Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Web Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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.

Web Tester
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 817 851 796
Rank change year-on-year +34 -55 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Web Tester 38 47 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.044% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.046% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 53
UK median daily rate £300 £315 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +6.78% +1.72%
10th Percentile £275 £235 £205
90th Percentile £384 £403 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £294 £315 £291
% change year-on-year -6.75% +8.15% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 94087 101082 107437
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61744 65890 68278
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2815 3271 4125
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +8.38%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

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 17 October 2017.

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 9 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 17 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 +31 36 £300 -4.76% 8
UK excluding London +32 23 £294 -6.75% 7
London -18 16 £300 -4.76% 1
North of England +88 15 £275 -12.70% 2
Yorkshire - 13 £275 - 2
South East +13 5 £299 -2.85%
North West +24 2 £300 -4.76%
Scotland +13 2 £350 +32.33%
East of England -18 1 - - 3

Web Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, Web 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 Web Tester in the job title.

1 30 (78.95%) Test Automation
2 28 (73.68%) Selenium
3 25 (65.79%) WebDriver
4 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (44.74%) BDD
5 17 (44.74%) SoapUI
6 16 (42.11%) C#
7 15 (39.47%) Finance
7 15 (39.47%) API Testing
8 14 (36.84%) Java
9 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
10 10 (26.32%) SDLC
10 10 (26.32%) TDD
11 9 (23.68%) QA
11 9 (23.68%) Cucumber
12 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
13 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
14 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
14 5 (13.16%) JIRA
15 4 (10.53%) Banking
15 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
15 4 (10.53%) SOAP
16 3 (7.89%) Web Services
16 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
16 3 (7.89%) HTTP
16 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
16 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
16 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
16 3 (7.89%) Test Management
16 3 (7.89%) Cross-Browser Testing

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 2 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) BrowserStack
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 2 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (73.68%) Selenium
2 25 (65.79%) WebDriver
3 17 (44.74%) SoapUI
4 9 (23.68%) Cucumber
5 5 (13.16%) JIRA
6 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.26%) Protractor
6 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.63%) Appium
7 1 (2.63%) Calabash
7 1 (2.63%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.63%) Gatling
7 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.63%) TestRail
7 1 (2.63%) Toad
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) SOAP
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) RESTful
3 2 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) Nightwatchjs
4 1 (2.63%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) RESTEasy
4 1 (2.63%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.63%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Test Automation
2 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) BDD
4 15 (39.47%) API Testing
5 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
6 10 (26.32%) SDLC
6 10 (26.32%) TDD
7 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
8 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Test Management
10 3 (7.89%) User Stories
11 2 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 2 (5.26%) Issue Tracking
11 2 (5.26%) Scenario Testing
11 2 (5.26%) Scrum
11 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C#
2 14 (36.84%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Scala
5 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) ISEB
1 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Sitecore