Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Web Tester was £305 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 830 785
Rank change year-on-year -36 -45 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Web Tester 30 35 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.036% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.038% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 56
UK median daily rate £305 £315 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.17% -1.18% +15.91%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £195
90th Percentile £467 £373 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £294 £314 £325
% change year-on-year -6.37% -3.46% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.50

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 95,102 92,258 100,985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,208 60,233 64,366
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,777 3,239 3,822
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 January 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 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 January 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 -5 29 £305 -3.17% 15
UK excluding London +23 18 £294 -6.37% 12
London -20 13 £305 -3.17% 3
North of England +51 8 £300 -4.76% 3
South East -16 7 £299 +13.81% 4
Yorkshire - 5 £255 - 1
North West +16 3 £369 +17.06% 2
South West +2 2 £250 -23.08% 3
Scotland -15 1 - -

Web Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 20 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 18 (60.00%) Selenium
3 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (43.33%) WebDriver
5 12 (40.00%) SoapUI
5 12 (40.00%) BDD
5 12 (40.00%) QA
6 11 (36.67%) Java
6 11 (36.67%) API Testing
7 8 (26.67%) JIRA
7 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 8 (26.67%) C#
8 6 (20.00%) SOAP
8 6 (20.00%) Finance
8 6 (20.00%) Banking
8 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 6 (20.00%) SDLC
9 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
9 5 (16.67%) TDD
9 5 (16.67%) Web Services
9 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
10 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
10 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
10 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
10 4 (13.33%) REST
11 3 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
11 3 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (10.00%) User Stories
11 3 (10.00%) Mobile App

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 3 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) BrowserStack
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (60.00%) Selenium
2 13 (43.33%) WebDriver
3 12 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 8 (26.67%) JIRA
5 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
6 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.67%) JMeter
6 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.67%) Protractor
6 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
7 1 (3.33%) JBehave
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.33%) TestRail
7 1 (3.33%) Toad
7 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (20.00%) Banking
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
1 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) SOAP
2 5 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (13.33%) REST
4 3 (10.00%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) .NET
5 2 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (3.33%) HTML
6 1 (3.33%) HTML5
6 1 (3.33%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (3.33%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Fintech
2 2 (6.67%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) BDD
4 11 (36.67%) API Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.00%) SDLC
7 5 (16.67%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Test Management
9 3 (10.00%) User Stories
10 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
10 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Scrum
10 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) C#
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.67%) VB
6 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.33%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Sitecore