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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 239 269 299
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +30
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 186 153 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.79% 0.65% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.82% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 79 85
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £480 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +92.00%
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
18668 18664 19051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.27% 79.03% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13353 13049 13235
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 227 267
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £53.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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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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 -2 27 £438 +2.94% 14
Paddington - 5 £400 -
Croydon - 3 - -
Docklands, London -6 1 £550 +1.14%
Hammersmith - 1 £330 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 120 (33.61%) SQL
2 113 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (28.01%) Finance
4 88 (24.65%) Banking
5 84 (23.53%) .NET
6 73 (20.45%) ISEB
6 73 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 71 (19.89%) Test Automation
8 70 (19.61%) C#
9 69 (19.33%) QA
10 64 (17.93%) Microsoft
11 62 (17.37%) Java
12 59 (16.53%) ISTQB
13 54 (15.13%) SDLC
14 52 (14.57%) Investment Banking
15 49 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
16 48 (13.45%) XML
17 47 (13.17%) Scrum
18 45 (12.61%) Test Scripting
19 44 (12.32%) Test Management
19 44 (12.32%) Degree
19 44 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (12.04%) SQL Server
21 42 (11.76%) Web Services
21 42 (11.76%) Regression Testing
22 41 (11.48%) JIRA
23 39 (10.92%) Migration
24 38 (10.64%) HP
25 35 (9.80%) MS Excel
26 34 (9.52%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 7 (1.96%) Confluence
2 6 (1.68%) LiveLink
3 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.40%) WordPress
4 4 (1.12%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.12%) CMS
4 4 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (1.12%) Apache
4 4 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.84%) Drupal
5 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.84%) IIS
6 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.28%) Documentum
7 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
Applications
1 35 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Magento
2 3 (0.84%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.84%) Summit
2 3 (0.84%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.84%) MultiFonds
3 2 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.40%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.80%) Firewall
2 8 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.68%) VPN
3 6 (1.68%) LAN
3 6 (1.68%) WAN
4 5 (1.40%) PSTN
4 5 (1.40%) ATM
5 4 (1.12%) SAN
5 4 (1.12%) Internet
6 3 (0.84%) VLAN
6 3 (0.84%) GSM
6 3 (0.84%) HTTP
7 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.56%) SS7
7 2 (0.56%) TCAP
7 2 (0.56%) ISUP
7 2 (0.56%) SCCP
7 2 (0.56%) INAP
7 2 (0.56%) 3G
7 2 (0.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (3.08%) MySQL
5 9 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.68%) JasperReports
8 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.12%) DB2
9 4 (1.12%) DTS
10 3 (0.84%) MS Access
10 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 41 (11.48%) JIRA
2 34 (9.52%) Selenium
3 30 (8.40%) Cucumber
4 25 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (4.48%) SpecFlow
6 14 (3.92%) SoapUI
6 14 (3.92%) HP UFT
7 13 (3.64%) LoadRunner
7 13 (3.64%) Subversion
7 13 (3.64%) Git (software)
8 12 (3.36%) FitNesse
8 12 (3.36%) JBehave
9 11 (3.08%) Visual Studio
10 10 (2.80%) Jenkins
11 9 (2.52%) PowerBuilder
11 9 (2.52%) JUnit
12 8 (2.24%) JMeter
13 7 (1.96%) Maven
14 6 (1.68%) WebDriver
15 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 100 (28.01%) Finance
2 88 (24.65%) Banking
3 52 (14.57%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.64%) Retail
4 13 (3.64%) Front Office
4 13 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.08%) Legal
5 11 (3.08%) Publishing
6 10 (2.80%) Back Office
7 8 (2.24%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.68%) Advertising
9 3 (0.84%) Games
9 3 (0.84%) Marketing
10 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Law
10 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 124 (34.73%) Analyst
2 99 (27.73%) Test Analyst
3 64 (17.93%) Developer
4 42 (11.76%) Tester
