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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 134 156 129
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 27 45 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.81% 0.83% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.87% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 69
Median daily rate £450 £345 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £278 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £444 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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
3170 5165 5657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.17% 95.07% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2587 3935 4235
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £283 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 94 73
Median hourly rate £21.78 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 25 (41.67%) Finance
2 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.33%) SQL
4 16 (26.67%) Selenium
5 15 (25.00%) QA
6 13 (21.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
6 13 (21.67%) Java
7 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (20.00%) JIRA
7 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 11 (18.33%) WebDriver
8 11 (18.33%) Oracle
8 11 (18.33%) Scrum
9 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 9 (15.00%) Linux
10 9 (15.00%) Banking
10 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
11 8 (13.33%) Unix
11 8 (13.33%) Windows
12 7 (11.67%) XML
12 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
12 7 (11.67%) Shell Script
12 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
12 7 (11.67%) Advertising
12 7 (11.67%) Defect Management
13 6 (10.00%) Reinsurance
13 6 (10.00%) BDD
13 6 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (10.00%) Jenkins

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 2 (3.33%) Apache
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.67%) SAS
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.33%) Big Data
7 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.67%) MySQL
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.67%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Selenium
2 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (20.00%) JIRA
3 11 (18.33%) WebDriver
4 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.33%) TeamCity
6 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.00%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.33%) CruiseControl
8 2 (3.33%) eggPlant
8 2 (3.33%) Fiddler
8 2 (3.33%) JBehave
8 2 (3.33%) JMeter
8 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.33%) Subversion
8 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.33%) TestNG
8 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.33%) Xcode
General
1 25 (41.67%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Banking
3 7 (11.67%) Advertising
4 6 (10.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.00%) General Ledger
6 2 (3.33%) Law
7 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.67%) Legal
7 1 (1.67%) Marketing
7 1 (1.67%) Retail
7 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) XML
2 6 (10.00%) HTML
2 6 (10.00%) JSON
3 3 (5.00%) Behat
3 3 (5.00%) HTML5
3 3 (5.00%) Web Services
4 2 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.67%) .NET
5 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.67%) RESTful
5 1 (1.67%) SOAP
5 1 (1.67%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Reinsurance
2 5 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (8.33%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.33%) iPhone
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Equities
4 1 (1.67%) Fintech
4 1 (1.67%) SCADA
4 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Linux
2 8 (13.33%) Unix
2 8 (13.33%) Windows
3 5 (8.33%) Solaris
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) Android
6 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.67%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
2 13 (21.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (18.33%) Scrum
4 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (11.67%) Defect Management
5 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
6 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (10.00%) BDD
6 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Information Security
7 5 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Project Management
7 5 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 5 (8.33%) Validation
7 5 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) SQL
2 13 (21.67%) Java
3 7 (11.67%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (5.00%) Python
5 3 (5.00%) Ruby
6 2 (3.33%) Apple Swift
6 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.67%) C
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) Groovy
7 1 (1.67%) Perl
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.67%) R
7 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) ISEB
1 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.33%) CHECK Team Member
2 2 (3.33%) CISA
2 2 (3.33%) CISM
2 2 (3.33%) CISSP
2 2 (3.33%) CREST Certified
2 2 (3.33%) OSCP
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) CEH
3 1 (1.67%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (6.67%) SLA
3 3 (5.00%) GAAP
4 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.67%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (1.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Oracle
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.00%) Siebel
4 5 (8.33%) HP
5 4 (6.67%) Veritas
6 3 (5.00%) CODA
6 3 (5.00%) SAP
7 2 (3.33%) comScore
7 2 (3.33%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (3.33%) VMware
8 1 (1.67%) Cognos
8 1 (1.67%) Google
8 1 (1.67%) IBM
8 1 (1.67%) Murex
8 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.67%) WorldPay
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