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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 208 195 132
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 216 255 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.02% 1.20% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.27% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 191 235
Average daily rate £388 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
20096 20019 20842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.70% 94.48% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14251 14165 14161
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 344 397
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 36 £408 +8.66% 17
Croydon - 4 £400 - 1
Osterley 0 2 £431 +100.58%
Hammersmith - 1 £450 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 226 (41.39%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (25.64%) QA
3 136 (24.91%) Selenium
4 119 (21.79%) Test Scripting
5 116 (21.25%) SQL
6 103 (18.86%) Test Automation
7 102 (18.68%) BDD
8 98 (17.95%) Cucumber
8 98 (17.95%) Java
9 87 (15.93%) Finance
10 85 (15.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 80 (14.65%) Manual Testing
12 70 (12.82%) Performance Testing
13 68 (12.45%) Automation Testing
14 62 (11.36%) C#
15 59 (10.81%) Regression Testing
15 59 (10.81%) Scrum
15 59 (10.81%) JIRA
16 57 (10.44%) Automated Testing
16 57 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
17 55 (10.07%) Microsoft
18 53 (9.71%) .NET
18 53 (9.71%) WebDriver
18 53 (9.71%) Ruby
19 49 (8.97%) Security Cleared
20 46 (8.42%) Jenkins
21 45 (8.24%) Banking
21 45 (8.24%) ISTQB
22 44 (8.06%) TDD
23 43 (7.88%) Non-Functional Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 14 (2.56%) CMS
2 10 (1.83%) Confluence
3 8 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.55%) Node.js
6 3 (0.55%) SAS
7 2 (0.37%) Apache
7 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.37%) JBoss
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.18%) IIS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (3.48%) MS Office
2 11 (2.01%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) HipChat
4 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.73%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.55%) Magento
3 3 (0.55%) Minerva
3 3 (0.55%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.55%) Tesseract
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.37%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.37%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.37%) TradeThru
4 2 (0.37%) Unica
5 1 (0.18%) BASE24
5 1 (0.18%) Endur
5 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.83%) GitHub
2 5 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.37%) Office 365
4 2 (0.37%) SaaS
4 2 (0.37%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.47%) HTTP
2 6 (1.10%) Internet
3 5 (0.92%) Bluetooth
3 5 (0.92%) Network Security
3 5 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.73%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.55%) Extranet
5 3 (0.55%) Firewall
5 3 (0.55%) Intranet
5 3 (0.55%) SMTP
5 3 (0.55%) Wireless
6 2 (0.37%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.37%) ATM
6 2 (0.37%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (0.37%) LAN
6 2 (0.37%) SS7
6 2 (0.37%) WAN
6 2 (0.37%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.18%) VoIP
7 1 (0.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.92%) Big Data
7 5 (0.92%) MySQL
7 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.55%) DB2
9 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 136 (24.91%) Selenium
2 98 (17.95%) Cucumber
3 59 (10.81%) JIRA
4 53 (9.71%) WebDriver
5 46 (8.42%) Jenkins
6 41 (7.51%) LoadRunner
7 37 (6.78%) SoapUI
8 31 (5.68%) Git (software)
9 29 (5.31%) Appium
9 29 (5.31%) HP UFT
9 29 (5.31%) JMeter
10 25 (4.58%) Calabash
10 25 (4.58%) SpecFlow
10 25 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (2.56%) Capybara
12 12 (2.20%) Maven
13 11 (2.01%) JUnit
14 10 (1.83%) Eclipse
14 10 (1.83%) Gatling
14 10 (1.83%) IntelliJ
General
1 87 (15.93%) Finance
2 45 (8.24%) Banking
3 22 (4.03%) Retail
4 14 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.83%) Advertising
7 8 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.47%) Marketing
8 7 (1.28%) Games
9 5 (0.92%) Billing
10 4 (0.73%) Back Office
10 4 (0.73%) Law
10 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.55%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.37%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Front Office
12 2 (0.37%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.71%) .NET
2 41 (7.51%) Web Services
3 35 (6.41%) SOAP
4 30 (5.49%) XML