5 33 (9.24%) Test Manager
6 22 (6.16%) Senior Analyst
6 22 (6.16%) Test Leader
7 17 (4.76%) AWS Developer
7 17 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 17 (4.76%) Consultant
8 15 (4.20%) Test Engineer
9 14 (3.92%) Business Analyst
10 13 (3.64%) Senior Test Analyst
11 12 (3.36%) Junior
12 11 (3.08%) .NET Developer
12 11 (3.08%) Test Consultant
12 11 (3.08%) Automation Tester
13 10 (2.80%) Senior QA Analyst
14 9 (2.52%) Agile Test Analyst
14 9 (2.52%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (23.53%) .NET
2 48 (13.45%) XML
3 42 (11.76%) Web Services
4 27 (7.56%) ASP.NET
5 26 (7.28%) SOAP
6 25 (7.00%) HTML
7 21 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 21 (5.88%) Gherkin
8 13 (3.64%) HTML5
9 12 (3.36%) CSS
10 9 (2.52%) REST
11 7 (1.96%) Middleware
12 6 (1.68%) XML Messaging
12 6 (1.68%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (1.40%) JSON
13 5 (1.40%) WCF
13 5 (1.40%) jQuery
13 5 (1.40%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.12%) LESS
14 4 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 20 (5.60%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.64%) Digital Media
5 11 (3.08%) SWIFT
5 11 (3.08%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.52%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.24%) MPEG
8 7 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.96%) STB
8 7 (1.96%) Derivative
9 6 (1.68%) Equities
10 5 (1.40%) EPoS
10 5 (1.40%) New Media
10 5 (1.40%) Wiki
10 5 (1.40%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.40%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.12%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.52%) Windows
2 17 (4.76%) UNIX
3 13 (3.64%) Linux
4 6 (1.68%) Android
4 6 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Solaris
8 1 (0.28%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 71 (19.89%) Test Automation
4 54 (15.13%) SDLC
5 47 (13.17%) Scrum
6 45 (12.61%) Test Scripting
7 44 (12.32%) Test Management
8 42 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 39 (10.92%) Migration
10 33 (9.24%) Integration Testing
10 33 (9.24%) BDD
11 31 (8.68%) Security Testing
12 29 (8.12%) Information Assurance
13 25 (7.00%) Test Planning
14 24 (6.72%) Test Strategy
15 22 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (5.88%) TDD
16 21 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
17 20 (5.60%) Automated Testing
18 19 (5.32%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 120 (33.61%) SQL
2 70 (19.61%) C#
3 62 (17.37%) Java
4 25 (7.00%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.16%) VB.NET
6 19 (5.32%) T-SQL
7 17 (4.76%) Python
8 14 (3.92%) C++
9 12 (3.36%) VBA
10 10 (2.80%) F#
11 9 (2.52%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.24%) VBScript
13 6 (1.68%) Ruby
13 6 (1.68%) C
14 4 (1.12%) XPath
14 4 (1.12%) PHP
15 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.84%) VB
15 3 (0.84%) Perl
16 1 (0.28%) Lua
Qualifications
1 73 (20.45%) ISEB
2 59 (16.53%) ISTQB
3 44 (12.32%) Degree
4 26 (7.28%) Security Cleared
5 21 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.96%) MCSE
9 6 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.40%) MCSA
11 4 (1.12%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.84%) CCNA
12 3 (0.84%) CRISC
12 3 (0.84%) CISSP
12 3 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.84%) CISA
12 3 (0.84%) CISM
13 2 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (19.33%) QA
2 5 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) MiFID
4 1 (0.28%) EMIR
4 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (0.84%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.84%) vSphere
2 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) Varnish
3 1 (0.28%) Squid
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 49 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.56%) Puppet
3 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.28%) Ansible
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 64 (17.93%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.64%) HP
3 22 (6.16%) Oracle
4 15 (4.20%) Citrix
5 11 (3.08%) IBM
6 10 (2.80%) Perforce
7 9 (2.52%) OpenText
8 8 (2.24%) SAP
9 7 (1.96%) VMware
9 7 (1.96%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.40%) Google
10 5 (1.40%) Splunk
10 5 (1.40%) Progress
10 5 (1.40%) Murex
11 4 (1.12%) Cognos
11 4 (1.12%) ATG
11 4 (1.12%) Cadence
11 4 (1.12%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.12%) Bloomberg
11 4 (1.12%) hybris
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Rate: £300 per annum
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Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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Rate: Unspecified
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