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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 150 144 169
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.44% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.52% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 26
Median daily rate £500 £381 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £259 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £535 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
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
2758 2902 4629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.14% 84.34% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2184 2328 3623
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £307 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 49
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.70 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.60 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 12 (52.17%) QA
2 11 (47.83%) JIRA
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
3 10 (43.48%) Regression Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
4 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
5 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
6 6 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
6 6 (26.09%) SDLC
6 6 (26.09%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
7 5 (21.74%) Client/Server
7 5 (21.74%) HP
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) TDD
7 5 (21.74%) Selenium
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) .NET
8 4 (17.39%) ISEB

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.35%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
1 1 (4.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQLPlus
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) JIRA
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.70%) Appium
5 2 (8.70%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.70%) Subversion
5 2 (8.70%) Toad
5 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.35%) Android Studio
6 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.35%) Calabash
6 1 (4.35%) CasperJS
6 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.35%) FogBugz
6 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Asset Management Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Financials Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Asset Management Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Charles River Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Compliance Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Developer in Test
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) Gherkin
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) HTML5
3 2 (8.70%) JSP
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.35%) Express
4 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Fintech
2 2 (8.70%) Life Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Equities
3 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Reinsurance
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (43.48%) Regression Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
4 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
5 6 (26.09%) BDD
5 6 (26.09%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (26.09%) SDLC
6 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
6 5 (21.74%) Scrum
6 5 (21.74%) TDD
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) API Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
8 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
8 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) VBScript
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Scala
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) Charles River
4 1 (4.35%) Cognos
4 1 (4.35%) Guidewire
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.35%) Xamarin
4 1 (4.35%) Yardi
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