The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 161 187 184
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 34 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.57% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 27
Average daily rate
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£425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £302 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £465 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -44.44%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4351 5412 5829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.97% 76.12% 74.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3228 4048 4323
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 95 85
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.99 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.02% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.90 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £48.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Software Testing
London

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014, 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 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 22 (32.84%) QA
3 21 (31.34%) Selenium
4 18 (26.87%) SQL
5 16 (23.88%) Scrum
5 16 (23.88%) JIRA
6 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
6 15 (22.39%) C#
7 14 (20.90%) TDD
7 14 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (19.40%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (19.40%) Banking
9 12 (17.91%) .NET
9 12 (17.91%) Test Automation
10 11 (16.42%) System Testing
10 11 (16.42%) ISEB
10 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
11 10 (14.93%) Web Services
11 10 (14.93%) Integration Testing
12 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
12 9 (13.43%) ISTQB
12 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
12 9 (13.43%) BDD
12 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
13 8 (11.94%) Oracle
13 8 (11.94%) Java
13 8 (11.94%) JMeter
13 8 (11.94%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.46%) MS Office
3 4 (5.97%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.48%) MS Project
5 1 (1.49%) Mingle
5 1 (1.49%) Stata
5 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.49%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (8.96%) PerformancePoint
3 3 (4.48%) DB2
3 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.48%) Star Schema
3 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.99%) MySQL
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (31.34%) Selenium
2 16 (23.88%) JIRA
3 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.94%) JMeter
5 6 (8.96%) Visual Studio
5 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (8.96%) FitNesse
6 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (7.46%) NUnit
7 4 (5.97%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (5.97%) Bugzilla
7 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
8 3 (4.48%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.48%) TestDirector
9 2 (2.99%) Toad
9 2 (2.99%) Zephyr
9 2 (2.99%) LoadUI
9 2 (2.99%) Calabash
9 2 (2.99%) Fiddler
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 13 (19.40%) Banking
3 7 (10.45%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Electronics
4 3 (4.48%) Back Office
5 2 (2.99%) Retail
6 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Front Office
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) Tester
2 16 (23.88%) Analyst
3 15 (22.39%) Test Analyst
4 13 (19.40%) Software Tester
5 7 (10.45%) Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.96%) QA Tester
7 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Automated Tester
9 3 (4.48%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.48%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.48%) Test Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Desktop Support
10 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) QA Manager
10 2 (2.99%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (2.99%) Senior Test Consultant
10 2 (2.99%) Process Improvement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) .NET
2 10 (14.93%) Web Services
3 6 (8.96%) XML
3 6 (8.96%) MDX
4 5 (7.46%) JSON
4 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.48%) REST
5 3 (4.48%) SOAP
6 2 (2.99%) OpenCL
7 1 (1.49%) Velocity
7 1 (1.49%) Spring
7 1 (1.49%) Qt
7 1 (1.49%) Guice
7 1 (1.49%) DirectCompute
7 1 (1.49%) OpenGL ES
7 1 (1.49%) HTML
7 1 (1.49%) J2EE
7 1 (1.49%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Fixed Income
1 5 (7.46%) E-Learning
2 4 (5.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Data Conversion
3 3 (4.48%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.48%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.99%) Economics
4 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.99%) Statistics
4 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.49%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.49%) Open Source
5 1 (1.49%) CUDA
5 1 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.49%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.48%) Android
4 2 (2.99%) Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Scrum
2 14 (20.90%) TDD
2 14 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (17.91%) Test Automation
4 11 (16.42%) System Testing
4 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (14.93%) Integration Testing
6 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
6 9 (13.43%) BDD
7 8 (11.94%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.45%) Test Strategy
8 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.45%) Project Management
9 6 (8.96%) Regression Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Test Management
10 5 (7.46%) Kanban
10 5 (7.46%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) SQL
2 15 (22.39%) C#
3 8 (11.94%) Java
4 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.48%) C
5 3 (4.48%) C++
6 2 (2.99%) Python
6 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.49%) HLSL
7 1 (1.49%) GLSL
7 1 (1.49%) Jython
7 1 (1.49%) Ruby
7 1 (1.49%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) VBA
7 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) ISEB
2 9 (13.43%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.96%) Degree
3 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.49%) PhD
6 1 (1.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.84%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) Citrix
4 3 (4.48%) Teradata
4 3 (4.48%) Informatica
4 3 (4.48%) HP
5 2 (2.99%) Charles River
6 1 (1.49%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.49%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.49%) Reuters
6 1 (1.49%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.49%) Apple
6 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.49%) Intel
6 1 (1.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago