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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 154 169 179
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.48% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 19
Median daily rate £450 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £593 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £339 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.05% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
3005 3947 4647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.51% 84.18% 80.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2399 3148 3491
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 52
Median hourly rate £19.92 £21.25 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) JIRA
2 11 (45.83%) Finance
3 10 (41.67%) QA
4 9 (37.50%) ISEB
4 9 (37.50%) SQL
5 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 7 (29.17%) Selenium
6 7 (29.17%) BDD
6 7 (29.17%) SDLC
7 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (25.00%) .NET
7 6 (25.00%) TDD
7 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
8 5 (20.83%) Oracle
8 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.83%) C#
8 5 (20.83%) Java
9 4 (16.67%) OO
9 4 (16.67%) HP
9 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
9 4 (16.67%) Banking
9 4 (16.67%) Subversion
9 4 (16.67%) Web Development
9 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
9 4 (16.67%) Cucumber

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 2 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.17%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) GitHub
1 1 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) FTP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.33%) SQLPlus
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) JIRA
2 7 (29.17%) Selenium
3 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) Subversion
3 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 3 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.33%) Toad
6 1 (4.17%) Appium
6 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
6 1 (4.17%) Calabash
6 1 (4.17%) CasperJS
6 1 (4.17%) FogBugz
6 1 (4.17%) Hudson
6 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Tester
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Developer in Test
6 2 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Financials Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) HTML5
2 2 (8.33%) JSP
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) WPF
2 2 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.33%) Fintech
1 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
1 2 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Equities
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) BDD
2 7 (29.17%) SDLC
3 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (25.00%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 4 (16.67%) OO
5 4 (16.67%) Web Development
6 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) C#
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
4 2 (8.33%) VBScript
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Scala
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ISEB
2 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.17%) Cognos
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.17%) Xamarin
4 1 (4.17%) Yardi