The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Tester
Rank 406 401 402
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 1 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.030% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.032% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 12
Average daily rate
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- £350 £347
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21729 21904 22439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.22% 92.87% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15292 15039 15272
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 405 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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
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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Social Media
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) Banking

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA