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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 143 121 152
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 54 83 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.03% 1.43% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.55% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 53
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £279 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £499 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £20.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.05 £30.13
% change year-on-year
+113.52% -53.36%
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
4890 5349 6613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.97% 92.10% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3890 4809
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
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 71 90 145
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 34 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (37.36%) QA
2 23 (25.27%) Selenium
2 23 (25.27%) Test Scripting
3 22 (24.18%) BDD
4 20 (21.98%) Finance
5 19 (20.88%) Banking
5 19 (20.88%) Integration Testing
6 18 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (17.58%) Cucumber
8 15 (16.48%) Java
9 14 (15.38%) C#
9 14 (15.38%) SpecFlow
9 14 (15.38%) System Testing
9 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
9 14 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
10 12 (13.19%) SQL
10 12 (13.19%) SWIFT
11 11 (12.09%) Automation Testing
12 10 (10.99%) WebDriver
12 10 (10.99%) Manual Testing
12 10 (10.99%) JIRA
13 9 (9.89%) Ruby
13 9 (9.89%) Software Testing
13 9 (9.89%) Scrum
13 9 (9.89%) TDD
14 8 (8.79%) Business Analysis
14 8 (8.79%) Validation
15 7 (7.69%) UNIX
15 7 (7.69%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (4.40%) CMS
2 2 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) SAS
3 1 (1.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Office
1 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) SaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) 3G
1 1 (1.10%) Wireless
1 1 (1.10%) 4G
1 1 (1.10%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.10%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.10%) QlikView
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) Big Data
4 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.10%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (25.27%) Selenium
2 16 (17.58%) Cucumber
3 14 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 10 (10.99%) WebDriver
4 10 (10.99%) JIRA
5 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.59%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.49%) JUnit
8 4 (4.40%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.20%) JMeter
9 2 (2.20%) NUnit
9 2 (2.20%) Subversion
9 2 (2.20%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.20%) JBehave
9 2 (2.20%) Calabash
9 2 (2.20%) Behat
10 1 (1.10%) Robotium
10 1 (1.10%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.10%) PhantomJS
General
1 20 (21.98%) Finance
2 19 (20.88%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Advertising
4 2 (2.20%) Publishing
5 1 (1.10%) Law
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) .NET
1 5 (5.49%) XML
2 4 (4.40%) JSON
2 4 (4.40%) Web Services
3 3 (3.30%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.30%) SOAP
4 2 (2.20%) RESTful
4 2 (2.20%) REST
4 2 (2.20%) Middleware
5 1 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.10%) XSD
5 1 (1.10%) XSLT
5 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) SWIFT
2 6 (6.59%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) User Experience
4 3 (3.30%) NHS
5 2 (2.20%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.20%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.10%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.10%) FMCG
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) Statistics
6 1 (1.10%) SCADA
6 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) UNIX
1 7 (7.69%) Android
2 5 (5.49%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.20%) Linux
4 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.27%) Test Scripting
3 22 (24.18%) BDD
4 19 (20.88%) Integration Testing
5 18 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (15.38%) System Testing
6 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 14 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (12.09%) Automation Testing
8 10 (10.99%) Manual Testing
9 9 (9.89%) Software Testing
9 9 (9.89%) TDD
9 9 (9.89%) Scrum
10 8 (8.79%) Validation
10 8 (8.79%) Business Analysis
11 6 (6.59%) ETL
11 6 (6.59%) Performance Testing
11 6 (6.59%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.59%) User Stories
12 5 (5.49%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.48%) Java
2 14 (15.38%) C#
3 12 (13.19%) SQL
4 9 (9.89%) Ruby
5 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.40%) Python
6 4 (4.40%) Groovy
6 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.10%) C
8 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) ISEB
2 3 (3.30%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
2 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (37.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.30%) HP
3 2 (2.20%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.10%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.10%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.10%) Software AG
4 1 (1.10%) Charles River
4 1 (1.10%) VMware
4 1 (1.10%) Atlassian
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