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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 125 143 150
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 78 81 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.34% 1.13% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.23% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 58 56
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £197 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -10.00%
Tester
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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
5363 6610 7331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.45% 92.42% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3925 4808 5247
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £32.75 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Tester Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 63 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.54%) Test Scripting
3 41 (25.31%) Selenium
4 37 (22.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (22.84%) Finance
5 36 (22.22%) Java
6 35 (21.60%) Test Automation
7 33 (20.37%) SQL
8 29 (17.90%) Banking
9 28 (17.28%) TDD
10 26 (16.05%) BDD
11 25 (15.43%) Cucumber
11 25 (15.43%) QA
12 24 (14.81%) Performance Testing
12 24 (14.81%) HP
13 23 (14.20%) WebDriver
14 22 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (13.58%) QuickTest Pro
15 21 (12.96%) System Testing
16 20 (12.35%) Software Testing
17 19 (11.73%) HP Quality Center
17 19 (11.73%) C#
17 19 (11.73%) Scrum
18 18 (11.11%) Web Services
18 18 (11.11%) Microsoft
18 18 (11.11%) Integration Testing
18 18 (11.11%) Automation Testing
19 17 (10.49%) SQL Server
20 16 (9.88%) ISEB
20 16 (9.88%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (3.09%) SAS
2 3 (1.85%) Node.js
3 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.62%) Confluence
4 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.94%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) BASE24
2 2 (1.23%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.62%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.62%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.62%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.62%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (1.23%) HTTP
1 2 (1.23%) Network Security
2 1 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.09%) Base SAS
3 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.47%) MySQL
4 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.85%) Big Data
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.23%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.23%) DB2
7 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 41 (25.31%) Selenium
2 25 (15.43%) Cucumber
3 23 (14.20%) WebDriver
4 22 (13.58%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (9.26%) JIRA
6 14 (8.64%) JMeter
7 12 (7.41%) LoadRunner
8 11 (6.79%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.94%) Visual Studio
9 8 (4.94%) Rational Performance Tester
9 8 (4.94%) WATIR
9 8 (4.94%) TeamCity
10 7 (4.32%) Calabash
11 6 (3.70%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.09%) Git (software)
12 5 (3.09%) Subversion
12 5 (3.09%) FitNesse
12 5 (3.09%) Bugzilla
12 5 (3.09%) SpecFlow
13 4 (2.47%) LoadUI
General
1 37 (22.84%) Finance
2 29 (17.90%) Banking
3 7 (4.32%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.85%) Local Government
4 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.85%) Games
5 2 (1.23%) Automotive
5 2 (1.23%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) Advertising
5 2 (1.23%) Publishing
5 2 (1.23%) Front Office
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.11%) Web Services
2 13 (8.02%) .NET
3 11 (6.79%) XML
4 8 (4.94%) SOAP
5 5 (3.09%) JSON
6 4 (2.47%) REST
6 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.47%) HTML
7 3 (1.85%) RESTful
7 3 (1.85%) XSLT
7 3 (1.85%) Sass
8 2 (1.23%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.62%) Xamarin.iOS
9 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.62%) ICEfaces
9 1 (0.62%) Spring
9 1 (0.62%) JSF
9 1 (0.62%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.62%) J2EE
9 1 (0.62%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.26%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.02%) SWIFT
2 13 (8.02%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.94%) Social Network
4 7 (4.32%) Open Source
4 7 (4.32%) Tandem
5 5 (3.09%) EMV
5 5 (3.09%) APACS
5 5 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.47%) Derivative
7 3 (1.85%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.85%) Economics
7 3 (1.85%) Statistics
7 3 (1.85%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.85%) NHS
7 3 (1.85%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.23%) GIS
8 2 (1.23%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.64%) Android
2 12 (7.41%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.56%) Windows
4 7 (4.32%) Linux
5 5 (3.09%) UNIX
6 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.62%) AIX
8 1 (0.62%) Solaris
8 1 (0.62%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.54%) Test Scripting
3 37 (22.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 35 (21.60%) Test Automation
5 28 (17.28%) TDD
6 26 (16.05%) BDD
7 24 (14.81%) Performance Testing
8 22 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (12.96%) System Testing
10 20 (12.35%) Software Testing
11 19 (11.73%) Scrum
12 18 (11.11%) Integration Testing
12 18 (11.11%) Automation Testing
13 16 (9.88%) Regression Testing
14 13 (8.02%) Stress Testing
15 12 (7.41%) Load Testing
15 12 (7.41%) Manual Testing
16 11 (6.79%) Test Strategy
17 10 (6.17%) Project Management
18 8 (4.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.22%) Java
2 33 (20.37%) SQL
3 19 (11.73%) C#
4 16 (9.88%) Ruby
5 10 (6.17%) Python
6 6 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.70%) Groovy
7 5 (3.09%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.09%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.47%) C
9 3 (1.85%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.23%) C++
10 2 (1.23%) Perl
10 2 (1.23%) PHP
10 2 (1.23%) VB
10 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.62%) XPath
11 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (9.88%) ISEB
2 15 (9.26%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.17%) Degree
4 6 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.43%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Nmap
1 1 (0.62%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (11.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) SCOM
2 1 (0.62%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.62%) Nessus
Vendors
1 24 (14.81%) HP
2 18 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.41%) Oracle
4 4 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.85%) Informatica
6 2 (1.23%) Teradata
6 2 (1.23%) Cerner
6 2 (1.23%) SAP
6 2 (1.23%) Sybase
7 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.62%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.62%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.62%) JBoss
7 1 (0.62%) Citrix
7 1 (0.62%) Murex
7 1 (0.62%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.62%) Apple
7 1 (0.62%) CODA
7 1 (0.62%) TIBCO
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