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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Tester
Rank 601 614 587
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 14 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.056% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.059% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 22
Median daily rate £350 £320 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +9.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £363 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £311 £250
% change year-on-year
+25.30% +24.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £160.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -75.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 -
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
47082 49406 48378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.00% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 31049 32107 30018
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1524 1896 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -4 11 £350 +7.69% 2
South East +9 2 - - 4
Applications Tester
UK

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 13 (37.14%) Java
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) Manual Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Selenium
3 8 (22.86%) Mobile App
3 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
3 8 (22.86%) .NET
4 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Banking
4 7 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (20.00%) QA
5 6 (17.14%) Cucumber
5 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (17.14%) Finance
6 5 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (14.29%) Ruby
6 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 5 (14.29%) Android
6 5 (14.29%) JIRA
7 4 (11.43%) Degree
7 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
7 4 (11.43%) RESTful
7 4 (11.43%) Calabash
7 4 (11.43%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) Gherkin

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 (2.86%) ColdFusion
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) GIS
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Selenium
2 6 (17.14%) Cucumber
3 5 (14.29%) JIRA
4 4 (11.43%) Calabash
5 3 (8.57%) Appium
5 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.86%) Capybara
6 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.86%) Gradle
6 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.86%) MSI
6 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (20.00%) Banking
2 6 (17.14%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) German Language
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) Gherkin
2 4 (11.43%) RESTful
3 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) HTML5
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Mobile App
2 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.86%) Derivative
4 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.86%) iPhone
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Android
2 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) Manual Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.43%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.43%) CRM
7 4 (11.43%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.43%) TDD
8 3 (8.57%) Change Management
8 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Java
2 5 (14.29%) Ruby
3 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.43%) Python
4 3 (8.57%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) CISSP
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PMP
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle