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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 153 129 162
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 51 81 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.86% 1.37% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.49% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 57 45
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £302 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £16.25 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
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
5491 5436 6581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.38% 92.15% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4265 3966 4836
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 92 169
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.48 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £32.82 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015, 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 44 (43.56%) QA
2 37 (36.63%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (29.70%) Banking
4 29 (28.71%) Selenium
5 27 (26.73%) Finance
6 23 (22.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (20.79%) Integration Testing
8 20 (19.80%) Test Scripting
8 20 (19.80%) BDD
9 19 (18.81%) SQL
10 16 (15.84%) System Integration Testing
11 15 (14.85%) Test Automation
11 15 (14.85%) Cucumber
11 15 (14.85%) System Testing
11 15 (14.85%) Java
12 14 (13.86%) C#
13 13 (12.87%) SWIFT
13 13 (12.87%) SpecFlow
14 12 (11.88%) JIRA
14 12 (11.88%) Automated Testing
15 11 (10.89%) Business Analysis
15 11 (10.89%) Validation
15 11 (10.89%) .NET
15 11 (10.89%) ISEB
16 10 (9.90%) HP UFT
16 10 (9.90%) TDD
17 9 (8.91%) Software Testing
17 9 (8.91%) Investment Banking
17 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
17 9 (8.91%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.98%) CMS
2 1 (0.99%) Confluence
2 1 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) SaaS
2 1 (0.99%) Office 365
2 1 (0.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) 3G
1 1 (0.99%) Wireless
1 1 (0.99%) 4G
1 1 (0.99%) MVNO
1 1 (0.99%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.99%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.99%) QlikView
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.99%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (28.71%) Selenium
2 15 (14.85%) Cucumber
3 13 (12.87%) SpecFlow
4 12 (11.88%) JIRA
5 10 (9.90%) HP UFT
6 9 (8.91%) WebDriver
6 9 (8.91%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.95%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.95%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.95%) JUnit
8 4 (3.96%) Behat
9 3 (2.97%) JMeter
10 2 (1.98%) NUnit
10 2 (1.98%) Subversion
10 2 (1.98%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.98%) Calabash
11 1 (0.99%) PhantomJS
11 1 (0.99%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.99%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.99%) NeoLoad
General
1 30 (29.70%) Banking
2 27 (26.73%) Finance
3 9 (8.91%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.93%) Retail
5 4 (3.96%) Legal
6 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.98%) Advertising
7 2 (1.98%) Publishing
8 1 (0.99%) Law
8 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.89%) .NET
2 6 (5.94%) MSMQ
3 4 (3.96%) XML
4 3 (2.97%) JSON
4 3 (2.97%) RESTful
4 3 (2.97%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.97%) Web Services
5 2 (1.98%) SOAP
6 1 (0.99%) XSD
6 1 (0.99%) XSLT
6 1 (0.99%) REST
6 1 (0.99%) XBRL
6 1 (0.99%) Middleware
6 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) SWIFT
2 5 (4.95%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.95%) NHS
3 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.99%) Handset
6 1 (0.99%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.99%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) Statistics
6 1 (0.99%) SCADA
6 1 (0.99%) Wiki
6 1 (0.99%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.99%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.99%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.93%) UNIX
1 7 (6.93%) Android
2 5 (4.95%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.98%) Linux
4 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (36.63%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (20.79%) Integration Testing
4 20 (19.80%) Test Scripting
4 20 (19.80%) BDD
5 16 (15.84%) System Integration Testing
6 15 (14.85%) System Testing
6 15 (14.85%) Test Automation
7 12 (11.88%) Automated Testing
8 11 (10.89%) Business Analysis
8 11 (10.89%) Validation
9 10 (9.90%) TDD
10 9 (8.91%) Software Testing
10 9 (8.91%) Automation Testing
11 8 (7.92%) Migration
11 8 (7.92%) Scrum
12 7 (6.93%) Performance Testing
12 7 (6.93%) Manual Testing
13 6 (5.94%) Data Migration
13 6 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.81%) SQL
2 15 (14.85%) Java
3 14 (13.86%) C#
4 8 (7.92%) Ruby
5 5 (4.95%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.96%) Python
6 4 (3.96%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.97%) Perl
7 3 (2.97%) Groovy
8 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.98%) VBA
9 1 (0.99%) C
9 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.99%) Lua
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) ISEB
2 8 (7.92%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.96%) Degree
4 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (43.56%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.94%) Sybase
3 3 (2.97%) HP
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle
5 1 (0.99%) Charles River
5 1 (0.99%) VMware
5 1 (0.99%) Telerik
5 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.99%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.99%) ForgeRock
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