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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 276 274 288
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 145 148 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.59% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.76% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 95 77
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £516 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £24.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.15 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +40.20%
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
18509 19400 16996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 75.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13588 13586 11659
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 241 292
Average hourly rate £21.78 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.85 £57.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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 +1 32 £363 -7.05% 21
Hillingdon - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

1 131 (43.67%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (38.00%) ISEB
3 111 (37.00%) SQL
4 84 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
5 82 (27.33%) QA
6 76 (25.33%) Finance
7 65 (21.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 64 (21.33%) ISTQB
9 59 (19.67%) Test Scripting
10 57 (19.00%) Banking
11 56 (18.67%) Selenium
12 54 (18.00%) Test Automation
13 52 (17.33%) JIRA
14 47 (15.67%) Scrum
15 46 (15.33%) Java
15 46 (15.33%) HP
16 44 (14.67%) Test Strategy
17 42 (14.00%) Oracle
18 40 (13.33%) XML
18 40 (13.33%) Regression Testing
19 39 (13.00%) TDD
20 38 (12.67%) Test Management
21 37 (12.33%) BDD
22 36 (12.00%) .NET
23 35 (11.67%) Web Services
23 35 (11.67%) ETL
23 35 (11.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 33 (11.00%) Microsoft
25 32 (10.67%) Manual Testing
26 31 (10.33%) Integration Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 5 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.33%) CMS
3 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.00%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.67%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.67%) Tornado
5 1 (0.33%) IIS
5 1 (0.33%) JBoss
5 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.33%) WordPress
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.33%) Confluence
5 1 (0.33%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Node.js
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.67%) MS Office
3 7 (2.33%) MS Project
4 6 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) Mingle
6 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.00%) Summit
3 6 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.33%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.33%) GitHub
2 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) PaaS
3 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.00%) HTTPS
1 6 (2.00%) SSL
1 6 (2.00%) Internet
2 5 (1.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.67%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.00%) SAN
4 2 (0.67%) FTP
4 2 (0.67%) HTTP
4 2 (0.67%) Firewall
5 1 (0.33%) IPv6
5 1 (0.33%) Broadband
5 1 (0.33%) GPRS
5 1 (0.33%) GSM
5 1 (0.33%) UMTS
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.33%) 4G
5 1 (0.33%) MPLS
5 1 (0.33%) BGP
5 1 (0.33%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.33%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.67%) MySQL
4 7 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.67%) DB2
6 5 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.00%) DataStage
8 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.67%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.67%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.67%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 56 (18.67%) Selenium
2 52 (17.33%) JIRA
3 28 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 20 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 18 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (6.00%) FitNesse
7 12 (4.00%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.33%) LoadRunner
9 9 (3.00%) Maven
10 8 (2.67%) Talend Open Studio
10 8 (2.67%) NUnit
10 8 (2.67%) SoapUI
10 8 (2.67%) SpecFlow
11 7 (2.33%) JUnit
11 7 (2.33%) Visual Studio
11 7 (2.33%) Git (software)
11 7 (2.33%) Hudson
12 6 (2.00%) Eclipse
12 6 (2.00%) JMeter
General
1 76 (25.33%) Finance
2 57 (19.00%) Banking
3 28 (9.33%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.67%) Games
5 10 (3.33%) General Ledger
6 8 (2.67%) Back Office
7 7 (2.33%) Retail
8 6 (2.00%) Legal
9 5 (1.67%) Advertising
9 5 (1.67%) Front Office
9 5 (1.67%) Marketing
10 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.00%) Wholesale Banking
11 2 (0.67%) Publishing
11 2 (0.67%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.33%) French Language
12 1 (0.33%) Automotive
12 1 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 128 (42.67%) Analyst
2 112 (37.33%) Test Analyst
3 65 (21.67%) Tester
4 33 (11.00%) Test Manager
5 24 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 22 (7.33%) Developer
7 18 (6.00%) QA Analyst
8 16 (5.33%) Agile Test Analyst
9 15 (5.00%) QA Tester
10 12 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
10 12 (4.00%) Technical Test Analyst
11 11 (3.67%) QA Test Analyst
11 11 (3.67%) Consultant
11 11 (3.67%) Manual Tester
12 10 (3.33%) Software Tester
12 10 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (3.33%) Test Consultant
13 9 (3.00%) Senior Test Analyst
14 8 (2.67%) Automation Tester
15 7 (2.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.33%) XML
2 36 (12.00%) .NET
3 35 (11.67%) Web Services
4 21 (7.00%) HTML
5 10 (3.33%) JSON
6 9 (3.00%) SOAP
7 8 (2.67%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.67%) JSP
8 7 (2.33%) CSS
8 7 (2.33%) jQuery
8 7 (2.33%) RESTful
8 7 (2.33%) REST
9 5 (1.67%) Django
9 5 (1.67%) Spring
9 5 (1.67%) Ajax
10 4 (1.33%) Middleware
10 4 (1.33%) FIXML
10 4 (1.33%) FpML
11 3 (1.00%) Java EE
11 3 (1.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.67%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.33%) Open Source
4 12 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.67%) Fixed Income
6 10 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (3.00%) STB
7 9 (3.00%) Data Integration
8 7 (2.33%) Derivative
9 6 (2.00%) MPEG
9 6 (2.00%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.67%) NHS
10 5 (1.67%) Online Games
11 4 (1.33%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 4 (1.33%) Linked Data
12 3 (1.00%) User Experience
12 3 (1.00%) Digital Media
12 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.33%) UNIX
2 24 (8.00%) Windows
2 24 (8.00%) Linux
3 7 (2.33%) Windows XP
3 7 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.00%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.67%) Android
5 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.67%) Windows 2000
5 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (43.67%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (21.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 59 (19.67%) Test Scripting
4 54 (18.00%) Test Automation
5 47 (15.67%) Scrum
6 44 (14.67%) Test Strategy
7 40 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 39 (13.00%) TDD
9 38 (12.67%) Test Management
10 37 (12.33%) BDD
11 35 (11.67%) ETL
12 32 (10.67%) Manual Testing
13 31 (10.33%) Integration Testing
14 27 (9.00%) Automated Testing
14 27 (9.00%) System Testing
15 21 (7.00%) CRM
15 21 (7.00%) E-Commerce
15 21 (7.00%) Project Management
16 20 (6.67%) Validation
17 19 (6.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 111 (37.00%) SQL
2 46 (15.33%) Java
3 24 (8.00%) C#
4 23 (7.67%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.33%) Ruby
6 11 (3.67%) PHP
7 9 (3.00%) Python
8 6 (2.00%) VBScript
8 6 (2.00%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.00%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.67%) Scala
10 4 (1.33%) VBA
10 4 (1.33%) Groovy
11 3 (1.00%) Perl
11 3 (1.00%) JPQL
12 2 (0.67%) C
12 2 (0.67%) C++
12 2 (0.67%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.67%) VB
13 1 (0.33%) Jython
Qualifications
1 114 (38.00%) ISEB
2 64 (21.33%) ISTQB
3 35 (11.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (7.33%) Degree
5 18 (6.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 15 (5.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (3.67%) SC Cleared
8 9 (3.00%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.67%) CRISC
9 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.67%) CISA
9 2 (0.67%) CISM
10 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.33%) MCP
10 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (27.33%) QA
2 4 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.67%) Nmap
2 1 (0.33%) NDS
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 84 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.67%) Nessus
3 4 (1.33%) SCCM
4 3 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.67%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (15.33%) HP
2 42 (14.00%) Oracle
3 33 (11.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.33%) Murex
5 9 (3.00%) Bloomberg
6 8 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.67%) ATG
6 8 (2.67%) Talend
7 7 (2.33%) Citrix
8 6 (2.00%) Informatica
8 6 (2.00%) hybris
9 5 (1.67%) Cisco
10 4 (1.33%) Calypso
11 3 (1.00%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.00%) Cognos
11 3 (1.00%) Siebel
11 3 (1.00%) Teradata
11 3 (1.00%) Orchard
11 3 (1.00%) Reuters
11 3 (1.00%) Charles River
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Burns Sheehan
Rate: negotiable on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Conspicuous
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £345.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago