The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Tester
Rank 405 400 392
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 6 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.058% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.062% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £347 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -13.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £138 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £639 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £281 £385
% change year-on-year
-14.66% -26.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £17.80
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21896 22402 24433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.73% 92.40% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15020 15258 15837
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 470 647
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Tester
England

Applications Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Applications Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Applications Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Applications Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

Applications Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Applications Tester Daily Rate Histogram in London

Applications Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Applications Tester Hourly Rate Trend in London

Applications Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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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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
City of London +15 1 £450 +83.67% 2
Applications Tester
England

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) JBehave
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) CEH
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JBehave
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Robotium
2 1 (12.50%) Calabash
2 1 (12.50%) eggPlant
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
1 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Kanban
2 1 (12.50%) OWASP
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CEH
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Symbian
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) AppSense