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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 352 260 289
Rank change year-on-year
-92 +29
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 99 185 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.78% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.95% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 90 77
Median daily rate £350 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £246 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £553 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.45 - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.75% -42.85%
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
19741 19475 19801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.76% 82.22% 81.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14170 13879 13791
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 £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 220 236
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.24 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.68% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +10 10 £450 +2.85% 14
Greenford - 2 £259 -
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 124 (51.88%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (35.56%) SQL
3 77 (32.22%) Finance
4 67 (28.03%) Test Scripting
5 64 (26.78%) JIRA
5 64 (26.78%) ISEB
6 60 (25.10%) Java
7 59 (24.69%) QA
8 56 (23.43%) ISTQB
9 55 (23.01%) Scrum
10 46 (19.25%) Selenium
10 46 (19.25%) HP Quality Center
10 46 (19.25%) BDD
11 45 (18.83%) Functional Testing
12 44 (18.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 44 (18.41%) Banking
13 41 (17.15%) Regression Testing
13 41 (17.15%) Test Automation
13 41 (17.15%) User Acceptance Testing
14 39 (16.32%) Degree
14 39 (16.32%) SDLC
15 37 (15.48%) Microsoft
15 37 (15.48%) TDD
16 34 (14.23%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (13.39%) HP
17 32 (13.39%) Integration Testing
18 30 (12.55%) Unix
19 29 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (11.30%) Python
20 27 (11.30%) MS Excel

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 (3.77%) Confluence
2 7 (2.93%) Mule
3 6 (2.51%) Apache
4 2 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.84%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.84%) CMS
4 2 (0.84%) FileNet
4 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.42%) Documentum
5 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (11.30%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.69%) MS Office
3 4 (1.67%) Mingle
4 2 (0.84%) MS Project
5 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.84%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.42%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.42%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.42%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.42%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.51%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.84%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.42%) PaaS
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.44%) HTTP
2 9 (3.77%) Internet
3 5 (2.09%) DVB
4 4 (1.67%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.26%) SSL
6 2 (0.84%) DNS
6 2 (0.84%) Firewall
6 2 (0.84%) FTP
7 1 (0.42%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.42%) CDMA
7 1 (0.42%) GSM
7 1 (0.42%) Intranet
7 1 (0.42%) Network Security
7 1 (0.42%) SCCP
7 1 (0.42%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.42%) SS7
7 1 (0.42%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.42%) VLAN
7 1 (0.42%) VoIP
7 1 (0.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.28%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.77%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.35%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (2.93%) MS Access
6 6 (2.51%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.67%) Spotfire
8 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.84%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.84%) Big Data
9 2 (0.84%) IDOL
9 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.84%) MySQL
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 64 (26.78%) JIRA
2 46 (19.25%) Selenium
3 24 (10.04%) Cucumber
4 20 (8.37%) HP UFT
5 18 (7.53%) WebDriver
6 15 (6.28%) LoadRunner
7 11 (4.60%) Subversion
8 9 (3.77%) Git (software)
8 9 (3.77%) Selenium IDE
9 7 (2.93%) IntelliJ
9 7 (2.93%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.93%) SoapUI
9 7 (2.93%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.51%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.09%) JBehave
11 5 (2.09%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.09%) YouTrack
12 4 (1.67%) Bugzilla
12 4 (1.67%) Maven
General
1 77 (32.22%) Finance
2 44 (18.41%) Banking
3 17 (7.11%) Retail
4 8 (3.35%) Retail Banking
5 7 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.51%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.51%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.09%) Front Office
