The median contractor rate for a Mobile Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Mobile Tester
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 613 611
Rank change year-on-year +23 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Tester 12 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.056% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.059% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 23
Median daily rate £375 £366 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +12.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £188 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £188 £313
% change year-on-year +106.66% -40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Mobile Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Mobile Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Mobile Tester in the UK

Mobile Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mobile Tester in the UK

Mobile Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile Tester in the UK

Mobile Tester
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 11 £375 +1.35% 5
South East +12 5 £375 - 1
London -13 4 £325 -12.75% 3
Kent - 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Leeds - 2 £400 -
Scotland +39 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £325 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Hove - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £300 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

Mobile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Mobile Tester 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 Mobile Tester in the job title.

1 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (53.57%) Android
3 15 (53.57%) Apple iOS
4 14 (50.00%) Selenium
5 12 (42.86%) Mobile App
6 9 (32.14%) Calabash
7 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 8 (28.57%) QA
8 7 (25.00%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) Java
8 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (25.00%) BDD
9 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
9 6 (21.43%) Appium
9 6 (21.43%) HTML
9 6 (21.43%) TDD
10 5 (17.86%) Ruby
10 5 (17.86%) C#
11 4 (14.29%) .NET
11 4 (14.29%) XML
11 4 (14.29%) Windows
11 4 (14.29%) OO
11 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 4 (14.29%) SDLC
11 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
12 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
12 3 (10.71%) RESTful

Mobile Tester 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) GitHub
2 1 (3.57%) Google Play
2 1 (3.57%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (32.14%) Calabash
3 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 6 (21.43%) Appium
4 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
7 2 (7.14%) Android Studio
7 2 (7.14%) Capybara
7 2 (7.14%) Hudson
7 2 (7.14%) Robotium
8 1 (3.57%) Fiddler
8 1 (3.57%) Grunt
8 1 (3.57%) gulp
8 1 (3.57%) Protractor
8 1 (3.57%) RSpec
8 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.57%) TestNG
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) XML
3 3 (10.71%) CSS
3 3 (10.71%) RESTful
4 2 (7.14%) .NET Core
4 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.14%) HTML5
4 2 (7.14%) JSON
4 2 (7.14%) Node.js
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.57%) Fintech
3 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.57%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Android
1 15 (53.57%) Apple iOS
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) BDD
4 6 (21.43%) TDD
5 4 (14.29%) OO
5 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 4 (14.29%) SDLC
5 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.14%) API Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Scrum
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.14%) Test Management
7 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.57%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
1 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) C#
2 5 (17.86%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.14%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.14%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.57%) Apple
2 1 (3.57%) Google
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