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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 141 106 153
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 55 110 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.04% 1.76% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.89% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 76 35
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£375 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
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 £28.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -17.64%
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
4922 5815 5554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.41% 92.97% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3734 4160 4129
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £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 72 90 110
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 £11.00 £12.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -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 31 March 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 31 March 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 54 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (36.75%) QA
3 39 (33.33%) Finance
4 38 (32.48%) Selenium
5 36 (30.77%) Banking
5 36 (30.77%) SQL
6 28 (23.93%) Test Scripting
7 25 (21.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (19.66%) ISEB
8 23 (19.66%) JIRA
9 22 (18.80%) ISTQB
10 20 (17.09%) BDD
11 19 (16.24%) Test Automation
11 19 (16.24%) Java
12 18 (15.38%) .NET
12 18 (15.38%) Automated Testing
12 18 (15.38%) Scrum
13 17 (14.53%) TDD
14 15 (12.82%) C#
14 15 (12.82%) Integration Testing
15 14 (11.97%) WebDriver
15 14 (11.97%) QuickTest Pro
16 13 (11.11%) Investment Banking
16 13 (11.11%) Automation Testing
17 12 (10.26%) Mobile App
17 12 (10.26%) Cucumber
17 12 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
18 11 (9.40%) ITIL
18 11 (9.40%) SQL Server
18 11 (9.40%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (2.56%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (1.71%) IIS
2 2 (1.71%) Apache
2 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.85%) Hyperion Enterprise
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Wireless
1 2 (1.71%) Wireless Security
2 1 (0.85%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (9.40%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.85%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.85%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.85%) Big Data
6 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (32.48%) Selenium
2 23 (19.66%) JIRA
3 14 (11.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (11.97%) WebDriver
4 12 (10.26%) Cucumber
5 9 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.84%) SpecFlow
7 7 (5.98%) SoapUI
7 7 (5.98%) LoadRunner
8 6 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.27%) JMeter
9 5 (4.27%) JUnit
10 4 (3.42%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.42%) Toad
10 4 (3.42%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.56%) Behat
11 3 (2.56%) Calabash
12 2 (1.71%) NeoLoad
12 2 (1.71%) Zephyr
General
1 39 (33.33%) Finance
2 36 (30.77%) Banking
3 13 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 11 (9.40%) Retail
5 6 (5.13%) Legal
6 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.71%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Front Office
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
7 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.38%) .NET
2 10 (8.55%) Web Services
3 7 (5.98%) MSMQ
4 4 (3.42%) SOAP
5 3 (2.56%) XML
5 3 (2.56%) Middleware
5 3 (2.56%) WCF
6 2 (1.71%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.71%) RESTful
7 1 (0.85%) HTML5
7 1 (0.85%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.85%) REST
7 1 (0.85%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.85%) Spring
7 1 (0.85%) XBRL
7 1 (0.85%) XSD
7 1 (0.85%) XSLT
7 1 (0.85%) HTML
7 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.69%) SWIFT
3 5 (4.27%) User Experience
4 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.56%) NHS
5 3 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.71%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.71%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.71%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.71%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Open Source
7 1 (0.85%) iPad
7 1 (0.85%) Wiki
7 1 (0.85%) Equities
7 1 (0.85%) Derivative
7 1 (0.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.40%) Android
2 9 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.42%) UNIX
3 4 (3.42%) Windows
4 3 (2.56%) Solaris
4 3 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.93%) Test Scripting
3 25 (21.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (17.09%) BDD
5 19 (16.24%) Test Automation
6 18 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 18 (15.38%) Scrum
7 17 (14.53%) TDD
8 15 (12.82%) Integration Testing
9 13 (11.11%) Automation Testing
10 11 (9.40%) System Testing
10 11 (9.40%) Analytics
10 11 (9.40%) Validation
10 11 (9.40%) ITIL
11 9 (7.69%) Software Testing
12 7 (5.98%) PRINCE2
12 7 (5.98%) Data Modelling
12 7 (5.98%) Migration
12 7 (5.98%) User Stories
12 7 (5.98%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.77%) SQL
2 19 (16.24%) Java
3 15 (12.82%) C#
4 5 (4.27%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.27%) Ruby
5 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.42%) VBA
6 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.71%) Perl
7 2 (1.71%) Lua
7 2 (1.71%) Groovy
7 2 (1.71%) Scala
8 1 (0.85%) C++
8 1 (0.85%) VBScript
8 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (19.66%) ISEB
2 22 (18.80%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.55%) Degree
4 3 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.71%) CEH
5 2 (1.71%) CISSP
5 2 (1.71%) GWAPT
5 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.71%) CISM
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (36.75%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.85%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.71%) Nessus
2 2 (1.71%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (7.69%) Oracle
2 7 (5.98%) Sybase
3 5 (4.27%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.42%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.85%) Apple
5 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.85%) Charles River
5 1 (0.85%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.85%) ATG
5 1 (0.85%) Perforce
5 1 (0.85%) Telerik
5 1 (0.85%) Endeca
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Posted: 12 days ago