Period
to 21 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer in Test was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 655 652 757
Rank change year-on-year -3 +105 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Developer in Test 224 232 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 169 109
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.25%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £306
90th Percentile £575 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £46.25 - £31.65
90th Percentile £48.75 - £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £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 94181 100639 108360
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61868 65556 68886
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2802 3285 4159
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +2.14% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +38 220 £450 - 22
London +54 171 £450 - 12
UK excluding London -20 51 £400 +0.63% 10
South East -10 22 £419 -4.29% 4
North of England +70 12 £363 -9.38% 4
Midlands +39 9 £400 +39.13% 1
North West +20 7 £406 +2.20% 3
East Midlands +5 7 £388 - 1
Yorkshire +21 4 £350 -12.50% 1
South West +9 4 £413 +10.00%
West Midlands +28 2 £450 +56.52%
East of England -29 2 £463 -4.64% 1
Scotland +5 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 184 (82.14%) Test Automation
2 138 (61.61%) Java
3 128 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (54.02%) Cucumber
5 115 (51.34%) Selenium
6 90 (40.18%) BDD
7 87 (38.84%) SDET
8 73 (32.59%) TDD
9 59 (26.34%) Scrum
10 58 (25.89%) C#
11 56 (25.00%) Jenkins
12 49 (21.88%) Web Services
13 48 (21.43%) Ruby
13 48 (21.43%) Gherkin
14 47 (20.98%) JSON
15 45 (20.09%) WebDriver
16 44 (19.64%) QA
17 43 (19.20%) JavaScript
17 43 (19.20%) Functional Testing
18 41 (18.30%) RESTful
19 38 (16.96%) XML
20 37 (16.52%) Python
20 37 (16.52%) JIRA
20 37 (16.52%) DevOps
21 35 (15.63%) Kanban
22 34 (15.18%) Git (software)
23 33 (14.73%) .NET
23 33 (14.73%) SpecFlow
24 32 (14.29%) ATDD
24 32 (14.29%) 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 14 (6.25%) Confluence
2 4 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.34%) CMS
3 3 (1.34%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.89%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.45%) Jetty
5 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.13%) SaaS
3 4 (1.79%) BrowserStack
3 4 (1.79%) GitHub
4 3 (1.34%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.45%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.23%) HTTP
2 3 (1.34%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.45%) Skype
3 1 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.57%) Big Data
2 7 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.23%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.34%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.34%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.34%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.45%) DB2
6 1 (0.45%) HBase
6 1 (0.45%) Impala
6 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.45%) MySQL
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) Redis
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 121 (54.02%) Cucumber
2 115 (51.34%) Selenium
3 56 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 45 (20.09%) WebDriver
5 37 (16.52%) JIRA
6 34 (15.18%) Git (software)
7 33 (14.73%) SpecFlow
8 26 (11.61%) Appium
9 24 (10.71%) Calabash
10 20 (8.93%) Protractor
11 19 (8.48%) Xcode
12 18 (8.04%) JUnit
13 14 (6.25%) JBehave
14 12 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (5.36%) Maven
14 12 (5.36%) TeamCity
15 9 (4.02%) JMeter
15 9 (4.02%) TestNG
16 8 (3.57%) Subversion
17 7 (3.13%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (12.50%) Banking
2 26 (11.61%) Finance
3 11 (4.91%) Retail
4 5 (2.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.89%) Publishing
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Billing
6 1 (0.45%) Front Office
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (21.88%) Web Services
2 48 (21.43%) Gherkin
3 47 (20.98%) JSON
4 41 (18.30%) RESTful
5 38 (16.96%) XML
6 33 (14.73%) .NET
7 21 (9.38%) AngularJS
7 21 (9.38%) REST
8 16 (7.14%) Node.js
8 16 (7.14%) SOAP
8 16 (7.14%) Spring
9 15 (6.70%) HTML
10 13 (5.80%) Velocity
11 11 (4.91%) CSS
12 10 (4.46%) HTML5
13 8 (3.57%) jQuery
14 7 (3.13%) React
14 7 (3.13%) Swagger
15 6 (2.68%) Hibernate
16 5 (2.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.95%) Mobile App
2 12 (5.36%) Video on Demand
3 8 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.89%) Fintech
8 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.45%) FMCG
8 1 (0.45%) iPad
8 1 (0.45%) iPhone
8 1 (0.45%) PDA
8 1 (0.45%) RIA
8 1 (0.45%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.48%) Unix
2 12 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.91%) Android
4 10 (4.46%) Linux
5 3 (1.34%) Windows
6 2 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (82.14%) Test Automation
2 128 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (40.18%) BDD
4 87 (38.84%) SDET
5 73 (32.59%) TDD
6 59 (26.34%) Scrum
7 43 (19.20%) Functional Testing
8 37 (16.52%) DevOps
9 35 (15.63%) Kanban
10 32 (14.29%) ATDD
10 32 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 30 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
12 28 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
13 24 (10.71%) User Stories
14 23 (10.27%) Manual Testing
15 21 (9.38%) Regression Testing
16 20 (8.93%) Open Source
16 20 (8.93%) Scrum-ban
17 19 (8.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (61.61%) Java
2 58 (25.89%) C#
3 48 (21.43%) Ruby
4 43 (19.20%) JavaScript
5 37 (16.52%) Python
6 29 (12.95%) SQL
7 18 (8.04%) Apple Swift
8 16 (7.14%) VBA
9 8 (3.57%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.13%) Scala
11 4 (1.79%) Groovy
12 3 (1.34%) C++
12 3 (1.34%) ES6
12 3 (1.34%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.89%) ECMAScript
13 2 (0.89%) PHP
13 2 (0.89%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (6.70%) Degree
2 14 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.57%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.34%) ISEB
6 2 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (19.64%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.34%) Ansible
2 2 (0.89%) Puppet
3 1 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) Kibana
3 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) Rancher
3 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (4.02%) Xamarin
2 5 (2.23%) Atlassian
2 5 (2.23%) Oracle
3 4 (1.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.45%) Apple
4 1 (0.45%) Google
4 1 (0.45%) HP
4 1 (0.45%) IBM
4 1 (0.45%) Murex
4 1 (0.45%) Perforce
4 1 (0.45%) SaltStack
4 1 (0.45%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.45%) Sonatype