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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Tester
Rank 573 569 543
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 23 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.051% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.054% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 14
Average daily rate £325 £265 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -21.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £370 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £270 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.84 -
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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 7 £325 +11.58% 4
South East +15 6 £344 +21.68% 3
North East - 6 £360 -
North West -19 3 - - 1
East of England - 1 £250 -
Applications Tester
UK

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) Mobile App
2 22 (39.29%) Apple iOS
3 21 (37.50%) Android
4 20 (35.71%) QA
5 17 (30.36%) SQL
6 14 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 13 (23.21%) Regression Testing
8 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
9 11 (19.64%) Black-Box Testing
10 9 (16.07%) Defect Management
11 8 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
12 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
12 7 (12.50%) Open Source
12 7 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
12 7 (12.50%) Windows
13 6 (10.71%) Oracle
13 6 (10.71%) Functional Testing
13 6 (10.71%) User Experience
14 5 (8.93%) BDD
14 5 (8.93%) Automation Testing
14 5 (8.93%) User Stories
14 5 (8.93%) DV Cleared
14 5 (8.93%) Finance
14 5 (8.93%) Java
14 5 (8.93%) Unix

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Selenium
2 3 (5.36%) Appium
3 2 (3.57%) Bugzilla
3 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) JIRA
3 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.57%) RSpec
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Advertising
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.71%) User Experience
3 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) EPoS
4 1 (1.79%) FMCG
4 1 (1.79%) Handset
4 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (39.29%) Apple iOS
2 21 (37.50%) Android
3 7 (12.50%) Windows
4 5 (8.93%) Unix
5 3 (5.36%) Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 13 (23.21%) Regression Testing
4 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 11 (19.64%) Black-Box Testing
6 9 (16.07%) Defect Management
7 8 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
7 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 7 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
8 7 (12.50%) Open Source
8 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Functional Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Automation Testing
10 5 (8.93%) BDD
10 5 (8.93%) User Stories
11 4 (7.14%) ERP
11 4 (7.14%) Test Planning
12 3 (5.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) Java
3 3 (5.36%) C#
3 3 (5.36%) Python
4 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) DV Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) ISEB
3 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.71%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) HP
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) Citrix
3 1 (1.79%) Remedy
3 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
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