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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 242 237 248
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 171 178 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.76% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.98% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 110 100
Average daily rate
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£400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 £40.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.39% +65.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +0.67%
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
17519 18244 16755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.23% 78.14% 77.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12262 12918 11637
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 228 225
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -23.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +10 21 £350 -12.50% 22
Canary Wharf - 2 £505 -
Uxbridge - 2 £279 -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
Brentford - 1 £470 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Sidcup - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 115 (37.58%) SQL
1 115 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (29.41%) Finance
3 72 (23.53%) ISEB
4 71 (23.20%) .NET
5 68 (22.22%) Banking
6 67 (21.90%) QA
7 58 (18.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 58 (18.95%) XML
8 55 (17.97%) C#
8 55 (17.97%) Microsoft
9 53 (17.32%) ISTQB
10 49 (16.01%) Java
11 48 (15.69%) JIRA
11 48 (15.69%) Test Automation
12 46 (15.03%) Test Scripting
12 46 (15.03%) Scrum
13 45 (14.71%) Investment Banking
14 44 (14.38%) HP Quality Center
15 40 (13.07%) Regression Testing
15 40 (13.07%) SQL Server
16 38 (12.42%) Degree
17 37 (12.09%) Selenium
18 35 (11.44%) Test Management
19 33 (10.78%) MS Excel
19 33 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (10.46%) Windows
20 32 (10.46%) Integration Testing
21 30 (9.80%) BDD
21 30 (9.80%) HP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.29%) IIS
4 6 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.96%) GlassFish
5 3 (0.98%) Confluence
6 2 (0.65%) Node.js
6 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.65%) Drupal
6 2 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.33%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.33%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.33%) Apache
7 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS Project
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.98%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.65%) Magento
4 1 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.33%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.33%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.33%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.96%) GitHub
2 2 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.33%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.33%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.29%) HTTP
2 6 (1.96%) VPN
2 6 (1.96%) Firewall
3 5 (1.63%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.63%) Internet
4 4 (1.31%) SAN
5 2 (0.65%) GSM
5 2 (0.65%) FTP
6 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.33%) 4G
6 1 (0.33%) PSTN
6 1 (0.33%) SMS
6 1 (0.33%) UMTS
6 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.33%) LDAP
6 1 (0.33%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.33%) GPRS
6 1 (0.33%) Intranet
6 1 (0.33%) DNS
6 1 (0.33%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.92%) MySQL
4 8 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.61%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.63%) JasperReports
5 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.31%) DTS
6 4 (1.31%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.98%) MS Access
7 3 (0.98%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.65%) Redis
8 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (15.69%) JIRA
2 37 (12.09%) Selenium
3 24 (7.84%) Cucumber
4 18 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 17 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (5.23%) Git (software)
7 14 (4.58%) WebDriver
8 10 (3.27%) PHPUnit
8 10 (3.27%) Subversion
8 10 (3.27%) Maven
8 10 (3.27%) Eclipse
8 10 (3.27%) SpecFlow
9 9 (2.94%) JUnit
10 6 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (1.96%) JBehave
11 5 (1.63%) Talend Open Studio
11 5 (1.63%) FitNesse
11 5 (1.63%) Fiddler
11 5 (1.63%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.31%) Zephyr
General
1 90 (29.41%) Finance
2 68 (22.22%) Banking
