The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 167 178 195
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 30 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.57% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.74% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £238 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £449 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +71.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+215.21% -67.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4379 5511 5868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.28% 76.03% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3246 4118 4371
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 69 87
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.65 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £54.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the City of London region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the City of London region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 24 (36.92%) Finance
2 22 (33.85%) SQL
3 20 (30.77%) Selenium
4 19 (29.23%) QA
5 18 (27.69%) Scrum
6 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
6 16 (24.62%) JIRA
7 14 (21.54%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (21.54%) C#
7 14 (21.54%) TDD
8 13 (20.00%) ISEB
9 12 (18.46%) Banking
9 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
10 11 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
10 11 (16.92%) Web Services
11 10 (15.38%) .NET
11 10 (15.38%) ISTQB
11 10 (15.38%) Integration Testing
11 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
12 9 (13.85%) System Testing
12 9 (13.85%) BDD
12 9 (13.85%) Oracle
12 9 (13.85%) MS Excel
13 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (12.31%) Investment Banking
13 8 (12.31%) Cucumber
14 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
14 7 (10.77%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
3 4 (6.15%) MS Project
4 1 (1.54%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.54%) Stata
4 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.54%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.15%) PerformancePoint
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.62%) DB2
4 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.62%) Star Schema
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.08%) MySQL
6 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (30.77%) Selenium
2 16 (24.62%) JIRA
3 8 (12.31%) Cucumber
4 7 (10.77%) FitNesse
5 6 (9.23%) JMeter
6 5 (7.69%) NUnit
6 5 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
7 4 (6.15%) Bugzilla
7 4 (6.15%) WebDriver
8 3 (4.62%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.62%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (4.62%) TestDirector
9 2 (3.08%) Toad
9 2 (3.08%) Fiddler
9 2 (3.08%) Zephyr
9 2 (3.08%) Calabash
9 2 (3.08%) LoadUI
General
1 24 (36.92%) Finance
2 12 (18.46%) Banking
3 8 (12.31%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Advertising
4 4 (6.15%) Front Office
4 4 (6.15%) Back Office
5 2 (3.08%) Electronics
6 1 (1.54%) Games
6 1 (1.54%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Analyst
2 17 (26.15%) Test Analyst
2 17 (26.15%) Tester
3 11 (16.92%) Software Tester
4 5 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) Automated Tester
6 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.62%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.62%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Test Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.08%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) QA Manager
7 2 (3.08%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) Web Services
2 10 (15.38%) .NET
3 7 (10.77%) XML
4 5 (7.69%) JSON
5 4 (6.15%) MDX
6 3 (4.62%) REST
6 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.62%) SOAP
7 2 (3.08%) HTML
8 1 (1.54%) OpenCL
8 1 (1.54%) DirectCompute
8 1 (1.54%) Velocity
8 1 (1.54%) Guice
8 1 (1.54%) J2EE
8 1 (1.54%) Flash
8 1 (1.54%) SAML
8 1 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 4 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (6.15%) Derivative
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) Data Conversion
3 3 (4.62%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.08%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.08%) Statistics
4 2 (3.08%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.08%) E-Learning
4 2 (3.08%) Economics
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.54%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.54%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.54%) Open Source
5 1 (1.54%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Android
2 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Scrum
2 14 (21.54%) TDD
3 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
4 11 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 9 (13.85%) System Testing
6 9 (13.85%) BDD
7 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (10.77%) Project Management
8 7 (10.77%) Regression Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Test Management
8 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
9 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.23%) Data Migration
9 6 (9.23%) Migration
9 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) SQL
2 14 (21.54%) C#
3 7 (10.77%) Java
4 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.62%) C
5 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.08%) C++
6 2 (3.08%) Python
7 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.54%) Jython
7 1 (1.54%) Ruby
7 1 (1.54%) VBA
7 1 (1.54%) Perl
7 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) ISEB
2 10 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.69%) Degree
5 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.54%) MCP
7 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (29.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (21.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.85%) Oracle
3 5 (7.69%) HP
3 5 (7.69%) Charles River
4 3 (4.62%) Teradata
4 3 (4.62%) Informatica
5 2 (3.08%) Citrix
6 1 (1.54%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.54%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.54%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.54%) Apple
6 1 (1.54%) Reuters
6 1 (1.54%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.54%) Intel
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
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