The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 173 182 194
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 300 295 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.24% 1.17% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.26% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 195 172
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£336 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £473 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £27.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £146.50 £35.40 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +22.50%
Tester
England

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
22357 23435 23860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.26% 92.91% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15602 16136 15765
Average daily rate £425 £433 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 417 578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 1 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Tester Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Tester
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 Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 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 73 £375 +5.63% 18
Greenford - 3 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 302 (46.89%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (26.86%) Test Scripting
3 166 (25.78%) QA
4 165 (25.62%) Selenium
5 152 (23.60%) SQL
6 145 (22.52%) Java
7 122 (18.94%) BDD
8 117 (18.17%) Cucumber
9 109 (16.93%) TDD
10 108 (16.77%) Test Automation
11 103 (15.99%) Scrum
12 97 (15.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 95 (14.75%) Finance
14 80 (12.42%) WebDriver
15 76 (11.80%) Apple iOS
16 74 (11.49%) JIRA
17 72 (11.18%) Android
17 72 (11.18%) Manual Testing
18 69 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
18 69 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
18 69 (10.71%) Regression Testing
18 69 (10.71%) Mobile App
19 68 (10.56%) Web Services
19 68 (10.56%) Software Testing
20 65 (10.09%) Ruby
20 65 (10.09%) Automated Testing
20 65 (10.09%) UNIX
21 64 (9.94%) HP
22 62 (9.63%) Performance Testing
23 60 (9.32%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (1.86%) CMS
1 12 (1.86%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.40%) Tomcat
2 9 (1.40%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.24%) uiautomator
4 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (0.78%) Confluence
5 5 (0.78%) SAS
6 4 (0.62%) MQSeries
6 4 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.47%) Node.js
7 3 (0.47%) CICS
7 3 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.31%) Drupal
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.16%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 38 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.88%) MS Office
3 4 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.24%) SAP HR
2 7 (1.09%) BASE24
3 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.47%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Agresso
6 1 (0.16%) Endur
6 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
1 6 (0.93%) SaaS
2 3 (0.47%) GitHub
3 2 (0.31%) IaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.16%) Office 365
4 1 (0.16%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.86%) HTTP
2 10 (1.55%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.24%) Internet
4 4 (0.62%) Multicast
4 4 (0.62%) Network Security
5 3 (0.47%) DVB
6 2 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.31%) GPRS
6 2 (0.31%) GSM
6 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.31%) SSL
6 2 (0.31%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.16%) NFC
7 1 (0.16%) 4G
7 1 (0.16%) LTE
7 1 (0.16%) SAN
7 1 (0.16%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.16%) UMTS
7 1 (0.16%) WLAN
7 1 (0.16%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.73%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.71%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.55%) DB2
7 8 (1.24%) MySQL
8 6 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.78%) Base SAS
9 5 (0.78%) DataStage
10 4 (0.62%) Big Data
10 4 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.62%) DbVisualizer
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.47%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.47%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.31%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.16%) BODI
Development Applications
1 165 (25.62%) Selenium
2 117 (18.17%) Cucumber
3 80 (12.42%) WebDriver
4 74 (11.49%) JIRA
5 47 (7.30%) Jenkins
6 45 (6.99%) Calabash
7 35 (5.43%) QuickTest Pro
8 33 (5.12%) JMeter
9 32 (4.97%) Appium
10 29 (4.50%) LoadRunner
11 27 (4.19%) Visual Studio
12 26 (4.04%) SoapUI
13 22 (3.42%) Git (software)
14 21 (3.26%) Subversion
15 19 (2.95%) TeamCity
16 18 (2.80%) JUnit
16 18 (2.80%) SpecFlow
17 17 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (2.64%) Hudson
18 14 (2.17%) FitNesse
General
1 95 (14.75%) Finance
2 53 (8.23%) Banking
3 13 (2.02%) Investment Banking
4 11 (1.71%) Retail
5 10 (1.55%) Publishing
