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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 151 155 195
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 364 354 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.53% 1.48% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.60% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 248 177
Average daily rate
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£393 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.29% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £215 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+106.40% -51.96%
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
21943 22179 23245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15426 15072 15942
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -29 48 £375 -3.22% 12
Docklands, London - 5 £350 -
Uxbridge - 3 £388 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £525 -
Wimbledon - 3 £275 -
Croydon - 2 - - 1
Paddington - 2 £400 -
Hammersmith -4 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -4 1 - - 1
Sidcup - 1 £380 -
Ealing - 1 - - 1
Osterley - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £490 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 228 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (28.87%) Selenium
3 160 (27.49%) QA
4 122 (20.96%) Test Scripting
5 118 (20.27%) SQL
6 115 (19.76%) Java
7 96 (16.49%) Finance
8 95 (16.32%) Cucumber
9 89 (15.29%) JIRA
10 82 (14.09%) Test Automation
11 81 (13.92%) BDD
12 80 (13.75%) Automation Testing
13 79 (13.57%) Scrum
14 69 (11.86%) Integration Testing
15 68 (11.68%) Regression Testing
16 67 (11.51%) Automated Testing
17 66 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing
18 64 (11.00%) SoapUI
19 58 (9.97%) WebDriver
19 58 (9.97%) Manual Testing
20 57 (9.79%) C#
20 57 (9.79%) Web Services
21 56 (9.62%) UNIX
22 55 (9.45%) Performance Testing
23 54 (9.28%) SOAP
23 54 (9.28%) HP
24 53 (9.11%) Microsoft
24 53 (9.11%) Banking
25 52 (8.93%) E-Commerce
26 51 (8.76%) HP Quality Center

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 20 (3.44%) CMS
2 17 (2.92%) Confluence
3 15 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.20%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.86%) SAS
5 5 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.86%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.69%) Apache
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.34%) Drupal
7 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.17%) WordPress
8 1 (0.17%) Moodle
8 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.17%) JBoss
8 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 28 (4.81%) MS Office
2 25 (4.30%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.52%) FastStats
4 2 (0.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.17%) HipChat
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.34%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Magento
3 1 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.17%) Endur
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.20%) GitHub
3 4 (0.69%) SaaS
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) Office 365
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.17%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.03%) Internet
2 5 (0.86%) WAN
2 5 (0.86%) LAN
2 5 (0.86%) HTTP
3 3 (0.52%) WLAN
3 3 (0.52%) Firewall
3 3 (0.52%) Wireless
3 3 (0.52%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (0.34%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.34%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (0.34%) TCAP
4 2 (0.34%) Network Security
4 2 (0.34%) Broadband
4 2 (0.34%) GSM
4 2 (0.34%) 3G
4 2 (0.34%) DVB
4 2 (0.34%) SS7
5 1 (0.17%) Telnet
5 1 (0.17%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (2.06%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.55%) MySQL
6 5 (0.86%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.86%) Apache Hive
6 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.34%) Big Data
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.34%) DB2
10 1 (0.17%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.17%) QlikView
10 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 168 (28.87%) Selenium
2 95 (16.32%) Cucumber
3 89 (15.29%) JIRA
4 64 (11.00%) SoapUI
5 58 (9.97%) WebDriver
6 38 (6.53%) LoadRunner
7 32 (5.50%) Jenkins
8 29 (4.98%) JUnit
9 27 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (4.47%) SpecFlow
11 25 (4.30%) JMeter
12 22 (3.78%) HP UFT
13 20 (3.44%) Git (software)
14 19 (3.26%) Calabash
15 15 (2.58%) Appium
16 14 (2.41%) Maven
17 10 (1.72%) Visual Studio
