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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 345 268 289
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +21
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 94 181 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.78% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.94% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 80 76
Median daily rate £425 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £21.45 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
19409 19347 19970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.02% 83.44% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13908 13882 14198
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 217 253
Median hourly rate £24.44 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £54.52 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +15 12 £450 +9.09% 11
Croydon -11 3 £380 +4.82%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 129 (54.66%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (34.32%) SQL
3 75 (31.78%) Finance
4 70 (29.66%) QA
5 69 (29.24%) JIRA
6 63 (26.69%) Test Scripting
6 63 (26.69%) Scrum
7 62 (26.27%) ISEB
8 59 (25.00%) Java
9 53 (22.46%) ISTQB
10 51 (21.61%) Selenium
11 46 (19.49%) HP Quality Center
11 46 (19.49%) BDD
12 40 (16.95%) Banking
12 40 (16.95%) Degree
13 39 (16.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (16.53%) Test Automation
14 38 (16.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 38 (16.10%) Regression Testing
15 36 (15.25%) Functional Testing
16 33 (13.98%) SDLC
17 32 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
18 31 (13.14%) TDD
19 28 (11.86%) .NET
19 28 (11.86%) Unix
19 28 (11.86%) Integration Testing
19 28 (11.86%) Defect Management
19 28 (11.86%) Exploratory Testing
20 27 (11.44%) Microsoft
21 26 (11.02%) HP

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 9 (3.81%) Confluence
2 7 (2.97%) Apache
2 7 (2.97%) Mule
3 2 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (0.85%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.85%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.85%) CMS
3 2 (0.85%) FileNet
3 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.42%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.42%) Documentum
4 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.66%) MS Office
3 4 (1.69%) Mingle
4 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle iProcurement
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.85%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.85%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.42%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.42%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.42%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.42%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.54%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.85%) GitHub
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.85%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.42%) PaaS
3 1 (0.42%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.51%) HTTP
2 10 (4.24%) Internet
3 4 (1.69%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.27%) DVB
4 3 (1.27%) Firewall
5 2 (0.85%) DNS
5 2 (0.85%) FTP
5 2 (0.85%) Network Security
5 2 (0.85%) SSL
6 1 (0.42%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.42%) 4G
6 1 (0.42%) CDMA
6 1 (0.42%) GSM
6 1 (0.42%) SCCP
6 1 (0.42%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.42%) snoop
6 1 (0.42%) SS7
6 1 (0.42%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.42%) VoIP
6 1 (0.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.24%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.81%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.54%) Spotfire
5 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.27%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.27%) MS Access
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.85%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.85%) Big Data
7 2 (0.85%) IDOL
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.85%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.42%) QlikView
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 69 (29.24%) JIRA
2 51 (21.61%) Selenium
3 22 (9.32%) Cucumber
4 20 (8.47%) HP UFT
5 16 (6.78%) WebDriver
6 12 (5.08%) Git (software)
6 12 (5.08%) LoadRunner
7 10 (4.24%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.81%) Selenium IDE
9 8 (3.39%) SoapUI
9 8 (3.39%) Subversion
10 7 (2.97%) IntelliJ
11 6 (2.54%) Bugzilla
11 6 (2.54%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.12%) Hudson
12 5 (2.12%) JBehave
12 5 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.69%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.69%) CasperJS
13 4 (1.69%) YouTrack
General
1 75 (31.78%) Finance
2 40 (16.95%) Banking
3 15 (6.36%) Retail
4 9 (3.81%) Retail Banking
5 8 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.69%) Front Office
7 4 (1.69%) Publishing
8 3 (1.27%) Marketing
9 2 (0.85%) Games
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 78 (33.05%) Analyst
2 62 (26.27%) Test Analyst
3 41 (17.37%) Tester
4 36 (15.25%) Developer
5 26 (11.02%) Test Engineer
6 18 (7.63%) Financial Analyst
7 15 (6.36%) Service Analyst
8 13 (5.51%) Automation Tester
8 13 (5.51%) Java Developer
9 12 (5.08%) Agile Developer
10 11 (4.66%) .NET Developer
10 11 (4.66%) QA Leader
11 10 (4.24%) Developer in Test
11 10 (4.24%) QA Analyst
11 10 (4.24%) SQL Analyst
12 9 (3.81%) Consultant
13 8 (3.39%) Manual Tester
13 8 (3.39%) QA Tester
13 8 (3.39%) Senior Test Engineer
13 8 (3.39%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.86%) .NET
2 26 (11.02%) HTML
3 22 (9.32%) CSS
4 14 (5.93%) XML
5 13 (5.51%) Web Services
6 9 (3.81%) HTML5
7 8 (3.39%) SOAP
8 7 (2.97%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (2.97%) Apache Camel
8 7 (2.97%) CSS3
8 7 (2.97%) JMS
8 7 (2.97%) REST
9 6 (2.54%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.54%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.54%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.54%) RESTful
10 5 (2.12%) Velocity
11 4 (1.69%) Gherkin
12 3 (1.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.66%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.66%) User Experience
3 10 (4.24%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.24%) STB
4 8 (3.39%) Equities
4 8 (3.39%) Fixed Income
5 6 (2.54%) Data Integration
6 5 (2.12%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.69%) EPoS
7 4 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.69%) MPEG
8 3 (1.27%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.27%) Apple TV
8 3 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.27%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.85%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.86%) Unix
2 15 (6.36%) Linux
3 10 (4.24%) Windows
4 6 (2.54%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.12%) Android
6 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.42%) CentOS
7 1 (0.42%) Fedora
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (54.66%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (26.69%) Scrum
2 63 (26.69%) Test Scripting
3 46 (19.49%) BDD
4 39 (16.53%) Test Automation
4 39 (16.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 38 (16.10%) Regression Testing
6 36 (15.25%) Functional Testing
7 33 (13.98%) SDLC
8 32 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 31 (13.14%) TDD
10 28 (11.86%) Defect Management
10 28 (11.86%) Exploratory Testing
10 28 (11.86%) Integration Testing
11 25 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
12 24 (10.17%) Test Planning
13 23 (9.75%) Automation Testing
14 22 (9.32%) Manual Testing
15 20 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (7.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 81 (34.32%) SQL
2 59 (25.00%) Java
3 26 (11.02%) JavaScript
4 20 (8.47%) Python
5 17 (7.20%) C#
6 12 (5.08%) VBScript
7 10 (4.24%) Ruby
8 9 (3.81%) C
9 8 (3.39%) C++
9 8 (3.39%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.97%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.97%) VBA
11 6 (2.54%) Perl
11 6 (2.54%) PHP
12 4 (1.69%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.27%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.27%) Scala
13 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (26.27%) ISEB
2 53 (22.46%) ISTQB
3 40 (16.95%) Degree
4 38 (16.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (9.32%) Security Cleared
6 15 (6.36%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.97%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.12%) PhD
9 4 (1.69%) CCNA
9 4 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.69%) HND
9 4 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.42%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (29.66%) QA
2 7 (2.97%) SDET
3 2 (0.85%) Basel III
3 2 (0.85%) COREP
3 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.85%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) WCAG
4 1 (0.42%) GCP
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (0.85%) NFS
1 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 46 (19.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.85%) yum
3 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.02%) HP
3 22 (9.32%) Oracle
4 7 (2.97%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.54%) SAP
6 4 (1.69%) IBM
7 3 (1.27%) Apple
7 3 (1.27%) Sybase
8 2 (0.85%) OpenText
8 2 (0.85%) Rally
8 2 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.85%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.85%) Sony
8 2 (0.85%) VMware
8 2 (0.85%) Yardi
9 1 (0.42%) ATG
9 1 (0.42%) Google
9 1 (0.42%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.42%) Xamarin
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