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 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 258 283 275
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 161 139 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.71% 0.58% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.75% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 86 72
Average daily rate
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£365 £373 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +7.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £172 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +50.55%
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
17480 18475 15938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.39% 77.64% 76.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12782 12831 10934
Average daily rate £450 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 233 316
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £79.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 29 December 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 +11 35 £355 -11.25% 7
Docklands, London +15 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 115 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (36.86%) SQL
3 102 (34.81%) ISEB
4 79 (26.96%) HP Quality Center
5 77 (26.28%) QA
6 71 (24.23%) Finance
7 66 (22.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 64 (21.84%) Test Scripting
9 60 (20.48%) ISTQB
10 56 (19.11%) JIRA
11 52 (17.75%) Banking
12 49 (16.72%) Selenium
13 45 (15.36%) Test Automation
13 45 (15.36%) HP
14 40 (13.65%) Java
14 40 (13.65%) XML
14 40 (13.65%) Regression Testing
15 38 (12.97%) Scrum
16 37 (12.63%) Oracle
16 37 (12.63%) Test Strategy
16 37 (12.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 35 (11.95%) BDD
17 35 (11.95%) Test Management
18 34 (11.60%) .NET
18 34 (11.60%) Microsoft
18 34 (11.60%) TDD
19 31 (10.58%) JavaScript
19 31 (10.58%) Web Services
19 31 (10.58%) UNIX
19 31 (10.58%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 7 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.05%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.05%) GlassFish
3 5 (1.71%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.37%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.02%) CMS
5 3 (1.02%) IIS
6 2 (0.68%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.68%) Tornado
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.34%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.34%) Confluence
7 1 (0.34%) Node.js
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.34%) Mingle
3 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (3.75%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.07%) Summit
3 5 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.05%) GitHub
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) PaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.73%) HTTPS
2 5 (1.71%) SSL
2 5 (1.71%) Internet
2 5 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.71%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.37%) HTTP
3 4 (1.37%) SAN
4 2 (0.68%) FTP
4 2 (0.68%) Firewall
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.34%) Broadband
5 1 (0.34%) MPLS
5 1 (0.34%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.14%) SQL Server
1 18 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.07%) MySQL
4 8 (2.73%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.39%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.71%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.02%) DataStage
9 2 (0.68%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.68%) EDMS
9 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.68%) DB2
9 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 56 (19.11%) JIRA
2 49 (16.72%) Selenium
3 25 (8.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (8.19%) Cucumber
5 21 (7.17%) Jenkins
6 19 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (6.48%) WebDriver
7 12 (4.10%) Maven
8 10 (3.41%) FitNesse
8 10 (3.41%) Talend Open Studio
8 10 (3.41%) Git (software)
9 9 (3.07%) PHPUnit
9 9 (3.07%) JUnit
9 9 (3.07%) Eclipse
9 9 (3.07%) SpecFlow
10 8 (2.73%) Hudson
11 7 (2.39%) SoapUI
11 7 (2.39%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.05%) LoadRunner
12 6 (2.05%) Subversion
General
1 71 (24.23%) Finance
2 52 (17.75%) Banking
3 21 (7.17%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.41%) Games
5 8 (2.73%) General Ledger
5 8 (2.73%) Legal
6 7 (2.39%) Front Office
6 7 (2.39%) Retail
7 5 (1.71%) Marketing
7 5 (1.71%) Advertising
8 4 (1.37%) Back Office
9 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.02%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 131 (44.71%) Analyst
2 113 (38.57%) Test Analyst
3 65 (22.18%) Tester
4 27 (9.22%) Test Manager
5 23 (7.85%) Developer
6 20 (6.83%) Test Leader
7 15 (5.12%) QA Analyst
7 15 (5.12%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (5.12%) QA Tester
8 14 (4.78%) Senior Test Analyst
8 14 (4.78%) Manual Tester
9 13 (4.44%) Agile Test Analyst
10 11 (3.75%) Automation Tester
10 11 (3.75%) Test Engineer
11 10 (3.41%) Java Developer
11 10 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (3.41%) QA Test Analyst
11 10 (3.41%) Technical Test Analyst
11 10 (3.41%) Consultant
12 8 (2.73%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.65%) XML
2 34 (11.60%) .NET
3 31 (10.58%) Web Services
4 28 (9.56%) HTML
5 12 (4.10%) JSP
5 12 (4.10%) JSON
6 10 (3.41%) jQuery
7 9 (3.07%) RESTful
8 7 (2.39%) Ajax
8 7 (2.39%) CSS
8 7 (2.39%) REST
9 6 (2.05%) JDBC
9 6 (2.05%) Servlets
9 6 (2.05%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.05%) EJB
9 6 (2.05%) DOM
9 6 (2.05%) Java EE
9 6 (2.05%) JPA
9 6 (2.05%) JSTL
10 5 (1.71%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.10%) STB
3 11 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.41%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.41%) MPEG
4 10 (3.41%) Open Source
5 9 (3.07%) Derivative
6 8 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.39%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 5 (1.71%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.37%) Linked Data
11 3 (1.02%) User Experience
11 3 (1.02%) Online Games
11 3 (1.02%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.02%) Video on Demand
11 3 (1.02%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.58%) UNIX
2 27 (9.22%) Linux
3 26 (8.87%) Windows
4 7 (2.39%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.05%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.71%) Android
6 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.71%) Windows 2000
6 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.71%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.02%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (22.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 64 (21.84%) Test Scripting
4 45 (15.36%) Test Automation
5 40 (13.65%) Regression Testing
6 38 (12.97%) Scrum
7 37 (12.63%) Test Strategy
8 35 (11.95%) BDD
8 35 (11.95%) Test Management
9 34 (11.60%) TDD
10 31 (10.58%) Manual Testing
11 30 (10.24%) Integration Testing
12 27 (9.22%) Automated Testing
12 27 (9.22%) ETL
13 24 (8.19%) CRM
14 21 (7.17%) Project Management
14 21 (7.17%) System Testing
15 20 (6.83%) Waterfall
16 19 (6.48%) E-Commerce
17 18 (6.14%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 108 (36.86%) SQL
2 40 (13.65%) Java
3 31 (10.58%) JavaScript
4 16 (5.46%) C#
4 16 (5.46%) PHP
5 13 (4.44%) Python
6 12 (4.10%) Ruby
7 10 (3.41%) VBScript
8 9 (3.07%) VB.NET
9 7 (2.39%) Scala
10 6 (2.05%) JPQL
11 5 (1.71%) VBA
11 5 (1.71%) Groovy
12 4 (1.37%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.37%) Perl
13 3 (1.02%) C++
13 3 (1.02%) C
14 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.68%) SPARQL
14 2 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (34.81%) ISEB
2 60 (20.48%) ISTQB
3 37 (12.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (6.48%) Degree
4 19 (6.48%) ISEB Practitioner
5 16 (5.46%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.10%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.07%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) CRISC
8 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.68%) CISA
8 2 (0.68%) CISM
9 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.34%) HND
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (26.28%) QA
2 6 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.71%) Nmap
2 4 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 79 (26.96%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.71%) Nessus
3 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.68%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.68%) SCCM
5 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (15.36%) HP
2 37 (12.63%) Oracle
3 34 (11.60%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.80%) Murex
5 11 (3.75%) Citrix
6 10 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (3.41%) Talend
7 9 (3.07%) Bloomberg
8 7 (2.39%) ATG
9 5 (1.71%) hybris
9 5 (1.71%) Reuters
9 5 (1.71%) Calypso
10 4 (1.37%) SAP
10 4 (1.37%) Demandware
11 3 (1.02%) Cognos
11 3 (1.02%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.02%) Cisco
11 3 (1.02%) Orchard
11 3 (1.02%) Charles River
12 2 (0.68%) Intershop
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