,161 2,695 3,468
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £250
90th Percentile £545 £544 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 127 192
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - +4.40%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.30 £9.27
90th Percentile £41.50 £24.70 £29.43
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +7 107 £375 +7.14% 27
South Yorkshire -14 6 £275 -25.68% 3
North Yorkshire - 2 £319 - 2
East Yorkshire +2 1 £325 -13.33% 5
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 71 (60.68%) Test Automation
2 61 (52.14%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (34.19%) Selenium
4 31 (26.50%) Test Scripting
5 30 (25.64%) Java
6 27 (23.08%) C#
7 23 (19.66%) JMeter
7 23 (19.66%) Performance Testing
8 21 (17.95%) BDD
9 19 (16.24%) SoapUI
9 19 (16.24%) Software Testing
10 18 (15.38%) WebDriver
11 17 (14.53%) QA
12 16 (13.68%) JavaScript
12 16 (13.68%) SQL
13 15 (12.82%) SOAP
13 15 (12.82%) Scrum
14 13 (11.11%) Cucumber
14 13 (11.11%) Docker
15 12 (10.26%) API Testing
16 11 (9.40%) Defect Tracking
16 11 (9.40%) Non-Functional Testing
16 11 (9.40%) Kafka
16 11 (9.40%) User Stories
16 11 (9.40%) Test Strategy
16 11 (9.40%) Root Cause Analysis
16 11 (9.40%) ISTQB
16 11 (9.40%) Python
17 10 (8.55%) Linux
17 10 (8.55%) Finance

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 (0.85%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 7 (5.98%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.56%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.56%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.71%) npm
5 1 (0.85%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.85%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) MySQL
3 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (34.19%) Selenium
2 23 (19.66%) JMeter
3 19 (16.24%) SoapUI
4 18 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 13 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 7 (5.98%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.13%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.42%) Gatling
8 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.56%) Appium
9 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.56%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.71%) GitLab
10 2 (1.71%) JIRA
10 2 (1.71%) JUnit
10 2 (1.71%) Maven
10 2 (1.71%) Protractor
10 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.85%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (8.55%) Finance
2 3 (2.56%) Marketing
3 2 (1.71%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) SOAP
2 11 (9.40%) Kafka
3 6 (5.13%) Gherkin
4 4 (3.42%) REST
5 3 (2.56%) .NET
5 3 (2.56%) Web Services
5 3 (2.56%) WebdriverIO
6 2 (1.71%) jQuery
6 2 (1.71%) Nightwatchjs
6 2 (1.71%) React
6 2 (1.71%) React Native
6 2 (1.71%) XML
7 1 (0.85%) Node.js
7 1 (0.85%) RESTful
7 1 (0.85%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.56%) NHS
5 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.71%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.71%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.71%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.55%) Linux
2 5 (4.27%) Android
2 5 (4.27%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.56%) Windows
4 2 (1.71%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.85%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (60.68%) Test Automation
2 61 (52.14%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (26.50%) Test Scripting
4 23 (19.66%) Performance Testing
5 21 (17.95%) BDD
6 19 (16.24%) Software Testing
7 15 (12.82%) Scrum
8 12 (10.26%) API Testing
9 11 (9.40%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (9.40%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (9.40%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (9.40%) Test Strategy
9 11 (9.40%) User Stories
10 9 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 9 (7.69%) OO
10 9 (7.69%) TDD
11 8 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.84%) DevOps
11 8 (6.84%) Load Testing
11 8 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.64%) Java
2 27 (23.08%) C#
3 16 (13.68%) JavaScript
3 16 (13.68%) SQL
4 11 (9.40%) Python
5 4 (3.42%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.56%) Kotlin
6 3 (2.56%) PHP
7 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (9.40%) ISTQB
2 9 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (7.69%) Degree
3 7 (5.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.13%) ISEB
5 5 (4.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.53%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) Grafana
2 3 (2.56%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.85%) Kibana
3 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (5.98%) SAP
2 5 (4.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.27%) Splunk
3 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.85%) Google
3 1 (0.85%) Tableau