Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Web Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 840 783
Rank change year-on-year +41 -57 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Web Tester 32 33 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.034% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.035% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 53
England median daily rate £300 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.80% +7.76%
10th Percentile £275 £274 £201
90th Percentile £402 £350 £436
UK median daily rate £300 £315 £300
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Web Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 -10 15 £305 -3.17% 3
North of England +73 10 £288 -8.37% 1
Yorkshire - 8 £275 - 1
South East +15 5 £299 -0.42%
North West +27 2 £300 -4.38%
South West +8 2 £250 -23.08%
East of England - 1 - -
Web Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 25 (78.13%) Test Automation
2 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) Selenium
3 18 (56.25%) WebDriver
4 16 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 15 (46.88%) C#
6 14 (43.75%) API Testing
7 13 (40.63%) BDD
7 13 (40.63%) Finance
8 9 (28.13%) Java
9 8 (25.00%) QA
10 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
11 6 (18.75%) SDLC
12 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
12 5 (15.63%) JIRA
12 5 (15.63%) TDD
12 5 (15.63%) Banking
12 5 (15.63%) Investment Banking
12 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
12 5 (15.63%) SOAP
13 4 (12.50%) Web Services
13 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
14 3 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
14 3 (9.38%) Test Management
14 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
14 3 (9.38%) XML
14 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
14 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
15 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio

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 1 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) BrowserStack
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (68.75%) Selenium
2 18 (56.25%) WebDriver
3 16 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
4 5 (15.63%) JIRA
5 2 (6.25%) Bitbucket
5 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.25%) Protractor
5 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.13%) Appium
6 1 (3.13%) Calabash
6 1 (3.13%) Gatling
6 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.13%) JBehave
6 1 (3.13%) JMeter
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.13%) TestRail
6 1 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
2 5 (15.63%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) SOAP
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
3 3 (9.38%) XML
4 2 (6.25%) .NET
4 2 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
5 1 (3.13%) Nightwatchjs
5 1 (3.13%) REST
5 1 (3.13%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Fintech
2 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Test Automation
2 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (43.75%) API Testing
4 13 (40.63%) BDD
5 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.75%) SDLC
7 5 (15.63%) TDD
8 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
9 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Test Management
10 2 (6.25%) Issue Tracking
10 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Scrum
10 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
10 2 (6.25%) User Stories
10 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) C#
2 9 (28.13%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby
5 1 (3.13%) Scala
5 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle