The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Tester
Rank 641 596 599
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 17 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.063% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.066% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 13
Average daily rate £400 £320 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £515 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £313 £265
% change year-on-year
+36.00% +17.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
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 £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Applications Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Applications Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Applications Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Applications Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Tester
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England -46 17 £400 +25.00%
London -10 6 £365 -13.09%
South East -24 3 £325 +20.37%
South West +10 2 - -
West Midlands -7 2 £400 -27.27%
Crawley - 2 £375 -
West Sussex - 2 £375 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £400 -
City of London +42 1 £450 -
Surrey -10 1 £300 +13.20%
Swindon - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (40.91%) Mobile App
2 16 (36.36%) Apple iOS
3 15 (34.09%) Android
4 14 (31.82%) Automated Testing
5 13 (29.55%) QA
6 11 (25.00%) SQL
7 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
8 9 (20.45%) Black-Box Testing
8 9 (20.45%) Java
9 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 8 (18.18%) Finance
9 8 (18.18%) Manual Testing
10 6 (13.64%) OWASP
10 6 (13.64%) Open Source
10 6 (13.64%) Security Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Mobile Application Development
11 5 (11.36%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Defect Management
11 5 (11.36%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
11 5 (11.36%) Python
12 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
12 4 (9.09%) .NET
12 4 (9.09%) Oracle
12 4 (9.09%) Selenium
12 4 (9.09%) User Experience
13 3 (6.82%) Oracle Payables

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (2.27%) ColdFusion
1 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Selenium
2 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.82%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) Appium
3 2 (4.55%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.55%) TestLink
3 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.91%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.09%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) FMCG
4 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.27%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 15 (34.09%) Android
3 3 (6.82%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Unix
4 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) Automated Testing
3 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
4 9 (20.45%) Black-Box Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Mobile Application Development
6 6 (13.64%) Open Source
6 6 (13.64%) OWASP
6 6 (13.64%) Security Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Defect Management
7 5 (11.36%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (11.36%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) ERP
8 3 (6.82%) Scrum
8 3 (6.82%) SDLC
8 3 (6.82%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) Java
3 5 (11.36%) Python
4 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) CISSP
2 2 (4.55%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) CISA
3 1 (2.27%) CISM
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) HP
2 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.27%) Splunk