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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 142 111 124
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 55 97 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.08% 1.64% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.75% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 66 51
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £209 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
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 £28.50 - £32.50
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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
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 59 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.26%) SQL
3 37 (29.84%) Selenium
4 36 (29.03%) QA
5 34 (27.42%) Finance
6 30 (24.19%) Test Scripting
7 24 (19.35%) Banking
8 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
9 22 (17.74%) Java
10 21 (16.94%) TDD
10 21 (16.94%) JIRA
10 21 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (15.32%) BDD
11 19 (15.32%) WebDriver
12 18 (14.52%) ISEB
12 18 (14.52%) ISTQB
13 17 (13.71%) C#
13 17 (13.71%) .NET
13 17 (13.71%) Automation Testing
14 15 (12.10%) Scrum
15 14 (11.29%) Cucumber
15 14 (11.29%) Mobile App
16 13 (10.48%) Automated Testing
16 13 (10.48%) Oracle
16 13 (10.48%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
18 11 (8.87%) QuickTest Pro
18 11 (8.87%) Integration Testing
18 11 (8.87%) Degree
18 11 (8.87%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.61%) Apache
3 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle FAH
1 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.81%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.81%) Endur
1 1 (0.81%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.81%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) Wireless Security
1 2 (1.61%) Network Security
1 2 (1.61%) Wireless
2 1 (0.81%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.48%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.42%) Big Data
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.81%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.81%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.81%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (29.84%) Selenium
2 21 (16.94%) JIRA
3 19 (15.32%) WebDriver
4 14 (11.29%) Cucumber
5 11 (8.87%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (8.06%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.45%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.84%) JMeter
8 6 (4.84%) JUnit
8 6 (4.84%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.84%) SpecFlow
9 5 (4.03%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.23%) Subversion
10 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
10 4 (3.23%) Toad
11 3 (2.42%) NUnit
11 3 (2.42%) MSTest
11 3 (2.42%) Hudson
11 3 (2.42%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (27.42%) Finance
2 24 (19.35%) Banking
3 7 (5.65%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.84%) Retail
5 3 (2.42%) Front Office
6 2 (1.61%) Legal
6 2 (1.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Billing
7 1 (0.81%) Games
7 1 (0.81%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.81%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.71%) .NET
2 10 (8.06%) Web Services
3 4 (3.23%) XML
3 4 (3.23%) SOAP
4 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.42%) Middleware
4 3 (2.42%) WCF
5 2 (1.61%) JSON
5 2 (1.61%) Spring
5 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.61%) MSMQ
5 2 (1.61%) REST
6 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.81%) HTML
6 1 (0.81%) J2EE
6 1 (0.81%) XSD
6 1 (0.81%) XSLT
6 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.81%) ICEfaces
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.84%) Open Source
2 6 (4.84%) SWIFT
3 5 (4.03%) User Experience
3 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.42%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.42%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.42%) Derivative
5 2 (1.61%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.61%) iPad
5 2 (1.61%) GIS
5 2 (1.61%) NHS
5 2 (1.61%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.61%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) STB
6 1 (0.81%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) Android
2 9 (7.26%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.45%) UNIX
4 6 (4.84%) Linux
5 5 (4.03%) Windows
6 3 (2.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.19%) Test Scripting
3 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
4 21 (16.94%) TDD
4 21 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (15.32%) BDD
6 17 (13.71%) Automation Testing
7 15 (12.10%) Scrum
8 13 (10.48%) Automated Testing
9 11 (8.87%) Integration Testing
10 10 (8.06%) System Testing
10 10 (8.06%) Software Testing
10 10 (8.06%) Validation
11 9 (7.26%) Agile Testing
11 9 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (7.26%) Waterfall
12 8 (6.45%) Manual Testing
12 8 (6.45%) Performance Testing
12 8 (6.45%) Test Strategy
13 7 (5.65%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 40 (32.26%) SQL
2 22 (17.74%) Java
3 17 (13.71%) C#
4 7 (5.65%) Ruby
5 6 (4.84%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.23%) Python
6 4 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.61%) Groovy
8 2 (1.61%) Scala
8 2 (1.61%) VBScript
8 2 (1.61%) VBA
8 2 (1.61%) Perl
8 2 (1.61%) C++
8 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.81%) C
9 1 (0.81%) PHP
9 1 (0.81%) Lua
Qualifications
1 18 (14.52%) ISEB
1 18 (14.52%) ISTQB
2 11 (8.87%) Degree
3 2 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (1.61%) CEH
3 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.61%) CISM
3 2 (1.61%) CISSP
3 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.61%) GWAPT
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (29.03%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) Nmap
2 1 (0.81%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (10.48%) Oracle
2 8 (6.45%) HP
3 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.42%) Sybase
5 2 (1.61%) Apple
6 1 (0.81%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.81%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) Cerner
6 1 (0.81%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.81%) Informatica
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.81%) Perforce
6 1 (0.81%) ATG
6 1 (0.81%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.81%) Charles River
6 1 (0.81%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.81%) Endeca
6 1 (0.81%) thinkFolio
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