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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 139 161 176
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.53% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.65% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 24
Average daily rate £408 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £273 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £484 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 2016, 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 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) ISTQB
3 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
3 9 (29.03%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) ISEB
4 8 (25.81%) QA
4 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (25.81%) SDLC
5 7 (22.58%) Functional Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Selenium
5 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 7 (22.58%) Finance
6 6 (19.35%) HP
6 6 (19.35%) C#
6 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
6 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
6 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
7 5 (16.13%) SpecFlow
7 5 (16.13%) BDD
7 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
7 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
7 5 (16.13%) System Testing
7 5 (16.13%) JIRA
7 5 (16.13%) .NET
8 4 (12.90%) XML
8 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.90%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.23%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.23%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Selenium
2 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 5 (16.13%) SpecFlow
3 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.23%) NUnit
6 1 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Tester
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
4 5 (16.13%) Test Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Automation Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Integration Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Web Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Web Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Applications Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Service Management Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Siebel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) CSS3
4 1 (3.23%) Django
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) JSON
4 1 (3.23%) Qt
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Biometrics
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.23%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.23%) Learning Management System
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) New Media
2 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
3 8 (25.81%) SDLC
4 7 (22.58%) Functional Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
5 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
5 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
5 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
6 5 (16.13%) System Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Test Management
8 3 (9.68%) API Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Front End Development
8 3 (9.68%) QA Automation
8 3 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) ISTQB
2 9 (29.03%) ISEB
3 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) Degree
7 2 (6.45%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) HP
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Siebel
4 2 (6.45%) Sun
5 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Compaq
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy
5 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.23%) SimCorp
5 1 (3.23%) Terracotta
5 1 (3.23%) webMethods
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