The table below looks at the statistics for the Mobile 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 Mobile Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mobile Tester
Rank 566 550 522
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Tester 25 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.069% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.073% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 25
Average daily rate £325 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% -10.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £214 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £313
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Mobile 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
44757 43990 42263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.48% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27793 25435
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 1556 1772 1890
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Mobile Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Mobile Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mobile Tester across the England region.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Mobile Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester across the England region.

Mobile Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Mobile 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 Mobile Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 14 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 +1 13 £325 -0.07% 5
South East +7 7 £344 +14.58% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £331 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £318 -
North West -12 1 £350 +69.69% 1
Mobile Tester
UK

Mobile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Mobile 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 Mobile Tester in their job title.

1 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (60.00%) Apple iOS
3 34 (56.67%) Android
4 33 (55.00%) Mobile App
5 26 (43.33%) QA
6 19 (31.67%) Appium
7 16 (26.67%) Automation Testing
7 16 (26.67%) Selenium
8 15 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 14 (23.33%) SQL
9 14 (23.33%) Cucumber
10 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
11 12 (20.00%) BDD
11 12 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
12 11 (18.33%) Calabash
12 11 (18.33%) Regression Testing
13 10 (16.67%) Open Source
14 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
14 9 (15.00%) Scrum
15 8 (13.33%) Java
15 8 (13.33%) JIRA
15 8 (13.33%) Manual Testing
15 8 (13.33%) User Experience
15 8 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
15 8 (13.33%) Defect Management
16 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
17 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
17 6 (10.00%) Software Testing
17 6 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
18 5 (8.33%) User Stories

Mobile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Mobile 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 Mobile Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Big Data
1 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Appium
2 16 (26.67%) Selenium
3 14 (23.33%) Cucumber
4 11 (18.33%) Calabash
5 8 (13.33%) JIRA
6 5 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.67%) Xcode
8 2 (3.33%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.67%) Android Studio
9 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.67%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.67%) Hudson
9 1 (1.67%) JBehave
9 1 (1.67%) RubyGems
9 1 (1.67%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (6.67%) Retail
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Automotive
3 1 (1.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.33%) iOS SDK
2 2 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) REST
3 1 (1.67%) RESTful
3 1 (1.67%) WPF
3 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (55.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (13.33%) User Experience
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.33%) iPhone
6 1 (1.67%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.67%) Handset
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 36 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 34 (56.67%) Android
3 2 (3.33%) Unix
4 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.67%) Automation Testing
3 15 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
5 12 (20.00%) BDD
5 12 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 11 (18.33%) Regression Testing
7 10 (16.67%) Open Source
8 9 (15.00%) Scrum
8 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 8 (13.33%) Defect Management
9 8 (13.33%) Manual Testing
9 8 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
10 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (10.00%) Software Testing
12 5 (8.33%) User Stories
13 4 (6.67%) TDD
14 3 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) Java
3 5 (8.33%) Ruby
4 4 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.67%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) C++
5 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) ISEB
1 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (43.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (1.67%) Apple
1 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
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