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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 249 278 292
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 188 152 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.62% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.79% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 75 99
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£413 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.91 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-31.28% +215.21%
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
19203 19218 19612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.72% 78.99% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13731 13370 13713
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 220 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 0 26 £438 +3.24% 12
Paddington - 4 £400 -
Hammersmith - 2 £328 -
Wimbledon - 2 £275 -
Docklands, London -7 1 £550 +1.14%
Ealing - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £363 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 126 (33.42%) SQL
2 123 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (28.65%) Finance
4 85 (22.55%) Banking
5 83 (22.02%) .NET
6 81 (21.49%) Test Automation
7 80 (21.22%) ISEB
8 77 (20.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 71 (18.83%) QA
10 69 (18.30%) C#
10 69 (18.30%) Java
11 64 (16.98%) ISTQB
12 63 (16.71%) Microsoft
13 55 (14.59%) HP Quality Center
13 55 (14.59%) SDLC
14 53 (14.06%) Test Scripting
15 47 (12.47%) Scrum
16 46 (12.20%) Investment Banking
16 46 (12.20%) JIRA
17 45 (11.94%) Web Services
18 44 (11.67%) Regression Testing
18 44 (11.67%) Test Management
19 43 (11.41%) XML
20 41 (10.88%) Degree
21 40 (10.61%) HP
21 40 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
22 39 (10.34%) BDD
23 36 (9.55%) Migration
23 36 (9.55%) Windows
23 36 (9.55%) SQL Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (1.86%) Confluence
2 6 (1.59%) LiveLink
3 5 (1.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.33%) WordPress
4 4 (1.06%) CMS
4 4 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (1.06%) Apache
4 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.80%) Drupal
5 3 (0.80%) IIS
5 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.27%) Documentum
7 1 (0.27%) SAS
7 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Magento
2 3 (0.80%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.80%) Summit
2 3 (0.80%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.80%) MultiFonds
3 2 (0.53%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.53%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.33%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.65%) TCP/IP
1 10 (2.65%) Firewall
2 8 (2.12%) Internet
3 6 (1.59%) VPN
3 6 (1.59%) LAN
3 6 (1.59%) WAN
4 5 (1.33%) HTTP
4 5 (1.33%) SAN
4 5 (1.33%) PSTN
4 5 (1.33%) ATM
5 4 (1.06%) VLAN
6 3 (0.80%) GSM
7 2 (0.53%) Wireless
7 2 (0.53%) 2G
7 2 (0.53%) 4G
7 2 (0.53%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.53%) 3G
7 2 (0.53%) DSL
7 2 (0.53%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.65%) MySQL
6 7 (1.86%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.59%) JasperReports
7 6 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.06%) DB2
9 4 (1.06%) DTS
10 3 (0.80%) MS Access
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 46 (12.20%) JIRA
2 36 (9.55%) Selenium
3 32 (8.49%) Cucumber
4 29 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (5.04%) HP UFT
6 18 (4.77%) SpecFlow
7 17 (4.51%) Visual Studio
8 16 (4.24%) SoapUI
9 15 (3.98%) LoadRunner
10 13 (3.45%) Subversion
10 13 (3.45%) Git (software)
11 12 (3.18%) FitNesse
11 12 (3.18%) JBehave
12 11 (2.92%) Jenkins
13 9 (2.39%) WebDriver
13 9 (2.39%) PowerBuilder
13 9 (2.39%) JUnit
14 8 (2.12%) JMeter
15 5 (1.33%) Maven
15 5 (1.33%) Zephyr
General
1 108 (28.65%) Finance
2 85 (22.55%) Banking
3 46 (12.20%) Investment Banking
4 17 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.98%) Retail
6 14 (3.71%) Front Office
7 11 (2.92%) Publishing
8 9 (2.39%) Back Office
9 8 (2.12%) Legal
9 8 (2.12%) General Ledger
10 7 (1.86%) Advertising
11 4 (1.06%) Marketing
12 2 (0.53%) Law
12 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.53%) Games
13 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.27%) French Language
13 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 125 (33.16%) Analyst
2 100 (26.53%) Test Analyst
3 69 (18.30%) Developer
4 47 (12.47%) Tester
5 37 (9.81%) Test Manager
6 23 (6.10%) Test Leader
7 21 (5.57%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (4.24%) Test Engineer
8 16 (4.24%) Consultant
9 15 (3.98%) QA Analyst
10 14 (3.71%) Business Analyst
10 14 (3.71%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.45%) Junior
11 13 (3.45%) AWS Developer
12 12 (3.18%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (3.18%) Test Consultant
12 12 (3.18%) Automation Tester
13 10 (2.65%) Agile Test Analyst
13 10 (2.65%) Senior QA Analyst
14 8 (2.12%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (22.02%) .NET
2 45 (11.94%) Web Services
3 43 (11.41%) XML
4 28 (7.43%) SOAP
5 26 (6.90%) HTML
6 25 (6.63%) ASP.NET
7 21 (5.57%) Gherkin
8 17 (4.51%) .NET Framework
9 16 (4.24%) REST
10 12 (3.18%) HTML5
10 12 (3.18%) CSS
11 7 (1.86%) Middleware
11 7 (1.86%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (1.59%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.33%) JSON
13 5 (1.33%) XML Messaging
13 5 (1.33%) Spring
13 5 (1.33%) Ajax
14 4 (1.06%) WCF
14 4 (1.06%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.04%) Fixed Income
4 14 (3.71%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.92%) Algorithms
5 11 (2.92%) SWIFT
5 11 (2.92%) Digital Media
6 10 (2.65%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.39%) MPEG
8 8 (2.12%) STB
8 8 (2.12%) Derivative
8 8 (2.12%) New Media
9 7 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.59%) EPoS
10 6 (1.59%) NHS
10 6 (1.59%) Equities
10 6 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.59%) User Experience
11 5 (1.33%) Wiki
11 5 (1.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.55%) Windows
2 20 (5.31%) UNIX
3 11 (2.92%) Linux
4 8 (2.12%) Android
4 8 (2.12%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.53%) Solaris
7 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (21.49%) Test Automation
3 77 (20.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 55 (14.59%) SDLC
5 53 (14.06%) Test Scripting
6 47 (12.47%) Scrum
7 44 (11.67%) Regression Testing
7 44 (11.67%) Test Management
8 39 (10.34%) BDD
9 36 (9.55%) Security Testing
9 36 (9.55%) Migration
10 35 (9.28%) Information Assurance
11 28 (7.43%) TDD
12 26 (6.90%) Integration Testing
13 25 (6.63%) Test Planning
14 24 (6.37%) Test Strategy
15 23 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (6.10%) Automated Testing
16 21 (5.57%) ETL
16 21 (5.57%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (33.42%) SQL
2 69 (18.30%) Java
2 69 (18.30%) C#
3 26 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.04%) Python
4 19 (5.04%) VB.NET
5 13 (3.45%) C++
6 12 (3.18%) T-SQL
7 10 (2.65%) F#
8 9 (2.39%) VBScript
9 8 (2.12%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.59%) C
10 6 (1.59%) VBA
11 5 (1.33%) Ruby
12 4 (1.06%) VB
12 4 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.06%) Perl
13 3 (0.80%) PHP
14 2 (0.53%) XPath
15 1 (0.27%) Lua
Qualifications
1 80 (21.22%) ISEB
2 64 (16.98%) ISTQB
3 41 (10.88%) Degree
4 28 (7.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (7.16%) Security Cleared
6 19 (5.04%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.12%) MCSE
9 7 (1.86%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.59%) MCSA
10 6 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.06%) CCNA
13 3 (0.80%) CISSP
13 3 (0.80%) CISA
13 3 (0.80%) CISM
13 3 (0.80%) CRISC
14 2 (0.53%) MCITP
15 1 (0.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (18.83%) QA
2 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.53%) MiFID
3 2 (0.53%) SLA
3 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.53%) EMIR
3 2 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (1.06%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.06%) vSphere
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.27%) Varnish
3 1 (0.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 55 (14.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.53%) Puppet
2 2 (0.53%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 63 (16.71%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.61%) HP
3 27 (7.16%) Oracle
4 11 (2.92%) Perforce
4 11 (2.92%) IBM
5 9 (2.39%) OpenText
5 9 (2.39%) VMware
5 9 (2.39%) Citrix
6 8 (2.12%) SAP
7 7 (1.86%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.59%) Splunk
9 5 (1.33%) Progress
9 5 (1.33%) Murex
9 5 (1.33%) Google
10 4 (1.06%) hybris
10 4 (1.06%) Cisco
10 4 (1.06%) Cognos
10 4 (1.06%) ATG
10 4 (1.06%) Cadence
10 4 (1.06%) TIBCO
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