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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 139 128 140
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 34 57 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.99% 1.23% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.29% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 52
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +106.34%
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
3249 4422 5591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.97% 95.26% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2582 3481 4105
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 67 110
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.13 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016, 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 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.00%) Java
2 26 (40.00%) Selenium
3 22 (33.85%) QA
3 22 (33.85%) Finance
4 19 (29.23%) WebDriver
5 16 (24.62%) Cucumber
6 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 15 (23.08%) Scrum
6 15 (23.08%) Banking
6 15 (23.08%) SQL
7 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 13 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 12 (18.46%) JIRA
9 11 (16.92%) XML
10 10 (15.38%) Unix
10 10 (15.38%) ISEB
10 10 (15.38%) Automated Testing
10 10 (15.38%) ISTQB
10 10 (15.38%) JSON
10 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
10 10 (15.38%) BDD
11 9 (13.85%) TeamCity
12 8 (12.31%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
12 8 (12.31%) Automation Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Degree
12 8 (12.31%) Linux
13 7 (10.77%) OO

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 5 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.54%) SAS
2 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.54%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (1.54%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.54%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) Big Data
2 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.08%) Apache Hive
4 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.54%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.54%) QlikView
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (40.00%) Selenium
2 19 (29.23%) WebDriver
3 16 (24.62%) Cucumber
4 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 12 (18.46%) JIRA
7 9 (13.85%) TeamCity
8 7 (10.77%) JBehave
9 6 (9.23%) JMeter
10 5 (7.69%) Maven
10 5 (7.69%) SoapUI
11 4 (6.15%) eggPlant
11 4 (6.15%) Fiddler
11 4 (6.15%) NeoLoad
11 4 (6.15%) SpecFlow
11 4 (6.15%) Subversion
11 4 (6.15%) Xcode
12 3 (4.62%) LoadRunner
12 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (33.85%) Finance
2 15 (23.08%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Advertising
4 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Front Office
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) XML
2 10 (15.38%) JSON
3 6 (9.23%) Web Services
4 5 (7.69%) Gherkin
5 4 (6.15%) .NET
5 4 (6.15%) REST
6 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.08%) CSS
6 2 (3.08%) HTML
6 2 (3.08%) RESTful
7 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.54%) Behat
7 1 (1.54%) J2EE
7 1 (1.54%) Middleware
7 1 (1.54%) MLlib
7 1 (1.54%) SOAP
7 1 (1.54%) Spring
7 1 (1.54%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
1 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
1 4 (6.15%) iPhone
2 2 (3.08%) EPoS
3 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.54%) DTCC
3 1 (1.54%) Fintech
3 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.54%) IVR
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.54%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Unix
2 8 (12.31%) Linux
3 6 (9.23%) Windows
4 5 (7.69%) Android
5 4 (6.15%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.08%) Scrum
2 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 13 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 10 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 10 (15.38%) BDD
4 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 8 (12.31%) Automation Testing
5 8 (12.31%) Exploratory Testing
5 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
6 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.77%) OO
6 7 (10.77%) TDD
7 6 (9.23%) Functional Testing
7 6 (9.23%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (9.23%) Regression Testing
7 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Manual Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Test Planning
8 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) Java
2 15 (23.08%) SQL
3 5 (7.69%) C#
4 4 (6.15%) Apple Swift
4 4 (6.15%) Python
5 2 (3.08%) Ruby
5 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.54%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) Groovy
6 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.54%) R
6 1 (1.54%) Scala
6 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) ISEB
1 10 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.31%) Degree
3 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) CISA
4 2 (3.08%) CISM
4 2 (3.08%) CISSP
5 1 (1.54%) CEH
5 1 (1.54%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.54%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (33.85%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.54%) HL7
2 1 (1.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Graphite
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.08%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.54%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) AppDynamics
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle
2 2 (3.08%) Murex
2 2 (3.08%) SOASTA, Inc
2 2 (3.08%) TIBCO
2 2 (3.08%) VMware
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.54%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.54%) Cerner
3 1 (1.54%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.54%) Cognos
3 1 (1.54%) comScore
3 1 (1.54%) Gigya
3 1 (1.54%) IBM
3 1 (1.54%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.54%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.54%) Reuters
3 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.54%) Xamarin
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