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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 179 164 197
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +33
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 29 35 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.60% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.78% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 22
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +160.86%
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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
4608 4500 5541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.70% 77.53% 78.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3635 3349 4119
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 95
Average hourly rate £21.30 £23.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.85 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 19 (37.25%) SQL
2 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (31.37%) Test Automation
4 15 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (27.45%) QA
6 11 (21.57%) .NET
6 11 (21.57%) Java
6 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
7 10 (19.61%) ISEB
8 9 (17.65%) C#
8 9 (17.65%) Finance
8 9 (17.65%) Integration Testing
9 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
9 8 (15.69%) BDD
9 8 (15.69%) Fixed Income
9 8 (15.69%) Banking
10 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
10 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
10 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
10 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (13.73%) SDLC
10 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
11 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
11 6 (11.76%) TDD
12 5 (9.80%) HP
12 5 (9.80%) VBA
12 5 (9.80%) XML
12 5 (9.80%) Use Case
12 5 (9.80%) System Testing
12 5 (9.80%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (5.88%) LiveLink
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.96%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) PSTN
2 2 (3.92%) GSM
2 2 (3.92%) 3G
2 2 (3.92%) SS7
2 2 (3.92%) TCAP
2 2 (3.92%) ISUP
2 2 (3.92%) SCCP
2 2 (3.92%) INAP
2 2 (3.92%) 2G
2 2 (3.92%) 4G
2 2 (3.92%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) DSL
3 1 (1.96%) LAN
3 1 (1.96%) WAN
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.96%) MS Access
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) DTS
4 1 (1.96%) IDOL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
2 5 (9.80%) SpecFlow
3 4 (7.84%) JIRA
3 4 (7.84%) Selenium
3 4 (7.84%) PowerBuilder
4 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.92%) FitNesse
5 2 (3.92%) Subversion
5 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.92%) Calabash
6 1 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.96%) Maven
6 1 (1.96%) NUnit
6 1 (1.96%) JUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
3 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
4 5 (9.80%) Investment Banking
5 4 (7.84%) Advertising
6 2 (3.92%) Back Office
7 1 (1.96%) Front Office
7 1 (1.96%) Law
7 1 (1.96%) Legal
7 1 (1.96%) Marketing
7 1 (1.96%) French Language
7 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Analyst
2 12 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Tester
3 9 (17.65%) Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Software Tester
5 3 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) QA Tester
6 2 (3.92%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (3.92%) AWS Developer
7 1 (1.96%) RAD Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Lead Software Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) XML
3 4 (7.84%) HTML
3 4 (7.84%) Web Services
3 4 (7.84%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.88%) REST
4 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.88%) SOAP
4 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.92%) Middleware
5 2 (3.92%) RESTful
5 2 (3.92%) HTML5
6 1 (1.96%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.96%) WPF
6 1 (1.96%) LINQ
6 1 (1.96%) jQuery
6 1 (1.96%) OAuth
6 1 (1.96%) CSS
6 1 (1.96%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Fixed Income
2 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Derivative
4 3 (5.88%) Equities
4 3 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 2 (3.92%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.92%) User Experience
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.96%) CMDB
6 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Test Automation
3 15 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 8 (15.69%) BDD
6 7 (13.73%) SDLC
7 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 6 (11.76%) TDD
8 5 (9.80%) Use Case
8 5 (9.80%) Scrum
8 5 (9.80%) System Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Time Management
8 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.84%) Test Management
9 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.88%) Regression Testing
10 3 (5.88%) ITIL
10 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Data Analysis
10 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) SQL
2 11 (21.57%) Java
3 9 (17.65%) C#
4 5 (9.80%) VBA
5 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) C++
6 2 (3.92%) Python
6 2 (3.92%) Ruby
7 1 (1.96%) Lua
7 1 (1.96%) F#
7 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.96%) C
7 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.96%) Perl
7 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) ISEB
2 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
3 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) Degree
5 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (3.92%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) MCSD
7 1 (1.96%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.96%) PMP
7 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (27.45%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.96%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) HP
3 4 (7.84%) OpenText
4 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.96%) Tradeweb
5 1 (1.96%) Murex
5 1 (1.96%) Calypso
5 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.96%) Reuters
5 1 (1.96%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.96%) Perforce
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (1.96%) Sybase
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Progress
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Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £381 per day
Posted: 9 days ago