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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Tester
Rank 605 595 551
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -44
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 15 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.029% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.032% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 19
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£273 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £370 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £245 £281
% change year-on-year
+11.22% -12.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £15.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 17 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 31 July 2015. 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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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 -26 14 £275 -1.34% 8
South East -3 8 £296 +7.72%
South West - 3 £250 - 3
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £305 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £250 -
North West -25 2 £284 - 2
Gosport - 2 £318 -
Berkshire +5 1 - -
London -8 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 £308 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £260 -
Chester - 1 £308 -
West Sussex - 1 £275 -
Glasgow - 1 £270 -
Scotland - 1 £270 -

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.78%) Mobile App
3 9 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.22%) Windows
5 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
5 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
5 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
6 6 (16.67%) VMware
6 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 6 (16.67%) Oracle
7 5 (13.89%) SQL
7 5 (13.89%) .NET
7 5 (13.89%) Citrix
7 5 (13.89%) UNIX
7 5 (13.89%) Selenium
7 5 (13.89%) SCCM
7 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
8 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Android
8 4 (11.11%) QA
8 4 (11.11%) Web Services
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.11%) Middleware
9 3 (8.33%) Migration

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
1 2 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) Appium
3 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.78%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (2.78%) Games
1 1 (2.78%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) Middleware
3 3 (8.33%) SOAP
4 2 (5.56%) XML Messaging
4 2 (5.56%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.56%) HTML
4 2 (5.56%) JSP
5 1 (2.78%) EJB
5 1 (2.78%) JMS
5 1 (2.78%) JavaBeans
5 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Biometrics
2 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) STB
3 1 (2.78%) Social Media
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.89%) UNIX
4 4 (11.11%) Android
4 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Scrum
5 3 (8.33%) Test Management
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) QMS
5 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.56%) Validation
6 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) VBScript
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.56%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) ISEB
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.78%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
1 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
1 6 (16.67%) VMware
2 5 (13.89%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.33%) HP
4 3 (8.33%) AppSense