8 4 (1.67%) Publishing
9 3 (1.26%) Games
10 2 (0.84%) Marketing
11 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 77 (32.22%) Analyst
2 62 (25.94%) Test Analyst
3 41 (17.15%) Developer
4 35 (14.64%) Tester
5 33 (13.81%) Test Engineer
6 17 (7.11%) Financial Analyst
7 15 (6.28%) Java Developer
7 15 (6.28%) Service Analyst
8 13 (5.44%) Senior Test Engineer
9 12 (5.02%) .NET Developer
10 11 (4.60%) Automation Tester
11 10 (4.18%) Agile Developer
12 9 (3.77%) C# Developer
12 9 (3.77%) Consultant
12 9 (3.77%) Developer in Test
12 9 (3.77%) QA Analyst
12 9 (3.77%) SQL Analyst
12 9 (3.77%) Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (3.35%) Software Tester
13 8 (3.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.30%) .NET
2 21 (8.79%) HTML
3 17 (7.11%) CSS
4 14 (5.86%) XML
5 9 (3.77%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.77%) ASP.NET
5 9 (3.77%) Web Services
6 8 (3.35%) SOAP
7 7 (2.93%) ActiveMQ
7 7 (2.93%) Apache Camel
7 7 (2.93%) HTML5
7 7 (2.93%) JMS
8 6 (2.51%) Gherkin
8 6 (2.51%) RESTful
9 5 (2.09%) CSS3
9 5 (2.09%) WPF
10 4 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.67%) REST
11 3 (1.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.02%) STB
2 12 (5.02%) User Experience
3 11 (4.60%) Fixed Income
4 9 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.09%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.67%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.67%) Equities
7 4 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.67%) MPEG
8 3 (1.26%) Apple TV
8 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.26%) EPoS
8 3 (1.26%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.26%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.84%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.55%) Unix
2 15 (6.28%) Linux
3 13 (5.44%) Windows
4 6 (2.51%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.09%) Android
6 1 (0.42%) Solaris
6 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (51.88%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (28.03%) Test Scripting
3 55 (23.01%) Scrum
4 46 (19.25%) BDD
5 45 (18.83%) Functional Testing
6 41 (17.15%) Regression Testing
6 41 (17.15%) Test Automation
6 41 (17.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 39 (16.32%) SDLC
8 37 (15.48%) TDD
9 34 (14.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 32 (13.39%) Integration Testing
11 27 (11.30%) Defect Management
12 26 (10.88%) Automation Testing
13 25 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (10.04%) Test Planning
15 23 (9.62%) Exploratory Testing
15 23 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
16 18 (7.53%) API Testing
17 17 (7.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 85 (35.56%) SQL
2 60 (25.10%) Java
3 27 (11.30%) Python
4 24 (10.04%) JavaScript
5 21 (8.79%) C#
6 13 (5.44%) VBScript
7 12 (5.02%) VBA
8 9 (3.77%) Ruby
8 9 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.35%) C
9 8 (3.35%) C++
9 8 (3.35%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.93%) Perl
11 5 (2.09%) PHP
12 4 (1.67%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.67%) VB
13 3 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (26.78%) ISEB
2 56 (23.43%) ISTQB
3 44 (18.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 39 (16.32%) Degree
5 22 (9.21%) Security Cleared
6 12 (5.02%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.18%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.67%) CCNA
8 4 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.67%) HND
8 4 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.42%) PhD
10 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (24.69%) QA
2 4 (1.67%) SDET
3 3 (1.26%) SLA
4 2 (0.84%) Basel III
4 2 (0.84%) COREP
5 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.42%) SEPA
5 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.84%) NFS
1 2 (0.84%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) HDFS
2 1 (0.42%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 46 (19.25%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.26%) yum
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.42%) Ansible
4 1 (0.42%) Oozie
4 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.42%) Puppet
4 1 (0.42%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 32 (13.39%) HP
3 20 (8.37%) Oracle
4 9 (3.77%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.51%) SAP
6 3 (1.26%) Apple
6 3 (1.26%) IBM
6 3 (1.26%) Rally
7 2 (0.84%) ATG
7 2 (0.84%) OpenText
7 2 (0.84%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.84%) Sony
7 2 (0.84%) VMware
7 2 (0.84%) Yardi
8 1 (0.42%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.42%) Google
8 1 (0.42%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.42%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.42%) Teradata
8 1 (0.42%) Vertica
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