The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
London / City of London
Rank 118 119 136
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 28 35 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.96% 1.10% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.15% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 37
Median daily rate £425 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.91% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £228 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £468 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £290
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

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
2771 3052 4934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.06% 95.67% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2192 2402 3791
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 53 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.97% +9.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 19 February 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 37 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.29%) Selenium
3 17 (25.00%) TDD
4 15 (22.06%) QA
4 15 (22.06%) Cucumber
4 15 (22.06%) WebDriver
5 14 (20.59%) SQL
5 14 (20.59%) Finance
6 13 (19.12%) Scrum
6 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
7 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 12 (17.65%) BDD
8 10 (14.71%) Java
9 9 (13.24%) C#
9 9 (13.24%) Regression Testing
9 9 (13.24%) Degree
9 9 (13.24%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (13.24%) SpecFlow
9 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
9 9 (13.24%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
10 8 (11.76%) JIRA
10 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (11.76%) Linux
11 7 (10.29%) Web Services
11 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
11 7 (10.29%) Test Automation
11 7 (10.29%) SoapUI
11 7 (10.29%) GitHub
11 7 (10.29%) ATDD

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.47%) Confluence
1 1 (1.47%) nginx
1 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) GitHub
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) Firewall
2 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) IPv6
3 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.94%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.94%) Big Data
3 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.47%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (35.29%) Selenium
2 15 (22.06%) Cucumber
2 15 (22.06%) WebDriver
3 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
3 9 (13.24%) SpecFlow
4 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.76%) JIRA
5 7 (10.29%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.41%) Maven
7 3 (4.41%) Mocha
7 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.94%) Bugzilla
8 2 (2.94%) Hudson
8 2 (2.94%) JMeter
8 2 (2.94%) MSTest
8 2 (2.94%) NUnit
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Banking
2 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) Web Services
2 6 (8.82%) REST
3 5 (7.35%) SOAP
4 4 (5.88%) .NET
4 4 (5.88%) Node.js
5 3 (4.41%) XML
6 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.94%) CSS
6 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.94%) HTML
6 2 (2.94%) JSON
7 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.47%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.94%) Fintech
2 2 (2.94%) Life Science
2 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.47%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.47%) IVR
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Linux
2 6 (8.82%) Windows
3 3 (4.41%) Unix
4 2 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.94%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.00%) TDD
3 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
3 13 (19.12%) Scrum
4 12 (17.65%) BDD
4 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 9 (13.24%) Exploratory Testing
5 9 (13.24%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (13.24%) Regression Testing
6 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (10.29%) ATDD
7 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
7 7 (10.29%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.82%) Automation Testing
8 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
8 6 (8.82%) Manual Testing
8 6 (8.82%) Microservices
8 6 (8.82%) Test Strategy
9 5 (7.35%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) Java
3 9 (13.24%) C#
4 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.35%) Python
6 4 (5.88%) PHP
7 3 (4.41%) Perl
8 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.47%) Go
8 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) CREST Certified
2 6 (8.82%) ISEB
3 4 (5.88%) CEH
3 4 (5.88%) CHECK Team Member
3 4 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.41%) SANS
5 2 (2.94%) GIAC
5 2 (2.94%) GPEN
5 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.94%) OSCE
5 2 (2.94%) OSCP
5 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.47%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.47%) CISM
6 1 (1.47%) CISSP
6 1 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.06%) QA
2 5 (7.35%) SDET
3 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Docker
1 1 (1.47%) HDFS
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Nessus
2 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) Nagios
2 1 (1.47%) Puppet
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) AppDynamics
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) Charles River
3 1 (1.47%) Citrix
3 1 (1.47%) Google
3 1 (1.47%) Murex
3 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.47%) Splunk
3 1 (1.47%) Workday
3 1 (1.47%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.47%) Xamarin
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