The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Applications Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Tester
Rank 606 567 584
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 15 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.065% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.069% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 13
Median daily rate £425 £320 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £313 £265
% change year-on-year
+36.00% +17.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Applications Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48407 47998 47631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.98% 94.77% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31930 29619 29578
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1378 1922 1987
Median hourly rate £17.89 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Applications Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Applications Tester in the job title.

Applications Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Tester across the England region.

Applications Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Applications Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Applications Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Applications Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Tester across the England region.

Applications Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Applications Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -30 5 £383 -8.92%
South West +1 2 - -
West Midlands -7 2 £400 -27.27%
South East -7 2 £363 +34.25%
North East - 1 - -
Applications Tester
UK

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Applications 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 England region featuring Applications Tester in the job title.

1 18 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 16 (38.10%) Apple iOS
2 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) Android
4 13 (30.95%) Automated Testing
4 13 (30.95%) QA
5 11 (26.19%) SQL
6 10 (23.81%) Regression Testing
7 9 (21.43%) Java
7 9 (21.43%) Black-Box Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Finance
8 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Security Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Open Source
9 6 (14.29%) OWASP
9 6 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
10 5 (11.90%) Defect Management
10 5 (11.90%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Python
11 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
11 4 (9.52%) Oracle
11 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
11 4 (9.52%) User Experience
12 3 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
12 3 (7.14%) Cucumber

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (2.38%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
1 3 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (4.76%) Appium
2 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
2 2 (4.76%) TestLink
3 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.52%) User Experience
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.38%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Apple iOS
2 15 (35.71%) Android
3 3 (7.14%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Unix
4 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) Automated Testing
3 10 (23.81%) Regression Testing
4 9 (21.43%) Black-Box Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
6 6 (14.29%) Open Source
6 6 (14.29%) OWASP
6 6 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Defect Management
7 5 (11.90%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
9 3 (7.14%) ERP
9 3 (7.14%) Web Testing
10 2 (4.76%) CRM
10 2 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) Java
3 5 (11.90%) Python
4 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) CISSP
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) CISA
3 1 (2.38%) CISM
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) HP
2 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.38%) Splunk