The median contractor rate for a Web Tester was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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.

Web Tester
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 600 596
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Web Tester 23 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.046% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.049% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 17
Median daily rate £280 £320 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £425 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -11.53% +18.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £164.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £164.00

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 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
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 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +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 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Web Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Tester in England

Web Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Tester in England

Web Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Tester in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Tester in England

Web Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Tester in England

Web 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 Web Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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
Yorkshire - 11 £275 -
London 0 10 £290 -3.33% 2
South East +12 1 - -
East of England -1 1 - - 2
Web Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Web 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 Web Tester in the job title.

1 27 (79.41%) Test Automation
2 22 (64.71%) Selenium
3 21 (61.76%) WebDriver
4 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (41.18%) API Testing
5 14 (41.18%) SoapUI
5 14 (41.18%) C#
6 12 (35.29%) QA
7 11 (32.35%) Java
7 11 (32.35%) Finance
8 9 (26.47%) BDD
9 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
9 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
9 8 (23.53%) TDD
10 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
10 6 (17.65%) SQL
10 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
10 6 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (17.65%) SDLC
11 5 (14.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
11 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
11 5 (14.71%) SOAP
11 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
12 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
12 4 (11.76%) LoadRunner
12 4 (11.76%) .NET
12 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
12 4 (11.76%) CMS
12 4 (11.76%) PowerShell

Web 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 4 (11.76%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) GitHub
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (64.71%) Selenium
2 21 (61.76%) WebDriver
3 14 (41.18%) SoapUI
4 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (11.76%) LoadRunner
6 3 (8.82%) JIRA
7 1 (2.94%) Appium
7 1 (2.94%) Burp Suite
7 1 (2.94%) Calabash
7 1 (2.94%) Firebug
7 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.94%) Gatling
7 1 (2.94%) Hudson
7 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.94%) JUnit
7 1 (2.94%) NUnit
7 1 (2.94%) Protractor
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) SOAP
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.94%) Apache CXF
4 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.94%) REST
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Android
1 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Test Automation
2 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (41.18%) API Testing
4 9 (26.47%) BDD
5 8 (23.53%) TDD
5 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 6 (17.65%) SDLC
6 6 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
8 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.88%) Content Management
9 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
9 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Scrum
9 2 (5.88%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) C#
2 11 (32.35%) Java
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISEB
1 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) IBM
1 2 (5.88%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (2.94%) Adobe
2 1 (2.94%) Sitecore