Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Mobile Tester was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 849 812
Rank change year-on-year +17 -37 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Tester 43 47 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.045% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.047% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 62
UK median daily rate £390 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% +12.31% -
10th Percentile £293 £179 £222
90th Percentile £452 £508 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
UK median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - -

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Mobile Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Mobile Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile Tester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 7 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 6 months to 19 November 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 +19 43 £390 +5.41% 3
London -42 23 £425 +8.97% 2
UK excluding London +36 21 £388 +10.71% 1
South East +18 17 £400 +8.11% 1
North of England +60 4 £388 +16.54%
North West +24 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £388 -

Mobile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 28 (65.12%) Test Automation
2 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (41.86%) QA
4 16 (37.21%) Appium
5 15 (34.88%) Mobile App
6 14 (32.56%) BDD
7 10 (23.26%) TDD
7 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
7 10 (23.26%) Apple iOS
7 10 (23.26%) Selenium
8 9 (20.93%) Android
8 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
8 9 (20.93%) Jenkins
8 9 (20.93%) Calabash
9 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
10 7 (16.28%) Smartphone
10 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
10 7 (16.28%) RESTful
10 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Finance
10 7 (16.28%) Java
11 6 (13.95%) Web Services
11 6 (13.95%) XML
11 6 (13.95%) Windows
11 6 (13.95%) Handset
11 6 (13.95%) Banking
11 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (11.63%) JIRA
12 5 (11.63%) Electronics

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:

Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) NAS
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Appium
2 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
2 10 (23.26%) Selenium
3 9 (20.93%) Calabash
3 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
3 9 (20.93%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.63%) JIRA
5 4 (9.30%) Xcode
6 3 (6.98%) Fiddler
6 3 (6.98%) JMeter
6 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.98%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.65%) Gerrit
7 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.65%) Hudson
7 2 (4.65%) JBehave
7 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.65%) Mercurial
7 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.65%) Subversion
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
3 5 (11.63%) Electronics
3 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.98%) Retail
5 2 (4.65%) Advertising
6 1 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) RESTful
2 6 (13.95%) Web Services
2 6 (13.95%) XML
3 4 (9.30%) Gherkin
3 4 (9.30%) HTML
3 4 (9.30%) JSON
3 4 (9.30%) REST
3 4 (9.30%) SOAP
4 3 (6.98%) .NET
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Core
5 2 (4.65%) CSS
5 2 (4.65%) Node.js
6 1 (2.33%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Mobile App
2 7 (16.28%) Smartphone
3 6 (13.95%) Handset
4 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Fintech
5 2 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (4.65%) Smart Home
5 2 (4.65%) Video on Demand
5 2 (4.65%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (2.33%) CESG
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.33%) STB
6 1 (2.33%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Apple iOS
2 9 (20.93%) Android
3 6 (13.95%) Windows
4 3 (6.98%) Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Mac OS X
4 3 (6.98%) Unix
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) Test Automation
2 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) BDD
4 10 (23.26%) TDD
5 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
6 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.63%) SDLC
9 4 (9.30%) Agile Testing
9 4 (9.30%) API Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
9 4 (9.30%) Defect Management
9 4 (9.30%) OO
9 4 (9.30%) Scrum
9 4 (9.30%) Smoke Testing
10 3 (6.98%) ATDD
10 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) Java
2 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.30%) Ruby
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) Apple Swift
3 3 (6.98%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) Groovy
4 2 (4.65%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) C
5 1 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (41.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Perfecto Mobile
2 3 (6.98%) Xamarin
3 2 (4.65%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) comScore
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) Samsung