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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 175 166 183
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 22 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.60% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.77% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 23
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £239 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.71% +25.50%
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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
4198 4521 4976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.21% 76.97% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3310 3420 3757
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 40 82
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -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 1 June 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 1 June 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 (38.30%) SQL
1 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) .NET
2 15 (31.91%) Test Automation
3 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (27.66%) QA
4 13 (27.66%) Java
5 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
5 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
6 11 (23.40%) BDD
6 11 (23.40%) C#
7 10 (21.28%) XML
7 10 (21.28%) Finance
7 10 (21.28%) SDLC
8 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
8 9 (19.15%) Selenium
8 9 (19.15%) ISEB
9 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
10 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (14.89%) Integration Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Degree
10 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
10 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
10 7 (14.89%) TDD
10 7 (14.89%) C++
11 6 (12.77%) JUnit
11 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
11 6 (12.77%) Windows
11 6 (12.77%) Linux
11 6 (12.77%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 (8.51%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) Node.js
2 1 (2.13%) LiveLink
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) HTTP
1 3 (6.38%) PSTN
1 3 (6.38%) HTTPS
2 2 (4.26%) GSM
3 1 (2.13%) 4G
3 1 (2.13%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) SS7
3 1 (2.13%) 2G
3 1 (2.13%) TCAP
3 1 (2.13%) ISUP
3 1 (2.13%) SCCP
3 1 (2.13%) INAP
3 1 (2.13%) 3G
3 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) MarkLogic
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) Redis
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) IDOL
4 1 (2.13%) JasperReports
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) MS Access
4 1 (2.13%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
2 9 (19.15%) Selenium
3 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
4 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
5 6 (12.77%) JUnit
5 6 (12.77%) SpecFlow
5 6 (12.77%) JIRA
5 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
6 5 (10.64%) SoapUI
7 3 (6.38%) Fiddler
8 2 (4.26%) IntelliJ
8 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
8 2 (4.26%) PowerBuilder
8 2 (4.26%) Maven
8 2 (4.26%) Calabash
8 2 (4.26%) Hudson
8 2 (4.26%) TestNG
8 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (4.26%) JBehave
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Advertising
3 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) French Language
5 1 (2.13%) Front Office
5 1 (2.13%) Law
5 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Test Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Tester
5 7 (14.89%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior QA Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.13%) RAD Developer
9 1 (2.13%) QA Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Agile Project Manager
9 1 (2.13%) Junior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) .NET
2 10 (21.28%) XML
3 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
4 5 (10.64%) Web Services
4 5 (10.64%) HTML
5 4 (8.51%) SOAP
5 4 (8.51%) Gherkin
6 3 (6.38%) RESTful
6 3 (6.38%) JSON
6 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.26%) CSS
7 2 (4.26%) XSLT
7 2 (4.26%) HTML5
8 1 (2.13%) Guice
8 1 (2.13%) WPF
8 1 (2.13%) LINQ
8 1 (2.13%) jQuery
8 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.13%) REST
8 1 (2.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Fixed Income
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Video on Demand
3 3 (6.38%) Derivative
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.26%) Equities
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) Test Automation
3 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (23.40%) BDD
5 10 (21.28%) SDLC
6 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (14.89%) Integration Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
6 7 (14.89%) TDD
7 6 (12.77%) Scrum
7 6 (12.77%) Use Case
7 6 (12.77%) Open Source
8 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
8 5 (10.64%) V-Model
8 5 (10.64%) Test Management
8 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.64%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (8.51%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 13 (27.66%) Java
3 11 (23.40%) C#
4 7 (14.89%) C++
5 5 (10.64%) VBA
6 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.38%) Scala
7 3 (6.38%) Lua
7 3 (6.38%) C
7 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.38%) Python
8 2 (4.26%) Perl
8 2 (4.26%) PHP
8 2 (4.26%) Ruby
8 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.26%) Groovy
9 1 (2.13%) F#
9 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
1 9 (19.15%) ISEB
2 7 (14.89%) Degree
3 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (4.26%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) MCSD
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) PMP
6 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) OpenText
4 1 (2.13%) Perforce
4 1 (2.13%) Sybase
4 1 (2.13%) Progress
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