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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 158 185 167
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -18
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.44% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.54% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 24
Median daily rate £325 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +3.47%
Software Testing
London

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
2916 4779 4672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.51% 80.69% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2379 3785 3467
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £324 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 47 47
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +2.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Finance
3 14 (45.16%) Banking
4 13 (41.94%) BDD
4 13 (41.94%) SDLC
5 12 (38.71%) ISTQB
5 12 (38.71%) ISEB
6 11 (35.48%) OO
6 11 (35.48%) TDD
7 10 (32.26%) .NET
8 9 (29.03%) SQL
8 9 (29.03%) C#
8 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
8 9 (29.03%) OOD
8 9 (29.03%) Subversion
8 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
8 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (29.03%) Inversion of Control
8 9 (29.03%) SpecFlow
9 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
9 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
9 8 (25.81%) JIRA
9 8 (25.81%) HP
10 7 (22.58%) DV Cleared
10 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
10 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
11 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
11 6 (19.35%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (6.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.45%) MS Access
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) SpecFlow
1 9 (29.03%) Subversion
2 8 (25.81%) JIRA
3 6 (19.35%) Selenium
3 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
4 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
4 4 (12.90%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (54.84%) Finance
2 14 (45.16%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) C# Developer
3 7 (22.58%) .NET Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) C# Web Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Test Automation Specialist
4 4 (12.90%) Test Specialist
4 4 (12.90%) Web Developer
5 3 (9.68%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
6 2 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) .NET
2 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
3 5 (16.13%) NancyFx
4 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (12.90%) WPF
5 2 (6.45%) Swing
6 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) BDD
2 13 (41.94%) SDLC
3 11 (35.48%) OO
3 11 (35.48%) TDD
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (29.03%) OOD
5 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
6 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
7 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.90%) MVC
8 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Software Delivery
8 4 (12.90%) Web Development
9 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
10 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
10 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) C#
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) Java
3 5 (16.13%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) VB
4 2 (6.45%) VBA
5 1 (3.23%) ECMAScript
5 1 (3.23%) ES6
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) ISEB
1 12 (38.71%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (22.58%) DV Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) HP
2 4 (12.90%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.23%) Siebel
4 1 (3.23%) Sun