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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 115 148 150
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 84 71 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.44% 0.98% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.06% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 52 51
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £191 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
5359 6714 7231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.13% 92.63% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3875 4903 5242
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 148 171
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014, 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 53 (31.55%) Selenium
2 46 (27.38%) Test Scripting
2 46 (27.38%) Java
3 39 (23.21%) Test Automation
4 38 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (22.02%) Finance
6 36 (21.43%) SQL
6 36 (21.43%) TDD
6 36 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (20.83%) BDD
8 33 (19.64%) WebDriver
8 33 (19.64%) QA
9 31 (18.45%) Banking
10 29 (17.26%) Cucumber
11 27 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (15.48%) C#
13 25 (14.88%) Scrum
14 24 (14.29%) HP
15 23 (13.69%) Web Services
16 21 (12.50%) System Testing
16 21 (12.50%) Performance Testing
17 20 (11.90%) Integration Testing
17 20 (11.90%) QuickTest Pro
17 20 (11.90%) Automation Testing
18 19 (11.31%) HP Quality Center
18 19 (11.31%) Ruby
19 18 (10.71%) Computer Science
19 18 (10.71%) Regression Testing
19 18 (10.71%) ISEB
19 18 (10.71%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 5 (2.98%) SAS
2 3 (1.79%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.79%) Node.js
3 2 (1.19%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) Stata
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) BASE24
2 1 (0.60%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.60%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.60%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.60%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.79%) HTTP
2 2 (1.19%) Network Security
2 2 (1.19%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.57%) MySQL
4 5 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.98%) Base SAS
4 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.79%) Big Data
7 2 (1.19%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.19%) DB2
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (31.55%) Selenium
2 33 (19.64%) WebDriver
3 29 (17.26%) Cucumber
4 20 (11.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (9.52%) JMeter
5 16 (9.52%) JIRA
6 14 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 13 (7.74%) LoadRunner
8 11 (6.55%) TeamCity
9 10 (5.95%) Calabash
10 9 (5.36%) Visual Studio
11 8 (4.76%) WATIR
11 8 (4.76%) Git (software)
11 8 (4.76%) Rational Performance Tester
11 8 (4.76%) SoapUI
12 6 (3.57%) FitNesse
13 5 (2.98%) Subversion
13 5 (2.98%) Bugzilla
13 5 (2.98%) Robotium
13 5 (2.98%) Hudson
General
1 37 (22.02%) Finance
2 31 (18.45%) Banking
3 6 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.98%) Retail
5 4 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.79%) Legal
6 3 (1.79%) Local Government
7 2 (1.19%) Advertising
7 2 (1.19%) Publishing
7 2 (1.19%) Games
7 2 (1.19%) Automotive
7 2 (1.19%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.69%) Web Services
2 11 (6.55%) XML
2 11 (6.55%) .NET
3 10 (5.95%) SOAP
4 7 (4.17%) JSON
5 6 (3.57%) HTML
6 4 (2.38%) XSLT
6 4 (2.38%) RESTful
6 4 (2.38%) REST
7 3 (1.79%) Sass
7 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.19%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.60%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.60%) jQuery
9 1 (0.60%) Android SDK
9 1 (0.60%) CSS
9 1 (0.60%) J2EE
9 1 (0.60%) XSD
9 1 (0.60%) ICEfaces
9 1 (0.60%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.74%) Mobile App
3 12 (7.14%) SWIFT
4 8 (4.76%) Open Source
4 8 (4.76%) Social Network
5 7 (4.17%) Tandem
6 5 (2.98%) EMV
6 5 (2.98%) APACS
7 4 (2.38%) Economics
7 4 (2.38%) Statistics
7 4 (2.38%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.79%) Derivative
8 3 (1.79%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.79%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.19%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.19%) Data Conversion
9 2 (1.19%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.19%) NHS
9 2 (1.19%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.93%) Android
2 14 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.55%) Windows
4 9 (5.36%) Linux
5 5 (2.98%) UNIX
5 5 (2.98%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.19%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.60%) AIX
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.38%) Test Scripting
2 39 (23.21%) Test Automation
3 38 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (21.43%) TDD
4 36 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (20.83%) BDD
6 27 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (14.88%) Scrum
8 21 (12.50%) System Testing
8 21 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 20 (11.90%) Integration Testing
9 20 (11.90%) Automation Testing
10 18 (10.71%) Regression Testing
11 17 (10.12%) Software Testing
12 14 (8.33%) Manual Testing
13 13 (7.74%) Stress Testing
14 12 (7.14%) Load Testing
15 10 (5.95%) Test Strategy
15 10 (5.95%) Project Management
16 9 (5.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.38%) Java
2 36 (21.43%) SQL
3 26 (15.48%) C#
4 19 (11.31%) Ruby
5 10 (5.95%) Python
6 9 (5.36%) Groovy
7 8 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.38%) Perl
9 4 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.79%) C
10 3 (1.79%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.19%) VB
11 2 (1.19%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.19%) C++
11 2 (1.19%) PHP
12 1 (0.60%) Delphi
12 1 (0.60%) VBScript
12 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (10.71%) ISEB
2 17 (10.12%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.55%) Degree
4 10 (5.95%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.19%) CEH
7 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (19.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
1 1 (0.60%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 19 (11.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.60%) Nessus
2 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (14.29%) HP
2 18 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.74%) Oracle
4 3 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.19%) Informatica
5 2 (1.19%) Teradata
5 2 (1.19%) SAP
5 2 (1.19%) Citrix
6 1 (0.60%) Cerner
6 1 (0.60%) Murex
6 1 (0.60%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.60%) JBoss
6 1 (0.60%) Sybase
6 1 (0.60%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.60%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.60%) CODA
6 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.60%) OpenLink
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