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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 272 291 308
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 144 143 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.74% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 98 72
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£350 £353 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +12.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +140.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+204.34% -67.83%
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
18984 19436 19917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.45% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13364 13584 13450
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 242 370
Average hourly rate £21.62 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +20 33 £400 +3.22% 11
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 157 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (37.11%) SQL
3 117 (36.79%) ISEB
4 95 (29.87%) QA
5 77 (24.21%) HP Quality Center
6 72 (22.64%) Selenium
6 72 (22.64%) Finance
7 70 (22.01%) ISTQB
8 69 (21.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 61 (19.18%) Test Scripting
9 61 (19.18%) Test Automation
9 61 (19.18%) Scrum
10 51 (16.04%) Microsoft
11 50 (15.72%) Oracle
12 48 (15.09%) HP
13 47 (14.78%) Integration Testing
13 47 (14.78%) JIRA
14 44 (13.84%) Java
15 43 (13.52%) XML
16 41 (12.89%) .NET
16 41 (12.89%) Banking
17 39 (12.26%) TDD
17 39 (12.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 35 (11.01%) System Testing
19 32 (10.06%) BDD
19 32 (10.06%) Test Strategy
19 32 (10.06%) C#
19 32 (10.06%) Web Services
20 31 (9.75%) Regression Testing
21 30 (9.43%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.26%) CMS
2 4 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.63%) Tornado
4 1 (0.31%) Apache
4 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.31%) Jetty
4 1 (0.31%) WordPress
4 1 (0.31%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 30 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.66%) MS Office
3 8 (2.52%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.52%) MS Project
4 5 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.63%) Mingle
6 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.31%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.31%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.31%) Summit
4 1 (0.31%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.94%) PaaS
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.31%) Office 365
3 1 (0.31%) GitHub
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.35%) Internet
2 6 (1.89%) Wireshark
2 6 (1.89%) Broadband
3 5 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.57%) SSL
4 4 (1.26%) HTTP
4 4 (1.26%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.63%) DNS
5 2 (0.63%) DVB
5 2 (0.63%) Network Security
5 2 (0.63%) Firewall
6 1 (0.31%) 4G
6 1 (0.31%) MVNO
6 1 (0.31%) DAB
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.31%) IPv6
6 1 (0.31%) SAN
6 1 (0.31%) MPLS
6 1 (0.31%) BGP
6 1 (0.31%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.23%) Relational Database
3 22 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.14%) RDBMS
4 10 (3.14%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.57%) DB2
8 5 (1.57%) MySQL
8 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.94%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (0.94%) Big Data
10 3 (0.94%) QlikView
10 3 (0.94%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.94%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.63%) MS Access
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 72 (22.64%) Selenium
2 47 (14.78%) JIRA
3 29 (9.12%) Cucumber
4 22 (6.92%) WebDriver
5 18 (5.66%) FitNesse
5 18 (5.66%) QuickTest Pro
6 16 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (3.77%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.77%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.83%) LoadRunner
8 9 (2.83%) NUnit
8 9 (2.83%) Subversion
9 8 (2.52%) JMeter
9 8 (2.52%) TestDirector
10 7 (2.20%) JUnit
11 6 (1.89%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.89%) Bugzilla
11 6 (1.89%) Maven
11 6 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
11 6 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 72 (22.64%) Finance
2 41 (12.89%) Banking
3 24 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.40%) Back Office
5 10 (3.14%) Advertising
6 9 (2.83%) Front Office
6 9 (2.83%) Games
7 8 (2.52%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.89%) Legal
9 4 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.26%) Retail
9 4 (1.26%) Marketing
