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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Tester
Rank 596 560 576
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 17 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.046% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.050% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 18
Average daily rate
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£250 £294 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £188 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £279 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £86.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £40.00

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -37 13 £250 -10.31% 5
London -9 4 £325 -3.70% 1
West Midlands -14 2 £245 - 1
South East -9 1 £165 -38.88% 2
Hampshire -13 1 £165 - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - - 1

Applications Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (21.88%) Mobile App
3 5 (15.63%) AppSense
3 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.50%) QA
4 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) UNIX
4 4 (12.50%) Finance
4 4 (12.50%) ISEB
4 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (12.50%) HTML
4 4 (12.50%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (9.38%) Linux
5 3 (9.38%) C
5 3 (9.38%) Web Services
5 3 (9.38%) HP
5 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) CEH
5 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Selenium
5 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (9.38%) HTML5
6 2 (6.25%) JBehave
6 2 (6.25%) Open Source
6 2 (6.25%) Cucumber

Applications Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SMS
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.13%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Selenium
2 2 (6.25%) JBehave
2 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) QADirector
3 1 (3.13%) Robotium
3 1 (3.13%) Calabash
3 1 (3.13%) eggPlant
3 1 (3.13%) JUnit
3 1 (3.13%) WinRunner
3 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.13%) MSI
3 1 (3.13%) JMeter
3 1 (3.13%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) HTML5
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) JSP
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile Games
3 1 (3.13%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.50%) UNIX
4 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Security Testing
3 2 (6.25%) OOP
3 2 (6.25%) OO
3 2 (6.25%) Validation
3 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
3 2 (6.25%) TDD
3 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (6.25%) BDD
4 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Java
1 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) CEH
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) CSSLP
4 1 (3.13%) CISSP
4 1 (3.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) WebInspect
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) AppSense
2 3 (9.38%) HP
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Progress
3 1 (3.13%) Symbian
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft