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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 172 162 180
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 28 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.82% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 35
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £478 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
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
4427 4414 5491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.89% 77.13% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3499 3281 4126
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 101
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -27.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 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 7 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 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 16 (32.65%) Test Automation
3 15 (30.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (28.57%) Java
5 13 (26.53%) .NET
5 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
6 12 (24.49%) Finance
6 12 (24.49%) QA
7 10 (20.41%) ISEB
8 9 (18.37%) C#
8 9 (18.37%) Integration Testing
9 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
9 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (16.33%) SDLC
9 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
9 8 (16.33%) Fixed Income
10 7 (14.29%) Banking
10 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 7 (14.29%) XML
10 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
10 7 (14.29%) BDD
11 6 (12.24%) JIRA
11 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
11 6 (12.24%) TDD
12 5 (10.20%) HP
12 5 (10.20%) VBA
12 5 (10.20%) C++
12 5 (10.20%) HTML
12 5 (10.20%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 7 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 (6.12%) IIS
1 3 (6.12%) LiveLink
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) Node.js
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.04%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.04%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) PSTN
2 2 (4.08%) 3G
2 2 (4.08%) SS7
2 2 (4.08%) TCAP
2 2 (4.08%) ISUP
2 2 (4.08%) SCCP
2 2 (4.08%) INAP
2 2 (4.08%) GSM
2 2 (4.08%) 2G
2 2 (4.08%) 4G
2 2 (4.08%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (2.04%) LAN
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) VPN
3 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Redis
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) MarkLogic
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.04%) MS Access
4 1 (2.04%) DTS
4 1 (2.04%) IDOL
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.04%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 6 (12.24%) JIRA
3 4 (8.16%) PowerBuilder
3 4 (8.16%) SpecFlow
3 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.12%) Selenium
4 3 (6.12%) JUnit
4 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.08%) FitNesse
5 2 (4.08%) Calabash
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.04%) Subversion
6 1 (2.04%) Maven
6 1 (2.04%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (14.29%) Banking
4 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.16%) Advertising
5 2 (4.08%) Back Office
6 1 (2.04%) Front Office
6 1 (2.04%) Law
6 1 (2.04%) Legal
6 1 (2.04%) Marketing
6 1 (2.04%) French Language
6 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Test Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.12%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Senior QA Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.08%) Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.04%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Junior
8 1 (2.04%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) XML
3 5 (10.20%) HTML
4 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.12%) SOAP
5 3 (6.12%) Web Services
5 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.12%) RESTful
5 3 (6.12%) REST
5 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.08%) HTML5
6 2 (4.08%) CSS
6 2 (4.08%) XSLT
7 1 (2.04%) XML Schema
7 1 (2.04%) Middleware
7 1 (2.04%) Spring
7 1 (2.04%) Saxon XSLT
7 1 (2.04%) JSON
7 1 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Fixed Income
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Derivative
3 3 (6.12%) Equities
3 3 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 2 (4.08%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.04%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Test Automation
2 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (18.37%) Integration Testing
4 8 (16.33%) SDLC
5 7 (14.29%) BDD
6 6 (12.24%) TDD
7 5 (10.20%) Scrum
7 5 (10.20%) Use Case
7 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
7 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.20%) Unit Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Time Management
8 4 (8.16%) System Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Test Management
8 4 (8.16%) Open Source
8 4 (8.16%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 9 (18.37%) C#
4 5 (10.20%) C++
4 5 (10.20%) VBA
5 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.12%) Lua
7 2 (4.08%) C
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby
7 2 (4.08%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.04%) XQuery
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) F#
8 1 (2.04%) Scala
8 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.04%) Perl
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) ISEB
2 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.16%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) MCSD
6 1 (2.04%) MCDBA
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.04%) PMP
6 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.04%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) HP
3 4 (8.16%) OpenText
4 2 (4.08%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.08%) Sybase
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) Progress
5 1 (2.04%) Murex
5 1 (2.04%) Calypso
5 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.04%) Reuters
5 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.04%) Perforce
5 1 (2.04%) Tradeweb
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £30.00 - £34.00 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago