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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 199 199 203
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.036% 0.030% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.032% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£355 £338 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £338 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £338 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
5219 6286 5637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.46% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 4571 4200
Average daily rate £448 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 113 144
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
4 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (20.00%) Informatica
4 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Trac
3 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) JSF
1 1 (20.00%) ICEfaces
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica