The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 265 253 257
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 135 145 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.64% 0.67% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.86% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 93 68
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£355 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £170 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £525 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16509 16851 14875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.15% 78.18% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11820 11613 10314
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 235 295
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £13.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the London region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the London region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 28 £355 -16.47% 22
Docklands, London +10 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £300 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 107 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (36.82%) SQL
3 92 (33.21%) ISEB
4 74 (26.71%) HP Quality Center
5 72 (25.99%) Finance
6 68 (24.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 67 (24.19%) QA
8 60 (21.66%) Test Scripting
9 52 (18.77%) ISTQB
9 52 (18.77%) JIRA
10 51 (18.41%) Banking
11 50 (18.05%) Java
12 46 (16.61%) Selenium
12 46 (16.61%) Test Automation
13 42 (15.16%) BDD
14 41 (14.80%) XML
15 40 (14.44%) HP
16 38 (13.72%) Regression Testing
17 36 (13.00%) TDD
17 36 (13.00%) Test Strategy
17 36 (13.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 34 (12.27%) JavaScript
19 33 (11.91%) .NET
20 32 (11.55%) Microsoft
21 31 (11.19%) UNIX
21 31 (11.19%) Linux
22 30 (10.83%) Oracle
22 30 (10.83%) Scrum
23 28 (10.11%) HTML
24 26 (9.39%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.17%) IIS
2 6 (2.17%) GlassFish
3 4 (1.44%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (1.44%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.08%) Node.js
4 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.08%) CMS
5 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.72%) Confluence
5 2 (0.72%) Tornado
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.36%) Apache
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.36%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.36%) LiveLink
Applications
1 22 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (3.61%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.25%) Summit
3 4 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.36%) Endur
4 1 (0.36%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.17%) GitHub
2 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (0.72%) ElastiCache
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.25%) HTTPS
2 7 (2.53%) HTTP
3 5 (1.81%) Wireshark
3 5 (1.81%) Internet
3 5 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.44%) SSL
4 4 (1.44%) SAN
5 3 (1.08%) Firewall
6 1 (0.36%) 4G
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.36%) MPLS
6 1 (0.36%) BGP
6 1 (0.36%) Broadband
6 1 (0.36%) GPRS
6 1 (0.36%) GSM
6 1 (0.36%) VPN
6 1 (0.36%) SMS
6 1 (0.36%) UMTS
6 1 (0.36%) FTP
6 1 (0.36%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.25%) MySQL
5 8 (2.89%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.81%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.08%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.08%) DataStage
10 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.72%) DB2
10 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.72%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.72%) EDMS
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 52 (18.77%) JIRA
2 46 (16.61%) Selenium
3 24 (8.66%) Jenkins
3 24 (8.66%) Cucumber
4 23 (8.30%) QuickTest Pro
5 19 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (6.86%) WebDriver
6 14 (5.05%) Git (software)
7 13 (4.69%) Maven
8 12 (4.33%) JUnit
9 11 (3.97%) PHPUnit
10 10 (3.61%) Eclipse
10 10 (3.61%) SpecFlow
10 10 (3.61%) Hudson
11 8 (2.89%) FitNesse
11 8 (2.89%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (2.89%) SoapUI
12 6 (2.17%) Subversion
12 6 (2.17%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 72 (25.99%) Finance
2 51 (18.41%) Banking
3 21 (7.58%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.89%) Games
4 8 (2.89%) General Ledger
5 7 (2.53%) Retail
5 7 (2.53%) Front Office
6 6 (2.17%) Legal
7 5 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.44%) Marketing
9 3 (1.08%) Back Office
9 3 (1.08%) Advertising
10 2 (0.72%) Automotive
10 2 (0.72%) Electronics
10 2 (0.72%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.36%) International Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 119 (42.96%) Analyst
2 102 (36.82%) Test Analyst
3 56 (20.22%) Tester
4 29 (10.47%) Developer
5 23 (8.30%) Test Manager
6 19 (6.86%) Test Leader
7 17 (6.14%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (5.78%) Senior Test Analyst
9 14 (5.05%) QA Analyst
10 13 (4.69%) QA Tester
11 12 (4.33%) Manual Tester
11 12 (4.33%) Agile Test Analyst
12 11 (3.97%) Java Developer
12 11 (3.97%) Test Engineer
12 11 (3.97%) Consultant
13 10 (3.61%) QA Test Analyst
13 10 (3.61%) Automation Tester
14 9 (3.25%) Technical Test Analyst
14 9 (3.25%) Technical Analyst
14 9 (3.25%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.80%) XML
2 33 (11.91%) .NET
3 28 (10.11%) HTML
4 23 (8.30%) Web Services
5 14 (5.05%) JSON
6 11 (3.97%) RESTful
6 11 (3.97%) JSP
7 10 (3.61%) CSS
7 10 (3.61%) jQuery
8 8 (2.89%) REST
9 7 (2.53%) Ajax
10 6 (2.17%) EJB
10 6 (2.17%) JDBC
10 6 (2.17%) Servlets
10 6 (2.17%) DOM
10 6 (2.17%) JSTL
10 6 (2.17%) Java EE
10 6 (2.17%) JPA
11 5 (1.81%) Django
11 5 (1.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.33%) Open Source
3 11 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.25%) Derivative
4 9 (3.25%) MPEG
4 9 (3.25%) STB
5 8 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.53%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.81%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.81%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.81%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 5 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.44%) Linked Data
10 3 (1.08%) User Experience
10 3 (1.08%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.08%) Online Games
10 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.19%) UNIX
1 31 (11.19%) Linux
2 26 (9.39%) Windows
3 6 (2.17%) Windows XP
3 6 (2.17%) Ubuntu
4 5 (1.81%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.44%) Windows 2000
5 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.44%) Android
6 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.08%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (24.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 60 (21.66%) Test Scripting
4 46 (16.61%) Test Automation
5 42 (15.16%) BDD
6 38 (13.72%) Regression Testing
7 36 (13.00%) TDD
7 36 (13.00%) Test Strategy
8 30 (10.83%) Scrum
9 26 (9.39%) Integration Testing
10 25 (9.03%) Manual Testing
10 25 (9.03%) Test Management
11 24 (8.66%) ETL
12 23 (8.30%) Waterfall
12 23 (8.30%) Automated Testing
13 21 (7.58%) CRM
14 20 (7.22%) V-Model
15 19 (6.86%) System Testing
15 19 (6.86%) Unit Testing
15 19 (6.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (36.82%) SQL
2 50 (18.05%) Java
3 34 (12.27%) JavaScript
4 19 (6.86%) PHP
5 15 (5.42%) C#
6 13 (4.69%) Python
7 12 (4.33%) Ruby
8 11 (3.97%) Scala
9 9 (3.25%) VBScript
10 7 (2.53%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.53%) C++
11 6 (2.17%) Groovy
11 6 (2.17%) JPQL
12 5 (1.81%) C
12 5 (1.81%) Perl
12 5 (1.81%) VBA
13 3 (1.08%) XQuery
13 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.72%) VB
14 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (33.21%) ISEB
2 52 (18.77%) ISTQB
3 36 (13.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (6.86%) Degree
4 19 (6.86%) ISEB Practitioner
5 13 (4.69%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.61%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.72%) CISA
8 2 (0.72%) CISM
8 2 (0.72%) HND
8 2 (0.72%) CRISC
9 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (24.19%) QA
2 6 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.44%) Nmap
2 3 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 74 (26.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.44%) Nessus
3 3 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.72%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (14.44%) HP
2 32 (11.55%) Microsoft
3 30 (10.83%) Oracle
4 17 (6.14%) Murex
5 10 (3.61%) Citrix
6 8 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.89%) Bloomberg
6 8 (2.89%) Talend
7 5 (1.81%) Calypso
7 5 (1.81%) SAP
7 5 (1.81%) ATG
8 4 (1.44%) Demandware
9 3 (1.08%) hybris
9 3 (1.08%) Orchard
9 3 (1.08%) Reuters
9 3 (1.08%) Charles River
9 3 (1.08%) Cisco
9 3 (1.08%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.72%) Sybase
10 2 (0.72%) Cognos
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