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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 315 279 266
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 107 156 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.83% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 83 109
Median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £510 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £29.70 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
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
18213 18867 18977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.83% 83.63% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13470 13994
Median daily rate £485 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 226 250
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -6 15 £500 +31.14% 16
Croydon -16 3 £385 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 106 (53.00%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (33.50%) SQL
2 67 (33.50%) QA
3 58 (29.00%) Finance
4 54 (27.00%) JIRA
5 53 (26.50%) Test Scripting
6 46 (23.00%) Java
6 46 (23.00%) Selenium
7 44 (22.00%) Scrum
8 41 (20.50%) ISTQB
8 41 (20.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 39 (19.50%) ISEB
10 38 (19.00%) Regression Testing
11 37 (18.50%) Manual Testing
12 32 (16.00%) Test Automation
12 32 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
12 32 (16.00%) BDD
13 31 (15.50%) SDLC
14 28 (14.00%) Oracle
15 26 (13.00%) Functional Testing
16 24 (12.00%) HTML
16 24 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
17 23 (11.50%) C#
17 23 (11.50%) Migration
17 23 (11.50%) TDD
17 23 (11.50%) Non-Functional Testing
17 23 (11.50%) Automation Testing
18 22 (11.00%) .NET
19 21 (10.50%) Linux
19 21 (10.50%) Microsoft

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 5 (2.50%) Apache
1 5 (2.50%) Confluence
2 3 (1.50%) CMS
2 3 (1.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
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%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.00%) Mingle
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.00%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 4 (2.00%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.50%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.50%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.50%) Magento
4 1 (0.50%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.50%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.50%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.00%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (2.50%) GitHub
3 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.00%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.00%) HTTP
2 5 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (1.00%) FTP
3 2 (1.00%) Network Security
4 1 (0.50%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.50%) 4G
4 1 (0.50%) CDMA
4 1 (0.50%) DVB
4 1 (0.50%) Firewall
4 1 (0.50%) GSM
4 1 (0.50%) SCCP
4 1 (0.50%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.50%) snoop
4 1 (0.50%) SS7
4 1 (0.50%) SSL
4 1 (0.50%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.50%) Wireless
4 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.00%) Relational Database
1 14 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.00%) MySQL
4 4 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.50%) Big Data
5 3 (1.50%) Spotfire
6 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
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%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.50%) MS Access
7 1 (0.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 54 (27.00%) JIRA
2 46 (23.00%) Selenium
3 19 (9.50%) WebDriver
4 17 (8.50%) TeamCity
5 16 (8.00%) Jenkins
6 15 (7.50%) Cucumber
7 14 (7.00%) Git (software)
8 13 (6.50%) HP UFT
9 12 (6.00%) SoapUI
9 12 (6.00%) Visual Studio
10 11 (5.50%) Subversion
11 10 (5.00%) LoadRunner
12 9 (4.50%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (4.00%) JBehave
13 8 (4.00%) JMeter
13 8 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
14 6 (3.00%) Maven
15 5 (2.50%) Hudson
15 5 (2.50%) WebLOAD
16 4 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (29.00%) Finance
2 20 (10.00%) Banking
3 17 (8.50%) Retail
4 12 (6.00%) Front Office
5 6 (3.00%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.50%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.50%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.00%) Marketing
8 3 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.00%) Advertising
9 2 (1.00%) Games
10 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 75 (37.50%) Analyst
2 61 (30.50%) Test Analyst
3 52 (26.00%) Tester
4 29 (14.50%) Developer
5 16 (8.00%) Software Tester
6 15 (7.50%) Automation Tester
7 14 (7.00%) Test Engineer
8 13 (6.50%) SQL Analyst
9 12 (6.00%) Financial Analyst
10 10 (5.00%) QA Tester
10 10 (5.00%) Service Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) C# Developer
11 9 (4.50%) Senior Tester
12 8 (4.00%) C++ Developer
12 8 (4.00%) C++/C# Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Developer in Test
12 8 (4.00%) Java Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Linux Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Performance Tester
12 8 (4.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.00%) HTML
2 22 (11.00%) .NET
3 13 (6.50%) Web Services
3 13 (6.50%) XML
4 12 (6.00%) Gherkin
5 11 (5.50%) CSS
6 7 (3.50%) REST
6 7 (3.50%) SOAP
7 6 (3.00%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.00%) HTML5
8 4 (2.00%) jQuery
8 4 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (2.00%) RESTful
9 3 (1.50%) CSS3
9 3 (1.50%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.50%) Node.js
9 3 (1.50%) Spring
9 3 (1.50%) Velocity
10 2 (1.00%) Ajax
10 2 (1.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.50%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.00%) Fixed Income
4 10 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.50%) Equities
6 5 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.00%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.00%) EPoS
7 4 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.00%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.00%) Statistics
8 3 (1.50%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.50%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.50%) Reinsurance
8 3 (1.50%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.00%) Applied Mathematics
9 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.00%) Fintech
9 2 (1.00%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.50%) Linux
2 16 (8.00%) Unix
3 14 (7.00%) Windows
4 2 (1.00%) Android
4 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.00%) CentOS
4 2 (1.00%) Fedora
4 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (53.00%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (26.50%) Test Scripting
3 44 (22.00%) Scrum
4 41 (20.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 38 (19.00%) Regression Testing
6 37 (18.50%) Manual Testing
7 32 (16.00%) BDD
7 32 (16.00%) Test Automation
8 31 (15.50%) SDLC
9 26 (13.00%) Functional Testing
10 24 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 23 (11.50%) Automation Testing
11 23 (11.50%) Migration
11 23 (11.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 23 (11.50%) TDD
12 21 (10.50%) Integration Testing
13 20 (10.00%) Automated Testing
13 20 (10.00%) Performance Testing
14 19 (9.50%) Defect Management
14 19 (9.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 67 (33.50%) SQL
2 46 (23.00%) Java
3 23 (11.50%) C#
4 20 (10.00%) Python
5 14 (7.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.00%) C++
7 6 (3.00%) Ruby
8 5 (2.50%) PHP
8 5 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.00%) C
10 3 (1.50%) Perl
10 3 (1.50%) Scala
10 3 (1.50%) VBScript
11 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.50%) VB
12 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (20.50%) ISTQB
2 39 (19.50%) ISEB
3 21 (10.50%) Degree
3 21 (10.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (6.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (2.50%) PhD
7 4 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.50%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.50%) CCNA
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.50%) HND
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (33.50%) QA
2 3 (1.50%) SDET
3 2 (1.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.00%) Basel III
3 2 (1.00%) COREP
3 2 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.00%) GMP
3 2 (1.00%) WCAG
4 1 (0.50%) COBIT
4 1 (0.50%) GCP
4 1 (0.50%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 32 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.50%) yum
Vendors
1 28 (14.00%) Oracle
2 21 (10.50%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.00%) HP
4 8 (4.00%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.00%) IBM
6 3 (1.50%) Charles River
6 3 (1.50%) SAP
6 3 (1.50%) Sybase
7 2 (1.00%) Adobe
7 2 (1.00%) Citrix
7 2 (1.00%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.00%) Sony
7 2 (1.00%) Yardi
8 1 (0.50%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.50%) Google
8 1 (0.50%) hybris
8 1 (0.50%) Temenos
8 1 (0.50%) Xamarin
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