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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 164 118 168
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 39 82 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.68% 1.43% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.55% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 59 32
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£334 £383 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £302 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £478 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -71.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.67%
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
5267 5295 6449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.34% 92.34% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4054 3899 4769
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 78 164
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.85 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% -5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 42 (43.75%) QA
2 38 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (35.42%) Banking
4 31 (32.29%) Finance
5 27 (28.13%) Selenium
6 24 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (23.96%) Integration Testing
8 21 (21.88%) SQL
9 19 (19.79%) Test Scripting
9 19 (19.79%) System Integration Testing
10 18 (18.75%) BDD
11 17 (17.71%) System Testing
12 15 (15.63%) SWIFT
13 14 (14.58%) Validation
14 13 (13.54%) JIRA
14 13 (13.54%) Automated Testing
14 13 (13.54%) ISEB
14 13 (13.54%) .NET
15 12 (12.50%) Business Analysis
16 11 (11.46%) Investment Banking
16 11 (11.46%) C#
16 11 (11.46%) Java
16 11 (11.46%) HP UFT
17 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
17 10 (10.42%) ISTQB
17 10 (10.42%) Scrum
17 10 (10.42%) Test Automation
18 9 (9.38%) Cucumber
18 9 (9.38%) SpecFlow
18 9 (9.38%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.04%) Confluence
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.04%) SAS
2 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) 3G
1 1 (1.04%) Wireless
1 1 (1.04%) Wireless Security
1 1 (1.04%) 4G
1 1 (1.04%) MVNO
1 1 (1.04%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.04%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.04%) Big Data
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.04%) QlikView
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (28.13%) Selenium
2 13 (13.54%) JIRA
3 11 (11.46%) HP UFT
4 9 (9.38%) Cucumber
4 9 (9.38%) SpecFlow
5 7 (7.29%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.13%) Behat
7 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.13%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.13%) JMeter
8 2 (2.08%) MSTest
8 2 (2.08%) JUnit
8 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.08%) Calabash
8 2 (2.08%) PhantomJS
9 1 (1.04%) NeoLoad
General
1 34 (35.42%) Banking
2 31 (32.29%) Finance
3 11 (11.46%) Investment Banking
4 8 (8.33%) Retail
5 4 (4.17%) Legal
6 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.08%) Advertising
7 2 (2.08%) Publishing
8 1 (1.04%) Front Office
8 1 (1.04%) Law
8 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.54%) .NET
2 7 (7.29%) MSMQ
3 4 (4.17%) Web Services
3 4 (4.17%) XML
3 4 (4.17%) RESTful
4 3 (3.13%) SOAP
4 3 (3.13%) JSON
5 2 (2.08%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.04%) REST
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.04%) XSD
6 1 (1.04%) XSLT
6 1 (1.04%) XBRL
6 1 (1.04%) Spring
6 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) SWIFT
2 7 (7.29%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.17%) NHS
4 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.08%) User Experience
5 2 (2.08%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.04%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.04%) Handset
6 1 (1.04%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (1.04%) Statistics
6 1 (1.04%) Wiki
6 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.21%) UNIX
1 5 (5.21%) Android
1 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (23.96%) Integration Testing
4 19 (19.79%) Test Scripting
4 19 (19.79%) System Integration Testing
5 18 (18.75%) BDD
6 17 (17.71%) System Testing
7 14 (14.58%) Validation
8 13 (13.54%) Automated Testing
9 12 (12.50%) Business Analysis
10 10 (10.42%) Scrum
10 10 (10.42%) Test Automation
11 9 (9.38%) Automation Testing
11 9 (9.38%) TDD
12 8 (8.33%) Migration
13 7 (7.29%) ITIL
13 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2
13 7 (7.29%) Software Testing
13 7 (7.29%) Analytics
13 7 (7.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.88%) SQL
2 11 (11.46%) C#
2 11 (11.46%) Java
3 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.17%) Ruby
4 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.13%) Perl
5 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.08%) VBA
6 1 (1.04%) Python
6 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.04%) Lua
6 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) ISEB
2 10 (10.42%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.17%) Degree
4 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (43.75%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) Basel III
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.29%) Sybase
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (1.04%) HP
4 1 (1.04%) Charles River
4 1 (1.04%) Telerik
4 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.04%) ForgeRock
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TEKsystems
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
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e-Recruiter
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
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First Point
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago