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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 167 183 172
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 19 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.51% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.66% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 24
Average daily rate
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£403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £150 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £514 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
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
4243 4972 4741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.92% 77.15% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3293 3622 3626
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 46 53
Average hourly rate £27.37 £24.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.04% -82.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 14 (29.17%) .NET
3 13 (27.08%) ISEB
4 11 (22.92%) Java
4 11 (22.92%) XML
4 11 (22.92%) JIRA
4 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
5 10 (20.83%) BDD
5 10 (20.83%) QA
5 10 (20.83%) Selenium
5 10 (20.83%) C#
5 10 (20.83%) Banking
6 9 (18.75%) Finance
6 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (18.75%) Test Management
6 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
6 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 8 (16.67%) Degree
7 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 8 (16.67%) HP
7 8 (16.67%) C++
7 8 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (16.67%) Investment Banking
8 7 (14.58%) TDD
8 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
8 7 (14.58%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 7 (14.58%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) HTTP
1 4 (8.33%) HTTPS
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) MS Access
4 1 (2.08%) DTS
4 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.08%) IDOL
4 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (2.08%) Redis
4 1 (2.08%) Big Data
4 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) MarkLogic
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) JIRA
1 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
2 10 (20.83%) Selenium
3 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
5 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 6 (12.50%) JUnit
6 5 (10.42%) SpecFlow
7 4 (8.33%) Fiddler
8 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.17%) Hudson
9 2 (4.17%) Calabash
9 2 (4.17%) TestNG
9 2 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (4.17%) JBehave
9 2 (4.17%) Maven
9 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
9 2 (4.17%) IntelliJ
10 1 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (20.83%) Banking
2 9 (18.75%) Finance
3 8 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Legal
4 3 (6.25%) Front Office
5 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.08%) Games
6 1 (2.08%) Law
6 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Tester
3 8 (16.67%) Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Contracts Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.08%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) .NET
2 11 (22.92%) XML
3 7 (14.58%) .NET Framework
4 5 (10.42%) HTML
5 4 (8.33%) JSON
5 4 (8.33%) RESTful
6 3 (6.25%) Web Services
7 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
7 2 (4.17%) HTML5
7 2 (4.17%) XSLT
7 2 (4.17%) CSS
7 2 (4.17%) SOAP
8 1 (2.08%) XSD
8 1 (2.08%) XSL
8 1 (2.08%) Classic ASP
8 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.08%) XML Schema
8 1 (2.08%) Middleware
8 1 (2.08%) Spring
8 1 (2.08%) Saxon XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Interest Rate Derivative
1 7 (14.58%) Open Source
2 6 (12.50%) Derivative
3 4 (8.33%) Video on Demand
4 3 (6.25%) Fixed Income
4 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.08%) User Experience
6 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
1 5 (10.42%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.83%) BDD
3 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (18.75%) Test Management
3 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 7 (14.58%) TDD
5 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.50%) V-Model
6 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Scrum
7 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Security Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.33%) DRM
8 4 (8.33%) DSDM
9 3 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 11 (22.92%) Java
3 10 (20.83%) C#
4 8 (16.67%) C++
5 5 (10.42%) VBA
6 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.33%) C
7 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.25%) Python
7 3 (6.25%) Scala
7 3 (6.25%) Lua
8 2 (4.17%) Groovy
8 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.17%) Ruby
8 2 (4.17%) Perl
8 2 (4.17%) PHP
9 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.08%) XQuery
9 1 (2.08%) F#
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) ISEB
2 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 8 (16.67%) Degree
3 8 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.17%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) MCSD
6 1 (2.08%) MCDBA
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) PMP
6 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (10.42%) Calypso
3 5 (10.42%) Murex
4 2 (4.17%) Citrix
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.08%) Sybase
5 1 (2.08%) Progress
5 1 (2.08%) Metastorm
5 1 (2.08%) Perforce
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £345 per day
Posted: 5 days ago