The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Tester
Rank 559 533 548
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 13 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.041% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.045% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 18
Average daily rate
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£250 £279 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £173 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £529 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £279 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £86.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £40.00
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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
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Applications Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 17 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Applications Tester Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Applications Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 4 £325 -3.70% 1
West Midlands -16 2 £245 - 1
South East -7 1 £165 -38.88% 1
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Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Tester in their job title.

1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
3 5 (17.24%) ISEB
3 5 (17.24%) AppSense
4 4 (13.79%) Finance
4 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
4 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.79%) HTML
4 4 (13.79%) Java
4 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
4 4 (13.79%) UNIX
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) QA
5 3 (10.34%) Selenium
5 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) CEH
5 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
5 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (10.34%) HTML5
5 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 3 (10.34%) C
5 3 (10.34%) Web Services
5 3 (10.34%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SMS
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.45%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) WinRunner
2 2 (6.90%) TestDirector
2 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (6.90%) JBehave
2 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) QADirector
3 1 (3.45%) Robotium
3 1 (3.45%) Calabash
3 1 (3.45%) eggPlant
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) MSI
3 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.45%) JMeter
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 3 (10.34%) HTML5
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.45%) JSP
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
4 1 (3.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Open Source
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
3 4 (13.79%) UNIX
4 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.90%) Android
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
1 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Validation
3 2 (6.90%) OOP
3 2 (6.90%) OO
3 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
3 2 (6.90%) BDD
3 2 (6.90%) TDD
3 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
4 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Web Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.45%) OWASP
4 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Java
1 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) CEH
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) CSSLP
4 1 (3.45%) CISM
4 1 (3.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) AppSense
2 3 (10.34%) HP
2 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Progress
3 1 (3.45%) Symbian
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft