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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 308 252 272
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 126 189 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.80% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.98% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 89 81
Median daily rate £375 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £560 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +3.47%
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
18896 19265 18726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.27% 81.63% 81.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13649 13768 13140
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 232 227
Median hourly rate £22.38 £21.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £64.25 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +27 6 £325 -27.77% 8
Greenford - 4 £243 -
Croydon -17 1 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 141 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (36.02%) SQL
3 93 (35.63%) Finance
4 71 (27.20%) ISEB
4 71 (27.20%) JIRA
5 68 (26.05%) ISTQB
6 62 (23.75%) Test Scripting
7 60 (22.99%) QA
8 59 (22.61%) Java
9 54 (20.69%) Scrum
10 53 (20.31%) Banking
11 52 (19.92%) BDD
12 50 (19.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 48 (18.39%) Functional Testing
13 48 (18.39%) HP Quality Center
14 45 (17.24%) SDLC
15 44 (16.86%) TDD
15 44 (16.86%) Regression Testing
15 44 (16.86%) Selenium
16 43 (16.48%) Test Automation
17 42 (16.09%) User Acceptance Testing
18 41 (15.71%) HP
19 40 (15.33%) Microsoft
20 37 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
21 36 (13.79%) Degree
22 35 (13.41%) Integration Testing
23 34 (13.03%) Unix
24 32 (12.26%) MS Excel
25 30 (11.49%) .NET
25 30 (11.49%) Defect Management

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 10 (3.83%) Confluence
2 7 (2.68%) Mule
3 6 (2.30%) Apache
4 3 (1.15%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.77%) CMS
5 2 (0.77%) FileNet
5 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.38%) Documentum
6 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (12.26%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.90%) MS Office
3 4 (1.53%) Mingle
4 3 (1.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.77%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.38%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.38%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.30%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.60%) HTTP
2 11 (4.21%) Internet
3 5 (1.92%) DVB
4 4 (1.53%) SSL
4 4 (1.53%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.77%) DNS
5 2 (0.77%) Firewall
5 2 (0.77%) VPN
6 1 (0.38%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.38%) CDMA
6 1 (0.38%) FTP
6 1 (0.38%) GSM
6 1 (0.38%) Intranet
6 1 (0.38%) SCCP
6 1 (0.38%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.38%) snoop
6 1 (0.38%) SS7
6 1 (0.38%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.38%) VLAN
6 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.66%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.45%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.68%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.68%) MS Access
7 6 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.92%) Big Data
8 5 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.53%) Spotfire
9 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.15%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.77%) IDOL
11 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.77%) MySQL
11 2 (0.77%) Power BI
12 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 71 (27.20%) JIRA
2 44 (16.86%) Selenium
3 26 (9.96%) Cucumber
4 19 (7.28%) WebDriver
5 18 (6.90%) HP UFT
5 18 (6.90%) LoadRunner
6 14 (5.36%) Subversion
7 11 (4.21%) SpecFlow
8 9 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
9 8 (3.07%) Git (software)
10 7 (2.68%) IntelliJ
10 7 (2.68%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.68%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.68%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.30%) JBehave
11 6 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.92%) Hudson
12 5 (1.92%) Maven
12 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.92%) YouTrack
General
1 93 (35.63%) Finance
2 53 (20.31%) Banking
3 16 (6.13%) Retail
4 10 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.45%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.30%) Publishing
8 5 (1.92%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.53%) Front Office
10 3 (1.15%) Games
11 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.38%) Law
