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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Tester
Rank 606 594 567
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 19 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.049% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.052% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 9
Median daily rate £394 £308 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.04% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £452 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £306 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.04% +2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.50
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
46717 48225 45605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.81% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30823 30939 28425
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1834 1871
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +6 11 £400 -13.04% 1
South East -7 4 £250 -18.69% 2
West Midlands - 3 £425 -
Applications Tester
UK

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 15 (40.54%) Java
2 12 (32.43%) Mobile App
3 11 (29.73%) Apple iOS
3 11 (29.73%) Android
3 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (24.32%) QA
4 9 (24.32%) Manual Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Selenium
6 7 (18.92%) .NET
6 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
7 6 (16.22%) SQL
7 6 (16.22%) Finance
7 6 (16.22%) Python
7 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Black-Box Testing
7 6 (16.22%) OWASP
8 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
8 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
9 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) JIRA
9 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Open Source
9 4 (10.81%) RESTful
9 4 (10.81%) Gherkin
10 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (8.11%) Defect Tracking

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 (2.70%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Selenium
2 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.81%) JIRA
4 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.41%) Bugzilla
5 2 (5.41%) Calabash
5 2 (5.41%) TestLink
6 1 (2.70%) Appium
6 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.70%) Gradle
6 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Front Office
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) German Language
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.81%) RESTful
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) HTML5
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.41%) Internet of Things
3 2 (5.41%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Derivative
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Android
1 11 (29.73%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (24.32%) Manual Testing
3 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Black-Box Testing
5 6 (16.22%) OWASP
5 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Open Source
7 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (8.11%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (8.11%) Web Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 2 (5.41%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (5.41%) Issue Tracking
9 2 (5.41%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) Python
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) Ruby
5 2 (5.41%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) CISSP
2 1 (2.70%) CISA
2 1 (2.70%) CISM
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (2.70%) Splunk