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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 144 196 161
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 363 265 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.50% 1.05% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.13% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 178 207
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.07% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Average hourly rate £25.50 £33.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +127.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £28.20 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £144.25 £37.80 £41.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
22473 23388 24374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.79% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16042 15998
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 455 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +44 83 £379 +3.06% 32
Greenford - 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £215 -
Teddington - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 215 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (27.71%) QA
3 196 (27.57%) Selenium
4 189 (26.58%) Test Scripting
5 178 (25.04%) Java
6 177 (24.89%) SQL
7 152 (21.38%) BDD
8 150 (21.10%) Cucumber
9 144 (20.25%) Scrum
10 141 (19.83%) TDD
11 131 (18.42%) Test Automation
12 127 (17.86%) Finance
13 107 (15.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 99 (13.92%) Ruby
15 98 (13.78%) Web Services
16 87 (12.24%) WebDriver
17 85 (11.95%) Regression Testing
18 83 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
19 82 (11.53%) Mobile App
20 79 (11.11%) Apple iOS
21 78 (10.97%) Android
21 78 (10.97%) JIRA
21 78 (10.97%) UNIX
22 75 (10.55%) Software Testing
23 74 (10.41%) Automated Testing
24 71 (9.99%) XML
25 69 (9.70%) HP
26 68 (9.56%) Microsoft
26 68 (9.56%) Performance Testing
27 66 (9.28%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.41%) CMS
2 10 (1.41%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.13%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.13%) MQSeries
4 7 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.84%) Node.js
6 5 (0.70%) Confluence
6 5 (0.70%) SAS
6 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.42%) CICS
8 3 (0.42%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.28%) Apache
9 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.14%) Jetty
10 1 (0.14%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.66%) MS Office
3 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) MS Project
4 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (1.41%) SAP HR
2 8 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.98%) BASE24
4 3 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.28%) Agresso
5 2 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.28%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
2 7 (0.98%) SaaS
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.81%) HTTP
2 9 (1.27%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.13%) Internet
4 5 (0.70%) DVB
5 4 (0.56%) Multicast
5 4 (0.56%) Network Security
6 2 (0.28%) Firewall
6 2 (0.28%) SSL
6 2 (0.28%) DNS
6 2 (0.28%) GPRS
6 2 (0.28%) GSM
6 2 (0.28%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.14%) LTE
7 1 (0.14%) 4G
7 1 (0.14%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.14%) SSH
7 1 (0.14%) NFC
7 1 (0.14%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.14%) UMTS
7 1 (0.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.06%) Relational Database
2 24 (3.38%) SQL Server
3 20 (2.81%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (1.83%) DB2
6 11 (1.55%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.55%) MySQL
7 8 (1.13%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.98%) DbVisualizer
8 7 (0.98%) Big Data
9 6 (0.84%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.70%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.56%) DataStage
11 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.42%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.42%) MS Access
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.28%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 196 (27.57%) Selenium
2 150 (21.10%) Cucumber
3 87 (12.24%) WebDriver
4 78 (10.97%) JIRA
5 63 (8.86%) Jenkins
6 51 (7.17%) Calabash
7 38 (5.34%) JMeter
8 35 (4.92%) Visual Studio
8 35 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
9 34 (4.78%) Git (software)
10 32 (4.50%) LoadRunner
11 29 (4.08%) SoapUI
12 27 (3.80%) TeamCity
13 26 (3.66%) Subversion
13 26 (3.66%) Hudson
14 24 (3.38%) FitNesse
14 24 (3.38%) WATIR
15 21 (2.95%) JBehave
15 21 (2.95%) Capybara
16 20 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 127 (17.86%) Finance
2 64 (9.00%) Banking
3 19 (2.67%) Retail
4 16 (2.25%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.83%) Marketing
6 12 (1.69%) Publishing
7 11 (1.55%) Back Office
8 10 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.27%) Games
9 9 (1.27%) Advertising
10 7 (0.98%) Front Office
10 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.84%) Legal
12 4 (0.56%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.42%) Local Government
14 2 (0.28%) Automotive
14 2 (0.28%) Law
14 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (13.78%) Web Services
2 71 (9.99%) XML
3 46 (6.47%) JSON
3 46 (6.47%) HTML
4 41 (5.77%) .NET
5 32 (4.50%) SOAP
6 24 (3.38%) REST
7 22 (3.09%) XSLT
8 20 (2.81%) RESTful
9 13 (1.83%) Android SDK
10 12 (1.69%) CSS
11 11 (1.55%) Spring
11 11 (1.55%) Gherkin
12 10 (1.41%) J2EE
13 9 (1.27%) HTML5
13 9 (1.27%) Flash
14 8 (1.13%) ASP.NET
14 8 (1.13%) iOS SDK
15 7 (0.98%) AngularJS
16 6 (0.84%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.53%) Mobile App
2 33 (4.64%) Open Source
3 31 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 20 (2.81%) STB
5 15 (2.11%) Video on Demand
5 15 (2.11%) EMV
6 14 (1.97%) SWIFT
7 11 (1.55%) IPTV
8 10 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.41%) Smartcard
8 10 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.27%) NHS
9 9 (1.27%) MPEG
10 8 (1.13%) Social Network
11 7 (0.98%) Streaming Video
11 7 (0.98%) Tandem
11 7 (0.98%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.84%) Derivative
13 5 (0.70%) iPhone
13 5 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 79 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 78 (10.97%) Android
2 78 (10.97%) UNIX
3 66 (9.28%) Linux
4 57 (8.02%) Windows
5 14 (1.97%) Solaris
6 13 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.13%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.98%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.56%) Debian
10 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.42%) AIX
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.28%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (26.58%) Test Scripting
3 152 (21.38%) BDD
4 144 (20.25%) Scrum
5 141 (19.83%) TDD
6 131 (18.42%) Test Automation
7 107 (15.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 85 (11.95%) Regression Testing
9 83 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
10 75 (10.55%) Software Testing
11 74 (10.41%) Automated Testing
12 68 (9.56%) Performance Testing
13 64 (9.00%) Automation Testing
14 58 (8.16%) User Stories
15 55 (7.74%) Manual Testing
16 47 (6.61%) E-Commerce
16 47 (6.61%) Integration Testing
17 37 (5.20%) System Testing
18 33 (4.64%) Test Strategy
19 30 (4.22%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (25.04%) Java
2 177 (24.89%) SQL
3 99 (13.92%) Ruby
4 65 (9.14%) C#
5 49 (6.89%) Python
5 49 (6.89%) JavaScript
6 37 (5.20%) Shell Script
7 18 (2.53%) PHP
8 11 (1.55%) Perl
9 10 (1.41%) Groovy
10 9 (1.27%) VBScript
11 8 (1.13%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.98%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.98%) C
13 6 (0.84%) C++
13 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.70%) VB
14 5 (0.70%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.56%) VBA
15 4 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (9.14%) ISEB
2 60 (8.44%) ISTQB
3 41 (5.77%) Degree
4 26 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (2.95%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.39%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.70%) CEH
8 4 (0.56%) CISSP
9 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.28%) CISA
10 2 (0.28%) CISM
10 2 (0.28%) CCNA
10 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.28%) MCITP
11 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.14%) ACCA
11 1 (0.14%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (27.71%) QA
2 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.70%) vSphere
3 3 (0.42%) Nmap
3 3 (0.42%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.28%) NDS
4 2 (0.28%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 64 (9.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.70%) SCOM
3 3 (0.42%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (0.42%) Nessus
4 1 (0.14%) SCCM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.14%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 69 (9.70%) HP
2 68 (9.56%) Microsoft
3 65 (9.14%) Oracle
4 22 (3.09%) SAP
5 16 (2.25%) IBM
6 13 (1.83%) VMware
7 9 (1.27%) JBoss
8 7 (0.98%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.84%) Cognos
9 6 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.84%) Informatica
10 5 (0.70%) SolarWinds
10 5 (0.70%) Zend
10 5 (0.70%) Citrix
10 5 (0.70%) CODA
10 5 (0.70%) Green Hat
11 4 (0.56%) SOASTA, Inc
11 4 (0.56%) Remedy
11 4 (0.56%) Siebel
11 4 (0.56%) Google
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