The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Tester
Rank 567 543 555
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 13 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.051% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.055% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 17
Average daily rate
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£291 £300 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -22.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £159 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £562 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £385
% change year-on-year
- -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £17.80
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Applications Tester Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Tester
Top 13 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 23 July 2014. 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 -25 13 £291 -0.85% 4
London -5 7 £350 +0.86% 3
City of London +29 2 £450 +83.67% 3
East of England -19 2 £244 -11.36%
Essex - 2 £244 -
Berkshire +2 1 £275 -1.34%
South East -10 1 £275 -1.34%
West Midlands - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) QA
3 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (24.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (24.00%) ISEB
4 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (16.00%) HP
5 4 (16.00%) WinRunner
5 4 (16.00%) TestDirector
5 4 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (16.00%) UNIX
5 4 (16.00%) HTML
5 4 (16.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Retail
6 3 (12.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) Web Services
6 3 (12.00%) Linux
6 3 (12.00%) HTML5
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.00%) CEH
7 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) WinRunner
1 4 (16.00%) TestDirector
1 4 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) JBehave
2 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) QADirector
3 1 (4.00%) JUnit
3 1 (4.00%) Robotium
3 1 (4.00%) Calabash
3 1 (4.00%) eggPlant
3 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.00%) JMeter
3 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) JSP
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Open Source
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile Games
3 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (16.00%) UNIX
4 3 (12.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) TDD
3 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (8.00%) OOP
3 2 (8.00%) OO
3 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (8.00%) BDD
4 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Kanban
4 1 (4.00%) OWASP
4 1 (4.00%) CRM
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
1 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) CEH
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) CISSP
5 1 (4.00%) CISM
5 1 (4.00%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) WebInspect
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) AppSense
3 1 (4.00%) Progress
3 1 (4.00%) Symbian
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
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