The median contractor rate for an Applications Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Tester
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 614 591
Rank change year-on-year +32 -23  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 8 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.046% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.049% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 23
Median daily rate £375 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £285 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £425 £308
% change year-on-year -29.41% +38.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40770 47086 48496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.72% 95.05% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26583 31109 30993
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1252 1361 1876
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Applications Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Applications Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Tester in England

Applications Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Tester in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Tester in England

Applications Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Tester in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Tester in England

Applications Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Tester in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Tester in England

Applications Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
London +7 5 £438 +9.37% 1
South East +18 1 £300 +20.00%
South West - 1 £375 -
East of England - 1 - -
Applications Tester
UK

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Applications Tester in the job title.

1 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (35.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (30.00%) Selenium
4 6 (30.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Law
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) VMware
7 3 (15.00%) Ant
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) HP
7 3 (15.00%) ISEB
7 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
7 3 (15.00%) Web Services
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server

Applications Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (10.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) Ant
2 3 (15.00%) Calabash
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) TestNG
3 2 (10.00%) Appium
3 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (10.00%) Toad
3 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 3 (15.00%) Law
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Android
2 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (15.00%) API Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.00%) DevOps
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.00%) Secure Coding
7 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) F#
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 2 (10.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (10.00%) OSCP
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
1 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (15.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) Nimble Storage