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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mobile Tester
Rank 588 568 559
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Tester 33 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.061% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.065% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 26
Average daily rate £358 £313 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.40% -22.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £418 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £309 -
% change year-on-year
+29.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
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 average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 22 £350 - 10
West Midlands -12 5 £363 +22.88%
South East -13 4 £425 - 1
South West 0 1 - -
North West -16 1 £188 -39.02% 1
Mobile Tester
UK

Mobile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (53.45%) Android
2 31 (53.45%) Mobile App
3 30 (51.72%) Apple iOS
4 22 (37.93%) QA
5 18 (31.03%) Appium
6 17 (29.31%) Automated Testing
7 15 (25.86%) Open Source
7 15 (25.86%) SQL
8 14 (24.14%) Black-Box Testing
9 13 (22.41%) Git (software)
9 13 (22.41%) Cucumber
9 13 (22.41%) Regression Testing
10 12 (20.69%) Ruby
10 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
10 12 (20.69%) Calabash
11 11 (18.97%) Selenium
11 11 (18.97%) JIRA
12 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (17.24%) Software Testing
12 10 (17.24%) TDD
12 10 (17.24%) BDD
13 9 (15.52%) Mobile Application Development
13 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
13 9 (15.52%) Manual Testing
14 8 (13.79%) Scrum
14 8 (13.79%) WebDriver
15 7 (12.07%) Defect Management
15 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
16 6 (10.34%) Java

Mobile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (1.72%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.72%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Appium
2 13 (22.41%) Cucumber
2 13 (22.41%) Git (software)
3 12 (20.69%) Calabash
4 11 (18.97%) JIRA
4 11 (18.97%) Selenium
5 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
6 8 (13.79%) WebDriver
7 4 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (6.90%) Maven
8 3 (5.17%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.17%) Xcode
9 2 (3.45%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.72%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.72%) Gradle
10 1 (1.72%) JBehave
10 1 (1.72%) RubyGems
10 1 (1.72%) TestLink
10 1 (1.72%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (5.17%) Banking
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
1 3 (5.17%) Retail
2 2 (3.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.45%) Android SDK
2 2 (3.45%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.72%) JSON
3 1 (1.72%) REST
3 1 (1.72%) RESTful
3 1 (1.72%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (53.45%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.34%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.17%) iPhone
4 2 (3.45%) iPad
5 1 (1.72%) Handset
5 1 (1.72%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (53.45%) Android
2 30 (51.72%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.17%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.45%) Unix
4 2 (3.45%) Windows
5 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) Automated Testing
3 15 (25.86%) Open Source
4 14 (24.14%) Black-Box Testing
5 13 (22.41%) Regression Testing
6 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
7 10 (17.24%) BDD
7 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (17.24%) Software Testing
7 10 (17.24%) TDD
8 9 (15.52%) Manual Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Mobile Application Development
9 8 (13.79%) Scrum
10 7 (12.07%) Defect Management
10 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.34%) Automation Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Test Scripting
11 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (6.90%) OO
12 4 (6.90%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) SQL
2 12 (20.69%) Ruby
3 6 (10.34%) Java
3 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.72%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) C++
5 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) ISEB
1 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (37.93%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
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