The median contractor rate for a Applications Tester was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 632 607
Rank change year-on-year +44 -25  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 8 17 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.030% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.032% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 28
Median daily rate £420 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £473 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £313
% change year-on-year -11.76% +36.00%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44572 53135 52859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28959 34612 32049
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1536 2107
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Applications Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Tester in the UK

Applications Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Tester in the UK

Applications Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Tester over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Tester in the UK

Applications Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Tester in the UK

Applications Tester
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
England +28 7 £460 +15.00% 4
London +22 4 £460 +26.02% 2
South West +4 2 £460 -
Dundee - 1 £93 -
Scotland - 1 £93 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 featuring Applications Tester in the job title.

1 8 (36.36%) Java
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
2 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
3 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
3 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) BDD
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) QA
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (18.18%) Finance
4 4 (18.18%) TDD
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (18.18%) HP
4 4 (18.18%) ISEB
4 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps
5 3 (13.64%) API Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing

Applications Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) PuTTY
1 2 (9.09%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
3 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (13.64%) Ant
4 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
4 3 (13.64%) TestNG
5 2 (9.09%) Appium
5 2 (9.09%) Calabash
5 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 2 (9.09%) Toad
5 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.55%) Grunt
6 1 (4.55%) NeoLoad
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
4 1 (4.55%) OAuth
4 1 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) WPF
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Android
2 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
2 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 5 (22.73%) BDD
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) API Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps
5 3 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Test Management
5 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) F#
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby
3 3 (13.64%) VBScript
4 2 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.09%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) HP
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (4.55%) SAP