The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 131 90 140
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 53 114 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.03% 1.97% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 2.11% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 74 42
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£375 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £79.25 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-58.99% +128.05%
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
4780 5413 5331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.07% 93.31% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3657 3807 3953
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 87 128
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.28 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 February 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 52 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.46%) QA
3 36 (31.58%) SQL
4 35 (30.70%) Selenium
5 34 (29.82%) Finance
6 28 (24.56%) Banking
7 26 (22.81%) Test Scripting
8 23 (20.18%) Test Automation
8 23 (20.18%) JIRA
9 22 (19.30%) ISTQB
9 22 (19.30%) ISEB
10 20 (17.54%) Java
10 20 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (15.79%) TDD
12 17 (14.91%) .NET
13 16 (14.04%) Automated Testing
14 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
14 15 (13.16%) BDD
14 15 (13.16%) Scrum
14 15 (13.16%) QuickTest Pro
15 14 (12.28%) Cucumber
16 13 (11.40%) Android
16 13 (11.40%) C#
16 13 (11.40%) Automation Testing
17 12 (10.53%) Mobile App
17 12 (10.53%) Software Testing
17 12 (10.53%) Integration Testing
18 11 (9.65%) Investment Banking
18 11 (9.65%) Degree
18 11 (9.65%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.63%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (1.75%) IIS
2 2 (1.75%) Apache
2 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.88%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.88%) Hyperion Enterprise
1 1 (0.88%) thinkFolio
1 1 (0.88%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) Wireless
1 2 (1.75%) Wireless Security
2 1 (0.88%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.88%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 35 (30.70%) Selenium
2 23 (20.18%) JIRA
3 15 (13.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
4 14 (12.28%) Cucumber
5 11 (9.65%) Jenkins
6 8 (7.02%) SoapUI
7 6 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (4.39%) JMeter
8 5 (4.39%) JUnit
9 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.51%) Toad
9 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.51%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.63%) Behat
10 3 (2.63%) Hudson
10 3 (2.63%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.63%) NUnit
10 3 (2.63%) Calabash
General
1 34 (29.82%) Finance
2 28 (24.56%) Banking
3 11 (9.65%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.26%) Retail
5 3 (2.63%) Legal
6 2 (1.75%) Front Office
6 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Billing
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.91%) .NET
2 10 (8.77%) Web Services
3 6 (5.26%) MSMQ
4 4 (3.51%) SOAP
5 3 (2.63%) XML
5 3 (2.63%) Middleware
5 3 (2.63%) WCF
6 2 (1.75%) REST
6 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.75%) RESTful
6 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.88%) HTML
7 1 (0.88%) XBRL
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.88%) HTML5
7 1 (0.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.88%) JSON
7 1 (0.88%) Spring
7 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.26%) SWIFT
3 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.39%) User Experience
4 4 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.51%) NHS
5 3 (2.63%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.63%) Open Source
5 3 (2.63%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.75%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.75%) iPad
6 2 (1.75%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.75%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.75%) Derivative
7 1 (0.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Equities
7 1 (0.88%) STB
7 1 (0.88%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Android
2 11 (9.65%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.39%) UNIX
4 4 (3.51%) Windows
4 4 (3.51%) Linux
5 3 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (22.81%) Test Scripting
3 23 (20.18%) Test Automation
4 20 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (15.79%) TDD
6 16 (14.04%) Automated Testing
7 15 (13.16%) Scrum
7 15 (13.16%) BDD
8 13 (11.40%) Automation Testing
9 12 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 12 (10.53%) Software Testing
10 10 (8.77%) ITIL
10 10 (8.77%) Validation
10 10 (8.77%) Analytics
11 9 (7.89%) User Stories
12 8 (7.02%) System Testing
13 7 (6.14%) Performance Testing
13 7 (6.14%) Test Strategy
13 7 (6.14%) Agile Testing
13 7 (6.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.58%) SQL
2 20 (17.54%) Java
3 13 (11.40%) C#
4 7 (6.14%) Ruby
5 4 (3.51%) VBA
5 4 (3.51%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.63%) Python
7 2 (1.75%) Lua
7 2 (1.75%) Groovy
7 2 (1.75%) Scala
7 2 (1.75%) C++
7 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.88%) VBScript
8 1 (0.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (19.30%) ISEB
1 22 (19.30%) ISTQB
2 11 (9.65%) Degree
3 3 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.75%) CEH
4 2 (1.75%) CISSP
4 2 (1.75%) GWAPT
4 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.75%) CISM
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (32.46%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.75%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Nmap
2 1 (0.88%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Oracle
2 7 (6.14%) Sybase
3 6 (5.26%) HP
4 4 (3.51%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.75%) Apple
5 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.88%) Charles River
6 1 (0.88%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.88%) ATG
6 1 (0.88%) Perforce
6 1 (0.88%) Endeca
6 1 (0.88%) Cerner
6 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.88%) Informatica
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
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