The median contractor rate for a Applications Tester was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Tester
England / London
Rank 397 431 410
Rank change year-on-year +34 -21  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 9 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.047% 0.023% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.024% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Median daily rate £410 £290 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.37% -10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £350 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £311
% change year-on-year +3.44% +16.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Applications Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Tester in London

Applications Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Tester in London

Applications Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Tester in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Tester in London

Applications Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Tester in London

Applications Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Uxbridge - 1 £275 -
Applications Tester
England

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 London region featuring Applications Tester in the job title.

1 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (23.08%) MS Office
3 3 (23.08%) Law
3 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) QA
4 2 (15.38%) Android
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (15.38%) OSCP
4 2 (15.38%) Threat Management
5 1 (7.69%) Protractor
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (7.69%) Node.js

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Retail
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) Appium
3 1 (7.69%) Calabash
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Grunt
3 1 (7.69%) gulp
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) MSI
3 1 (7.69%) Protractor
General
1 3 (23.08%) Law
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 2 (15.38%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) Threat Management
2 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (7.69%) Assortment Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Logistics
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) OSCP
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle