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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 243 251 286
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +35
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 190 164 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.81% 0.72% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.91% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 93 87
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £495 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.23% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +7.57%
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
18365 18102 18348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.72% 78.99% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13067 12777 12671
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 226 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 27 £450 +5.88% 16
Croydon - 4 - -
Paddington - 3 £400 -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £330 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 116 (34.32%) SQL
2 111 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (30.18%) Finance
4 84 (24.85%) Banking
5 83 (24.56%) .NET
6 76 (22.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 71 (21.01%) ISEB
8 69 (20.41%) Java
9 66 (19.53%) C#
9 66 (19.53%) Microsoft
10 65 (19.23%) Test Automation
10 65 (19.23%) QA
11 58 (17.16%) ISTQB
12 53 (15.68%) Investment Banking
13 52 (15.38%) SDLC
14 51 (15.09%) XML
15 48 (14.20%) HP Quality Center
16 44 (13.02%) Regression Testing
16 44 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
17 42 (12.43%) Scrum
17 42 (12.43%) JIRA
18 41 (12.13%) Degree
19 40 (11.83%) SQL Server
20 39 (11.54%) Test Management
21 38 (11.24%) Test Scripting
22 35 (10.36%) Web Services
23 34 (10.06%) HP
24 33 (9.76%) Migration
24 33 (9.76%) BDD
25 32 (9.47%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (1.78%) IIS
1 6 (1.78%) SharePoint
1 6 (1.78%) LiveLink
1 6 (1.78%) Confluence
2 3 (0.89%) Drupal
2 3 (0.89%) CMS
2 3 (0.89%) Apache
3 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.59%) WordPress
3 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.59%) Node.js
3 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.30%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.30%) Documentum
4 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS Project
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Magento
2 2 (0.59%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.59%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.59%) Summit
2 2 (0.59%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.59%) SaaS
2 2 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (0.59%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.30%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.25%) Firewall
2 8 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.07%) VPN
4 6 (1.78%) Internet
5 5 (1.48%) WAN
5 5 (1.48%) LAN
5 5 (1.48%) PSTN
6 4 (1.18%) ATM
6 4 (1.18%) GSM
6 4 (1.18%) SAN
7 3 (0.89%) HTTP
7 3 (0.89%) SS7
7 3 (0.89%) ISUP
7 3 (0.89%) INAP
7 3 (0.89%) 4G
7 3 (0.89%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (0.59%) 2G
8 2 (0.59%) VLAN
8 2 (0.59%) SCCP
8 2 (0.59%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.66%) MySQL
4 9 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.78%) JasperReports
7 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.18%) DTS
9 3 (0.89%) MS Access
9 3 (0.89%) Redis
10 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (12.43%) JIRA
2 30 (8.88%) Selenium
3 27 (7.99%) Cucumber
4 21 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (4.14%) Git (software)
6 13 (3.85%) SpecFlow
7 12 (3.55%) Subversion
8 11 (3.25%) HP UFT
8 11 (3.25%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.25%) JBehave
9 10 (2.96%) FitNesse
10 9 (2.66%) LoadRunner
10 9 (2.66%) PowerBuilder
10 9 (2.66%) JUnit
10 9 (2.66%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.37%) SoapUI
12 7 (2.07%) WebDriver
13 5 (1.48%) Maven
14 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (1.18%) Zephyr
General
1 102 (30.18%) Finance
2 84 (24.85%) Banking
3 53 (15.68%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.85%) Retail
4 13 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.55%) Front Office
6 11 (3.25%) Legal
7 9 (2.66%) Back Office
8 8 (2.37%) Publishing
8 8 (2.37%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.48%) Advertising
10 4 (1.18%) Marketing
11 3 (0.89%) Games
12 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.59%) Law
13 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.30%) French Language
13 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.30%) International Banking
13 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 126 (37.28%) Analyst
2 100 (29.59%) Test Analyst
3 64 (18.93%) Developer
4 34 (10.06%) Tester
5 29 (8.58%) Test Manager
6 23 (6.80%) Senior Analyst
6 23 (6.80%) Test Leader
7 17 (5.03%) AWS Developer
8 16 (4.73%) QA Analyst
8 16 (4.73%) Consultant
8 16 (4.73%) Business Analyst
9 15 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
10 11 (3.25%) .NET Developer
10 11 (3.25%) Agile Test Analyst
11 10 (2.96%) Automation Tester
11 10 (2.96%) Test Engineer
11 10 (2.96%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (2.96%) Junior
12 9 (2.66%) Technical Test Analyst
12 9 (2.66%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (24.56%) .NET
2 51 (15.09%) XML
3 35 (10.36%) Web Services
4 26 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 23 (6.80%) .NET Framework
6 22 (6.51%) HTML
6 22 (6.51%) SOAP
7 20 (5.92%) Gherkin
8 13 (3.85%) HTML5
9 12 (3.55%) CSS
10 7 (2.07%) JSON
10 7 (2.07%) REST
11 6 (1.78%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (1.78%) XML Messaging
12 5 (1.48%) XSLT
12 5 (1.48%) WCF
12 5 (1.48%) RESTful
12 5 (1.48%) jQuery
12 5 (1.48%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.18%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.51%) Fixed Income
3 19 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.14%) Digital Media
5 10 (2.96%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.96%) SWIFT
6 9 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.37%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.37%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.37%) MPEG
8 7 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.07%) STB
8 7 (2.07%) Derivative
9 6 (1.78%) Equities
9 6 (1.78%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.48%) EPoS
10 5 (1.48%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.18%) New Media
11 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.88%) Windows
2 19 (5.62%) UNIX
3 16 (4.73%) Linux
4 6 (1.78%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.48%) Android
5 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.18%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.59%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (22.49%) User Acceptance Testing
3 65 (19.23%) Test Automation
4 52 (15.38%) SDLC
5 44 (13.02%) Regression Testing
6 42 (12.43%) Scrum
7 39 (11.54%) Test Management
8 38 (11.24%) Test Scripting
9 33 (9.76%) BDD
9 33 (9.76%) Migration
10 28 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (8.28%) Security Testing
11 26 (7.69%) Integration Testing
12 25 (7.40%) Test Planning
13 24 (7.10%) Test Strategy
13 24 (7.10%) Information Assurance
14 23 (6.80%) Unit Testing
15 20 (5.92%) System Testing
15 20 (5.92%) System Integration Testing
15 20 (5.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 116 (34.32%) SQL
2 69 (20.41%) Java
3 66 (19.53%) C#
4 25 (7.40%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.51%) VB.NET
6 19 (5.62%) T-SQL
7 18 (5.33%) C++
8 17 (5.03%) Python
9 13 (3.85%) VBA
10 10 (2.96%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.96%) F#
11 8 (2.37%) VBScript
12 7 (2.07%) PHP
13 6 (1.78%) Ruby
14 5 (1.48%) XPath
14 5 (1.48%) C
15 4 (1.18%) Scala
15 4 (1.18%) XQuery
15 4 (1.18%) Perl
16 3 (0.89%) Lua
Qualifications
1 71 (21.01%) ISEB
2 58 (17.16%) ISTQB
3 41 (12.13%) Degree
4 26 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 22 (6.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (4.44%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.78%) MCSE
8 6 (1.78%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.18%) MCSA
10 3 (0.89%) CISSP
10 3 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.89%) CISA
10 3 (0.89%) CISM
10 3 (0.89%) CRISC
11 2 (0.59%) CCNA
11 2 (0.59%) MCITP
11 2 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (19.23%) QA
2 5 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.59%) vSphere
2 1 (0.30%) Varnish
2 1 (0.30%) NFS
2 1 (0.30%) Squid
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 48 (14.20%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.30%) Ansible
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 66 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.06%) HP
3 18 (5.33%) Oracle
4 14 (4.14%) Citrix
5 10 (2.96%) Perforce
6 8 (2.37%) OpenText
6 8 (2.37%) SAP
7 7 (2.07%) IBM
8 5 (1.48%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.48%) VMware
8 5 (1.48%) Progress
9 4 (1.18%) Murex
9 4 (1.18%) Splunk
10 3 (0.89%) hybris
10 3 (0.89%) ATG
10 3 (0.89%) Cognos
10 3 (0.89%) Sybase
10 3 (0.89%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.89%) Informatica
10 3 (0.89%) TIBCO
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Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £30.00 - £34.00 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago