Period
to 23 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Web Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Web Tester
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 818 843
Rank change year-on-year -41 +25 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Web Tester 37 40 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.042% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.044% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 27
UK median daily rate £300 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £213 £253 £243
90th Percentile £461 £374 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £300 £308
% change year-on-year -20.83% -2.44% +16.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £20.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.75

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 97,948 90,334 104,628
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,174 58,551 68,091
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,157 2,911 3,108
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

Web Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Tester in the UK

Web Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Tester in the UK

Web Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Tester over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Tester in the UK

Web Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Tester in the UK

Web Tester
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 23 July 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 -45 34 £300 - 19
London -35 23 £313 +4.17% 5
UK excluding London -36 14 £238 -20.83% 14
South East -6 4 £150 -54.70% 5
North of England -17 4 £225 -21.74% 3
Yorkshire -29 3 £225 -18.18%
Scotland -33 3 £320 -8.57%
East of England -4 2 £525 - 2
South West -1 1 £250 -16.67% 1
North East - 1 - -

Web Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, Web Tester 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 Web Tester in the job title.

1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (64.86%) Test Automation
3 20 (54.05%) Selenium
4 19 (51.35%) Cucumber
5 14 (37.84%) WebDriver
5 14 (37.84%) API Testing
6 13 (35.14%) BDD
6 13 (35.14%) Finance
7 12 (32.43%) C#
7 12 (32.43%) SoapUI
8 11 (29.73%) SpecFlow
8 11 (29.73%) Web Testing
9 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
10 6 (16.22%) SQL
10 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
10 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
10 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
11 5 (13.51%) Java
11 5 (13.51%) Web Services
12 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
12 4 (10.81%) Content Management
12 4 (10.81%) CMS
12 4 (10.81%) REST
12 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
12 4 (10.81%) Mocha
12 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
12 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (10.81%) JIRA
12 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
12 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration

Web 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) CoreMedia CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DVB
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.70%) RTMP
1 1 (2.70%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (5.41%) BigQuery
1 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (54.05%) Selenium
2 19 (51.35%) Cucumber
3 14 (37.84%) WebDriver
4 12 (32.43%) SoapUI
5 11 (29.73%) SpecFlow
6 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
7 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.81%) JIRA
7 4 (10.81%) Mocha
8 3 (8.11%) SilkTest
8 3 (8.11%) TestComplete
9 2 (5.41%) Appium
9 2 (5.41%) JMeter
9 2 (5.41%) Maven
10 1 (2.70%) Ant
10 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
10 1 (2.70%) JUnit
10 1 (2.70%) TestNG
10 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Online Betting
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) Chai
2 4 (10.81%) REST
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) JSON
3 2 (5.41%) Node.js
3 2 (5.41%) WebdriverIO
3 2 (5.41%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.70%) Express
4 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) React
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Digital TV
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.70%) Interactive TV
3 1 (2.70%) Media Streaming
3 1 (2.70%) MPEG
3 1 (2.70%) Online Games
3 1 (2.70%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.70%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.70%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Android
2 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.41%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (64.86%) Test Automation
3 14 (37.84%) API Testing
4 13 (35.14%) BDD
5 11 (29.73%) Web Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
6 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Content Management
7 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (8.11%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Open Source
8 3 (8.11%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Scrum
8 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) C#
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) Java
4 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Java 8
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Google
2 1 (2.70%) Capita
2 1 (2.70%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) OpenText
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) SAP