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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 116 153 146
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 81 66 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.40% 0.93% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.01% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 47 59
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £206 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £41.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5306 6559 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.01% 92.62% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3866 4817 5233
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 171 169
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 62 (34.64%) Selenium
2 50 (27.93%) Java
3 47 (26.26%) Test Scripting
4 44 (24.58%) Test Automation
5 43 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (22.91%) TDD
7 39 (21.79%) WebDriver
7 39 (21.79%) BDD
8 38 (21.23%) Finance
9 35 (19.55%) SQL
9 35 (19.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 34 (18.99%) QA
11 33 (18.44%) Scrum
12 32 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (17.88%) Cucumber
13 31 (17.32%) Banking
13 31 (17.32%) C#
13 31 (17.32%) HP
14 24 (13.41%) Web Services
14 24 (13.41%) HP Quality Center
15 22 (12.29%) Performance Testing
15 22 (12.29%) Computer Science
15 22 (12.29%) QuickTest Pro
16 20 (11.17%) JMeter
16 20 (11.17%) ISEB
16 20 (11.17%) JIRA
16 20 (11.17%) Ruby
16 20 (11.17%) Integration Testing
17 19 (10.61%) System Testing
17 19 (10.61%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.79%) SAS
2 4 (2.23%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.68%) Node.js
4 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.56%) Drupal
5 1 (0.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Stata
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.91%) BASE24
2 1 (0.56%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.56%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.56%) Agresso
2 1 (0.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.68%) HTTP
2 2 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) SSH
3 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.47%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.91%) MySQL
4 5 (2.79%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.79%) Base SAS
5 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.68%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.68%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.68%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.12%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.12%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.12%) DB2
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 62 (34.64%) Selenium
2 39 (21.79%) WebDriver
3 32 (17.88%) Cucumber
4 22 (12.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 20 (11.17%) JMeter
5 20 (11.17%) JIRA
6 14 (7.82%) LoadRunner
7 13 (7.26%) SoapUI
7 13 (7.26%) Jenkins
8 12 (6.70%) TeamCity
8 12 (6.70%) Visual Studio
9 11 (6.15%) Calabash
10 9 (5.03%) WATIR
10 9 (5.03%) Git (software)
11 8 (4.47%) Rational Performance Tester
12 6 (3.35%) FitNesse
12 6 (3.35%) Robotium
13 5 (2.79%) LoadUI
13 5 (2.79%) Bugzilla
13 5 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (21.23%) Finance
2 31 (17.32%) Banking
3 6 (3.35%) Retail
3 6 (3.35%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.23%) Legal
5 4 (2.23%) Publishing
6 3 (1.68%) Local Government
7 2 (1.12%) Marketing
7 2 (1.12%) Games
7 2 (1.12%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.41%) Web Services
2 12 (6.70%) SOAP
3 11 (6.15%) XML
4 9 (5.03%) .NET
5 6 (3.35%) HTML
5 6 (3.35%) JSON
6 5 (2.79%) RESTful
7 4 (2.23%) REST
7 4 (2.23%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.68%) Sass
8 3 (1.68%) XSLT
9 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.12%) Middleware
9 2 (1.12%) Android SDK
9 2 (1.12%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.56%) FIXML
10 1 (0.56%) Ajax
10 1 (0.56%) Xamarin.iOS
10 1 (0.56%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.56%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.29%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.70%) SWIFT
2 12 (6.70%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.03%) Open Source
4 8 (4.47%) Social Network
5 7 (3.91%) Tandem
6 6 (3.35%) Statistics
7 5 (2.79%) EMV
7 5 (2.79%) APACS
8 4 (2.23%) E-Learning
8 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.23%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.23%) Economics
9 3 (1.68%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.68%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.12%) Data Conversion
10 2 (1.12%) Derivative
10 2 (1.12%) NHS
10 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.94%) Windows
2 15 (8.38%) Android
3 14 (7.82%) Apple iOS
4 13 (7.26%) Linux
5 7 (3.91%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.79%) UNIX
7 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.56%) AIX
8 1 (0.56%) Solaris
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.26%) Test Scripting
2 44 (24.58%) Test Automation
3 43 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (22.91%) TDD
5 39 (21.79%) BDD
6 35 (19.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 33 (18.44%) Scrum
8 32 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (12.29%) Performance Testing
10 20 (11.17%) Integration Testing
11 19 (10.61%) Software Testing
11 19 (10.61%) System Testing
12 18 (10.06%) Automation Testing
13 15 (8.38%) Load Testing
13 15 (8.38%) Regression Testing
14 14 (7.82%) Manual Testing
15 13 (7.26%) Stress Testing
16 12 (6.70%) Project Management
16 12 (6.70%) E-Commerce
17 10 (5.59%) OO
Programming Languages
1 50 (27.93%) Java
2 35 (19.55%) SQL
3 31 (17.32%) C#
4 20 (11.17%) Ruby
5 12 (6.70%) Python
6 10 (5.59%) Groovy
6 10 (5.59%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.91%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.79%) Perl
9 3 (1.68%) PHP
9 3 (1.68%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.68%) C
9 3 (1.68%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.12%) C++
10 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.12%) VB
10 2 (1.12%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.56%) Delphi
11 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (11.17%) ISEB
2 18 (10.06%) ISTQB
3 14 (7.82%) Security Cleared
4 12 (6.70%) Degree
5 7 (3.91%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.23%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.12%) CEH
8 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (18.99%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
1 1 (0.56%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 24 (13.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.12%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.56%) Nessus
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (17.32%) HP
2 19 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.38%) Oracle
4 4 (2.23%) Citrix
5 3 (1.68%) SAP
6 2 (1.12%) Informatica
6 2 (1.12%) Teradata
7 1 (0.56%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.56%) Zend
7 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.56%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.56%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.56%) CODA
7 1 (0.56%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.56%) JBoss
7 1 (0.56%) Sybase
7 1 (0.56%) Cerner
7 1 (0.56%) Murex
7 1 (0.56%) Fidessa
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