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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 149 122 161
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 42 84 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.78% 1.41% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.53% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 69 32
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£348 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £285 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £488 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
- -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -71.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+24.16% +3.44%
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
5002 5499 6062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.61% 92.36% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 4129 4482
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £273 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 75 137
Average hourly rate £19.72 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £45.98 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 44 (45.36%) QA
2 39 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (35.05%) Banking
4 33 (34.02%) Finance
5 30 (30.93%) Selenium
6 27 (27.84%) Test Scripting
7 26 (26.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (25.77%) SQL
9 23 (23.71%) Integration Testing
10 20 (20.62%) System Integration Testing
11 19 (19.59%) ISEB
11 19 (19.59%) BDD
12 17 (17.53%) ISTQB
13 16 (16.49%) System Testing
14 15 (15.46%) JIRA
14 15 (15.46%) .NET
15 14 (14.43%) Validation
15 14 (14.43%) Automated Testing
15 14 (14.43%) TDD
15 14 (14.43%) SWIFT
16 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
17 12 (12.37%) Business Analysis
17 12 (12.37%) C#
17 12 (12.37%) Java
18 11 (11.34%) SQL Server
18 11 (11.34%) Investment Banking
18 11 (11.34%) Retail
18 11 (11.34%) Scrum
19 10 (10.31%) QuickTest Pro
19 10 (10.31%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (3.09%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.09%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (2.06%) CMS
2 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.03%) SAS
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Office
2 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Hyperion Enterprise
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) SaaS
1 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) Wireless
1 1 (1.03%) Wireless Security
1 1 (1.03%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.09%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.03%) QlikView
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 30 (30.93%) Selenium
2 15 (15.46%) JIRA
3 10 (10.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (10.31%) WebDriver
3 10 (10.31%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.25%) SpecFlow
5 7 (7.22%) SoapUI
5 7 (7.22%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.15%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.12%) Toad
7 4 (4.12%) JMeter
8 3 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.09%) Behat
9 2 (2.06%) PhantomJS
9 2 (2.06%) NeoLoad
9 2 (2.06%) Zephyr
9 2 (2.06%) Calabash
9 2 (2.06%) TestNG
9 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (35.05%) Banking
2 33 (34.02%) Finance
3 11 (11.34%) Investment Banking
3 11 (11.34%) Retail
4 5 (5.15%) Legal
5 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.06%) Advertising
5 2 (2.06%) Publishing
6 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.03%) Billing
6 1 (1.03%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.46%) .NET
2 7 (7.22%) Web Services
2 7 (7.22%) MSMQ
3 4 (4.12%) SOAP
4 3 (3.09%) XML
4 3 (3.09%) RESTful
5 2 (2.06%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.06%) JSON
6 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.03%) Spring
6 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.03%) XSD
6 1 (1.03%) XSLT
6 1 (1.03%) XBRL
6 1 (1.03%) REST
6 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) SWIFT
2 6 (6.19%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.15%) User Experience
4 4 (4.12%) NHS
5 3 (3.09%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (3.09%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.03%) Wiki
7 1 (1.03%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (1.03%) Replication
7 1 (1.03%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.03%) Handset
7 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.03%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.15%) Apple iOS
1 5 (5.15%) Android
2 3 (3.09%) Solaris
2 3 (3.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.84%) Test Scripting
3 26 (26.80%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (23.71%) Integration Testing
5 20 (20.62%) System Integration Testing
6 19 (19.59%) BDD
7 16 (16.49%) System Testing
8 14 (14.43%) Validation
8 14 (14.43%) Automated Testing
8 14 (14.43%) TDD
9 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
10 12 (12.37%) Business Analysis
11 11 (11.34%) Scrum
12 9 (9.28%) Analytics
13 8 (8.25%) Automation Testing
13 8 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (8.25%) Migration
13 8 (8.25%) Software Testing
14 7 (7.22%) ITIL
14 7 (7.22%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.77%) SQL
2 12 (12.37%) C#
2 12 (12.37%) Java
3 4 (4.12%) Ruby
4 3 (3.09%) VBA
4 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.06%) Perl
5 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.06%) Lua
6 1 (1.03%) Groovy
6 1 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (19.59%) ISEB
2 17 (17.53%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.19%) Degree
4 2 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (45.36%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.03%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.25%) Oracle
2 7 (7.22%) Sybase
3 5 (5.15%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.09%) HP
5 1 (1.03%) Telerik
5 1 (1.03%) Charles River
5 1 (1.03%) Hyperion
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £270.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 24 days ago