The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 129 158 129
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 51 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.98% 0.86% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.91% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 57
Median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +140.00%
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
3210 5635 5562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.56% 94.75% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2597 4375 4047
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 91 97
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £29.66 £34.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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 Tester across the City of London region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Tester
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 Tester across the City of London region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 25 (43.86%) Finance
1 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) Java
3 21 (36.84%) Selenium
4 17 (29.82%) QA
5 15 (26.32%) WebDriver
5 15 (26.32%) SQL
6 14 (24.56%) Scrum
6 14 (24.56%) Test Automation
7 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
7 13 (22.81%) JIRA
8 11 (19.30%) Unix
9 10 (17.54%) Banking
10 9 (15.79%) Linux
11 8 (14.04%) XML
11 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
11 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (14.04%) BDD
11 8 (14.04%) JSON
12 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing
12 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
12 7 (12.28%) TeamCity
12 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
12 7 (12.28%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
12 7 (12.28%) Exploratory Testing
13 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
13 6 (10.53%) Shell Script
13 6 (10.53%) Windows

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.77%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.75%) SAS
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.75%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (1.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.75%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
1 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.77%) Big Data
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.75%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.75%) QlikView
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.75%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (36.84%) Selenium
2 15 (26.32%) WebDriver
3 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
3 13 (22.81%) JIRA
4 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
4 7 (12.28%) TeamCity
5 6 (10.53%) Jenkins
6 5 (8.77%) JBehave
6 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.02%) eggPlant
7 4 (7.02%) Fiddler
7 4 (7.02%) Xcode
8 3 (5.26%) JMeter
8 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.51%) CruiseControl
9 2 (3.51%) Gatling
9 2 (3.51%) Subversion
9 2 (3.51%) TestNG
10 1 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (1.75%) RSpec
General
1 25 (43.86%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Front Office
4 1 (1.75%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) JSON
1 8 (14.04%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) HTML
3 4 (7.02%) Gherkin
3 4 (7.02%) REST
4 3 (5.26%) HTML5
4 3 (5.26%) Web Services
5 2 (3.51%) Behat
5 2 (3.51%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (3.51%) RESTful
6 1 (1.75%) .NET
6 1 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.75%) Middleware
6 1 (1.75%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (7.02%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.02%) iPhone
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) DTCC
4 1 (1.75%) Equities
4 1 (1.75%) Fintech
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.75%) SCADA
4 1 (1.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Unix
2 9 (15.79%) Linux
3 6 (10.53%) Windows
4 5 (8.77%) Android
5 4 (7.02%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Scrum
2 14 (24.56%) Test Automation
3 8 (14.04%) BDD
3 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
4 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
4 7 (12.28%) Exploratory Testing
4 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing
4 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
4 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 6 (10.53%) OO
5 6 (10.53%) Test Planning
6 5 (8.77%) ETL
6 5 (8.77%) Information Security
6 5 (8.77%) Manual Testing
6 5 (8.77%) Migration
6 5 (8.77%) OOP
6 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) Java
2 15 (26.32%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.02%) Apple Swift
4 4 (7.02%) Python
4 4 (7.02%) Ruby
5 3 (5.26%) C#
6 2 (3.51%) C++
6 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) Groovy
7 1 (1.75%) Perl
7 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) R
7 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.77%) ISEB
2 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (3.51%) CISA
4 2 (3.51%) CISM
4 2 (3.51%) CISSP
4 2 (3.51%) CREST Certified
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) CEH
5 1 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (29.82%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.75%) HL7
3 1 (1.75%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) Cognos
3 2 (3.51%) HP
3 2 (3.51%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) SOASTA, Inc
3 2 (3.51%) TIBCO
3 2 (3.51%) VMware
4 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.75%) Cerner
4 1 (1.75%) comScore
4 1 (1.75%) Gigya
4 1 (1.75%) Google
4 1 (1.75%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.75%) Murex
4 1 (1.75%) Reuters
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.75%) SAP
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