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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Tester
Rank 562 554 526
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 14 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.043% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.047% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 7
Average daily rate
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£270 £350 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -15.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £261 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £335 -
% change year-on-year
-19.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 2015.

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 23 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 2 March 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 -36 12 £270 -20.00% 9
South East -19 6 £250 -21.87% 4
Berkshire +5 3 - - 2
London 0 2 £255 -46.31% 1
Surrey - 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 10 (40.00%) Windows
1 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (36.00%) AppSense
3 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (32.00%) C
4 6 (24.00%) Citrix
4 6 (24.00%) Validation
4 6 (24.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 6 (24.00%) XenApp
5 5 (20.00%) QA
5 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) Android
7 3 (12.00%) Selenium
7 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.00%) SQL
7 3 (12.00%) SOAP
7 3 (12.00%) Web Services
7 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
8 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (8.00%) XML
8 2 (8.00%) UNIX
8 2 (8.00%) Java
8 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
8 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
8 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (8.00%) Subversion
8 2 (8.00%) ISEB

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) TestPartner
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.00%) AdminStudio
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SOAP
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) EJB
3 1 (4.00%) JMS
3 1 (4.00%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Handset
2 1 (4.00%) Social Media
2 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
1 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (12.00%) Android
4 2 (8.00%) UNIX
4 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Validation
1 6 (24.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.00%) JVM Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) C
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) AppSense
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Capita
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