Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer in Test was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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.

Developer in Test
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 641 748
Rank change year-on-year +30 +107 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Developer in Test 273 242 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 178 114
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +8.97%
10th Percentile £372 £324 £308
90th Percentile £559 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £398 £400
% change year-on-year +13.21% -0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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 98012 97767 106873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.72% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64916 63784 68168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2858 3318 4055
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 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 +37 268 £450 - 39
London +45 199 £450 - 21
UK excluding London -19 72 £450 +13.21% 18
South East -15 28 £475 +8.57% 3
North of England +39 16 £363 -8.81% 8
Midlands +22 10 £425 +77.08% 3
East Midlands +5 8 £400 +56.86% 3
South West +2 8 £413 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire +11 7 £350 -12.50% 4
North West +10 7 £406 +2.85% 4
East of England -28 7 £450 -7.22% 3
North East +62 2 £390 -5.45%
West Midlands +13 2 £450 +100.00%
Scotland -29 2 £475 +41.79%
Northern Ireland -36 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, Developer in Test 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 Developer in Test in the job title.

1 223 (81.68%) Test Automation
2 178 (65.20%) Java
3 166 (60.81%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (53.48%) Cucumber
5 145 (53.11%) Selenium
6 122 (44.69%) SDET
7 102 (37.36%) BDD
8 90 (32.97%) TDD
9 75 (27.47%) C#
10 72 (26.37%) Scrum
11 60 (21.98%) QA
12 57 (20.88%) Ruby
13 55 (20.15%) Gherkin
14 54 (19.78%) WebDriver
15 53 (19.41%) Python
15 53 (19.41%) Jenkins
16 50 (18.32%) JavaScript
17 49 (17.95%) Web Services
18 46 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
18 46 (16.85%) Kanban
19 44 (16.12%) DevOps
20 43 (15.75%) JSON
21 42 (15.38%) RESTful
22 40 (14.65%) JIRA
22 40 (14.65%) SQL
23 39 (14.29%) Functional Testing
24 37 (13.55%) .NET
25 36 (13.19%) Mobile App
26 35 (12.82%) ATDD
26 35 (12.82%) Appium

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 19 (6.96%) Confluence
2 3 (1.10%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.73%) Apache
3 2 (0.73%) CMS
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.37%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.93%) GitHub
3 8 (2.93%) SaaS
4 6 (2.20%) BrowserStack
5 3 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.10%) vREST
6 2 (0.73%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.47%) HTTP
2 2 (0.73%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.73%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.37%) Skype
3 1 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.30%) Big Data
2 7 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.83%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.10%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.37%) DB2
7 1 (0.37%) HBase
7 1 (0.37%) Impala
7 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.37%) Redis
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 146 (53.48%) Cucumber
2 145 (53.11%) Selenium
3 54 (19.78%) WebDriver
4 53 (19.41%) Jenkins
5 40 (14.65%) JIRA
6 35 (12.82%) Appium
7 33 (12.09%) SpecFlow
8 30 (10.99%) Git (software)
9 29 (10.62%) Calabash
10 23 (8.42%) JUnit
11 21 (7.69%) Xcode
12 19 (6.96%) Maven
13 17 (6.23%) JBehave
13 17 (6.23%) SoapUI
14 16 (5.86%) JMeter
15 15 (5.49%) Protractor
16 14 (5.13%) Eclipse
17 13 (4.76%) TeamCity
17 13 (4.76%) TestNG
18 12 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 34 (12.45%) Finance
2 28 (10.26%) Banking
3 16 (5.86%) Retail
4 5 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.47%) Games
6 3 (1.10%) Publishing
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) Front Office
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (20.15%) Gherkin
2 49 (17.95%) Web Services
3 43 (15.75%) JSON
4 42 (15.38%) RESTful
5 37 (13.55%) .NET
6 32 (11.72%) XML
7 24 (8.79%) AngularJS
8 22 (8.06%) REST
9 17 (6.23%) Spring
10 16 (5.86%) Velocity
11 15 (5.49%) Node.js
12 11 (4.03%) HTML
12 11 (4.03%) SOAP
13 10 (3.66%) jQuery
14 9 (3.30%) CSS
15 7 (2.56%) Ajax
15 7 (2.56%) Kafka
16 6 (2.20%) Hibernate
16 6 (2.20%) HTML5
17 5 (1.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.19%) Mobile App
2 13 (4.76%) Video on Demand
3 9 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (3.30%) Video\Live Streaming
4 6 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.47%) iPad
6 4 (1.47%) iPhone
6 4 (1.47%) RIA
7 2 (0.73%) Fintech
8 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.37%) FMCG
8 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.37%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.37%) PDA
8 1 (0.37%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.59%) Unix
2 14 (5.13%) Android
2 14 (5.13%) Apple iOS
3 13 (4.76%) Linux
4 7 (2.56%) Windows
5 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (81.68%) Test Automation
2 166 (60.81%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (44.69%) SDET
4 102 (37.36%) BDD
5 90 (32.97%) TDD
6 72 (26.37%) Scrum
7 46 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (16.85%) Kanban
8 44 (16.12%) DevOps
9 39 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 35 (12.82%) ATDD
10 35 (12.82%) Test Scripting
11 31 (11.36%) Unit Testing
12 30 (10.99%) Acceptance Criteria
12 30 (10.99%) Exploratory Testing
12 30 (10.99%) Manual Testing
13 29 (10.62%) API Testing
14 26 (9.52%) User Stories
15 24 (8.79%) Non-Functional Testing
15 24 (8.79%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (65.20%) Java
2 75 (27.47%) C#
3 57 (20.88%) Ruby
4 53 (19.41%) Python
5 50 (18.32%) JavaScript
6 40 (14.65%) SQL
7 20 (7.33%) Apple Swift
8 16 (5.86%) VBA
9 9 (3.30%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.93%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.56%) Scala
12 6 (2.20%) Groovy
13 5 (1.83%) Perl
14 3 (1.10%) C++
14 3 (1.10%) ES6
14 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.10%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.73%) ECMAScript
15 2 (0.73%) F#
16 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.52%) Degree
3 25 (9.16%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.03%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.47%) ISEB
6 3 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (21.98%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (4.03%) Docker
2 2 (0.73%) vSphere
3 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.73%) Ansible
1 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.73%) Puppet
2 1 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Rancher
2 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (4.03%) Atlassian
2 10 (3.66%) Xamarin
3 8 (2.93%) Oracle
4 7 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.47%) HP
6 2 (0.73%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.73%) Software AG
6 2 (0.73%) VMware
6 2 (0.73%) webMethods
7 1 (0.37%) Apple
7 1 (0.37%) Google
7 1 (0.37%) IBM
7 1 (0.37%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.37%) Murex
7 1 (0.37%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.37%) Perforce
7 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.37%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.37%) Sonatype