5 16 (2.93%) Gherkin
5 16 (2.93%) REST
6 15 (2.75%) RESTful
7 14 (2.56%) Middleware
8 12 (2.20%) HTML
9 10 (1.83%) Behat
10 8 (1.47%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.47%) CSS
10 8 (1.47%) MSMQ
10 8 (1.47%) WPF
11 7 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (1.10%) JSON
12 6 (1.10%) Unity DI Container
12 6 (1.10%) WCF
12 6 (1.10%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.96%) Mobile App
2 26 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.38%) User Experience
4 12 (2.20%) STB
5 9 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.47%) SWIFT
7 7 (1.28%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.10%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.10%) Streaming Music
9 5 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.92%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.73%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.73%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.73%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.73%) MPEG
10 4 (0.73%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.55%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.55%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.14%) Windows
2 36 (6.59%) Unix
3 35 (6.41%) Apple iOS
4 31 (5.68%) Android
5 28 (5.13%) Linux
6 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.92%) Kali Linux
7 5 (0.92%) Solaris
7 5 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (41.39%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (21.79%) Test Scripting
3 103 (18.86%) Test Automation
4 102 (18.68%) BDD
5 85 (15.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 80 (14.65%) Manual Testing
7 70 (12.82%) Performance Testing
8 68 (12.45%) Automation Testing
9 59 (10.81%) Regression Testing
9 59 (10.81%) Scrum
10 57 (10.44%) Automated Testing
10 57 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (8.06%) TDD
12 43 (7.88%) Non-Functional Testing
13 41 (7.51%) E-Commerce
14 38 (6.96%) Functional Testing
15 35 (6.41%) Integration Testing
16 34 (6.23%) Test Strategy
17 32 (5.86%) Open Source
17 32 (5.86%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 116 (21.25%) SQL
2 98 (17.95%) Java
3 62 (11.36%) C#
4 53 (9.71%) Ruby
5 25 (4.58%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.11%) Python
7 13 (2.38%) C++
7 13 (2.38%) PHP
8 12 (2.20%) C
9 8 (1.47%) Perl
9 8 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.10%) Scala
10 6 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.92%) Groovy
11 5 (0.92%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.73%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.73%) VBScript
13 2 (0.37%) AWK
13 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.24%) ISTQB
3 37 (6.78%) ISEB
4 28 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 22 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.01%) Degree
7 10 (1.83%) CREST Certified
8 8 (1.47%) PhD
9 7 (1.28%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.10%) CEH
11 5 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.73%) OSCP
13 3 (0.55%) CHECK Team Member
13 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.55%) CISSP
13 3 (0.55%) SANS
14 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.37%) CHECK Team Leader
14 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.37%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (25.64%) QA
2 12 (2.20%) SEPA
3 8 (1.47%) SDET
4 5 (0.92%) SLA
5 4 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.55%) GAAP
7 2 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.37%) EMIR
7 2 (0.37%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.37%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.37%) HDFS
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Docker
3 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 38 (6.96%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.10%) Nessus
3 4 (0.73%) SCOM
4 2 (0.37%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.18%) Ettercap
5 1 (0.18%) Iperf
5 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.18%) Nmap
Vendors
1 55 (10.07%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.59%) HP
3 27 (4.95%) Oracle
4 21 (3.85%) SAP
5 15 (2.75%) IBM
6 14 (2.56%) Sybase
7 11 (2.01%) hybris
7 11 (2.01%) VMware
8 9 (1.65%) SOASTA, Inc
9 8 (1.47%) Cognos
10 7 (1.28%) Citrix
10 7 (1.28%) EMC
11 6 (1.10%) ATG
11 6 (1.10%) Siebel
12 5 (0.92%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.92%) Veritas
13 4 (0.73%) Demandware
13 4 (0.73%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.55%) WorldPay
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £250 - 450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago