Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer in Test was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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.

Developer in Test
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 621 664 664
Rank change year-on-year +43 0 +108
Contract jobs requiring a Developer in Test 288 203 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 125 166
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +9.88%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £325
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,419 93,242 100,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,006 60,974 65,639
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,159 2,792 3,173
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.94 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +0.03% +6.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.35 £48.75 £46.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

Developer in Test
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Test in the UK

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Test in the UK

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Test over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Test in the UK

Developer in Test
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Test in the UK

Developer in Test
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Test within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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 +45 272 £450 - 51
London +8 175 £475 +5.56% 19
UK excluding London +40 109 £400 +6.67% 35
North of England +10 32 £400 +10.34% 12
South East -21 30 £444 +21.58% 7
Midlands +5 29 £403 +3.87% 4
Yorkshire -3 20 £375 +7.14% 5
East Midlands +15 17 £450 +20.00% 2
West Midlands -11 12 £400 -11.11% 2
North West -17 11 £409 +0.62% 6
Wales - 7 £400 -
Scotland -11 5 £400 - 1
South West -16 4 £400 -3.03% 4
East of England - 3 £350 - 5
North East -7 1 £450 - 1

Developer in Test Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Developer in Test contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Developer in Test in the job title.

1 251 (87.15%) Test Automation
2 210 (72.92%) Java
3 189 (65.63%) Selenium
4 161 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (52.43%) SDET
6 143 (49.65%) Cucumber
7 89 (30.90%) C#
8 79 (27.43%) BDD
9 76 (26.39%) Jenkins
10 74 (25.69%) Scrum
11 73 (25.35%) QA
12 63 (21.88%) WebDriver
12 63 (21.88%) TDD
13 61 (21.18%) Git (software)
14 59 (20.49%) Docker
15 57 (19.79%) SQL
16 52 (18.06%) Finance
17 49 (17.01%) JavaScript
17 49 (17.01%) JIRA
18 48 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
18 48 (16.67%) SpecFlow
19 46 (15.97%) Python
19 46 (15.97%) OO
20 45 (15.63%) Gherkin
21 42 (14.58%) RESTful
22 41 (14.24%) DevOps
22 41 (14.24%) API Testing
23 38 (13.19%) Web Services
24 37 (12.85%) SoapUI
24 37 (12.85%) Test Scripting

Developer in Test 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 27 (9.38%) Confluence
2 6 (2.08%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.04%) Apache
3 3 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.35%) Jetty
5 1 (0.35%) Mule
5 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (1.39%) Front Arena
1 4 (1.39%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.86%) GitHub
3 12 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.47%) BrowserStack
5 4 (1.39%) Slack
6 3 (1.04%) PaaS
6 3 (1.04%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.69%) Serverless
8 1 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.35%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.35%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.94%) HTTP
2 2 (0.69%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.47%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.08%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.08%) NoSQL
2 6 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.74%) HBase
4 4 (1.39%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.04%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.69%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.69%) Big Data
6 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.35%) DB2
7 1 (0.35%) Flink
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 189 (65.63%) Selenium
2 143 (49.65%) Cucumber
3 76 (26.39%) Jenkins
4 63 (21.88%) WebDriver
5 61 (21.18%) Git (software)
6 49 (17.01%) JIRA
7 48 (16.67%) SpecFlow
8 37 (12.85%) SoapUI
9 30 (10.42%) JMeter
10 26 (9.03%) JUnit
11 23 (7.99%) Maven
12 21 (7.29%) Appium
13 20 (6.94%) Visual Studio
14 19 (6.60%) TeamCity
15 15 (5.21%) Protractor
16 13 (4.51%) Bitbucket
16 13 (4.51%) JBehave
17 11 (3.82%) Gatling
17 11 (3.82%) Gradle
17 11 (3.82%) Mockito
General
1 52 (18.06%) Finance
2 22 (7.64%) Banking
3 9 (3.13%) Front Office
4 5 (1.74%) Retail
4 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.69%) Games
5 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.35%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (15.63%) Gherkin
2 42 (14.58%) RESTful
3 38 (13.19%) Web Services
4 35 (12.15%) .NET
5 29 (10.07%) Kafka
6 27 (9.38%) AngularJS
7 24 (8.33%) JSON
8 23 (7.99%) Node.js
9 22 (7.64%) SOAP
9 22 (7.64%) Spring
10 21 (7.29%) REST
11 19 (6.60%) XML
12 17 (5.90%) CSS
13 16 (5.56%) HTML
13 16 (5.56%) React
14 13 (4.51%) WireMock
15 10 (3.47%) Spring Boot
16 9 (3.13%) jQuery
17 8 (2.78%) .NET Framework
17 8 (2.78%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.68%) Fintech
2 19 (6.60%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.60%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.82%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.08%) Equities
6 5 (1.74%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.74%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.39%) Derivative
7 4 (1.39%) Exotic Derivative
7 4 (1.39%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.39%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.04%) NHS
8 3 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.69%) FMCG
9 2 (0.69%) User Experience
10 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.99%) Linux
2 19 (6.60%) Unix
3 18 (6.25%) Android
4 11 (3.82%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.82%) Windows
5 3 (1.04%) CentOS
5 3 (1.04%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (87.15%) Test Automation
2 161 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (52.43%) SDET
4 79 (27.43%) BDD
5 74 (25.69%) Scrum
6 63 (21.88%) TDD
7 48 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (15.97%) OO
9 41 (14.24%) API Testing
9 41 (14.24%) DevOps
10 37 (12.85%) Test Scripting
11 32 (11.11%) Kanban
11 32 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (10.76%) Acceptance Criteria
13 27 (9.38%) Microservices
14 25 (8.68%) Functional Testing
14 25 (8.68%) Software Engineering
15 23 (7.99%) User Stories
16 21 (7.29%) Regression Testing
17 20 (6.94%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 210 (72.92%) Java
2 89 (30.90%) C#
3 57 (19.79%) SQL
4 49 (17.01%) JavaScript
5 46 (15.97%) Python
6 37 (12.85%) Java 8
7 14 (4.86%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.47%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.78%) Groovy
9 8 (2.78%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.78%) VBA
10 7 (2.43%) C++
10 7 (2.43%) ES6
10 7 (2.43%) ES7
11 6 (2.08%) Perl
11 6 (2.08%) Ruby
12 5 (1.74%) Scala
13 4 (1.39%) C
13 4 (1.39%) Kotlin
14 3 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.03%) Degree
2 26 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (5.90%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.47%) ISEB
6 3 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.69%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (25.35%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 59 (20.49%) Docker
2 3 (1.04%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.69%) Prometheus
3 2 (0.69%) Puppet
4 1 (0.35%) Ansible
4 1 (0.35%) Grafana
4 1 (0.35%) Graphite
4 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.35%) Rancher
4 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (2.43%) Atlassian
2 6 (2.08%) WSO2
3 5 (1.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.74%) Oracle
4 4 (1.39%) Calypso
4 4 (1.39%) Charles River
4 4 (1.39%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 4 (1.39%) FXall
4 4 (1.39%) SimCorp
5 2 (0.69%) AppDynamics
5 2 (0.69%) BEA
5 2 (0.69%) HP
5 2 (0.69%) IBM
5 2 (0.69%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (0.35%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.35%) Capita
6 1 (0.35%) Lets Encrypt
6 1 (0.35%) Sybase
6 1 (0.35%) Twitter