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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 296 250 249
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 139 182 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.81% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.01% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 89 109
Median daily rate £400 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -3.33%
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
19083 18085 18812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.73% 80.78% 80.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13912 12637 13366
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 257 230
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £65.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +43 24 £288 -23.58% 13
Osterley - 4 £116 -
Canary Wharf +3 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £388 -
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 126 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (39.22%) Finance
3 93 (36.47%) SQL
4 77 (30.20%) ISTQB
5 74 (29.02%) ISEB
6 67 (26.27%) Test Scripting
7 64 (25.10%) Banking
8 55 (21.57%) JIRA
9 52 (20.39%) QA
10 51 (20.00%) Functional Testing
11 48 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 47 (18.43%) SDLC
13 46 (18.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 45 (17.65%) Selenium
15 44 (17.25%) Scrum
16 43 (16.86%) HP
16 43 (16.86%) BDD
17 42 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
17 42 (16.47%) .NET
17 42 (16.47%) Java
17 42 (16.47%) TDD
18 41 (16.08%) Microsoft
19 40 (15.69%) SQL Server
19 40 (15.69%) Regression Testing
19 40 (15.69%) Test Automation
20 39 (15.29%) C#
21 38 (14.90%) HP Quality Center
22 32 (12.55%) Test Strategy
22 32 (12.55%) Automated Testing
23 31 (12.16%) Defect Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.18%) Apache
1 3 (1.18%) Apache Pig
1 3 (1.18%) Mule
2 2 (0.78%) Confluence
2 2 (0.78%) SAS
3 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.39%) Documentum
3 1 (0.39%) FileNet
3 1 (0.39%) IIS
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.71%) MS Office
3 4 (1.57%) MS Project
4 2 (0.78%) Mingle
5 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.78%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.78%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.78%) SimCorp Dimension
1 2 (0.78%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.39%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.39%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.39%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.39%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.39%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.39%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.39%) GitHub
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.92%) Internet
2 7 (2.75%) HTTP
3 4 (1.57%) DVB
4 3 (1.18%) SSL
4 3 (1.18%) VPN
5 2 (0.78%) Intranet
6 1 (0.39%) FTP
6 1 (0.39%) NFC
6 1 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.75%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.35%) MS Access
7 6 (2.35%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.35%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.96%) Big Data
8 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.18%) MySQL
10 2 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.78%) Power BI
10 2 (0.78%) Redis
10 2 (0.78%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 55 (21.57%) JIRA
2 45 (17.65%) Selenium
3 25 (9.80%) Cucumber
4 20 (7.84%) WebDriver
5 19 (7.45%) SpecFlow
6 17 (6.67%) HP UFT
7 16 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (4.71%) LoadRunner
9 10 (3.92%) Subversion
10 8 (3.14%) Jenkins
11 7 (2.75%) Selenium IDE
12 6 (2.35%) SoapUI
12 6 (2.35%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (1.96%) FitNesse
13 5 (1.96%) Git (software)
13 5 (1.96%) JBehave
13 5 (1.96%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.57%) YouTrack
15 3 (1.18%) Hudson
General
1 100 (39.22%) Finance
2 64 (25.10%) Banking
3 23 (9.02%) Retail
4 13 (5.10%) Investment Banking
4 13 (5.10%) Retail Banking
5 7 (2.75%) Games
6 4 (1.57%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.57%) Publishing
7 3 (1.18%) Law
8 2 (0.78%) Front Office
8 2 (0.78%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.78%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (37.65%) Analyst
2 85 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 38 (14.90%) Developer
4 23 (9.02%) Test Engineer
5 22 (8.63%) Test Manager
6 20 (7.84%) Tester
7 17 (6.67%) Test Leader
8 14 (5.49%) Banking Analyst
9 13 (5.10%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (5.10%) SQL Analyst
10 12 (4.71%) .NET Developer
10 12 (4.71%) C# Developer
10 12 (4.71%) Financial Analyst
11 11 (4.31%) Agile Test Analyst
11 11 (4.31%) SQL Developer
12 10 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (3.92%) Senior Test Engineer
12 10 (3.92%) Service Analyst
13 9 (3.53%) QA Engineer
14 8 (3.14%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.47%) .NET
2 21 (8.24%) XML
3 17 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 12 (4.71%) ASP.NET
5 11 (4.31%) SOAP
6 9 (3.53%) Gherkin
7 8 (3.14%) Web Services
8 7 (2.75%) REST
9 6 (2.35%) CSS
9 6 (2.35%) HTML
10 5 (1.96%) JSON
10 5 (1.96%) NancyFx
10 5 (1.96%) WPF
11 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (1.18%) JMS
12 3 (1.18%) ODBC
12 3 (1.18%) RESTful
12 3 (1.18%) XML Messaging
12 3 (1.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.31%) Fixed Income
3 9 (3.53%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.14%) STB
5 7 (2.75%) User Experience
6 6 (2.35%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.96%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.57%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.57%) MPEG
9 3 (1.18%) Biometrics
9 3 (1.18%) Derivative
9 3 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.18%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.18%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.18%) NHS
9 3 (1.18%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.78%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.98%) Unix
2 21 (8.24%) Windows
3 10 (3.92%) Linux
4 7 (2.75%) Android
5 6 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (26.27%) Test Scripting
3 51 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 48 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 47 (18.43%) SDLC
6 44 (17.25%) Scrum
7 43 (16.86%) BDD
8 42 (16.47%) TDD
9 40 (15.69%) Regression Testing
9 40 (15.69%) Test Automation
10 32 (12.55%) Automated Testing
10 32 (12.55%) Test Strategy
11 31 (12.16%) Defect Management
12 28 (10.98%) Security Testing
13 27 (10.59%) Information Assurance
13 27 (10.59%) Integration Testing
14 25 (9.80%) Test Planning
15 24 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (9.02%) Manual Testing
17 22 (8.63%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (36.47%) SQL
2 42 (16.47%) Java
3 39 (15.29%) C#
4 20 (7.84%) Python
5 15 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.49%) VB.NET
7 9 (3.53%) VBA
8 8 (3.14%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.14%) VBScript
9 7 (2.75%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.35%) Ruby
10 6 (2.35%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.96%) Perl
12 4 (1.57%) C
12 4 (1.57%) C++
12 4 (1.57%) VB
13 3 (1.18%) Tcl
13 3 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.78%) ECMAScript
14 2 (0.78%) Go
Qualifications
1 77 (30.20%) ISTQB
2 74 (29.02%) ISEB
3 46 (18.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (11.37%) Degree
5 16 (6.27%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.53%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.14%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.39%) AAT
10 1 (0.39%) ACCA
10 1 (0.39%) CIMA
10 1 (0.39%) CIPFA
10 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (20.39%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) SLA
3 3 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.18%) DICOM
3 3 (1.18%) HL7
4 2 (0.78%) SDET
5 1 (0.39%) FATCA
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.39%) Docker
1 1 (0.39%) HDFS
1 1 (0.39%) NFS
1 1 (0.39%) SRDF
1 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (14.90%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.18%) yum
3 2 (0.78%) Ansible
3 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.78%) Puppet
4 1 (0.39%) Oozie
4 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (16.86%) HP
2 41 (16.08%) Microsoft
3 28 (10.98%) Oracle
4 7 (2.75%) Cognos
5 5 (1.96%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.96%) Murex
6 4 (1.57%) Citrix
6 4 (1.57%) SAP
6 4 (1.57%) Siebel
6 4 (1.57%) Sun
7 3 (1.18%) Compaq
7 3 (1.18%) Rally
7 3 (1.18%) Terracotta
7 3 (1.18%) webMethods
8 2 (0.78%) Apple
8 2 (0.78%) ATG
8 2 (0.78%) IBM
8 2 (0.78%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.78%) Temenos
8 2 (0.78%) VMware
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