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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 136 105 160
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 54 114 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.99% 1.76% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.90% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 84 32
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.25 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £28.06
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +6.93%
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
5068 5991 5862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.20% 92.48% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3821 4322 4320
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 84 121
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 51 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (37.17%) Finance
2 42 (37.17%) QA
3 37 (32.74%) Banking
4 34 (30.09%) Selenium
5 32 (28.32%) SQL
6 30 (26.55%) Test Scripting
7 28 (24.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (17.70%) ISEB
8 20 (17.70%) BDD
9 19 (16.81%) ISTQB
9 19 (16.81%) JIRA
10 18 (15.93%) Integration Testing
10 18 (15.93%) Scrum
11 17 (15.04%) TDD
11 17 (15.04%) .NET
11 17 (15.04%) Test Automation
12 16 (14.16%) Automated Testing
13 15 (13.27%) C#
13 15 (13.27%) Java
14 14 (12.39%) System Testing
15 13 (11.50%) QuickTest Pro
16 12 (10.62%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (10.62%) Validation
16 12 (10.62%) Android
16 12 (10.62%) WebDriver
16 12 (10.62%) SWIFT
16 12 (10.62%) Automation Testing
17 11 (9.73%) Mobile App
17 11 (9.73%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (2.65%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (1.77%) IIS
2 2 (1.77%) Apache
2 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.88%) Hyperion Enterprise
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Office 365
1 1 (0.88%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) Wireless
1 1 (0.88%) Wireless Security
1 1 (0.88%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.62%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (9.73%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.42%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) QlikView
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (30.09%) Selenium
2 19 (16.81%) JIRA
3 13 (11.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (10.62%) WebDriver
5 10 (8.85%) Cucumber
6 9 (7.96%) SpecFlow
7 7 (6.19%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.19%) LoadRunner
8 6 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.31%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.42%) JMeter
10 4 (3.54%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.54%) Toad
11 3 (2.65%) Calabash
11 3 (2.65%) Behat
12 2 (1.77%) Robotium
12 2 (1.77%) NeoLoad
12 2 (1.77%) JUnit
12 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
General
1 42 (37.17%) Finance
2 37 (32.74%) Banking
3 11 (9.73%) Retail
3 11 (9.73%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.31%) Legal
5 2 (1.77%) Advertising
5 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.04%) .NET
2 8 (7.08%) Web Services
3 7 (6.19%) MSMQ
4 5 (4.42%) SOAP
5 3 (2.65%) XML
5 3 (2.65%) WCF
6 2 (1.77%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.77%) Middleware
6 2 (1.77%) RESTful
7 1 (0.88%) HTML5
7 1 (0.88%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.88%) REST
7 1 (0.88%) Spring
7 1 (0.88%) XBRL
7 1 (0.88%) XSD
7 1 (0.88%) XSLT
7 1 (0.88%) HTML
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) SWIFT
2 11 (9.73%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.42%) User Experience
4 3 (2.65%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.65%) NHS
4 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.65%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.77%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.88%) Open Source
6 1 (0.88%) Wiki
6 1 (0.88%) Handset
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.88%) Equities
6 1 (0.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.62%) Android
2 10 (8.85%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.54%) Windows
4 3 (2.65%) Solaris
4 3 (2.65%) Linux
5 2 (1.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.55%) Test Scripting
3 28 (24.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (17.70%) BDD
5 18 (15.93%) Integration Testing
5 18 (15.93%) Scrum
6 17 (15.04%) TDD
6 17 (15.04%) Test Automation
7 16 (14.16%) Automated Testing
8 14 (12.39%) System Testing
9 12 (10.62%) Automation Testing
9 12 (10.62%) Validation
10 11 (9.73%) ITIL
11 10 (8.85%) Business Analysis
12 9 (7.96%) Analytics
13 8 (7.08%) Software Testing
14 7 (6.19%) PRINCE2
14 7 (6.19%) Data Modelling
14 7 (6.19%) Migration
14 7 (6.19%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.32%) SQL
2 15 (13.27%) C#
2 15 (13.27%) Java
3 5 (4.42%) Ruby
4 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.65%) VBA
5 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.77%) Lua
6 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.77%) Perl
7 1 (0.88%) C++
7 1 (0.88%) VBScript
7 1 (0.88%) Python
7 1 (0.88%) Groovy
7 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (17.70%) ISEB
2 19 (16.81%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.08%) Degree
4 3 (2.65%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.77%) CEH
5 2 (1.77%) CISSP
5 2 (1.77%) GWAPT
5 2 (1.77%) CISM
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (37.17%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) Basel III
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.77%) Nessus
2 2 (1.77%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (7.96%) Oracle
2 7 (6.19%) Sybase
3 5 (4.42%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.54%) HP
5 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.88%) Charles River
5 1 (0.88%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.88%) ATG
5 1 (0.88%) Perforce
5 1 (0.88%) Telerik
5 1 (0.88%) Endeca
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