Period
to 23 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer in Test was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 626 665 711
Rank change year-on-year +39 +46 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Developer in Test 247 172 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 104 117
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £363 £327 £313
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £365 £360
% change year-on-year +11.30% +1.39% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 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 95,060 86,949 101,432
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.95% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,233 56,238 65,870
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,873 3,092
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.14 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.58 £19.63
% change year-on-year -0.46% -10.42% +17.16%

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 23 June 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 14 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 23 June 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 +21 230 £450 - 75
London -32 150 £475 - 38
UK excluding London +12 92 £406 +11.30% 42
South East -22 26 £440 +0.57% 9
Midlands +1 22 £380 +8.57% 7
North of England -10 19 £404 +0.94% 14
East Midlands +10 13 £380 - 6
Yorkshire -6 13 £385 +10.00% 7
West Midlands -11 9 £394 +12.50% 1
South West +1 8 £450 +23.29% 3
Scotland -37 7 £400 +29.03% 2
North West -14 6 £450 +12.50% 7
East of England +5 5 £450 - 4
Wales - 5 £400 - 3

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 207 (83.81%) Test Automation
2 172 (69.64%) Java
3 154 (62.35%) Selenium
4 144 (58.30%) Agile Software Development
5 143 (57.89%) SDET
6 111 (44.94%) Cucumber
7 81 (32.79%) C#
8 74 (29.96%) Scrum
9 69 (27.94%) BDD
10 61 (24.70%) QA
11 60 (24.29%) Jenkins
12 56 (22.67%) Git (software)
12 56 (22.67%) WebDriver
13 52 (21.05%) TDD
14 50 (20.24%) SpecFlow
14 50 (20.24%) Gherkin
15 44 (17.81%) Finance
16 41 (16.60%) JIRA
17 39 (15.79%) JavaScript
18 35 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
19 34 (13.77%) RESTful
19 34 (13.77%) SQL
19 34 (13.77%) .NET
20 33 (13.36%) Python
21 32 (12.96%) API Testing
22 30 (12.15%) Kanban
23 29 (11.74%) Security Cleared
23 29 (11.74%) Software Engineering
23 29 (11.74%) DevOps
23 29 (11.74%) Acceptance Criteria

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 22 (8.91%) Confluence
2 4 (1.62%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.21%) Apache
3 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.81%) CMS
4 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.40%) Jetty
Applications
1 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (1.62%) Front Arena
1 4 (1.62%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.24%) GitHub
4 7 (2.83%) BrowserStack
5 4 (1.62%) PaaS
5 4 (1.62%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.81%) Serverless
7 1 (0.40%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.40%) SaaS
7 1 (0.40%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.07%) HTTP
2 8 (3.24%) Skype
3 5 (2.02%) DSL
4 2 (0.81%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.02%) HBase
3 4 (1.62%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.62%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.81%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.40%) Big Data
5 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 154 (62.35%) Selenium
2 111 (44.94%) Cucumber
3 60 (24.29%) Jenkins
4 56 (22.67%) Git (software)
4 56 (22.67%) WebDriver
5 50 (20.24%) SpecFlow
6 41 (16.60%) JIRA
7 28 (11.34%) Appium
8 25 (10.12%) Maven
9 22 (8.91%) SoapUI
10 18 (7.29%) JUnit
11 17 (6.88%) JMeter
11 17 (6.88%) Visual Studio
12 14 (5.67%) JBehave
12 14 (5.67%) TeamCity
13 12 (4.86%) Protractor
14 10 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (3.64%) Bitbucket
15 9 (3.64%) Gradle
General
1 44 (17.81%) Finance
2 20 (8.10%) Banking
3 15 (6.07%) Retail
4 6 (2.43%) Front Office
5 5 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.62%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.21%) Marketing
8 2 (0.81%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.40%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (20.24%) Gherkin
2 34 (13.77%) .NET
2 34 (13.77%) RESTful
3 26 (10.53%) Web Services
4 25 (10.12%) Node.js
5 23 (9.31%) AngularJS
5 23 (9.31%) JSON
6 17 (6.88%) SOAP
7 15 (6.07%) REST
7 15 (6.07%) XML
8 14 (5.67%) React
9 13 (5.26%) HTML
10 11 (4.45%) Spring
11 10 (4.05%) CSS
12 9 (3.64%) jQuery
12 9 (3.64%) Kafka
13 8 (3.24%) OAuth
13 8 (3.24%) OAuth2
13 8 (3.24%) OpenID
14 7 (2.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.29%) Fintech
2 16 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.24%) User Experience
5 6 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.43%) Derivative
5 6 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.02%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.02%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.62%) Equities
7 4 (1.62%) Exotic Derivative
7 4 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.62%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.62%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.21%) RIA
9 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.81%) NHS
9 2 (0.81%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.48%) Android
2 13 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 13 (5.26%) Unix
3 10 (4.05%) Linux
4 4 (1.62%) Windows
5 3 (1.21%) CentOS
5 3 (1.21%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (83.81%) Test Automation
2 144 (58.30%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (57.89%) SDET
4 74 (29.96%) Scrum
5 69 (27.94%) BDD
6 52 (21.05%) TDD
7 35 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (12.96%) API Testing
9 30 (12.15%) Kanban
10 29 (11.74%) Acceptance Criteria
10 29 (11.74%) DevOps
10 29 (11.74%) Software Engineering
11 26 (10.53%) Test Scripting
12 23 (9.31%) Open Source
12 23 (9.31%) Performance Testing
12 23 (9.31%) Regression Testing
13 22 (8.91%) Functional Testing
13 22 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (8.50%) Exploratory Testing
14 21 (8.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 172 (69.64%) Java
2 81 (32.79%) C#
3 39 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 34 (13.77%) SQL
5 33 (13.36%) Python
6 28 (11.34%) Java 8
7 14 (5.67%) Ruby
8 11 (4.45%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.64%) VBA
10 8 (3.24%) ES6
10 8 (3.24%) ES7
10 8 (3.24%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.83%) Groovy
12 5 (2.02%) Perl
12 5 (2.02%) Scala
13 3 (1.21%) PHP
14 2 (0.81%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.81%) C++
14 2 (0.81%) Korn
14 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.12%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.05%) Degree
4 8 (3.24%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.62%) ISEB
7 3 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (24.70%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (8.91%) Docker
2 4 (1.62%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 10 (4.05%) Atlassian
2 5 (2.02%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.62%) Calypso
3 4 (1.62%) Charles River
3 4 (1.62%) FXall
3 4 (1.62%) SimCorp
4 2 (0.81%) BEA
4 2 (0.81%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 2 (0.81%) HP
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle
4 2 (0.81%) Perfecto Mobile
4 2 (0.81%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.40%) Capita
5 1 (0.40%) IBM
5 1 (0.40%) Murex
5 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.40%) Twitter