The median contractor rate for a Web Tester was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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.

Web Tester
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 621 602
Rank change year-on-year +31 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Web Tester 25 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.045% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.047% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 22
Median daily rate £290 £338 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.07% +15.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £245 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £438 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £375 £275
% change year-on-year -23.33% +36.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £164.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £164.00

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
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 £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Web Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 14 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 3 months to 22 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 +46 23 £280 -17.03% 8
Yorkshire - 11 £275 -
West Yorkshire - 11 £275 -
Leeds - 11 £275 -
London +13 10 £290 -3.33% 2
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
Scotland - 2 £350 -
South East +18 1 - - 2
East of England -4 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £318 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1

Web Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 29 (80.56%) Test Automation
2 24 (66.67%) Selenium
3 22 (61.11%) WebDriver
4 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (41.67%) API Testing
5 15 (41.67%) C#
6 14 (38.89%) SoapUI
7 13 (36.11%) QA
8 11 (30.56%) Java
8 11 (30.56%) Finance
9 9 (25.00%) BDD
10 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
10 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
10 8 (22.22%) TDD
11 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
12 6 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
12 6 (16.67%) SDLC
12 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
12 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 6 (16.67%) SQL
13 5 (13.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 5 (13.89%) SOAP
13 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
13 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
13 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
14 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
14 4 (11.11%) JIRA
14 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
14 4 (11.11%) .NET

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 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.56%) GitHub
4 1 (2.78%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (66.67%) Selenium
2 22 (61.11%) WebDriver
3 14 (38.89%) SoapUI
4 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 4 (11.11%) JIRA
5 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.78%) Appium
6 1 (2.78%) Burp Suite
6 1 (2.78%) Calabash
6 1 (2.78%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.78%) Firebug
6 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.78%) Gatling
6 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.78%) Hudson
6 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.78%) JUnit
6 1 (2.78%) NUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Protractor
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) SOAP
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.78%) Apache CXF
4 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.78%) JSON
4 1 (2.78%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) RESTful
4 1 (2.78%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Android
1 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Test Automation
2 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (41.67%) API Testing
4 9 (25.00%) BDD
5 8 (22.22%) TDD
5 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 6 (16.67%) SDLC
7 6 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
9 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 3 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Web Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Multichannel Retail
11 2 (5.56%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) C#
2 11 (30.56%) Java
3 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) ISEB
1 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) IBM
1 2 (5.56%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe
2 1 (2.78%) Sitecore