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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 156 172 176
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 28 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.62% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £153 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.44 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+55.98% -27.03%
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
4056 4502 4355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.97% 77.61% 76.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 3197 3336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 65
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -36.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.33 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 23 (37.70%) SQL
1 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.07%) ISEB
3 20 (32.79%) JIRA
4 17 (27.87%) Selenium
5 15 (24.59%) Java
5 15 (24.59%) BDD
6 14 (22.95%) QA
6 14 (22.95%) Banking
7 13 (21.31%) .NET
7 13 (21.31%) XML
7 13 (21.31%) ISTQB
7 13 (21.31%) Cucumber
8 12 (19.67%) Waterfall
8 12 (19.67%) Degree
8 12 (19.67%) WebDriver
8 12 (19.67%) TDD
8 12 (19.67%) Finance
9 11 (18.03%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
9 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (18.03%) V-Model
9 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
10 10 (16.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (16.39%) Murex
11 9 (14.75%) JUnit
11 9 (14.75%) HP
11 9 (14.75%) Test Management
11 9 (14.75%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (6.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
1 1 (1.64%) ElastiCache
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) HTTP
1 4 (6.56%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.64%) OLAP
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Redis
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) MarkLogic
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) JIRA
2 17 (27.87%) Selenium
3 13 (21.31%) Cucumber
4 12 (19.67%) WebDriver
5 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
6 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
6 9 (14.75%) JUnit
7 6 (9.84%) Hudson
7 6 (9.84%) SoapUI
8 5 (8.20%) JBehave
8 5 (8.20%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (8.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (8.20%) TestNG
9 4 (6.56%) Fiddler
9 4 (6.56%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.28%) Maven
10 2 (3.28%) FitNesse
10 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
10 2 (3.28%) IntelliJ
11 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (22.95%) Banking
2 12 (19.67%) Finance
3 8 (13.11%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.56%) Front Office
5 3 (4.92%) Retail
5 3 (4.92%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Analyst
2 17 (27.87%) Test Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Tester
4 9 (14.75%) Test Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Contracts Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.28%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Senior QA Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.28%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) .NET
1 13 (21.31%) XML
2 8 (13.11%) Web Services
3 6 (9.84%) .NET Framework
4 5 (8.20%) HTML
5 4 (6.56%) RESTful
5 4 (6.56%) JSON
6 3 (4.92%) Middleware
6 3 (4.92%) FIXML
6 3 (4.92%) FpML
7 2 (3.28%) CSS
7 2 (3.28%) SOAP
7 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.64%) SignalR
8 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.64%) HTML5
8 1 (1.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.64%) REST
8 1 (1.64%) CSS3
8 1 (1.64%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Open Source
2 7 (11.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 5 (8.20%) Fixed Income
3 5 (8.20%) Derivative
4 4 (6.56%) Video on Demand
4 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (3.28%) Market Risk
6 2 (3.28%) iPhone
6 2 (3.28%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) Windows
3 3 (4.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.59%) BDD
3 12 (19.67%) Waterfall
3 12 (19.67%) TDD
4 11 (18.03%) V-Model
4 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
4 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (14.75%) Test Management
5 9 (14.75%) Test Scripting
6 8 (13.11%) Test Strategy
7 7 (11.48%) Performance Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Feature Driven Development
9 5 (8.20%) ATDD
9 5 (8.20%) Scrum
9 5 (8.20%) Use Case
9 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) SQL
2 15 (24.59%) Java
3 8 (13.11%) C#
4 6 (9.84%) C++
4 6 (9.84%) Scala
5 5 (8.20%) Groovy
6 4 (6.56%) C
7 3 (4.92%) VBA
7 3 (4.92%) Ruby
7 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.28%) VB
8 2 (3.28%) Lua
8 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.64%) Python
9 1 (1.64%) XQuery
9 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (36.07%) ISEB
2 13 (21.31%) ISTQB
3 12 (19.67%) Degree
4 10 (16.39%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) PMP
7 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Murex
2 9 (14.75%) HP
3 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.20%) Calypso
5 3 (4.92%) Demandware
6 2 (3.28%) Intershop
6 2 (3.28%) Citrix
6 2 (3.28%) Bloomberg
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle
7 1 (1.64%) Sybase
7 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.64%) Siebel
7 1 (1.64%) Metastorm
7 1 (1.64%) ATG
7 1 (1.64%) hybris
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago