The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / London
Rank 187 222 194
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 237 217 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.22% 1.01% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.06% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 133 185
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £70.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £170.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-87.57% +423.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18371 20379 20271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.83% 95.05% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13156 14451 14262
Median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 308 344
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the London region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in London

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the London region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in London

Tester
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 Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 24 February 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 -8 30 £426 +6.16% 13
Croydon +6 5 £413 +7.14%
Osterley - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
Greenwich - 2 £418 -
Hammersmith -2 1 - - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £450 -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Uxbridge - 1 £275 -
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 224 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (33.27%) Selenium
3 154 (28.62%) QA
4 100 (18.59%) Java
5 99 (18.40%) SQL
5 99 (18.40%) Test Automation
6 97 (18.03%) Test Scripting
7 96 (17.84%) JIRA
7 96 (17.84%) BDD
8 93 (17.29%) Cucumber
9 80 (14.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 78 (14.50%) Finance
11 73 (13.57%) Functional Testing
12 72 (13.38%) WebDriver
13 67 (12.45%) Automation Testing
14 66 (12.27%) Jenkins
14 66 (12.27%) Regression Testing
15 65 (12.08%) Automated Testing
16 62 (11.52%) TDD
17 60 (11.15%) Software Testing
17 60 (11.15%) Linux
18 58 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
19 57 (10.59%) JavaScript
20 55 (10.22%) Scrum
21 52 (9.67%) Performance Testing
22 51 (9.48%) Manual Testing
23 50 (9.29%) C#
24 49 (9.11%) Test Strategy
25 46 (8.55%) Microsoft
26 45 (8.36%) Python

Tester Skill Set
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 20 (3.72%) Confluence
2 9 (1.67%) CMS
3 8 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Drupal
6 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.19%) nginx
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.79%) MS Office
3 12 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.93%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.74%) FastStats
3 4 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.74%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.56%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.19%) Magento
6 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.79%) GitHub
2 13 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.56%) Office 365
4 3 (0.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Google Play
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
5 1 (0.19%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.04%) Internet
2 7 (1.30%) HTTP
3 3 (0.56%) FTP
3 3 (0.56%) Network Security
4 2 (0.37%) Firewall
4 2 (0.37%) IPv6
4 2 (0.37%) Wireless
5 1 (0.19%) 4G
5 1 (0.19%) DSL
5 1 (0.19%) DVB
5 1 (0.19%) Extranet
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.19%) Skype
5 1 (0.19%) SSH
5 1 (0.19%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.19%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.79%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.12%) Big Data
5 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.93%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.56%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.37%) GIS
9 2 (0.37%) MySQL
9 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.19%) DB2
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 179 (33.27%) Selenium
2 96 (17.84%) JIRA
3 93 (17.29%) Cucumber
4 72 (13.38%) WebDriver
5 66 (12.27%) Jenkins
6 41 (7.62%) Git (software)
7 36 (6.69%) SoapUI
8 32 (5.95%) SpecFlow
9 27 (5.02%) JMeter
10 24 (4.46%) TeamCity
11 23 (4.28%) HP UFT
12 21 (3.90%) JUnit
13 18 (3.35%) Maven
14 17 (3.16%) Protractor
14 17 (3.16%) Visual Studio
15 15 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (2.60%) Mocha
16 14 (2.60%) TestRail
17 13 (2.42%) NUnit
18 12 (2.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 78 (14.50%) Finance
2 35 (6.51%) Banking
3 30 (5.58%) Retail
4 13 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.23%) Games
5 12 (2.23%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.86%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.49%) Publishing
8 6 (1.12%) Advertising
9 5 (0.93%) Marketing
10 4 (0.74%) Law
11 3 (0.56%) Electronics
11 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.37%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) Front Office
12 2 (0.37%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.19%) iGaming
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.51%) .NET
2 34 (6.32%) Gherkin
2 34 (6.32%) Web Services
3 33 (6.13%) REST
4 30 (5.58%) SOAP
5 29 (5.39%) HTML
6 26 (4.83%) XML
7 25 (4.65%) RESTful
8 20 (3.72%) Node.js
9 19 (3.53%) JSON
10 18 (3.35%) CSS
11 13 (2.42%) AngularJS
12 12 (2.23%) Spring
13 8 (1.49%) Chai
14 7 (1.30%) JMS
15 6 (1.12%) .NET Framework
15 6 (1.12%) HTML5
16 5 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
17 4 (0.74%) Hibernate
17 4 (0.74%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.04%) Equities
4 8 (1.49%) Fintech
5 6 (1.12%) Fixed Income
5 6 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.12%) STB
6 5 (0.93%) Replication
7 4 (0.74%) Derivative
7 4 (0.74%) MPEG
7 4 (0.74%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.56%) FMCG
8 3 (0.56%) HTC Vive
8 3 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.56%) Online Games
8 3 (0.56%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.56%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.56%) User Experience
8 3 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (11.15%) Linux
2 41 (7.62%) Unix
3 31 (5.76%) Windows
4 23 (4.28%) Apple iOS
5 21 (3.90%) Android
6 10 (1.86%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.74%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.56%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (18.40%) Test Automation
3 97 (18.03%) Test Scripting
4 96 (17.84%) BDD
5 80 (14.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 73 (13.57%) Functional Testing
7 67 (12.45%) Automation Testing
8 66 (12.27%) Regression Testing
9 65 (12.08%) Automated Testing
10 62 (11.52%) TDD
11 60 (11.15%) Software Testing
12 58 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (10.22%) Scrum
14 52 (9.67%) Performance Testing
15 51 (9.48%) Manual Testing
16 49 (9.11%) Test Strategy
17 40 (7.43%) Penetration Testing
18 35 (6.51%) Exploratory Testing
19 33 (6.13%) Open Source
20 30 (5.58%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (18.59%) Java
2 99 (18.40%) SQL
3 57 (10.59%) JavaScript
4 50 (9.29%) C#
5 45 (8.36%) Python
6 35 (6.51%) Ruby
7 19 (3.53%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.42%) PHP
9 10 (1.86%) VBScript
10 9 (1.67%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.49%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.12%) Perl
12 6 (1.12%) Scala
13 5 (0.93%) Groovy
14 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.74%) C++
14 4 (0.74%) VB
15 3 (0.56%) Go
15 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 38 (7.06%) ISEB
2 35 (6.51%) ISTQB
3 34 (6.32%) Degree
4 29 (5.39%) CREST Certified
5 19 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (2.79%) Security Cleared
7 12 (2.23%) OSCP
8 9 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.49%) CHECK Team Member
10 6 (1.12%) CEH
10 6 (1.12%) CHECK Team Leader
11 5 (0.93%) SANS
12 4 (0.74%) CISA
12 4 (0.74%) CISSP
12 4 (0.74%) GIAC
12 4 (0.74%) GPEN
13 3 (0.56%) CISM
13 3 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.56%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (28.62%) QA
2 15 (2.79%) SDET
3 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.37%) WCAG
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) HL7
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) Section 508
System Software
1 15 (2.79%) Docker
2 6 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.19%) HDFS
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (4.28%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.12%) Rancher
3 5 (0.93%) Ansible
3 5 (0.93%) Puppet
4 4 (0.74%) Nessus
4 4 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.56%) SCCM
6 2 (0.37%) Graphite
6 2 (0.37%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.19%) Ambari
7 1 (0.19%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.19%) Grafana
7 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.19%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.19%) nmon
7 1 (0.19%) Oozie
7 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.19%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.19%) StatsD
Vendors
1 46 (8.55%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.39%) Oracle
3 18 (3.35%) SAP
4 13 (2.42%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.67%) HP
5 9 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.30%) AppDynamics
7 5 (0.93%) Charles River
8 4 (0.74%) Citrix
8 4 (0.74%) Green Hat
8 4 (0.74%) Informatica
8 4 (0.74%) Splunk
8 4 (0.74%) Workday
9 3 (0.56%) Google
9 3 (0.56%) IBM
9 3 (0.56%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.56%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.56%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.37%) hybris
10 2 (0.37%) Murex
South West London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago