The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 126 157 129
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 81 64 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.37% 0.90% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 0.97% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 70
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £41.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5428 6572 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.03% 92.50% 92.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3959 4830 5240
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 169 170
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.66 £51.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 64 (35.56%) Selenium
2 49 (27.22%) Java
3 46 (25.56%) Test Scripting
4 45 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 43 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (23.33%) Finance
7 41 (22.78%) TDD
8 39 (21.67%) WebDriver
8 39 (21.67%) BDD
9 36 (20.00%) SQL
10 35 (19.44%) Scrum
11 34 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 33 (18.33%) QA
12 33 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (18.33%) Banking
13 32 (17.78%) Cucumber
14 31 (17.22%) C#
15 30 (16.67%) HP
16 25 (13.89%) Web Services
17 24 (13.33%) Performance Testing
17 24 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
18 23 (12.78%) QuickTest Pro
19 22 (12.22%) Computer Science
20 21 (11.67%) JMeter
21 20 (11.11%) JIRA
21 20 (11.11%) Ruby
21 20 (11.11%) Integration Testing
22 19 (10.56%) System Testing
22 19 (10.56%) ISTQB
22 19 (10.56%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (2.78%) SAS
2 4 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.67%) Node.js
4 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.56%) Drupal
5 1 (0.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Stata
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.89%) BASE24
2 1 (0.56%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.56%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.56%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.11%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.67%) HTTP
2 2 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) SSH
3 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.89%) MySQL
4 6 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.78%) Base SAS
6 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.67%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.11%) Star Schema
8 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.11%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.11%) DB2
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 64 (35.56%) Selenium
2 39 (21.67%) WebDriver
3 32 (17.78%) Cucumber
4 23 (12.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 21 (11.67%) JMeter
6 20 (11.11%) JIRA
7 16 (8.89%) LoadRunner
8 15 (8.33%) SoapUI
9 13 (7.22%) Jenkins
10 12 (6.67%) Visual Studio
11 11 (6.11%) TeamCity
11 11 (6.11%) Calabash
12 10 (5.56%) WATIR
13 9 (5.00%) Git (software)
14 8 (4.44%) Rational Performance Tester
15 6 (3.33%) FitNesse
15 6 (3.33%) Robotium
16 5 (2.78%) LoadUI
16 5 (2.78%) Bugzilla
16 5 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (23.33%) Finance
2 33 (18.33%) Banking
3 6 (3.33%) Retail
3 6 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.78%) Publishing
5 4 (2.22%) Legal
6 3 (1.67%) Local Government
7 2 (1.11%) Marketing
7 2 (1.11%) Games
7 2 (1.11%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.89%) Web Services
2 12 (6.67%) SOAP
3 11 (6.11%) XML
4 9 (5.00%) .NET
5 6 (3.33%) HTML
5 6 (3.33%) JSON
6 5 (2.78%) RESTful
7 4 (2.22%) REST
7 4 (2.22%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.67%) Sass
8 3 (1.67%) Middleware
8 3 (1.67%) XSLT
9 2 (1.11%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.11%) Android SDK
9 2 (1.11%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.56%) CSS
10 1 (0.56%) JMS
10 1 (0.56%) FIXML
10 1 (0.56%) Ajax
10 1 (0.56%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.22%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.22%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.67%) SWIFT
4 10 (5.56%) Open Source
5 8 (4.44%) Social Network
6 7 (3.89%) Tandem
7 6 (3.33%) Statistics
8 5 (2.78%) EMV
8 5 (2.78%) APACS
9 4 (2.22%) E-Learning
9 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.22%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.22%) Economics
10 3 (1.67%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (1.11%) Data Conversion
11 2 (1.11%) Derivative
11 2 (1.11%) NHS
11 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.89%) Android
2 15 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 15 (8.33%) Windows
2 15 (8.33%) Linux
3 6 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.78%) UNIX
5 3 (1.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) AIX
6 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.56%) Test Scripting
2 45 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 43 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (22.78%) TDD
5 39 (21.67%) BDD
6 35 (19.44%) Scrum
7 34 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (13.33%) Performance Testing
10 20 (11.11%) Integration Testing
11 19 (10.56%) System Testing
12 18 (10.00%) Software Testing
13 17 (9.44%) Automation Testing
14 15 (8.33%) Load Testing
14 15 (8.33%) Regression Testing
15 14 (7.78%) Manual Testing
16 13 (7.22%) Stress Testing
17 12 (6.67%) Project Management
17 12 (6.67%) E-Commerce
18 10 (5.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 49 (27.22%) Java
2 36 (20.00%) SQL
3 31 (17.22%) C#
4 20 (11.11%) Ruby
5 12 (6.67%) Python
6 10 (5.56%) Groovy
6 10 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.89%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.78%) Perl
9 3 (1.67%) PHP
9 3 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.67%) C
9 3 (1.67%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.11%) C++
10 2 (1.11%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.11%) VB
10 2 (1.11%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.56%) Delphi
11 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (10.56%) ISTQB
1 19 (10.56%) ISEB
2 13 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.22%) Degree
3 7 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.11%) CEH
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (18.33%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
1 1 (0.56%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 24 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.11%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.56%) Nessus
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (16.67%) HP
2 19 (10.56%) Microsoft
3 17 (9.44%) Oracle
4 4 (2.22%) Citrix
5 2 (1.11%) SAP
5 2 (1.11%) Informatica
5 2 (1.11%) Teradata
6 1 (0.56%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.56%) Zend
6 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.56%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.56%) Green Hat
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.56%) CODA
6 1 (0.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.56%) JBoss
6 1 (0.56%) Sybase
6 1 (0.56%) Cerner
6 1 (0.56%) Murex
6 1 (0.56%) Fidessa
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