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (32.95%) Analyst
2 73 (27.97%) Test Analyst
3 46 (17.62%) Developer
4 35 (13.41%) Test Engineer
5 32 (12.26%) Tester
6 17 (6.51%) Financial Analyst
7 15 (5.75%) Service Analyst
8 14 (5.36%) Java Developer
8 14 (5.36%) Senior Test Engineer
9 13 (4.98%) .NET Developer
10 12 (4.60%) C# Developer
11 11 (4.21%) Digital Analyst
11 11 (4.21%) SQL Analyst
12 10 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (3.83%) ETL Analyst
12 10 (3.83%) Excel Analyst
12 10 (3.83%) QA Leader
12 10 (3.83%) SQL Developer
13 9 (3.45%) Automation Tester
13 9 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.49%) .NET
2 19 (7.28%) HTML
3 17 (6.51%) CSS
4 16 (6.13%) XML
5 14 (5.36%) .NET Framework
6 10 (3.83%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.07%) Web Services
8 7 (2.68%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (2.68%) Apache Camel
8 7 (2.68%) Gherkin
8 7 (2.68%) JMS
8 7 (2.68%) SOAP
9 6 (2.30%) HTML5
9 6 (2.30%) RESTful
10 5 (1.92%) CSS3
10 5 (1.92%) NancyFx
10 5 (1.92%) WPF
11 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (1.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.98%) STB
3 12 (4.60%) User Experience
4 11 (4.21%) Fixed Income
5 9 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
5 9 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.92%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (1.92%) MPEG
8 4 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.53%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.15%) Apple TV
9 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.77%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.77%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.77%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.03%) Unix
2 18 (6.90%) Linux
2 18 (6.90%) Windows
3 8 (3.07%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.68%) Android
5 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.38%) Solaris
6 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (23.75%) Test Scripting
3 54 (20.69%) Scrum
4 52 (19.92%) BDD
5 48 (18.39%) Functional Testing
6 45 (17.24%) SDLC
7 44 (16.86%) Regression Testing
7 44 (16.86%) TDD
8 43 (16.48%) Test Automation
9 42 (16.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (13.41%) Integration Testing
11 30 (11.49%) Defect Management
12 29 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (9.58%) Non-Functional Testing
14 24 (9.20%) Automation Testing
14 24 (9.20%) Test Planning
15 22 (8.43%) Exploratory Testing
16 20 (7.66%) Test Strategy
17 19 (7.28%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (36.02%) SQL
2 59 (22.61%) Java
3 28 (10.73%) C#
3 28 (10.73%) Python
4 25 (9.58%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.98%) VBA
5 13 (4.98%) VBScript
6 11 (4.21%) VB.NET
7 9 (3.45%) C
7 9 (3.45%) C++
7 9 (3.45%) Ruby
8 8 (3.07%) Perl
8 8 (3.07%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.53%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.53%) PHP
9 4 (1.53%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.53%) VB
10 3 (1.15%) ES6
11 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (27.20%) ISEB
2 68 (26.05%) ISTQB
3 50 (19.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 36 (13.79%) Degree
5 24 (9.20%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.60%) DV Cleared
6 12 (4.60%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.53%) CCNA
7 4 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.53%) HND
7 4 (1.53%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.38%) ACCA
8 1 (0.38%) CIMA
8 1 (0.38%) CIPFA
8 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (22.99%) QA
2 4 (1.53%) SDET
2 4 (1.53%) SLA
3 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.77%) Basel III
4 2 (0.77%) COREP
5 1 (0.38%) DICOM
5 1 (0.38%) HL7
5 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) NFS
1 2 (0.77%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) HDFS
2 1 (0.38%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 48 (18.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.53%) yum
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) Oozie
4 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.38%) Puppet
4 1 (0.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 41 (15.71%) HP
2 40 (15.33%) Microsoft
3 29 (11.11%) Oracle
4 10 (3.83%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.30%) SAP
6 5 (1.92%) Cognos
7 3 (1.15%) Apple
7 3 (1.15%) IBM
7 3 (1.15%) Rally
7 3 (1.15%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.77%) ATG
8 2 (0.77%) Citrix
8 2 (0.77%) Murex
8 2 (0.77%) OpenText
8 2 (0.77%) Siebel
8 2 (0.77%) Sony
8 2 (0.77%) Sun
8 2 (0.77%) VMware
9 1 (0.38%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.38%) Teradata