6 9 (1.40%) Marketing
7 8 (1.24%) Games
7 8 (1.24%) Advertising
8 7 (1.09%) Back Office
9 6 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.78%) Front Office
11 4 (0.62%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.62%) Legal
11 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
12 2 (0.31%) Law
12 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.56%) Web Services
2 57 (8.85%) XML
3 47 (7.30%) .NET
4 35 (5.43%) JSON
5 33 (5.12%) HTML
6 28 (4.35%) SOAP
7 20 (3.11%) REST
8 16 (2.48%) RESTful
8 16 (2.48%) XSLT
9 13 (2.02%) Gherkin
10 12 (1.86%) Android SDK
11 11 (1.71%) Spring
11 11 (1.71%) CSS
12 10 (1.55%) ASP.NET
13 8 (1.24%) J2EE
13 8 (1.24%) iOS SDK
14 6 (0.93%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.93%) Flash
15 5 (0.78%) jQuery
15 5 (0.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 34 (5.28%) Open Source
3 26 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.80%) STB
6 16 (2.48%) EMV
6 16 (2.48%) Over-the-Top Content
6 16 (2.48%) User Experience
7 14 (2.17%) Video on Demand
8 12 (1.86%) SWIFT
9 11 (1.71%) IPTV
9 11 (1.71%) Smartcard
10 9 (1.40%) NHS
11 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.24%) Streaming Video
11 8 (1.24%) Social Network
12 7 (1.09%) Derivative
12 7 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.09%) Tandem
13 6 (0.93%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 76 (11.80%) Apple iOS
2 72 (11.18%) Android
3 65 (10.09%) UNIX
4 58 (9.01%) Linux
5 52 (8.07%) Windows
6 11 (1.71%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.55%) Solaris
8 9 (1.40%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.62%) Debian
10 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.47%) AIX
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.31%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (46.89%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (26.86%) Test Scripting
3 122 (18.94%) BDD
4 109 (16.93%) TDD
5 108 (16.77%) Test Automation
6 103 (15.99%) Scrum
7 97 (15.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 72 (11.18%) Manual Testing
9 69 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (10.71%) Regression Testing
10 68 (10.56%) Software Testing
11 65 (10.09%) Automated Testing
12 62 (9.63%) Performance Testing
13 60 (9.32%) Automation Testing
14 50 (7.76%) User Stories
15 39 (6.06%) Integration Testing
16 36 (5.59%) E-Commerce
17 35 (5.43%) System Testing
18 33 (5.12%) Test Strategy
19 30 (4.66%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (23.60%) SQL
2 145 (22.52%) Java
3 65 (10.09%) Ruby
4 53 (8.23%) C#
5 44 (6.83%) JavaScript
6 41 (6.37%) Python
7 31 (4.81%) Shell Script
8 19 (2.95%) PHP
9 10 (1.55%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.40%) Perl
11 8 (1.24%) C
11 8 (1.24%) VBScript
11 8 (1.24%) Groovy
12 7 (1.09%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.93%) C++
13 6 (0.93%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.78%) VB
14 5 (0.78%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.62%) VBA
15 4 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (8.39%) ISEB
2 48 (7.45%) ISTQB
3 37 (5.75%) Degree
4 20 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (2.95%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.93%) CISSP
8 4 (0.62%) CISM
8 4 (0.62%) CEH
9 3 (0.47%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.31%) CISA
10 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.31%) CCNA
10 2 (0.31%) MCITP
10 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.16%) ACCA
11 1 (0.16%) CIMA
11 1 (0.16%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (25.78%) QA
2 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.62%) Nmap
2 3 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.47%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.31%) KVM
3 2 (0.31%) NDS
3 2 (0.31%) Firmware
3 2 (0.31%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 69 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.78%) SCOM
3 4 (0.62%) Nessus
4 3 (0.47%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.16%) SCCM
5 1 (0.16%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 64 (9.94%) HP
2 58 (9.01%) Microsoft
3 56 (8.70%) Oracle
4 17 (2.64%) SAP
5 12 (1.86%) IBM
6 9 (1.40%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.93%) JBoss
7 6 (0.93%) Google
8 5 (0.78%) SolarWinds
8 5 (0.78%) Cognos
8 5 (0.78%) Informatica
8 5 (0.78%) CODA
8 5 (0.78%) VMware
8 5 (0.78%) Green Hat
9 4 (0.62%) Citrix
9 4 (0.62%) Siebel
9 4 (0.62%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.62%) Zend
10 3 (0.47%) EPiServer
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Rate: £350 - £380 Per Day market rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Rate: £125.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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OHO Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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OHO Group
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
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Rate: competitive
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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