10 3 (0.94%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.94%) Electronics
11 2 (0.63%) Publishing
11 2 (0.63%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.31%) French Language
12 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 131 (41.19%) Analyst
2 114 (35.85%) Test Analyst
3 72 (22.64%) Tester
4 30 (9.43%) Test Leader
5 24 (7.55%) Software Tester
6 20 (6.29%) Developer
7 19 (5.97%) Agile Test Analyst
8 18 (5.66%) Test Manager
9 16 (5.03%) Consultant
10 15 (4.72%) Test Engineer
11 13 (4.09%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (4.09%) Manual Tester
11 13 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (3.77%) Test Consultant
12 12 (3.77%) QA Analyst
13 10 (3.14%) Technical Test Analyst
13 10 (3.14%) QA Tester
13 10 (3.14%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (3.14%) Applications Support
14 9 (2.83%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.52%) XML
2 41 (12.89%) .NET
3 32 (10.06%) Web Services
4 16 (5.03%) ASP.NET
5 15 (4.72%) HTML
6 13 (4.09%) SOAP
7 9 (2.83%) Gherkin
8 7 (2.20%) JSON
9 6 (1.89%) RESTful
10 5 (1.57%) Django
10 5 (1.57%) MDX
11 4 (1.26%) REST
11 4 (1.26%) CSS
11 4 (1.26%) JSP
12 3 (0.94%) FIXML
12 3 (0.94%) FpML
13 2 (0.63%) Flash
13 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.49%) Open Source
3 17 (5.35%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.40%) STB
5 9 (2.83%) MPEG
5 9 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (2.83%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.52%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.20%) Derivative
8 6 (1.89%) NHS
8 6 (1.89%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.57%) User Experience
9 5 (1.57%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.57%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.26%) Data Conversion
10 4 (1.26%) Linked Data
11 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.63%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.43%) Windows
2 28 (8.81%) UNIX
3 23 (7.23%) Linux
4 11 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.14%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.52%) Android
7 6 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.26%) Windows 2000
8 4 (1.26%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (21.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 61 (19.18%) Test Scripting
3 61 (19.18%) Scrum
3 61 (19.18%) Test Automation
4 47 (14.78%) Integration Testing
5 39 (12.26%) TDD
6 35 (11.01%) System Testing
7 32 (10.06%) BDD
7 32 (10.06%) Test Strategy
8 31 (9.75%) Regression Testing
9 30 (9.43%) Test Management
10 28 (8.81%) Automated Testing
10 28 (8.81%) E-Commerce
10 28 (8.81%) Manual Testing
11 27 (8.49%) CRM
12 26 (8.18%) ETL
13 24 (7.55%) User Stories
14 21 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (37.11%) SQL
2 44 (13.84%) Java
3 32 (10.06%) C#
4 16 (5.03%) Python
5 13 (4.09%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.77%) Ruby
7 9 (2.83%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.20%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.89%) PHP
9 6 (1.89%) VBScript
9 6 (1.89%) C
10 5 (1.57%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.94%) Perl
11 3 (0.94%) C++
12 2 (0.63%) VB
12 2 (0.63%) VBA
12 2 (0.63%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.63%) Scala
13 1 (0.31%) Groovy
13 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 117 (36.79%) ISEB
2 70 (22.01%) ISTQB
3 39 (12.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (6.29%) Security Cleared
5 16 (5.03%) Degree
6 13 (4.09%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.14%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.63%) CISA
9 2 (0.63%) CISM
9 2 (0.63%) CRISC
9 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.31%) MCP
10 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (29.87%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.57%) NDS
3 4 (1.26%) Nmap
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 77 (24.21%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (3.77%) SCCM
3 4 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.26%) Nessus
4 3 (0.94%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 50 (15.72%) Oracle
3 48 (15.09%) HP
4 11 (3.46%) Informatica
5 8 (2.52%) ATG
5 8 (2.52%) SAP
6 7 (2.20%) Siebel
6 7 (2.20%) Cisco
6 7 (2.20%) JD Edwards
6 7 (2.20%) hybris
7 6 (1.89%) Talend
7 6 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.57%) Charles River
8 5 (1.57%) Citrix
8 5 (1.57%) Zend
9 4 (1.26%) Murex
9 4 (1.26%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.26%) Teradata
10 3 (0.94%) Reuters
10 3 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
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