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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
London / City of London
Rank 137 140 161
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +21
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.59% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.68% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 20
Median daily rate £443 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £253 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
2475 2787 4253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.85% 86.90% 82.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1964 2211 3314
Median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 32
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017, 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 14 (51.85%) Finance
1 14 (51.85%) QA
2 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) JIRA
2 10 (37.04%) Regression Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) HP
4 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
4 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 6 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (18.52%) SDLC
6 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
6 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (18.52%) BDD
6 5 (18.52%) Degree
6 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) Change Management
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (14.81%) TDD
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum
7 4 (14.81%) Client/Server
7 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (14.81%) Test Management
7 4 (14.81%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle General Ledger

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:

Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) Appium
3 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
3 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.70%) Hudson
4 1 (3.70%) JBehave
4 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.70%) Mocha
4 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.70%) Toad
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Law
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Asset Management Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle Financials Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Charles River Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Compliance Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Compliance Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) Express
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
3 1 (3.70%) JSP
3 1 (3.70%) Node.js
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Life Science
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Reinsurance
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Equities
3 1 (3.70%) Fintech
3 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (37.04%) Regression Testing
1 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
3 6 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 5 (18.52%) BDD
4 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
4 5 (18.52%) Change Management
4 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
4 5 (18.52%) SDLC
5 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 4 (14.81%) Test Management
6 3 (11.11%) Investment Management
6 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
3 3 (11.11%) ISEB
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.70%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (51.85%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) PMO
3 1 (3.70%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Charles River
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) Guidewire
5 1 (3.70%) Cognos
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.70%) TOWER Software
5 1 (3.70%) WorldPay
5 1 (3.70%) Xamarin