3 45 (14.71%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.25%) General Ledger
5 10 (3.27%) Retail
6 9 (2.94%) Legal
7 8 (2.61%) Front Office
8 7 (2.29%) Marketing
8 7 (2.29%) Games
9 6 (1.96%) Publishing
10 5 (1.63%) Back Office
10 5 (1.63%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.98%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.65%) Electronics
12 2 (0.65%) Automotive
13 1 (0.33%) Law
13 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.33%) International Banking
13 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (37.91%) Analyst
2 92 (30.07%) Test Analyst
3 49 (16.01%) Developer
4 43 (14.05%) Tester
5 22 (7.19%) Test Manager
6 20 (6.54%) Test Leader
7 19 (6.21%) Senior Analyst
8 18 (5.88%) Business Analyst
9 16 (5.23%) Consultant
9 16 (5.23%) Senior Test Analyst
9 16 (5.23%) AWS Developer
10 14 (4.58%) Test Engineer
11 11 (3.59%) QA Analyst
12 10 (3.27%) Agile Test Analyst
12 10 (3.27%) Manual Tester
13 8 (2.61%) Java Developer
13 8 (2.61%) Junior
13 8 (2.61%) Automation Tester
13 8 (2.61%) Technical Analyst
13 8 (2.61%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (23.20%) .NET
2 58 (18.95%) XML
3 29 (9.48%) Web Services
4 25 (8.17%) .NET Framework
5 22 (7.19%) HTML
6 21 (6.86%) ASP.NET
7 18 (5.88%) SOAP
8 17 (5.56%) JSON
9 11 (3.59%) CSS
9 11 (3.59%) jQuery
10 10 (3.27%) Ajax
11 8 (2.61%) HTML5
11 8 (2.61%) Gherkin
12 7 (2.29%) JSP
13 6 (1.96%) Servlets
13 6 (1.96%) JDBC
13 6 (1.96%) EJB
13 6 (1.96%) JSTL
13 6 (1.96%) Java EE
13 6 (1.96%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.92%) Fixed Income
4 11 (3.59%) Open Source
4 11 (3.59%) Digital Media
4 11 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.27%) Derivative
6 9 (2.94%) MPEG
7 8 (2.61%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 7 (2.29%) STB
9 6 (1.96%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.63%) Video on Demand
11 4 (1.31%) Online Games
11 4 (1.31%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.31%) User Experience
11 4 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.46%) Windows
2 28 (9.15%) Linux
3 22 (7.19%) UNIX
4 9 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.61%) Android
6 7 (2.29%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.29%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) Tizen
8 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (18.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 48 (15.69%) Test Automation
4 46 (15.03%) Test Scripting
4 46 (15.03%) Scrum
5 40 (13.07%) Regression Testing
6 35 (11.44%) Test Management
7 32 (10.46%) Integration Testing
8 30 (9.80%) BDD
9 27 (8.82%) Test Strategy
10 24 (7.84%) Waterfall
11 23 (7.52%) Test Planning
11 23 (7.52%) ETL
11 23 (7.52%) TDD
12 22 (7.19%) Project Management
12 22 (7.19%) Manual Testing
13 20 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (5.88%) Automation Testing
14 18 (5.88%) Migration
14 18 (5.88%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (37.58%) SQL
2 55 (17.97%) C#
3 49 (16.01%) Java
4 27 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 22 (7.19%) VB.NET
6 21 (6.86%) T-SQL
7 17 (5.56%) Python
8 15 (4.90%) VBA
9 14 (4.58%) C++
10 13 (4.25%) PHP
11 10 (3.27%) VBScript
12 7 (2.29%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.29%) Ruby
12 7 (2.29%) C
13 6 (1.96%) Scala
13 6 (1.96%) JPQL
14 5 (1.63%) Perl
15 4 (1.31%) F#
15 4 (1.31%) XQuery
16 3 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 72 (23.53%) ISEB
2 53 (17.32%) ISTQB
3 38 (12.42%) Degree
4 30 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (4.58%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.27%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (1.96%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.98%) CRISC
8 3 (0.98%) CISSP
8 3 (0.98%) HND
8 3 (0.98%) CISA
8 3 (0.98%) CISM
9 1 (0.33%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.33%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.33%) PMP
9 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (21.90%) QA
2 5 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 44 (14.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 55 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.80%) HP
3 25 (8.17%) Oracle
4 13 (4.25%) Citrix
5 7 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.96%) SAP
7 5 (1.63%) Progress
7 5 (1.63%) IBM
7 5 (1.63%) Murex
7 5 (1.63%) Calypso
7 5 (1.63%) Talend
8 4 (1.31%) Reuters
8 4 (1.31%) Perforce
9 3 (0.98%) ATG
9 3 (0.98%) hybris
9 3 (0.98%) Informatica
10 2 (0.65%) Cognos
10 2 (0.65%) Sybase
10 2 (0.65%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.65%) Tableau
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