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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Tester
Rank 603 581 561
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 23 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.047% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.050% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 15
Average daily rate £325 £265 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £270 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.84 -

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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 -8 23 £325 +26.21% 11
London +4 7 £325 +37.56% 4
South East +10 6 £344 +21.68% 3
Tyne and Wear - 6 £360 -
North East - 6 £360 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £360 -
West Sussex - 6 £344 -
Crawley - 6 £325 -
North West -13 3 - - 1
Liverpool - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Gatwick - 2 £363 -
Bedford - 1 £250 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £250 -
East of England - 1 £250 -

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 27 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 22 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 21 (38.18%) Android
4 18 (32.73%) QA
5 15 (27.27%) SQL
5 15 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 13 (23.64%) Regression Testing
7 12 (21.82%) Manual Testing
8 11 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
9 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
10 8 (14.55%) Defect Management
10 8 (14.55%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (12.73%) Open Source
11 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
11 7 (12.73%) Mobile Application Development
11 7 (12.73%) Windows
12 6 (10.91%) Functional Testing
12 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (10.91%) Software Testing
12 6 (10.91%) User Experience
13 5 (9.09%) DV Cleared
13 5 (9.09%) BDD
13 5 (9.09%) Automation Testing
13 5 (9.09%) User Stories
13 5 (9.09%) Finance
13 5 (9.09%) Oracle
13 5 (9.09%) Unix
13 5 (9.09%) ISEB

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 (1.82%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Selenium
2 3 (5.45%) Appium
3 2 (3.64%) Bugzilla
3 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.64%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.64%) RSpec
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Advertising
2 3 (5.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Billing
3 1 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.91%) User Experience
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) EPoS
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 21 (38.18%) Android
3 7 (12.73%) Windows
4 5 (9.09%) Unix
5 3 (5.45%) Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 13 (23.64%) Regression Testing
4 12 (21.82%) Manual Testing
5 11 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
7 8 (14.55%) Defect Management
7 8 (14.55%) Defect Tracking
7 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.73%) Mobile Application Development
8 7 (12.73%) Open Source
9 6 (10.91%) Functional Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 5 (9.09%) BDD
10 5 (9.09%) User Stories
11 4 (7.27%) Scrum
11 4 (7.27%) Test Planning
12 3 (5.45%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) Java
3 3 (5.45%) Python
4 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.64%) C#
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.64%) VB
5 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) ISEB
3 3 (5.45%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) HP
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Citrix
4 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + doe
Posted: 8 days ago