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 2 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 131 166 130
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 32 42 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.96% 0.72% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.76% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 60
Median daily rate £450 £334 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.83% -16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £208 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-26.17% +198.00%
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
3192 5533 5552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.80% 94.71% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2578 4267 4106
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 97 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.05 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 2 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 2 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 28 (43.75%) Finance
2 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (31.25%) Java
3 20 (31.25%) Selenium
4 17 (26.56%) QA
5 16 (25.00%) SQL
6 15 (23.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (21.88%) JIRA
7 14 (21.88%) WebDriver
8 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
8 13 (20.31%) Scrum
9 12 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (18.75%) Cucumber
10 10 (15.63%) Unix
10 10 (15.63%) Linux
10 10 (15.63%) Test Scripting
11 9 (14.06%) Automated Testing
12 8 (12.50%) Banking
12 8 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (12.50%) TeamCity
13 7 (10.94%) JSON
13 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
13 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
13 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
13 7 (10.94%) Advertising
13 7 (10.94%) XML
13 7 (10.94%) Shell Script
14 6 (9.38%) ISEB
14 6 (9.38%) Oracle
14 6 (9.38%) HTML

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 (7.81%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.56%) SAS
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.56%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.81%) Big Data
2 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.56%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.56%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (31.25%) Selenium
2 14 (21.88%) JIRA
2 14 (21.88%) WebDriver
3 12 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 8 (12.50%) TeamCity
5 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
6 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
7 5 (7.81%) JBehave
8 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner
8 4 (6.25%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.69%) eggPlant
9 3 (4.69%) Fiddler
9 3 (4.69%) JMeter
9 3 (4.69%) Xcode
10 2 (3.13%) CruiseControl
10 2 (3.13%) Gatling
10 2 (3.13%) Subversion
10 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.13%) TestNG
11 1 (1.56%) Burp Suite
General
1 28 (43.75%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Banking
3 7 (10.94%) Advertising
4 3 (4.69%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.13%) Law
6 1 (1.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.56%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) JSON
1 7 (10.94%) XML
2 6 (9.38%) HTML
3 3 (4.69%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.69%) HTML5
3 3 (4.69%) REST
3 3 (4.69%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) Behat
4 2 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.13%) RESTful
5 1 (1.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.56%) Middleware
5 1 (1.56%) SOAP
5 1 (1.56%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Reinsurance
2 5 (7.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.69%) iPhone
4 1 (1.56%) DTCC
4 1 (1.56%) Equities
4 1 (1.56%) Fintech
4 1 (1.56%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) SCADA
4 1 (1.56%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Linux
1 10 (15.63%) Unix
2 5 (7.81%) Windows
3 4 (6.25%) Android
4 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.56%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (20.31%) Scrum
3 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
4 10 (15.63%) Test Scripting
5 9 (14.06%) Automated Testing
6 8 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
8 6 (9.38%) BDD
8 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.38%) Defect Management
8 6 (9.38%) Information Security
8 6 (9.38%) Manual Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Performance Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Migration
9 5 (7.81%) OO
9 5 (7.81%) Test Planning
10 4 (6.25%) Automation Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.25%) Java
2 16 (25.00%) SQL
3 7 (10.94%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.25%) C#
5 3 (4.69%) Apple Swift
5 3 (4.69%) Python
5 3 (4.69%) Ruby
6 2 (3.13%) C++
6 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.56%) C
7 1 (1.56%) Groovy
7 1 (1.56%) Perl
7 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.56%) R
7 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.38%) ISEB
3 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (4.69%) CREST Certified
5 2 (3.13%) CEH
5 2 (3.13%) CISA
5 2 (3.13%) CISM
5 2 (3.13%) CISSP
5 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.13%) OSCP
6 1 (1.56%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.56%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) GAAP
3 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.56%) HL7
4 1 (1.56%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) Control-M
2 1 (1.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle
2 4 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (4.69%) CODA
4 2 (3.13%) IBM
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (3.13%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.56%) Cerner
5 1 (1.56%) Cognos
5 1 (1.56%) comScore
5 1 (1.56%) Gigya
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.56%) Murex
5 1 (1.56%) Reuters
5 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.56%) Siebel
City, London
JM
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago