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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Tester
Rank 190 198 186
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.020% 0.067% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.071% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
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
4727 5633 5247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.25% 93.65% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3634 4089 3933
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 91 131
Average hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015, 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%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
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%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) ICEfaces
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Trac
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Trac
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ICEfaces
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) JSF
1 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
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%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
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%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica