The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Tester
Rank 635 631 606
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 18 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.046% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.049% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 19
Median daily rate £350 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £224 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £95 £303 £240
% change year-on-year
-68.59% +26.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +208.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +208.00%

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Applications Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Tester in the job title.

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 26 August 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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 16 £350 +15.70% 3
London -2 13 £350 +47.36%
South East +8 2 - -
Scotland +14 1 £95 -61.22%
Hampshire +1 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Angus - 1 £95 -
Tayside - 1 £95 -

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, Applications Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Applications Tester in the job title.

1 15 (37.50%) Java
1 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Mobile App
3 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
4 9 (22.50%) Android
4 9 (22.50%) QA
4 9 (22.50%) Software Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 8 (20.00%) Selenium
6 7 (17.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (17.50%) Finance
6 7 (17.50%) JIRA
6 7 (17.50%) .NET
7 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (15.00%) Python
7 6 (15.00%) Banking
7 6 (15.00%) Automation Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 5 (12.50%) Degree
8 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Ruby
9 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (10.00%) TDD
9 4 (10.00%) CRM

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Selenium
2 7 (17.50%) JIRA
3 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.00%) Calabash
5 3 (7.50%) Appium
5 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.00%) TestLink
7 1 (2.50%) Capybara
7 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.50%) Gradle
7 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Front Office
3 2 (5.00%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) HTML5
3 1 (2.50%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.00%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Derivative
4 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.50%) iPhone
4 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Android
2 8 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
3 9 (22.50%) Software Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
8 4 (10.00%) BDD
8 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.00%) CRM
8 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
8 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.00%) TDD
8 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.00%) Python
3 5 (12.50%) Ruby
4 2 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) CISSP
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) CISA
4 1 (2.50%) CISM
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle
1 1 (2.50%) Splunk