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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 260 283 305
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 155 141 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.64% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.74% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 102 75
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £34.50 £40.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+72.83% -42.14%
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
18643 18955 19471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.96% 76.52% 74.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12990 13265 13081
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 £290
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 222 229 362
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.44 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +19 32 £400 - 15
Docklands, London +8 2 £544 +61.11%
Chiswick - 1 - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 122 (36.64%) ISEB
2 120 (36.04%) SQL
3 110 (33.03%) QA
4 101 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (21.92%) Scrum
5 73 (21.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 72 (21.62%) Selenium
7 71 (21.32%) Finance
7 71 (21.32%) ISTQB
7 71 (21.32%) HP Quality Center
8 68 (20.42%) Test Automation
9 64 (19.22%) Test Scripting
10 58 (17.42%) Microsoft
11 53 (15.92%) Integration Testing
12 51 (15.32%) Java
12 51 (15.32%) Oracle
13 49 (14.71%) JIRA
14 47 (14.11%) HP
14 47 (14.11%) TDD
15 44 (13.21%) Banking
16 43 (12.91%) .NET
16 43 (12.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 41 (12.31%) XML
18 38 (11.41%) Cucumber
19 37 (11.11%) C#
19 37 (11.11%) Web Services
19 37 (11.11%) Test Strategy
20 36 (10.81%) System Testing
20 36 (10.81%) BDD
21 35 (10.51%) SQL Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 11 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.20%) CMS
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.60%) Apache
4 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.60%) Tornado
5 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.30%) Jetty
5 1 (0.30%) WordPress
5 1 (0.30%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 33 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.41%) MS Office
3 9 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.40%) MS Project
5 5 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.60%) Stata
6 2 (0.60%) Mingle
7 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.30%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.30%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.30%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.60%) PaaS
1 2 (0.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.30%) GitHub
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.41%) Internet
2 6 (1.80%) Wireshark
2 6 (1.80%) Broadband
3 4 (1.20%) HTTP
3 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.20%) DVB
3 4 (1.20%) SSL
4 3 (0.90%) DNS
4 3 (0.90%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.90%) Firewall
5 2 (0.60%) Network Security
6 1 (0.30%) 4G
6 1 (0.30%) MVNO
6 1 (0.30%) IPv6
6 1 (0.30%) SAN
6 1 (0.30%) DAB
6 1 (0.30%) GPRS
6 1 (0.30%) GSM
6 1 (0.30%) UMTS
6 1 (0.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (6.91%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.00%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (2.10%) Data Mining
7 7 (2.10%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.10%) PerformancePoint
8 6 (1.80%) Big Data
8 6 (1.80%) MySQL
8 6 (1.80%) QlikView
9 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.50%) DB2
9 5 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.20%) MS Access
11 3 (0.90%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 72 (21.62%) Selenium
2 49 (14.71%) JIRA
3 38 (11.41%) Cucumber
4 24 (7.21%) WebDriver
5 21 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (5.11%) FitNesse
7 14 (4.20%) Visual Studio
7 14 (4.20%) Jenkins
8 13 (3.90%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (3.30%) Subversion
10 8 (2.40%) JUnit
10 8 (2.40%) TestDirector
10 8 (2.40%) JMeter
10 8 (2.40%) NUnit
11 7 (2.10%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (2.10%) LoadRunner
11 7 (2.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (2.10%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.80%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.80%) Bugzilla
General
1 71 (21.32%) Finance
2 44 (13.21%) Banking
3 27 (8.11%) Investment Banking
4 20 (6.01%) Back Office
5 10 (3.00%) Advertising
6 9 (2.70%) Front Office
7 7 (2.10%) General Ledger
7 7 (2.10%) Games
8 5 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.50%) Legal
9 4 (1.20%) Electronics
9 4 (1.20%) Retail
9 4 (1.20%) Marketing
10 3 (0.90%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.90%) Billing
11 2 (0.60%) Publishing
11 2 (0.60%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.30%) French Language
12 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 130 (39.04%) Analyst
2 115 (34.53%) Test Analyst
3 76 (22.82%) Tester
4 34 (10.21%) Test Leader
5 27 (8.11%) Software Tester
6 22 (6.61%) Developer
7 20 (6.01%) Agile Test Analyst
8 17 (5.11%) Test Manager
8 17 (5.11%) Test Engineer
9 14 (4.20%) Consultant
10 13 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (3.90%) Manual Tester
10 13 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
10 13 (3.90%) QA Analyst
11 11 (3.30%) Applications Support
12 10 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (3.00%) Technical Test Analyst
13 9 (2.70%) Integration Test Analyst
13 9 (2.70%) Integration Analyst
13 9 (2.70%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (12.91%) .NET
2 41 (12.31%) XML
3 37 (11.11%) Web Services
4 17 (5.11%) ASP.NET
5 14 (4.20%) HTML
5 14 (4.20%) Gherkin
6 13 (3.90%) SOAP
7 9 (2.70%) MDX
8 7 (2.10%) RESTful
8 7 (2.10%) JSON
9 5 (1.50%) Django
10 4 (1.20%) CSS
10 4 (1.20%) REST
11 3 (0.90%) JSP
12 2 (0.60%) Flash
12 2 (0.60%) SAML
12 2 (0.60%) OpenGL
12 2 (0.60%) Ajax
12 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.60%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.81%) Open Source
2 17 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.80%) STB
4 10 (3.00%) MPEG
5 9 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.40%) Derivative
7 7 (2.10%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.80%) NHS
8 6 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.80%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.80%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.50%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.20%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.20%) Data Conversion
10 4 (1.20%) Linked Data
11 3 (0.90%) IVR
11 3 (0.90%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.90%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.61%) Windows
2 28 (8.41%) UNIX
3 25 (7.51%) Linux
4 12 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.30%) Android
6 10 (3.00%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.40%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.90%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.90%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (21.92%) Scrum
2 73 (21.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 68 (20.42%) Test Automation
4 64 (19.22%) Test Scripting
5 53 (15.92%) Integration Testing
6 47 (14.11%) TDD
7 37 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 36 (10.81%) BDD
8 36 (10.81%) System Testing
9 31 (9.31%) Automated Testing
9 31 (9.31%) Regression Testing
9 31 (9.31%) Test Management
10 30 (9.01%) User Stories
11 27 (8.11%) CRM
11 27 (8.11%) E-Commerce
12 26 (7.81%) ETL
13 25 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (6.31%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (36.04%) SQL
2 51 (15.32%) Java
3 37 (11.11%) C#
4 17 (5.11%) Python
5 16 (4.80%) Ruby
6 12 (3.60%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.30%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.10%) VBScript
8 7 (2.10%) PHP
8 7 (2.10%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.80%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.80%) C
10 4 (1.20%) Perl
10 4 (1.20%) C++
11 2 (0.60%) VB
11 2 (0.60%) VBA
11 2 (0.60%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.60%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.30%) Scala
12 1 (0.30%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 122 (36.64%) ISEB
2 71 (21.32%) ISTQB
3 43 (12.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (6.01%) Security Cleared
4 20 (6.01%) Degree
5 13 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.30%) MCP
9 1 (0.30%) PhD
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.30%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (33.03%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.50%) NDS
3 3 (0.90%) Nmap
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 71 (21.32%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (4.20%) SCCM
3 4 (1.20%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.90%) Nessus
4 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (17.42%) Microsoft
2 51 (15.32%) Oracle
3 47 (14.11%) HP
4 11 (3.30%) Informatica
5 8 (2.40%) Business Objects
5 8 (2.40%) SAP
5 8 (2.40%) ATG
6 7 (2.10%) JD Edwards
6 7 (2.10%) Siebel
6 7 (2.10%) hybris
6 7 (2.10%) Talend
7 6 (1.80%) Cisco
7 6 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.50%) Citrix
8 5 (1.50%) Zend
9 4 (1.20%) Charles River
9 4 (1.20%) IBM
9 4 (1.20%) Teradata
10 3 (0.90%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125 - £145 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-400 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago