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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 276 267 282
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 150 149 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.63% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.79% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 96 74
Average daily rate
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£370 £365 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +6.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £41.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +83.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-5.14% +40.20%
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
18354 18971 16812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.30% 77.63% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13528 13283 11518
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 236 312
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £57.25 £51.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +16 34 £363 -7.05% 20
Hammersmith - 1 £300 - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 132 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (38.94%) ISEB
3 113 (37.29%) SQL
4 83 (27.39%) QA
5 82 (27.06%) HP Quality Center
6 77 (25.41%) Finance
7 69 (22.77%) ISTQB
8 63 (20.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 60 (19.80%) Banking
10 57 (18.81%) Test Scripting
11 54 (17.82%) Selenium
11 54 (17.82%) JIRA
12 52 (17.16%) Test Automation
13 48 (15.84%) Java
14 47 (15.51%) Scrum
15 46 (15.18%) HP
16 44 (14.52%) Test Strategy
17 43 (14.19%) Oracle
18 41 (13.53%) XML
19 39 (12.87%) Regression Testing
20 38 (12.54%) TDD
20 38 (12.54%) Test Management
21 36 (11.88%) BDD
21 36 (11.88%) .NET
22 35 (11.55%) ETL
23 34 (11.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 33 (10.89%) Web Services
24 33 (10.89%) Manual Testing
25 30 (9.90%) Integration Testing
25 30 (9.90%) UNIX

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (1.65%) WebLogic
1 5 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
1 5 (1.65%) GlassFish
2 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.99%) CMS
2 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.66%) Tornado
4 1 (0.33%) JBoss
4 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.33%) Node.js
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.33%) WordPress
4 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.96%) MS Office
3 7 (2.31%) MS Project
4 6 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.33%) Mingle
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.97%) Summit
3 6 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.33%) Endur
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.98%) GitHub
2 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.98%) HTTPS
1 6 (1.98%) SSL
1 6 (1.98%) Internet
2 5 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.65%) Wireshark
3 3 (0.99%) SAN
4 2 (0.66%) Firewall
4 2 (0.66%) FTP
4 2 (0.66%) HTTP
5 1 (0.33%) IPv6
5 1 (0.33%) Broadband
5 1 (0.33%) GPRS
5 1 (0.33%) GSM
5 1 (0.33%) UMTS
5 1 (0.33%) BGP
5 1 (0.33%) MPLS
5 1 (0.33%) DAB
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (5.28%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.95%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.97%) MySQL
4 9 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.32%) DB2
9 3 (0.99%) DataStage
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.66%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.66%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.66%) EDMS
10 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 54 (17.82%) Selenium
1 54 (17.82%) JIRA
2 27 (8.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 25 (8.25%) Cucumber
4 19 (6.27%) WebDriver
4 19 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (5.94%) FitNesse
6 14 (4.62%) Jenkins
7 11 (3.63%) Maven
8 9 (2.97%) LoadRunner
9 8 (2.64%) Talend Open Studio
9 8 (2.64%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.64%) NUnit
9 8 (2.64%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.31%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.31%) JUnit
10 7 (2.31%) Subversion
10 7 (2.31%) Hudson
10 7 (2.31%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.31%) Git (software)
General
1 77 (25.41%) Finance
2 60 (19.80%) Banking
3 29 (9.57%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.96%) Games
5 10 (3.30%) General Ledger
6 8 (2.64%) Back Office
7 7 (2.31%) Legal
7 7 (2.31%) Retail
8 5 (1.65%) Advertising
8 5 (1.65%) Front Office
8 5 (1.65%) Marketing
9 3 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.99%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.66%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.66%) Publishing
10 2 (0.66%) Electronics
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (42.57%) Analyst
2 112 (36.96%) Test Analyst
3 64 (21.12%) Tester
4 35 (11.55%) Test Manager
5 24 (7.92%) Developer
6 23 (7.59%) Test Leader
7 18 (5.94%) QA Analyst
8 16 (5.28%) Agile Test Analyst
9 15 (4.95%) QA Tester
10 12 (3.96%) Consultant
10 12 (3.96%) Technical Test Analyst
10 12 (3.96%) Technical Analyst
11 11 (3.63%) Manual Tester
11 11 (3.63%) Test Consultant
11 11 (3.63%) QA Test Analyst
12 10 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (2.97%) Senior Test Analyst
13 9 (2.97%) Software Tester
13 9 (2.97%) Java Developer
14 8 (2.64%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.53%) XML
2 36 (11.88%) .NET
3 33 (10.89%) Web Services
4 25 (8.25%) HTML
5 12 (3.96%) JSON
6 10 (3.30%) JSP
7 9 (2.97%) jQuery
8 8 (2.64%) SOAP
9 7 (2.31%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.31%) REST
9 7 (2.31%) RESTful
10 6 (1.98%) Ajax
10 6 (1.98%) CSS
11 5 (1.65%) Servlets
11 5 (1.65%) DOM
11 5 (1.65%) JDBC
11 5 (1.65%) EJB
11 5 (1.65%) Spring
11 5 (1.65%) Django
11 5 (1.65%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.29%) Mobile App
2 13 (4.29%) Open Source
3 12 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.63%) Fixed Income
5 10 (3.30%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.97%) STB
6 9 (2.97%) Derivative
7 8 (2.64%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.98%) MPEG
9 5 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 5 (1.65%) Online Games
10 4 (1.32%) Linked Data
10 4 (1.32%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.32%) NHS
11 3 (0.99%) User Experience
11 3 (0.99%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.99%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.90%) UNIX
2 27 (8.91%) Linux
3 25 (8.25%) Windows
4 8 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.31%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.98%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.65%) Windows 2000
7 5 (1.65%) Android
7 5 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.65%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (20.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 57 (18.81%) Test Scripting
4 52 (17.16%) Test Automation
5 47 (15.51%) Scrum
6 44 (14.52%) Test Strategy
7 39 (12.87%) Regression Testing
8 38 (12.54%) TDD
8 38 (12.54%) Test Management
9 36 (11.88%) BDD
10 35 (11.55%) ETL
11 33 (10.89%) Manual Testing
12 30 (9.90%) Integration Testing
13 29 (9.57%) Automated Testing
14 26 (8.58%) System Testing
15 22 (7.26%) CRM
16 20 (6.60%) Project Management
16 20 (6.60%) Validation
17 19 (6.27%) E-Commerce
17 19 (6.27%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 113 (37.29%) SQL
2 48 (15.84%) Java
3 28 (9.24%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.26%) C#
5 13 (4.29%) Ruby
6 11 (3.63%) PHP
7 10 (3.30%) Python
8 6 (1.98%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.98%) VBScript
9 5 (1.65%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.65%) JPQL
9 5 (1.65%) Scala
10 4 (1.32%) Groovy
10 4 (1.32%) VBA
11 3 (0.99%) Perl
12 2 (0.66%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.66%) C++
12 2 (0.66%) C
12 2 (0.66%) VB
13 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (38.94%) ISEB
2 69 (22.77%) ISTQB
3 34 (11.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (6.93%) Degree
5 19 (6.27%) ISEB Practitioner
6 15 (4.95%) Security Cleared
7 11 (3.63%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.97%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.66%) CRISC
9 2 (0.66%) CISA
9 2 (0.66%) CISM
9 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.33%) HND
10 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (27.39%) QA
2 5 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.65%) Nmap
2 4 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) NDS
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 82 (27.06%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.65%) Nessus
3 3 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.99%) SCCM
4 2 (0.66%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (15.18%) HP
2 43 (14.19%) Oracle
3 30 (9.90%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.61%) Murex
5 9 (2.97%) Bloomberg
6 8 (2.64%) Talend
6 8 (2.64%) ATG
6 8 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.64%) Citrix
7 6 (1.98%) hybris
8 5 (1.65%) Informatica
8 5 (1.65%) Cisco
8 5 (1.65%) Calypso
9 4 (1.32%) Reuters
10 3 (0.99%) Charles River
10 3 (0.99%) Cognos
10 3 (0.99%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.99%) Orchard
10 3 (0.99%) Demandware
11 2 (0.66%) Intershop
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West London
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West London
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