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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 144 180 175
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.39% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.49% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 27
Median daily rate £281 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £319 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.69% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
2848 4518 4846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.94% 80.18% 79.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2330 3554 3658
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) Finance
3 16 (45.71%) Banking
4 15 (42.86%) SDLC
5 14 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 14 (40.00%) BDD
6 13 (37.14%) SQL
7 12 (34.29%) OO
7 12 (34.29%) HP
7 12 (34.29%) TDD
7 12 (34.29%) ISEB
8 11 (31.43%) C#
8 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
8 11 (31.43%) SpecFlow
8 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
8 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
9 10 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (28.57%) .NET
9 10 (28.57%) Functional Testing
9 10 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (25.71%) OOD
10 9 (25.71%) Inversion of Control
10 9 (25.71%) Subversion
10 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
11 8 (22.86%) Selenium
11 8 (22.86%) JIRA
11 8 (22.86%) DV Cleared
11 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
12 6 (17.14%) Test Planning

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 1 (2.86%) Confluence
1 1 (2.86%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (5.71%) MS Access
4 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) Big Data
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) GIS
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) SpecFlow
2 9 (25.71%) Subversion
3 8 (22.86%) JIRA
3 8 (22.86%) Selenium
4 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
5 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner
5 4 (11.43%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.86%) NUnit
8 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (48.57%) Finance
2 16 (45.71%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) C# Developer
3 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (11.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (11.43%) C# Web Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Test Automation Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Test Leader
4 4 (11.43%) Test Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
3 5 (14.29%) NancyFx
4 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
4 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (11.43%) WPF
4 4 (11.43%) XML
5 2 (5.71%) Swing
6 1 (2.86%) SOAP
6 1 (2.86%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.86%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) SDLC
3 14 (40.00%) BDD
4 12 (34.29%) OO
4 12 (34.29%) TDD
5 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
5 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
6 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (28.57%) Functional Testing
7 9 (25.71%) OOD
8 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
9 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Defect Management
10 4 (11.43%) MVC
10 4 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Software Delivery
10 4 (11.43%) Test Management
10 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Web Development
11 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) Java
4 4 (11.43%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.71%) VB
5 2 (5.71%) VBA
6 1 (2.86%) ECMAScript
6 1 (2.86%) ES6
6 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (34.29%) ISEB
3 10 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (22.86%) DV Cleared
4 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) HP
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) Atlassian
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) Siebel
4 3 (8.57%) Sun
5 1 (2.86%) Compaq
5 1 (2.86%) Terracotta
5 1 (2.86%) webMethods