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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 122 105 154
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 42 54 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.32% 1.56% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.63% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 46
Median daily rate £421 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.70% +9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £290 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £429 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
3043 3318 5570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.72% 95.67% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2420 2633 4267
Median daily rate £488 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +9.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 48 106
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £41.50 £22.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 38 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.11%) Selenium
3 21 (29.17%) QA
3 21 (29.17%) Java
3 21 (29.17%) WebDriver
4 18 (25.00%) Finance
5 17 (23.61%) SQL
6 16 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 15 (20.83%) Automated Testing
8 14 (19.44%) Jenkins
9 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
9 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
9 13 (18.06%) Degree
9 13 (18.06%) TDD
10 12 (16.67%) Banking
10 12 (16.67%) Scrum
10 12 (16.67%) BDD
11 11 (15.28%) Performance Testing
11 11 (15.28%) Test Scripting
11 11 (15.28%) ISEB
12 10 (13.89%) C#
12 10 (13.89%) JIRA
13 9 (12.50%) SpecFlow
13 9 (12.50%) ISTQB
14 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (11.11%) Automation Testing
14 8 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
15 7 (9.72%) TeamCity
15 7 (9.72%) REST
15 7 (9.72%) Penetration Testing

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 3 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Office
1 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (1.39%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) GitHub
2 3 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.78%) Firewall
2 2 (2.78%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) Big Data
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.78%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.39%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.39%) QlikView
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (36.11%) Selenium
2 21 (29.17%) WebDriver
3 16 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 14 (19.44%) Jenkins
5 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
6 10 (13.89%) JIRA
7 9 (12.50%) SpecFlow
8 7 (9.72%) TeamCity
9 6 (8.33%) Maven
10 5 (6.94%) JBehave
10 5 (6.94%) NeoLoad
10 5 (6.94%) SoapUI
11 3 (4.17%) Hudson
11 3 (4.17%) JMeter
11 3 (4.17%) Mocha
11 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.78%) Bugzilla
12 2 (2.78%) Subversion
12 2 (2.78%) Xcode
General
1 18 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.78%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Advertising
6 1 (1.39%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.39%) Front Office
6 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) REST
2 6 (8.33%) XML
3 5 (6.94%) JSON
4 4 (5.56%) .NET
4 4 (5.56%) Web Services
5 3 (4.17%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.17%) SOAP
6 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.78%) CSS
6 2 (2.78%) HTML
6 2 (2.78%) Node.js
6 2 (2.78%) RESTful
7 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.39%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.39%) J2EE
7 1 (1.39%) MLlib
7 1 (1.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.78%) EPoS
2 2 (2.78%) iPhone
2 2 (2.78%) Life Science
2 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.39%) Fintech
3 1 (1.39%) IVR
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.39%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
2 6 (8.33%) Linux
3 4 (5.56%) Unix
4 3 (4.17%) Android
5 2 (2.78%) Kali Linux
5 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.83%) Automated Testing
3 13 (18.06%) TDD
3 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
4 12 (16.67%) BDD
4 12 (16.67%) Scrum
5 11 (15.28%) Performance Testing
5 11 (15.28%) Test Scripting
6 8 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (8.33%) Open Source
8 6 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.94%) API Testing
9 5 (6.94%) Load Testing
9 5 (6.94%) Manual Testing
9 5 (6.94%) Test Management
10 4 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) Java
2 17 (23.61%) SQL
3 10 (13.89%) C#
4 6 (8.33%) Python
5 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.17%) Perl
6 3 (4.17%) PHP
7 2 (2.78%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.78%) Ruby
8 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.39%) Go
8 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Degree
2 11 (15.28%) ISEB
3 9 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.94%) CREST Certified
5 4 (5.56%) CHECK Team Member
5 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.17%) CEH
6 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.78%) GIAC
7 2 (2.78%) GPEN
7 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.78%) OSCE
7 2 (2.78%) OSCP
7 2 (2.78%) SANS
8 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.39%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (29.17%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) SDET
3 1 (1.39%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) HDFS
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Graphite
1 2 (2.78%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (2.78%) Nessus
2 1 (1.39%) Control-M
2 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.94%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.39%) Cerner
3 1 (1.39%) Charles River
3 1 (1.39%) Citrix
3 1 (1.39%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.39%) Cognos
3 1 (1.39%) Google
3 1 (1.39%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.39%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.39%) Murex
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) Reuters
3 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.39%) Xamarin
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