The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Tester role 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 Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Tester
Rank 152 187 201
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.032% 0.019% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.020% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £225 £325 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -14.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Technical Tester
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Technical Tester
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 Technical Tester across the City of London region.

Technical Tester Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Tester in their job title 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 with Technical Tester in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Perforce
2 1 (33.33%) AWK
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) CruiseControl
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) FitNesse

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Tester in their job title 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 with Technical Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) CruiseControl
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) FitNesse
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) AWK
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Perforce
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