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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 172 172 185
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 26 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.52% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.67% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 33
Average daily rate
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£438 £424 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.24% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £320 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £533 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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
4311 4496 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.22% 77.33% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3403 3332 4200
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 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 28 August 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 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 16 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (25.00%) Finance
6 11 (22.92%) QA
7 10 (20.83%) Java
7 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 10 (20.83%) ISEB
8 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
9 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 7 (14.58%) C#
10 7 (14.58%) .NET
10 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
10 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
10 7 (14.58%) BDD
10 7 (14.58%) SDLC
11 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 6 (12.50%) Fixed Income
11 6 (12.50%) TDD
11 6 (12.50%) Banking
12 5 (10.42%) Advertising
12 5 (10.42%) ITIL
12 5 (10.42%) HP
12 5 (10.42%) Time Management
12 5 (10.42%) System Testing
12 5 (10.42%) Scrum
12 5 (10.42%) Derivative
12 5 (10.42%) Use Case

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (6.25%) LiveLink
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.08%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) PSTN
2 2 (4.17%) GSM
2 2 (4.17%) 2G
2 2 (4.17%) 4G
2 2 (4.17%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (4.17%) 3G
2 2 (4.17%) DSL
2 2 (4.17%) SS7
2 2 (4.17%) TCAP
2 2 (4.17%) ISUP
2 2 (4.17%) SCCP
2 2 (4.17%) INAP
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.08%) MS Access
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) DTS
3 1 (2.08%) IDOL
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) SpecFlow
1 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.33%) PowerBuilder
3 3 (6.25%) Selenium
3 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
4 2 (4.17%) Subversion
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
4 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.08%) Calabash
5 1 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.08%) NUnit
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (12.50%) Banking
4 5 (10.42%) Advertising
5 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
6 2 (4.17%) Front Office
6 2 (4.17%) Back Office
7 1 (2.08%) Law
7 1 (2.08%) Marketing
7 1 (2.08%) French Language
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Tester
5 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Software Tester
5 3 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (4.17%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.08%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) XML
2 3 (6.25%) REST
2 3 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (4.17%) SOAP
3 2 (4.17%) Middleware
3 2 (4.17%) RESTful
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.08%) XSD
4 1 (2.08%) XSLT
4 1 (2.08%) WPF
4 1 (2.08%) LINQ
4 1 (2.08%) OAuth
4 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.08%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Fixed Income
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Derivative
3 3 (6.25%) Equities
3 3 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.17%) CMDB
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.08%) New Media
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (14.58%) BDD
4 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
4 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
4 7 (14.58%) SDLC
5 6 (12.50%) TDD
6 5 (10.42%) Scrum
6 5 (10.42%) ITIL
6 5 (10.42%) Use Case
6 5 (10.42%) System Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Time Management
7 4 (8.33%) Test Management
7 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.25%) Migration
8 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) Java
3 7 (14.58%) C#
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.17%) VBA
5 2 (4.17%) Python
5 2 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) C
6 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) Ruby
6 1 (2.08%) Lua
6 1 (2.08%) F#
6 1 (2.08%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) ISEB
2 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.08%) MCSD
5 1 (2.08%) MCDBA
5 1 (2.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) HP
3 4 (8.33%) OpenText
4 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) Sybase
5 1 (2.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) Progress
5 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.08%) Reuters
5 1 (2.08%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.08%) Remedy
5 1 (2.08%) Charles River
5 1 (2.08%) Perforce
5 1 (2.08%) Tradeweb
5 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.08%) Murex
5 1 (2.08%) Calypso
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago