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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / London
Rank 312 287 285
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 97 130 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.62% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.74% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 72 89
Median daily rate £450 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £509 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.40 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.96% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

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
16163 17637 17170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.52% 84.21% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11680 12514 12406
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 214 192
Median hourly rate £31.50 £24.23 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -10 9 £463 +23.33% 9
Croydon -7 3 £385 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 108 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (37.00%) QA
3 56 (28.00%) SQL
4 53 (26.50%) Finance
5 46 (23.00%) Scrum
5 46 (23.00%) Test Scripting
6 45 (22.50%) JIRA
7 44 (22.00%) Selenium
8 41 (20.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 41 (20.50%) Java
9 40 (20.00%) C#
9 40 (20.00%) Manual Testing
10 38 (19.00%) Regression Testing
11 35 (17.50%) ISEB
12 33 (16.50%) Linux
12 33 (16.50%) ISTQB
12 33 (16.50%) SDLC
13 32 (16.00%) Test Automation
14 30 (15.00%) BDD
15 26 (13.00%) Migration
16 25 (12.50%) .NET
16 25 (12.50%) Oracle
16 25 (12.50%) TeamCity
17 24 (12.00%) Functional Testing
17 24 (12.00%) Computer Science
17 24 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
18 23 (11.50%) Banking
18 23 (11.50%) Automated Testing
18 23 (11.50%) Windows
18 23 (11.50%) Python

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 8 (4.00%) Confluence
1 8 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.00%) Apache
3 2 (1.00%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.00%) ColdFusion
3 2 (1.00%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.50%) CMS
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.50%) MS Office
3 4 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.50%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.50%) Magento
3 1 (0.50%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.50%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.00%) GitHub
2 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.50%) HTTP
2 2 (1.00%) FTP
2 2 (1.00%) Internet
2 2 (1.00%) Network Security
3 1 (0.50%) 4G
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.50%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.50%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.00%) MySQL
5 3 (1.50%) Big Data
5 3 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.00%) Spotfire
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.00%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 45 (22.50%) JIRA
2 44 (22.00%) Selenium
3 25 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 20 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 18 (9.00%) Git (software)
6 17 (8.50%) SoapUI
6 17 (8.50%) Subversion
6 17 (8.50%) WebDriver
7 16 (8.00%) HP UFT
7 16 (8.00%) Jenkins
8 14 (7.00%) Visual Studio
9 10 (5.00%) JBehave
9 10 (5.00%) Maven
10 9 (4.50%) Oracle APEX
11 8 (4.00%) JUnit
12 7 (3.50%) JMeter
12 7 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (3.00%) LoadRunner
14 5 (2.50%) WebLOAD
General
1 53 (26.50%) Finance
2 23 (11.50%) Banking
3 17 (8.50%) Front Office
4 14 (7.00%) Retail
5 7 (3.50%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.00%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.50%) Advertising
8 3 (1.50%) Electronics
8 3 (1.50%) Marketing
8 3 (1.50%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.00%) Games
9 2 (1.00%) Law
9 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.50%) French Language
10 1 (0.50%) Local Government
10 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 71 (35.50%) Analyst
2 55 (27.50%) Tester
3 53 (26.50%) Test Analyst
4 34 (17.00%) Developer
5 18 (9.00%) Automation Tester
6 16 (8.00%) Software Tester
7 14 (7.00%) C++ Developer
7 14 (7.00%) Linux Developer
8 13 (6.50%) C# Developer
8 13 (6.50%) Python Developer
8 13 (6.50%) Test Manager
9 12 (6.00%) QA Tester
9 12 (6.00%) SQL Analyst
10 11 (5.50%) C++/C# Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Business Analyst
11 10 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (5.00%) Test Engineer
12 9 (4.50%) Senior Tester
13 8 (4.00%) Performance Tester
13 8 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.50%) .NET
2 18 (9.00%) HTML
3 16 (8.00%) Gherkin
4 10 (5.00%) XML
5 9 (4.50%) RESTful
5 9 (4.50%) Web Services
6 8 (4.00%) Hibernate
6 8 (4.00%) Spring
7 7 (3.50%) CSS
7 7 (3.50%) REST
8 6 (3.00%) HTML5
8 6 (3.00%) SOAP
9 5 (2.50%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.00%) jQuery
10 4 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.50%) CSS3
11 3 (1.50%) OpenGL
11 3 (1.50%) OpenGL ES
11 3 (1.50%) Velocity
12 2 (1.00%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 20 (10.00%) Fixed Income
3 17 (8.50%) Management Information System
4 13 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.50%) Equities
6 7 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.00%) EPoS
8 4 (2.00%) Statistics
9 3 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.50%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.50%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.50%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.00%) Fintech
10 2 (1.00%) FMCG
10 2 (1.00%) Reinsurance
10 2 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.50%) Linux
2 23 (11.50%) Windows
3 16 (8.00%) Unix
4 3 (1.50%) Tizen
5 2 (1.00%) Android
5 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.00%) CentOS
5 2 (1.00%) Fedora
5 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (23.00%) Scrum
2 46 (23.00%) Test Scripting
3 41 (20.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 40 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 38 (19.00%) Regression Testing
6 33 (16.50%) SDLC
7 32 (16.00%) Test Automation
8 30 (15.00%) BDD
9 26 (13.00%) Migration
10 24 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 24 (12.00%) Functional Testing
11 23 (11.50%) Automated Testing
12 22 (11.00%) TDD
13 21 (10.50%) Automation Testing
13 21 (10.50%) Non-Functional Testing
14 19 (9.50%) Quality Management
14 19 (9.50%) Waterfall
15 18 (9.00%) Performance Testing
15 18 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.00%) SQL
2 41 (20.50%) Java
3 40 (20.00%) C#
4 23 (11.50%) Python
5 19 (9.50%) C++
6 12 (6.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.00%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.50%) C
9 5 (2.50%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.50%) Ruby
10 4 (2.00%) PHP
10 4 (2.00%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.50%) GLSL
11 3 (1.50%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.50%) Scala
11 3 (1.50%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.50%) VBScript
12 2 (1.00%) Perl
13 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (17.50%) ISEB
2 33 (16.50%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.50%) Degree
4 10 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.50%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.00%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (2.50%) PhD
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (37.00%) QA
2 4 (2.00%) SDET
3 3 (1.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (1.50%) GMP
3 3 (1.50%) WCAG
4 2 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.00%) SLA
5 1 (0.50%) COBIT
5 1 (0.50%) GCP
Systems Management
1 22 (11.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 25 (12.50%) Oracle
2 18 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.50%) HP
4 9 (4.50%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.00%) IBM
6 3 (1.50%) Charles River
6 3 (1.50%) Guidewire
6 3 (1.50%) Sybase
7 2 (1.00%) Adobe
7 2 (1.00%) Citrix
7 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.00%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.50%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.50%) Apple
8 1 (0.50%) Calypso
8 1 (0.50%) Cognos
8 1 (0.50%) Murex
8 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.50%) SAP
8 1 (0.50%) Temenos
London
Salt
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago