The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Job Titles advertised 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 200 210 229
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.042% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.046% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£398 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £190 £300
% change year-on-year
+90.78% -36.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5382 6585 7214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.00% 92.59% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3926 4836 5254
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 170 166
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £50.90 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Tester
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Technical Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) JMeter
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (30.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (20.00%) Open Source
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (20.00%) WATIR
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Android
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) TeamCity

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (30.00%) JMeter
3 2 (20.00%) WATIR
3 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft