Period
to 21 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 816 842 822
Rank change year-on-year +26 -20 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 22 31 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.032% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.033% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 39
England median daily rate £325 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.90% +6.44%
10th Percentile £226 £260 £211
90th Percentile £475 £500 £373
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £309
% change year-on-year -7.14% +13.36% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £10.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -74.03% +152.46%
UK median hourly rate - £10.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - -74.03% +152.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 86585 93294 98958
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.83% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 57439 61416 64019
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2542 2986 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.70%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £44.05
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.71% +2.14% +9.09%

Applications Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Applications Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 21 October 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 6 months to 21 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 13 £375 +7.14%
South East +19 7 £288 +15.00% 1
South West +18 2 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Applications Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) QA
4 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
5 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
5 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) STB
6 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (13.64%) comScore
7 3 (13.64%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) Information Security
7 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 2 (9.09%) OWASP
8 2 (9.09%) TDD
8 2 (9.09%) Cryptography
8 2 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (9.09%) ISTQB

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 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudTrail
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Calabash
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) NeoLoad
3 1 (4.55%) Appium
3 1 (4.55%) Capybara
3 1 (4.55%) Gatling
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) MSI
3 1 (4.55%) RSpec
3 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) TestRail
3 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.55%) React Native
1 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) STB
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
4 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Information Security
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (9.09%) Cryptography
7 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.09%) MVC
7 2 (9.09%) OWASP
7 2 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) Ruby
1 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) CREST Certified
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) comScore
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) iManage
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow