The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 236 251 273
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 188 141 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.86% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 103 89
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £248 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £468 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 £24.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18535 16423 20573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.61% 76.02% 73.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13086 11421 13439
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 222 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 32 £400 - 12
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 132 (39.76%) SQL
2 115 (34.64%) ISEB
3 111 (33.43%) QA
4 101 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (24.10%) Test Automation
6 73 (21.99%) Java
6 73 (21.99%) Test Scripting
7 69 (20.78%) Finance
7 69 (20.78%) Scrum
8 68 (20.48%) Selenium
9 63 (18.98%) ISTQB
9 63 (18.98%) Microsoft
10 58 (17.47%) HP Quality Center
11 57 (17.17%) JIRA
12 56 (16.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 47 (14.16%) Banking
14 46 (13.86%) .NET
14 46 (13.86%) Automated Testing
14 46 (13.86%) BDD
15 45 (13.55%) TDD
16 43 (12.95%) Oracle
17 42 (12.65%) C#
18 40 (12.05%) Integration Testing
19 39 (11.75%) Windows
20 37 (11.14%) MS Excel
20 37 (11.14%) Cucumber
20 37 (11.14%) Test Strategy
21 34 (10.24%) Degree
21 34 (10.24%) UNIX
22 32 (9.64%) Web Services

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.81%) Apache
3 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 4 (1.20%) Confluence
3 4 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.30%) Jetty
Applications
1 37 (11.14%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.42%) MS Office
3 10 (3.01%) MS Project
4 6 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.90%) Mingle
5 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.60%) Stata
7 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.30%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.60%) Front Arena
2 2 (0.60%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.30%) RMDS
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.81%) Office 365
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.60%) PaaS
3 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.83%) Internet
2 14 (4.22%) DVB
3 8 (2.41%) SAN
4 6 (1.81%) Wireshark
5 5 (1.51%) NAS
6 4 (1.20%) DNS
6 4 (1.20%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.20%) Broadband
7 3 (0.90%) Firewall
8 2 (0.60%) Network Security
8 2 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.60%) HTTP
8 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.30%) DHCP
9 1 (0.30%) VPN
9 1 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.30%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.61%) MySQL
3 12 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.71%) MS Access
6 8 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.81%) QlikView
7 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.81%) PerformancePoint
7 6 (1.81%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.20%) Big Data
8 4 (1.20%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.90%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.60%) BODI
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 68 (20.48%) Selenium
2 57 (17.17%) JIRA
3 37 (11.14%) Cucumber
4 21 (6.33%) WebDriver
5 17 (5.12%) Visual Studio
5 17 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (4.82%) Subversion
7 15 (4.52%) Jenkins
8 12 (3.61%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (3.01%) SpecFlow
10 9 (2.71%) JUnit
10 9 (2.71%) FitNesse
10 9 (2.71%) Calabash
11 8 (2.41%) Git (software)
12 7 (2.11%) LoadRunner
12 7 (2.11%) Eclipse
12 7 (2.11%) Rational Performance Tester
12 7 (2.11%) WATIR
13 6 (1.81%) Maven
13 6 (1.81%) IntelliJ
General
1 69 (20.78%) Finance
2 47 (14.16%) Banking
3 30 (9.04%) Investment Banking
4 18 (5.42%) Back Office
5 13 (3.92%) Retail
6 10 (3.01%) Front Office
6 10 (3.01%) Games
7 7 (2.11%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.81%) Electronics
8 6 (1.81%) Advertising
9 5 (1.51%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.20%) Publishing
11 3 (0.90%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.90%) Billing
12 2 (0.60%) Marketing
13 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 88 (26.51%) Analyst
2 83 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 79 (23.80%) Tester
4 34 (10.24%) Developer
5 31 (9.34%) Test Engineer
6 29 (8.73%) Test Leader
7 26 (7.83%) Software Tester
8 22 (6.63%) Test Manager
9 19 (5.72%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (5.72%) Senior Test Analyst
10 17 (5.12%) QA Tester
11 16 (4.82%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.31%) Senior Tester
12 11 (3.31%) Applications Support
12 11 (3.31%) Consultant
13 10 (3.01%) Agile Test Analyst
13 10 (3.01%) Applications Support Engineer
14 9 (2.71%) Software Engineer
15 8 (2.41%) Manual Tester
16 7 (2.11%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (13.86%) .NET
2 32 (9.64%) Web Services
3 30 (9.04%) XML
4 21 (6.33%) HTML
5 14 (4.22%) Gherkin
6 12 (3.61%) ASP.NET
7 9 (2.71%) SOAP
8 8 (2.41%) HTML5
8 8 (2.41%) CSS
9 6 (1.81%) Zend Framework
9 6 (1.81%) MDX
9 6 (1.81%) Ajax
9 6 (1.81%) CSS3
9 6 (1.81%) DHTML
10 5 (1.51%) Spring
10 5 (1.51%) WPF
11 4 (1.20%) OpenCL
11 4 (1.20%) ODBC
12 3 (0.90%) JDBC
12 3 (0.90%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.34%) Open Source
2 28 (8.43%) STB
3 18 (5.42%) MPEG
4 17 (5.12%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.92%) Derivative
6 9 (2.71%) Equities
6 9 (2.71%) IPTV
7 8 (2.41%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.51%) E-Learning
10 5 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.20%) Wiki
11 4 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.20%) Swaptions
11 4 (1.20%) New Media
11 4 (1.20%) Smartcard
11 4 (1.20%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (11.75%) Windows
2 34 (10.24%) UNIX
3 29 (8.73%) Linux
4 15 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.31%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.81%) Android
7 4 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (0.90%) HPUX
8 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.30%) Solaris
10 1 (0.30%) VMS
10 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (24.10%) Test Automation
3 73 (21.99%) Test Scripting
4 69 (20.78%) Scrum
5 56 (16.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 46 (13.86%) Automated Testing
6 46 (13.86%) BDD
7 45 (13.55%) TDD
8 40 (12.05%) Integration Testing
9 37 (11.14%) Test Strategy
10 30 (9.04%) Regression Testing
11 27 (8.13%) Test Management
11 27 (8.13%) Project Management
12 26 (7.83%) Manual Testing
12 26 (7.83%) User Stories
13 25 (7.53%) System Testing
13 25 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (6.93%) E-Commerce
15 22 (6.63%) Performance Testing
16 21 (6.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (39.76%) SQL
2 73 (21.99%) Java
3 42 (12.65%) C#
4 25 (7.53%) Ruby
4 25 (7.53%) Python
5 20 (6.02%) PHP
6 18 (5.42%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.12%) T-SQL
8 13 (3.92%) C++
9 11 (3.31%) Perl
9 11 (3.31%) VBScript
10 9 (2.71%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.41%) C
12 7 (2.11%) VB
13 6 (1.81%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.51%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.20%) VB6
16 3 (0.90%) Scala
16 3 (0.90%) GLSL
16 3 (0.90%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 115 (34.64%) ISEB
2 63 (18.98%) ISTQB
3 34 (10.24%) Degree
4 21 (6.33%) Security Cleared
5 16 (4.82%) ISEB Practitioner
5 16 (4.82%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.90%) PhD
8 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.30%) PMP
9 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.30%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (33.43%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.30%) Section 508
3 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
System Software
1 19 (5.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.20%) NFS
2 4 (1.20%) NDS
3 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 58 (17.47%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.31%) SCCM
3 6 (1.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.60%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (18.98%) Microsoft
2 43 (12.95%) Oracle
3 27 (8.13%) HP
4 11 (3.31%) Zend
5 9 (2.71%) Informatica
6 8 (2.41%) IBM
7 7 (2.11%) Citrix
7 7 (2.11%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.81%) SAP
9 5 (1.51%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.20%) Talend
10 4 (1.20%) Cisco
10 4 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.20%) JBoss
10 4 (1.20%) Sybase
11 3 (0.90%) Intel
11 3 (0.90%) Sun
11 3 (0.90%) ATG
12 2 (0.60%) thinkFolio
12 2 (0.60%) Avaloq
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