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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Tester
Rank 552 528 507
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 12 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.039% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.043% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 7
Average daily rate
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£270 £338 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -18.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £242 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £480 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £335 -
% change year-on-year
-19.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Applications Tester
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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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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
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 27 February 2015. 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
South East -30 6 £250 -21.87% 4
London -22 2 £255 -46.31% 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Applications Tester
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Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (45.45%) Windows
1 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 9 (40.91%) AppSense
3 8 (36.36%) C
3 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 6 (27.27%) Citrix
4 6 (27.27%) Validation
4 6 (27.27%) Compatibility Testing
4 6 (27.27%) XenApp
5 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
5 5 (22.73%) QA
6 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Android
7 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
8 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (9.09%) Java
8 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
8 2 (9.09%) UNIX
8 2 (9.09%) ISEB
8 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
8 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Test Planning

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.55%) AdminStudio
2 1 (4.55%) TestPartner
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.55%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) EJB
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) JMS
2 1 (4.55%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Handset
2 1 (4.55%) Social Media
2 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
1 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 3 (13.64%) Android
4 2 (9.09%) UNIX
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Validation
1 6 (27.27%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
4 1 (4.55%) JVM Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C
2 2 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) Bourne shell
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) AppSense
2 6 (27.27%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Apple
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Capita
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