Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer in Test was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 614 595 735
Rank change year-on-year -19 +140 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Developer in Test 266 254 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 191 95
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £365 £325 £306
90th Percentile £554 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £34.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.25

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 96,268 90,980 101,049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.77% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,959 59,313 64,684
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,851 3,247 3,676
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.17 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +4 260 £450 - 66
London +31 186 £475 - 37
UK excluding London -48 78 £450 +12.50% 31
South East -22 24 £475 +5.56% 10
Midlands +15 15 £413 +61.76% 9
South West -4 14 £450 +21.62% 4
North of England +12 11 £363 -9.38% 5
East of England -6 10 £450 +5.88% 1
West Midlands +9 8 £413 +60.98% 4
Yorkshire -11 8 £356 -10.94% 3
East Midlands +16 7 £450 +76.47% 5
Scotland -31 3 £475 +21.79% 1
North West +7 2 £500 +25.00% 2
North East +41 1 £390 -5.45%
Wales - 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 211 (79.32%) Test Automation
2 175 (65.79%) Java
3 162 (60.90%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (58.65%) Selenium
5 139 (52.26%) Cucumber
6 122 (45.86%) SDET
7 113 (42.48%) BDD
8 92 (34.59%) TDD
9 83 (31.20%) C#
10 73 (27.44%) Scrum
11 61 (22.93%) QA
12 59 (22.18%) Gherkin
13 57 (21.43%) WebDriver
14 55 (20.68%) Jenkins
15 49 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (18.05%) JavaScript
17 46 (17.29%) JIRA
18 45 (16.92%) Kanban
19 44 (16.54%) RESTful
19 44 (16.54%) Web Services
19 44 (16.54%) Ruby
20 42 (15.79%) Python
20 42 (15.79%) JSON
21 41 (15.41%) SQL
22 40 (15.04%) .NET
23 39 (14.66%) Functional Testing
24 38 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
24 38 (14.29%) Git (software)
25 36 (13.53%) Security Cleared
26 35 (13.16%) SC Cleared

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 29 (10.90%) Confluence
2 3 (1.13%) CMS
2 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.38%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.76%) GitHub
1 10 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.63%) BrowserStack
4 4 (1.50%) vREST
5 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.01%) Skype
2 3 (1.13%) HTTP
3 2 (0.75%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.75%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.38%) DSL
4 1 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.26%) Relational Database
2 5 (1.88%) Big Data
2 5 (1.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.38%) DB2
6 1 (0.38%) HBase
6 1 (0.38%) Impala
6 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 156 (58.65%) Selenium
2 139 (52.26%) Cucumber
3 57 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 55 (20.68%) Jenkins
5 46 (17.29%) JIRA
6 38 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 34 (12.78%) Appium
7 34 (12.78%) SpecFlow
8 27 (10.15%) SoapUI
9 25 (9.40%) Maven
10 23 (8.65%) Calabash
11 22 (8.27%) JUnit
12 18 (6.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (6.77%) JMeter
12 18 (6.77%) Xcode
13 17 (6.39%) Protractor
14 14 (5.26%) TestNG
15 13 (4.89%) Eclipse
15 13 (4.89%) JBehave
16 12 (4.51%) Ant
General
1 33 (12.41%) Finance
2 22 (8.27%) Banking
3 18 (6.77%) Retail
4 5 (1.88%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.50%) Games
6 2 (0.75%) Law
6 2 (0.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (22.18%) Gherkin
2 44 (16.54%) RESTful
2 44 (16.54%) Web Services
3 42 (15.79%) JSON
4 40 (15.04%) .NET
5 32 (12.03%) XML
6 23 (8.65%) AngularJS
7 20 (7.52%) Spring
8 19 (7.14%) Node.js
9 16 (6.02%) REST
10 15 (5.64%) Velocity
11 14 (5.26%) React
12 13 (4.89%) HTML
12 13 (4.89%) jQuery
13 10 (3.76%) CSS
13 10 (3.76%) SOAP
14 8 (3.01%) Middleware
15 7 (2.63%) .NET Core
15 7 (2.63%) HTML5
16 6 (2.26%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.41%) Mobile App
2 16 (6.02%) Video on Demand
3 11 (4.14%) Video\Live Streaming
4 8 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (2.63%) RIA
6 6 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.50%) Fintech
9 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.13%) iPad
9 3 (1.13%) iPhone
9 3 (1.13%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.75%) Derivative
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.75%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.38%) PDA
11 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.64%) Android
1 15 (5.64%) Unix
2 11 (4.14%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.76%) Linux
4 5 (1.88%) Windows
5 3 (1.13%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (79.32%) Test Automation
2 162 (60.90%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (45.86%) SDET
4 113 (42.48%) BDD
5 92 (34.59%) TDD
6 73 (27.44%) Scrum
7 49 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (16.92%) Kanban
9 39 (14.66%) Functional Testing
10 38 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
11 35 (13.16%) ATDD
12 33 (12.41%) Unit Testing
13 31 (11.65%) API Testing
13 31 (11.65%) Test Scripting
13 31 (11.65%) User Stories
14 30 (11.28%) DevOps
15 29 (10.90%) Acceptance Criteria
15 29 (10.90%) Open Source
16 26 (9.77%) Non-Functional Testing
17 25 (9.40%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 175 (65.79%) Java
2 83 (31.20%) C#
3 48 (18.05%) JavaScript
4 44 (16.54%) Ruby
5 42 (15.79%) Python
6 41 (15.41%) SQL
7 18 (6.77%) Apple Swift
7 18 (6.77%) VBA
8 9 (3.38%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.01%) Perl
10 7 (2.63%) Groovy
10 7 (2.63%) Scala
11 6 (2.26%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.50%) ES6
12 4 (1.50%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.13%) PHP
14 2 (0.75%) F#
14 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 35 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.65%) Degree
4 10 (3.76%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.50%) ISEB
6 3 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (22.93%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (2.63%) Docker
2 2 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Ansible
1 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.38%) Puppet
1 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (6.77%) Atlassian
2 8 (3.01%) Xamarin
3 6 (2.26%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.50%) Oracle
5 3 (1.13%) HP
6 2 (0.75%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.75%) Software AG
6 2 (0.75%) VMware
6 2 (0.75%) webMethods
7 1 (0.38%) Google
7 1 (0.38%) IBM
7 1 (0.38%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.38%) Murex
7 1 (0.38%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.38%) Perforce
7 1 (0.38%) Sonatype