Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Tester was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 860 841
Rank change year-on-year +32 -19 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Tester 16 42 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.038% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.040% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 43
UK median daily rate £388 £370 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +19.35% +9.73%
10th Percentile £279 £242 £225
90th Percentile £510 £491 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £308
% change year-on-year +3.85% +5.69% +11.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £10.00 -
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 90298 104385 106998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58587 67947 66244
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2889 3090 4140
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.60 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

Applications Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 26 July 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 7 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 6 months to 26 July 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
England +25 15 £400 +4.92% 7
London +10 10 £410 +4.13% 2
UK excluding London +55 6 £338 +3.85% 7
South West +7 2 £460 - 1
East of England - 2 - -
South East +41 1 £300 -7.69% 1
Scotland +40 1 £93 -2.63% 1

Applications Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) Ant
6 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Information Security
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) TestNG
6 3 (18.75%) Android
6 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
6 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
6 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (18.75%) DevOps
6 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (18.75%) API Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 2 (12.50%) vRealize
7 2 (12.50%) Cross-Browser 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) PuTTY
1 2 (12.50%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Ant
2 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
2 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
2 3 (18.75%) TestNG
3 2 (12.50%) Calabash
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 2 (12.50%) Toad
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) RSpec
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Android
2 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) API Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 3 (18.75%) Information Security
5 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Secure Coding
6 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) F#
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VB
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) CREST Certified
4 1 (6.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
1 2 (12.50%) VMware
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon
Michael Page Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago