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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 107 159 141
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 106 42 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.64% 0.66% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 0.71% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 29 56
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +40.20%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5949 5913 7379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.22% 92.94% 91.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4317 4345 5208
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £283 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 120 173
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.51 £135.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Tester
London

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 77 (39.29%) Selenium
2 58 (29.59%) Java
3 52 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (25.51%) Finance
5 49 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 46 (23.47%) QA
6 46 (23.47%) WebDriver
7 45 (22.96%) Test Scripting
8 42 (21.43%) BDD
9 39 (19.90%) SQL
10 36 (18.37%) C#
11 35 (17.86%) TDD
12 34 (17.35%) Banking
13 33 (16.84%) HP
14 32 (16.33%) Scrum
15 30 (15.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 30 (15.31%) Cucumber
16 28 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (12.76%) Ruby
17 25 (12.76%) HP Quality Center
18 24 (12.24%) ISTQB
18 24 (12.24%) JIRA
18 24 (12.24%) Web Services
19 23 (11.73%) ISEB
20 21 (10.71%) Security Cleared
20 21 (10.71%) JMeter
21 20 (10.20%) QuickTest Pro
21 20 (10.20%) Windows
22 19 (9.69%) Manual Testing
22 19 (9.69%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (2.04%) Confluence
2 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.53%) CMS
2 3 (1.53%) Node.js
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.51%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.51%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) Drupal
4 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS Project
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Stata
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.51%) Agresso
2 1 (0.51%) Summit
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.04%) Internet
1 4 (2.04%) HTTP
2 2 (1.02%) Firewall
2 2 (1.02%) CHAP
2 2 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.51%) SSL
3 1 (0.51%) LAN
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
3 1 (0.51%) LDAP
3 1 (0.51%) Network Security
3 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.51%) SSH
3 1 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 7 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.06%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.04%) MySQL
4 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.02%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.51%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 77 (39.29%) Selenium
2 46 (23.47%) WebDriver
3 30 (15.31%) Cucumber
4 24 (12.24%) JIRA
5 21 (10.71%) JMeter
6 20 (10.20%) QuickTest Pro
7 17 (8.67%) Jenkins
8 16 (8.16%) SoapUI
8 16 (8.16%) LoadRunner
9 14 (7.14%) WATIR
9 14 (7.14%) Git (software)
10 13 (6.63%) Calabash
11 10 (5.10%) Visual Studio
12 9 (4.59%) Maven
12 9 (4.59%) Rational Performance Tester
13 8 (4.08%) TeamCity
14 7 (3.57%) JUnit
14 7 (3.57%) FitNesse
14 7 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (25.51%) Finance
2 34 (17.35%) Banking
3 7 (3.57%) Marketing
4 5 (2.55%) Publishing
4 5 (2.55%) Retail
5 4 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.53%) Front Office
6 3 (1.53%) Back Office
6 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.53%) Games
6 3 (1.53%) Local Government
7 2 (1.02%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.24%) Web Services
2 12 (6.12%) XML
3 8 (4.08%) SOAP
3 8 (4.08%) .NET
4 6 (3.06%) HTML
5 5 (2.55%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (2.04%) RESTful
6 4 (2.04%) Middleware
7 3 (1.53%) JSON
7 3 (1.53%) Sass
7 3 (1.53%) REST
8 2 (1.02%) iOS SDK
8 2 (1.02%) Android SDK
8 2 (1.02%) XSLT
9 1 (0.51%) DOM
9 1 (0.51%) XSL
9 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.51%) CSS
9 1 (0.51%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.69%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.63%) Open Source
3 11 (5.61%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.10%) SWIFT
5 8 (4.08%) Social Network
6 7 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.55%) E-Learning
7 5 (2.55%) Statistics
8 4 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.53%) NHS
9 3 (1.53%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.02%) IPTV
10 2 (1.02%) Economics
10 2 (1.02%) Equities
10 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.51%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.20%) Windows
2 16 (8.16%) Linux
3 14 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 12 (6.12%) Android
5 6 (3.06%) UNIX
6 5 (2.55%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.53%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.53%) Solaris
7 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 45 (22.96%) Test Scripting
4 42 (21.43%) BDD
5 35 (17.86%) TDD
6 32 (16.33%) Scrum
7 30 (15.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (9.69%) Manual Testing
9 19 (9.69%) Performance Testing
9 19 (9.69%) Integration Testing
10 17 (8.67%) Software Testing
10 17 (8.67%) Automated Testing
11 15 (7.65%) Regression Testing
12 14 (7.14%) System Testing
12 14 (7.14%) E-Commerce
12 14 (7.14%) Automation Testing
13 13 (6.63%) Load Testing
14 11 (5.61%) Stress Testing
15 10 (5.10%) OO
Programming Languages
1 58 (29.59%) Java
2 39 (19.90%) SQL
3 36 (18.37%) C#
4 25 (12.76%) Ruby
5 13 (6.63%) Python
6 11 (5.61%) JavaScript
7 10 (5.10%) Groovy
8 7 (3.57%) Perl
9 5 (2.55%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.04%) C
11 3 (1.53%) VBScript
11 3 (1.53%) VB
11 3 (1.53%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (1.02%) F#
12 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.02%) C++
12 2 (1.02%) PHP
13 1 (0.51%) Delphi
13 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 24 (12.24%) ISTQB
2 23 (11.73%) ISEB
3 21 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 15 (7.65%) SC Cleared
5 11 (5.61%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.10%) Degree
7 6 (3.06%) CEH
8 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (23.47%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) BS7799
2 1 (0.51%) HL7
2 1 (0.51%) EMIR
System Software
1 6 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (12.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.02%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 33 (16.84%) HP
2 17 (8.67%) Oracle
3 14 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.55%) Citrix
5 3 (1.53%) IBM
5 3 (1.53%) VMware
5 3 (1.53%) Infoblox
6 2 (1.02%) Green Hat
6 2 (1.02%) Cerner
7 1 (0.51%) SAP
7 1 (0.51%) Informatica
7 1 (0.51%) Open Text
7 1 (0.51%) Zend
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