The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 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 Reading 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Tester
Rank 68 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.10% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £275 £385
% change year-on-year
-12.72% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £17.80
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
799 875 1061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.78% 91.34% 89.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 379 381
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Tester
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Applications Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Applications Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Applications Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Applications Tester Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Applications Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (80.00%) WinRunner
1 4 (80.00%) TestDirector
1 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Finance

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) WinRunner
1 4 (80.00%) TestDirector
1 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix