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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Tester
Rank 553 521 505
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Tester 26 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.067% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.072% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 14
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£325 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £227 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £438 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £275
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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 22 May 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
London -26 11 £350 - 2
North West -15 6 £309 -
South East -11 4 £325 -
South West +12 3 £400 -
East of England - 2 £338 - 2
Mobile Tester
UK

Mobile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 30 (62.50%) Android
2 28 (58.33%) Apple iOS
2 28 (58.33%) Mobile App
2 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (35.42%) QA
4 14 (29.17%) Cucumber
4 14 (29.17%) Scrum
5 13 (27.08%) Calabash
6 12 (25.00%) JIRA
6 12 (25.00%) Java
7 11 (22.92%) TDD
7 11 (22.92%) BDD
7 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
8 10 (20.83%) Mobile Development
9 9 (18.75%) Ruby
10 8 (16.67%) Xcode
10 8 (16.67%) Appium
10 8 (16.67%) Selenium
11 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
12 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
12 5 (10.42%) ISEB
12 5 (10.42%) Load Testing
12 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (10.42%) Kanban
13 4 (8.33%) RESTful
13 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
13 4 (8.33%) Use Case

Mobile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) GSM
2 3 (6.25%) 2G
2 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.25%) SS7
2 3 (6.25%) 3G
2 3 (6.25%) MVNO
2 3 (6.25%) SIGTRAN
2 3 (6.25%) 4G
3 2 (4.17%) Bluetooth
3 2 (4.17%) Wireless
4 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.08%) PSTN
4 1 (2.08%) DVB
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Cucumber
2 13 (27.08%) Calabash
3 12 (25.00%) JIRA
4 8 (16.67%) Xcode
4 8 (16.67%) Appium
4 8 (16.67%) Selenium
5 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 4 (8.33%) IntelliJ
6 2 (4.17%) Android Studio
6 2 (4.17%) JUnit
7 1 (2.08%) Subversion
7 1 (2.08%) TestPartner
7 1 (2.08%) Maven
7 1 (2.08%) Ant
7 1 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.08%) Capybara
7 1 (2.08%) Gradle
7 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.08%) OpenSTA
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Billing
3 2 (4.17%) Marketing
3 2 (4.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (2.08%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.08%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) RESTful
2 2 (4.17%) Android SDK
2 2 (4.17%) Middleware
2 2 (4.17%) JSON
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.08%) HTML5
3 1 (2.08%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 28 (58.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.33%) Robotics
3 2 (4.17%) Open Source
3 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Handset
4 1 (2.08%) STB
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Social Media
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 30 (62.50%) Android
2 28 (58.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Phone 8
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Phone
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) Scrum
3 11 (22.92%) TDD
3 11 (22.92%) BDD
3 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
4 10 (20.83%) Mobile Development
5 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Load Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.42%) Kanban
7 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Use Case
7 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.25%) CRM
8 3 (6.25%) Project Management
8 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) Java
2 9 (18.75%) Ruby
3 4 (8.33%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 3 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) ISEB
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) HP
2 3 (6.25%) Apple
3 2 (4.17%) Perforce
4 1 (2.08%) Google
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft