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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 272 267 312
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +45
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 144 155 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.62% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.80% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 103 67
Average daily rate
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£350 £352 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.42% +12.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £24.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +65.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +22.52%
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
19127 19366 18283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.42% 77.63% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13869 13562 12477
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 230 314
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.63 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.73% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +12 32 £356 -5.00% 10
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 140 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (38.80%) ISEB
3 107 (35.79%) SQL
4 93 (31.10%) QA
5 89 (29.77%) HP Quality Center
6 74 (24.75%) Finance
7 69 (23.08%) ISTQB
8 68 (22.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 64 (21.40%) Selenium
10 58 (19.40%) Test Scripting
11 57 (19.06%) Test Automation
12 51 (17.06%) Scrum
13 50 (16.72%) Banking
14 49 (16.39%) JIRA
15 47 (15.72%) Java
16 46 (15.38%) HP
17 42 (14.05%) Test Strategy
18 41 (13.71%) TDD
19 39 (13.04%) Microsoft
19 39 (13.04%) Oracle
20 38 (12.71%) .NET
21 37 (12.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 36 (12.04%) Web Services
22 36 (12.04%) BDD
23 35 (11.71%) XML
23 35 (11.71%) Regression Testing
24 34 (11.37%) Integration Testing
24 34 (11.37%) Test Management
25 33 (11.04%) System Testing
26 32 (10.70%) ETL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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%) SharePoint
1 5 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.34%) CMS
3 2 (0.67%) Tornado
3 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.33%) JBoss
4 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.33%) Confluence
4 1 (0.33%) EPiServer CMS
4 1 (0.33%) Node.js
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.69%) MS Office
3 8 (2.68%) MS Project
4 7 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) Mingle
6 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.01%) Summit
2 8 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Endur
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.33%) PaaS
2 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.01%) Internet
2 6 (2.01%) SSL
3 5 (1.67%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.67%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.67%) Firewall
4 2 (0.67%) Broadband
4 2 (0.67%) HTTP
4 2 (0.67%) SAN
5 1 (0.33%) MPLS
5 1 (0.33%) BGP
5 1 (0.33%) DAB
5 1 (0.33%) IPv6
5 1 (0.33%) FTP
5 1 (0.33%) UMTS
5 1 (0.33%) GPRS
5 1 (0.33%) GSM
5 1 (0.33%) 4G
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.69%) SQL Server
1 20 (6.69%) Relational Database
2 18 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.01%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (2.68%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.01%) DB2
7 5 (1.67%) MySQL
7 5 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.00%) Star Schema
9 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.67%) QlikView
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.67%) Big Data
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 64 (21.40%) Selenium
2 49 (16.39%) JIRA
3 28 (9.36%) Cucumber
4 26 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
5 22 (7.36%) WebDriver
6 21 (7.02%) FitNesse
7 17 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (3.68%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.34%) SoapUI
10 9 (3.01%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.68%) NUnit
11 8 (2.68%) JUnit
11 8 (2.68%) LoadRunner
12 7 (2.34%) JMeter
12 7 (2.34%) Git (software)
12 7 (2.34%) Hudson
12 7 (2.34%) Maven
13 6 (2.01%) SpecFlow
13 6 (2.01%) TestDirector
14 5 (1.67%) XDE
General
1 74 (24.75%) Finance
2 50 (16.72%) Banking
3 26 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.01%) Back Office
5 8 (2.68%) Games
6 7 (2.34%) General Ledger
7 6 (2.01%) Front Office
7 6 (2.01%) Legal
7 6 (2.01%) Retail
8 5 (1.67%) Advertising
9 4 (1.34%) Marketing
10 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.67%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.67%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.67%) Wholesale Banking
11 2 (0.67%) Publishing
12 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.33%) Electronics
12 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 124 (41.47%) Analyst
2 107 (35.79%) Test Analyst
3 69 (23.08%) Tester
4 28 (9.36%) Test Leader
4 28 (9.36%) Test Manager
5 21 (7.02%) Developer
6 18 (6.02%) Agile Test Analyst
7 16 (5.35%) QA Analyst
7 16 (5.35%) Software Tester
8 14 (4.68%) QA Tester
9 13 (4.35%) Consultant
10 11 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (3.68%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (3.68%) Manual Tester
10 11 (3.68%) Test Consultant
10 11 (3.68%) Technical Test Analyst
11 10 (3.34%) Automation Tester
11 10 (3.34%) QA Test Analyst
11 10 (3.34%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (2.68%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.71%) .NET
2 36 (12.04%) Web Services
3 35 (11.71%) XML
4 19 (6.35%) HTML
5 11 (3.68%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.34%) SOAP
7 7 (2.34%) CSS
8 6 (2.01%) JSON
8 6 (2.01%) REST
8 6 (2.01%) RESTful
9 5 (1.67%) JSP
9 5 (1.67%) Django
10 4 (1.34%) Spring
10 4 (1.34%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.34%) FIXML
10 4 (1.34%) FpML
11 3 (1.00%) Middleware
11 3 (1.00%) jQuery
12 2 (0.67%) Ajax
12 2 (0.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.35%) Open Source
3 13 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.01%) Fixed Income
5 10 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.34%) STB
5 10 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.34%) Data Integration
7 6 (2.01%) NHS
7 6 (2.01%) MPEG
8 4 (1.34%) User Experience
8 4 (1.34%) Data Conversion
8 4 (1.34%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.34%) Derivative
8 4 (1.34%) Linked Data
9 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.00%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.00%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.70%) UNIX
2 22 (7.36%) Windows
3 20 (6.69%) Linux
4 10 (3.34%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.34%) Android
7 5 (1.67%) Windows 2000
7 5 (1.67%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.00%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (22.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 58 (19.40%) Test Scripting
4 57 (19.06%) Test Automation
5 51 (17.06%) Scrum
6 42 (14.05%) Test Strategy
7 41 (13.71%) TDD
8 36 (12.04%) BDD
9 35 (11.71%) Regression Testing
10 34 (11.37%) Integration Testing
10 34 (11.37%) Test Management
11 33 (11.04%) System Testing
12 32 (10.70%) ETL
13 31 (10.37%) Automated Testing
14 30 (10.03%) Manual Testing
15 28 (9.36%) E-Commerce
16 23 (7.69%) Project Management
17 20 (6.69%) CRM
18 19 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
19 18 (6.02%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (35.79%) SQL
2 47 (15.72%) Java
3 26 (8.70%) C#
4 21 (7.02%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.01%) Ruby
6 11 (3.68%) Python
7 9 (3.01%) PHP
8 6 (2.01%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.01%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.67%) VBScript
9 5 (1.67%) Scala
10 4 (1.34%) Groovy
11 3 (1.00%) VBA
11 3 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.00%) Perl
12 2 (0.67%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.67%) C
12 2 (0.67%) C++
12 2 (0.67%) VB
13 1 (0.33%) Jython
Qualifications
1 116 (38.80%) ISEB
2 69 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 37 (12.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (6.35%) Degree
5 16 (5.35%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.68%) ISEB Practitioner
7 12 (4.01%) SC Cleared
8 9 (3.01%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.67%) CRISC
9 2 (0.67%) CISA
9 2 (0.67%) CISM
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.33%) MCP
10 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (31.10%) QA
2 4 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.67%) Nmap
3 2 (0.67%) NDS
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 89 (29.77%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.68%) SCCM
3 5 (1.67%) Nessus
4 3 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.67%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (15.38%) HP
2 39 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 39 (13.04%) Oracle
3 12 (4.01%) Murex
4 11 (3.68%) ATG
5 9 (3.01%) Bloomberg
5 9 (3.01%) Informatica
6 8 (2.68%) hybris
6 8 (2.68%) Siebel
7 6 (2.01%) JD Edwards
7 6 (2.01%) Cisco
7 6 (2.01%) Citrix
8 5 (1.67%) Charles River
8 5 (1.67%) Talend
9 4 (1.34%) Teradata
9 4 (1.34%) SAP
9 4 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.00%) Reuters
10 3 (1.00%) Cognos
10 3 (1.00%) Demandware
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