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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 279 237 243
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 141 187 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.84% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.04% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 85 113
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.85% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -0.39%
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
18252 17962 18258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.99% 81.00% 80.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13340 12645 13088
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 255 229
Median hourly rate £21.17 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £80.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +41 16 £281 -28.79% 17
Osterley - 4 £116 -
Greenford - 2 £243 -
Canary Wharf +5 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £388 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 136 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (37.31%) Finance
3 95 (36.54%) SQL
4 75 (28.85%) ISTQB
5 73 (28.08%) ISEB
6 65 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 64 (24.62%) Banking
8 56 (21.54%) JIRA
9 52 (20.00%) QA
9 52 (20.00%) Scrum
10 50 (19.23%) Functional Testing
10 50 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 49 (18.85%) BDD
11 49 (18.85%) Java
11 49 (18.85%) SDLC
12 46 (17.69%) TDD
13 45 (17.31%) Microsoft
14 44 (16.92%) HP
15 42 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
15 42 (16.15%) User Acceptance Testing
16 40 (15.38%) C#
16 40 (15.38%) .NET
16 40 (15.38%) Regression Testing
17 39 (15.00%) SQL Server
17 39 (15.00%) Selenium
17 39 (15.00%) Test Automation
18 37 (14.23%) HP Quality Center
18 37 (14.23%) Degree
19 35 (13.46%) Unix
20 31 (11.92%) Integration Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.69%) Mule
2 4 (1.54%) Confluence
3 3 (1.15%) Apache
3 3 (1.15%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.77%) FileNet
4 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.38%) Documentum
5 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (11.15%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.77%) MS Office
3 4 (1.54%) MS Project
4 2 (0.77%) Mingle
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.77%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.38%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.38%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.38%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.38%) GitHub
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.62%) HTTP
2 11 (4.23%) Internet
3 4 (1.54%) DVB
4 3 (1.15%) SSL
4 3 (1.15%) VPN
5 1 (0.38%) FTP
5 1 (0.38%) Intranet
5 1 (0.38%) NFC
5 1 (0.38%) VLAN
5 1 (0.38%) VoIP
5 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.46%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.69%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.31%) MS Access
7 6 (2.31%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (2.31%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.92%) Big Data
9 3 (1.15%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.15%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.77%) IDOL
10 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.77%) MySQL
10 2 (0.77%) Power BI
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 56 (21.54%) JIRA
2 39 (15.00%) Selenium
3 26 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 19 (7.31%) HP UFT
5 17 (6.54%) SpecFlow
5 17 (6.54%) WebDriver
6 15 (5.77%) LoadRunner
7 14 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (4.23%) Subversion
9 9 (3.46%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.69%) IntelliJ
10 7 (2.69%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.69%) Selenium IDE
11 6 (2.31%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.92%) Git (software)
12 5 (1.92%) JBehave
12 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.92%) YouTrack
13 3 (1.15%) Hudson
13 3 (1.15%) Maven
General
1 97 (37.31%) Finance
2 64 (24.62%) Banking
3 23 (8.85%) Retail
4 12 (4.62%) Retail Banking
5 11 (4.23%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.69%) Games
7 5 (1.92%) Publishing
8 4 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.77%) Front Office
9 2 (0.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 91 (35.00%) Analyst
2 78 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 44 (16.92%) Developer
4 28 (10.77%) Test Engineer
5 26 (10.00%) Tester
6 19 (7.31%) Test Manager
7 17 (6.54%) Test Leader
8 15 (5.77%) Financial Analyst
9 13 (5.00%) .NET Developer
9 13 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (5.00%) SQL Developer
10 12 (4.62%) Agile Test Analyst
10 12 (4.62%) Banking Analyst
10 12 (4.62%) C# Developer
10 12 (4.62%) Senior Test Engineer
10 12 (4.62%) Service Analyst
11 11 (4.23%) SQL Analyst
12 10 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.46%) Digital Analyst
13 9 (3.46%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.38%) .NET
2 22 (8.46%) XML
3 19 (7.31%) .NET Framework
4 14 (5.38%) ASP.NET
5 12 (4.62%) SOAP
6 11 (4.23%) HTML
7 10 (3.85%) CSS
8 9 (3.46%) Web Services
9 8 (3.08%) Gherkin
10 7 (2.69%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (2.69%) Apache Camel
10 7 (2.69%) JMS
11 5 (1.92%) NancyFx
11 5 (1.92%) REST
11 5 (1.92%) RESTful
11 5 (1.92%) WPF
12 4 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.54%) HTML5
12 4 (1.54%) JSON
12 4 (1.54%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.23%) Fixed Income
3 10 (3.85%) STB
4 9 (3.46%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (3.46%) User Experience
5 8 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.69%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (1.92%) MPEG
8 5 (1.92%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.15%) Apple TV
10 3 (1.15%) Biometrics
10 3 (1.15%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.15%) NHS
10 3 (1.15%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.77%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.46%) Unix
2 22 (8.46%) Windows
3 13 (5.00%) Linux
4 7 (2.69%) Android
4 7 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.38%) Solaris
6 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 52 (20.00%) Scrum
4 50 (19.23%) Functional Testing
5 49 (18.85%) BDD
5 49 (18.85%) SDLC
6 46 (17.69%) TDD
7 42 (16.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 40 (15.38%) Regression Testing
9 39 (15.00%) Test Automation
10 31 (11.92%) Defect Management
10 31 (11.92%) Integration Testing
11 30 (11.54%) Test Strategy
12 29 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (10.38%) Automated Testing
14 25 (9.62%) Manual Testing
14 25 (9.62%) Security Testing
15 24 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (9.23%) Information Assurance
16 23 (8.85%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 95 (36.54%) SQL
2 49 (18.85%) Java
3 40 (15.38%) C#
4 20 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.69%) Python
5 16 (6.15%) VB.NET
6 13 (5.00%) VBScript
7 12 (4.62%) VBA
8 9 (3.46%) C
8 9 (3.46%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.46%) Ruby
9 8 (3.08%) C++
10 7 (2.69%) Perl
10 7 (2.69%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.54%) VB
13 3 (1.15%) ES6
13 3 (1.15%) Tcl
13 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (28.85%) ISTQB
2 73 (28.08%) ISEB
3 50 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 37 (14.23%) Degree
5 18 (6.92%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.46%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.77%) CCNA
9 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.77%) HND
9 2 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.38%) AAT
10 1 (0.38%) ACCA
10 1 (0.38%) CIMA
10 1 (0.38%) CIPFA
10 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (1.54%) SLA
3 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.15%) DICOM
3 3 (1.15%) HL7
3 3 (1.15%) SDET
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) NFS
1 2 (0.77%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) HDFS
2 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (14.23%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.15%) yum
3 2 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) Oozie
4 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.38%) Puppet
4 1 (0.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 45 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 44 (16.92%) HP
3 30 (11.54%) Oracle
4 5 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.92%) Cognos
5 4 (1.54%) Siebel
5 4 (1.54%) Sun
6 3 (1.15%) Apple
6 3 (1.15%) Citrix
6 3 (1.15%) Compaq
6 3 (1.15%) IBM
6 3 (1.15%) Rally
6 3 (1.15%) SAP
6 3 (1.15%) Temenos
6 3 (1.15%) Terracotta
6 3 (1.15%) VMware
6 3 (1.15%) webMethods
7 2 (0.77%) ATG
7 2 (0.77%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.77%) OpenText
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