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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 288 294 262
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -32
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 121 123 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.58% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.72% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 78 93
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £207 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £458 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.40 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
17658 17038 17712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.38% 80.34% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12189 12162
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 200 245
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.39 £47.50 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +22 14 £408 +16.50% 17
Croydon - 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Westminster - 1 £416 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 129 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (34.04%) Finance
3 89 (31.56%) SQL
4 81 (28.72%) ISEB
5 80 (28.37%) ISTQB
6 58 (20.57%) QA
6 58 (20.57%) Test Scripting
7 57 (20.21%) Banking
8 51 (18.09%) BDD
9 50 (17.73%) Selenium
10 49 (17.38%) JIRA
11 48 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 48 (17.02%) Scrum
12 46 (16.31%) Microsoft
13 45 (15.96%) .NET
14 42 (14.89%) Automated Testing
14 42 (14.89%) Test Automation
14 42 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 42 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
15 41 (14.54%) C#
16 40 (14.18%) Functional Testing
17 38 (13.48%) Java
17 38 (13.48%) TDD
18 37 (13.12%) HP Quality Center
19 34 (12.06%) HP
19 34 (12.06%) SDLC
20 33 (11.70%) Test Strategy
20 33 (11.70%) Security Testing
20 33 (11.70%) Manual Testing
21 32 (11.35%) Team Foundation Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (1.42%) LiveLink
2 3 (1.06%) SAS
2 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.71%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.35%) Apache
4 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) Confluence
4 1 (0.35%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.90%) MS Office
3 2 (0.71%) MS Project
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) SAP CO
1 5 (1.77%) SAP FI
1 5 (1.77%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.71%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.71%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.35%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.19%) Internet
2 4 (1.42%) HTTP
3 3 (1.06%) Intranet
4 2 (0.71%) VPN
5 1 (0.35%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.35%) CDMA
5 1 (0.35%) NFC
5 1 (0.35%) SSL
5 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.35%) Wireless
5 1 (0.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.13%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.77%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.42%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.42%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.06%) MySQL
11 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.71%) Big Data
11 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (17.73%) Selenium
2 49 (17.38%) JIRA
3 32 (11.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (7.80%) Cucumber
4 22 (7.80%) WebDriver
5 19 (6.74%) SpecFlow
6 14 (4.96%) HP UFT
7 12 (4.26%) Visual Studio
8 11 (3.90%) Git (software)
8 11 (3.90%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.84%) FitNesse
10 7 (2.48%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.48%) LoadRunner
10 7 (2.48%) Subversion
11 5 (1.77%) PowerBuilder
12 4 (1.42%) NCrunch
13 3 (1.06%) Appium
13 3 (1.06%) JUnit
13 3 (1.06%) TestDirector
13 3 (1.06%) XDE
General
1 96 (34.04%) Finance
2 57 (20.21%) Banking
3 28 (9.93%) Retail
4 19 (6.74%) Retail Banking
5 10 (3.55%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.48%) Games
6 7 (2.48%) Publishing
7 6 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.77%) Legal
9 3 (1.06%) Law
10 2 (0.71%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.71%) Marketing
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
11 1 (0.35%) International Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (36.88%) Analyst
2 95 (33.69%) Test Analyst
3 38 (13.48%) Developer
4 32 (11.35%) Test Manager
4 32 (11.35%) Tester
5 23 (8.16%) Test Leader
6 15 (5.32%) Automation Analyst
6 15 (5.32%) Automation Test Analyst
7 14 (4.96%) Agile Test Analyst
7 14 (4.96%) SQL Analyst
8 12 (4.26%) Banking Analyst
9 11 (3.90%) Consultant
9 11 (3.90%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 10 (3.55%) SQL Developer
10 10 (3.55%) Test Consultant
10 10 (3.55%) Test Engineer
11 9 (3.19%) Architect
11 9 (3.19%) QA Engineer
12 8 (2.84%) Web Analyst
12 8 (2.84%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (15.96%) .NET
2 27 (9.57%) XML
3 17 (6.03%) SOAP
4 15 (5.32%) .NET Framework
5 14 (4.96%) Web Services
6 11 (3.90%) HTML
6 11 (3.90%) REST
7 10 (3.55%) Gherkin
8 8 (2.84%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.13%) CSS
10 5 (1.77%) JSON
11 4 (1.42%) CSS3
11 4 (1.42%) HTML5
11 4 (1.42%) XSLT
12 3 (1.06%) Middleware
12 3 (1.06%) XML Messaging
13 2 (0.71%) Android SDK
13 2 (0.71%) ODBC
13 2 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.61%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.90%) User Experience
4 10 (3.55%) NHS
5 6 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.77%) New Media
7 4 (1.42%) Biometrics
7 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.42%) MPEG
7 4 (1.42%) Online Banking
7 4 (1.42%) STB
7 4 (1.42%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.06%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.06%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.71%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.71%) Derivative
9 2 (0.71%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.45%) Windows
2 20 (7.09%) Unix
3 16 (5.67%) Android
4 14 (4.96%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.55%) Linux
6 4 (1.42%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.71%) Solaris
7 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (20.57%) Test Scripting
3 51 (18.09%) BDD
4 48 (17.02%) Scrum
4 48 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 42 (14.89%) Automated Testing
5 42 (14.89%) Test Automation
6 40 (14.18%) Functional Testing
7 38 (13.48%) TDD
8 34 (12.06%) SDLC
9 33 (11.70%) Manual Testing
9 33 (11.70%) Security Testing
9 33 (11.70%) Test Strategy
10 32 (11.35%) Defect Management
11 31 (10.99%) Information Assurance
12 27 (9.57%) Automation Testing
12 27 (9.57%) Test Planning
13 25 (8.87%) Regression Testing
14 24 (8.51%) Integration Testing
15 23 (8.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (31.56%) SQL
2 41 (14.54%) C#
3 38 (13.48%) Java
4 12 (4.26%) VB.NET
5 8 (2.84%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.84%) Python
6 6 (2.13%) C
6 6 (2.13%) C++
6 6 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.77%) Objective-C
7 5 (1.77%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.42%) Ruby
8 4 (1.42%) VBScript
9 3 (1.06%) Perl
10 2 (0.71%) Go
10 2 (0.71%) Korn
10 2 (0.71%) Tcl
11 1 (0.35%) Groovy
11 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (28.72%) ISEB
2 80 (28.37%) ISTQB
3 42 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (10.28%) Degree
5 20 (7.09%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.61%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.48%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (20.57%) QA
2 5 (1.77%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.71%) DICOM
3 2 (0.71%) HL7
4 1 (0.35%) FATCA
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
4 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.35%) SRDF
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (13.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.71%) Ansible
2 2 (0.71%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.71%) Puppet
3 1 (0.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.35%) yum
Vendors
1 46 (16.31%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.06%) HP
3 26 (9.22%) Oracle
4 9 (3.19%) Cognos
5 7 (2.48%) SAP
6 6 (2.13%) IBM
7 5 (1.77%) Citrix
7 5 (1.77%) OpenText
7 5 (1.77%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.42%) Murex
9 3 (1.06%) Compaq
9 3 (1.06%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.06%) Siebel
9 3 (1.06%) Sun
9 3 (1.06%) Terracotta
9 3 (1.06%) webMethods
10 2 (0.71%) Remedy
10 2 (0.71%) Temenos
10 2 (0.71%) Veritas
10 2 (0.71%) VMware
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