17 10 (1.72%) Eclipse
17 10 (1.72%) JBehave
18 8 (1.37%) Behat
General
1 96 (16.49%) Finance
2 53 (9.11%) Banking
3 25 (4.30%) Retail
4 16 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.69%) Games
7 3 (0.52%) Advertising
7 3 (0.52%) Publishing
7 3 (0.52%) Billing
7 3 (0.52%) Front Office
7 3 (0.52%) Marketing
8 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.34%) Back Office
8 2 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Legal
9 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.79%) Web Services
2 54 (9.28%) SOAP
3 46 (7.90%) .NET
4 39 (6.70%) XML
5 26 (4.47%) REST
6 21 (3.61%) Middleware
6 21 (3.61%) JSON
7 20 (3.44%) HTML
8 18 (3.09%) Gherkin
9 12 (2.06%) CSS
10 9 (1.55%) RESTful
11 7 (1.20%) WPF
12 6 (1.03%) Spring
12 6 (1.03%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.86%) WSDL
13 5 (0.86%) XSD
14 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (0.52%) WinForms
15 3 (0.52%) WCF
15 3 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.84%) Mobile App
2 27 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.92%) SWIFT
4 13 (2.23%) STB
5 9 (1.55%) MPEG
5 9 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.37%) NHS
6 8 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.37%) Wiki
7 7 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.03%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (1.03%) User Experience
9 5 (0.86%) Replication
10 4 (0.69%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.69%) Derivative
11 3 (0.52%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.52%) IVR
11 3 (0.52%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.62%) UNIX
2 36 (6.19%) Linux
3 32 (5.50%) Apple iOS
4 25 (4.30%) Android
5 18 (3.09%) Windows
6 4 (0.69%) Solaris
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) AIX
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (20.96%) Test Scripting
3 82 (14.09%) Test Automation
4 81 (13.92%) BDD
5 80 (13.75%) Automation Testing
6 79 (13.57%) Scrum
7 69 (11.86%) Integration Testing
8 68 (11.68%) Regression Testing
9 67 (11.51%) Automated Testing
10 66 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing
11 58 (9.97%) Manual Testing
12 55 (9.45%) Performance Testing
13 52 (8.93%) E-Commerce
14 48 (8.25%) System Integration Testing
15 47 (8.08%) System Testing
16 46 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
16 46 (7.90%) Software Testing
17 45 (7.73%) TDD
18 30 (5.15%) Migration
18 30 (5.15%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 118 (20.27%) SQL
2 115 (19.76%) Java
3 57 (9.79%) C#
4 35 (6.01%) Ruby
5 33 (5.67%) JavaScript
6 26 (4.47%) Groovy
7 19 (3.26%) PHP
8 17 (2.92%) Python
9 12 (2.06%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.72%) VBScript
12 9 (1.55%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.55%) C
13 8 (1.37%) VBA
14 6 (1.03%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.86%) Perl
16 4 (0.69%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.69%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.52%) XPath
18 2 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (8.08%) ISEB
2 40 (6.87%) ISTQB
3 35 (6.01%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (3.26%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.23%) Degree
6 13 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.86%) CEH
8 3 (0.52%) GIAC
9 2 (0.34%) OSCP
9 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) CISSP
10 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.17%) MBA
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (27.49%) QA
2 5 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.52%) MiFID
4 2 (0.34%) SLA
4 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 9 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (8.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (0.52%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (0.34%) Puppet
3 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.34%) Nessus
4 1 (0.17%) Nmap
4 1 (0.17%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.17%) Iperf
4 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 54 (9.28%) HP
2 53 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.67%) Oracle
4 9 (1.55%) SAP
4 9 (1.55%) VMware
5 7 (1.20%) Remedy
6 6 (1.03%) Apple
6 6 (1.03%) SOASTA, Inc
7 5 (0.86%) IBM
7 5 (0.86%) hybris
8 4 (0.69%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.69%) Green Hat
8 4 (0.69%) Capita
8 4 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.69%) Sybase
8 4 (0.69%) Informatica
9 3 (0.52%) Adobe
9 3 (0.52%) Genesys
9 3 (0.52%) Siebel
9 3 (0.52%) Citrix
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