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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 202 208 146
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 247 226 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.14% 1.02% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.08% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 132 266
Median daily rate £400 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.80% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £155.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-92.90% +761.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £155.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.08 £155.00 £28.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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
20620 20986 21502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.88% 94.64% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14993 14495 15145
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 395 388
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +28 26 £450 +30.90% 10
Croydon -10 4 £378 - 2
New Malden - 2 - -
Osterley - 2 £321 -
Ealing - 1 £330 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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.

1 200 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (27.06%) SQL
3 117 (25.32%) Selenium
4 114 (24.68%) QA
5 98 (21.21%) Java
6 91 (19.70%) Cucumber
7 90 (19.48%) BDD
8 87 (18.83%) Finance
9 80 (17.32%) JIRA
10 77 (16.67%) Functional Testing
10 77 (16.67%) Scrum
11 73 (15.80%) Test Scripting
12 71 (15.37%) Test Automation
13 63 (13.64%) Unix
14 60 (12.99%) Automation Testing
15 59 (12.77%) Non-Functional Testing
15 59 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
16 58 (12.55%) Manual Testing
17 57 (12.34%) Ruby
18 53 (11.47%) Performance Testing
19 51 (11.04%) WebDriver
19 51 (11.04%) Linux
19 51 (11.04%) Banking
20 50 (10.82%) Automated Testing
21 48 (10.39%) JavaScript
22 45 (9.74%) TDD
23 43 (9.31%) SQL Server
24 40 (8.66%) .NET
24 40 (8.66%) HP
25 39 (8.44%) XML

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 16 (3.46%) Confluence
2 10 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.08%) Mule
5 4 (0.87%) Apache
5 4 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.43%) CMS
7 2 (0.43%) Node.js
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.43%) SAS
7 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.22%) IIS
8 1 (0.22%) JBoss
8 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (4.55%) MS Office
2 18 (3.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Mingle
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.65%) Magento
2 3 (0.65%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.22%) BASE24
4 1 (0.22%) FastStats
4 1 (0.22%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.43%) iTunes
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.22%) Force.com
2 1 (0.22%) GitHub
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.63%) HTTP
2 7 (1.52%) Firewall
3 6 (1.30%) Internet
3 6 (1.30%) NAS
3 6 (1.30%) SAN
3 6 (1.30%) VPN
4 5 (1.08%) Bluetooth
4 5 (1.08%) FTP
4 5 (1.08%) Network Security
4 5 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.08%) Wireless
5 4 (0.87%) DVB
5 4 (0.87%) PuTTY
6 3 (0.65%) Extranet
6 3 (0.65%) Intranet
6 3 (0.65%) SMTP
7 1 (0.22%) LAN
7 1 (0.22%) LDAP
7 1 (0.22%) VoIP
7 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.36%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.81%) MySQL
4 8 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.52%) Big Data
5 7 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.87%) DB2
9 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.22%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 117 (25.32%) Selenium
2 91 (19.70%) Cucumber
3 80 (17.32%) JIRA
4 51 (11.04%) WebDriver
5 37 (8.01%) Git (software)
6 35 (7.58%) LoadRunner
7 34 (7.36%) JMeter
8 32 (6.93%) SoapUI
9 27 (5.84%) Jenkins
10 21 (4.55%) HP UFT
11 20 (4.33%) Calabash
11 20 (4.33%) Subversion
12 16 (3.46%) Capybara
12 16 (3.46%) Gatling
13 15 (3.25%) Appium
14 14 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (2.60%) SpecFlow
15 12 (2.60%) Toad
15 12 (2.60%) Visual Studio
16 11 (2.38%) Protractor
General
1 87 (18.83%) Finance
2 51 (11.04%) Banking
3 23 (4.98%) Retail
4 21 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.03%) Games
6 13 (2.81%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.73%) Advertising
7 8 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.30%) Front Office
9 4 (0.87%) Back Office
10 3 (0.65%) Billing
10 3 (0.65%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.65%) Legal
10 3 (0.65%) Marketing
11 2 (0.43%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) International Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.66%) .NET
2 39 (8.44%) XML
3 32 (6.93%) Web Services
4 27 (5.84%) JSON
5 26 (5.63%) SOAP
6 24 (5.19%) HTML
7 20 (4.33%) Gherkin
8 17 (3.68%) RESTful
9 16 (3.46%) REST
10 12 (2.60%) Middleware
11 10 (2.16%) MSMQ
12 8 (1.73%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (1.30%) CSS
14 5 (1.08%) Apache Camel
14 5 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (1.08%) HTML5
14 5 (1.08%) JMS
15 4 (0.87%) Behat
16 3 (0.65%) .NET Framework
17 2 (0.43%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.93%) Mobile App
2 28 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.03%) STB
3 14 (3.03%) User Experience
4 6 (1.30%) Credit Risk
4 6 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (1.30%) IBM XIV
4 6 (1.30%) Reinsurance
5 5 (1.08%) CESG
5 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.08%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.08%) MPEG
6 4 (0.87%) Blackberry
6 4 (0.87%) Fixed Income
6 4 (0.87%) iPhone
6 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.87%) Mathematics
6 4 (0.87%) Video on Demand
7 3 (0.65%) Social Media
7 3 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.64%) Unix
2 51 (11.04%) Linux
3 29 (6.28%) Windows
4 21 (4.55%) Android
5 18 (3.90%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.95%) Solaris
7 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.87%) Kali Linux
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) VMS
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (19.48%) BDD
3 77 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 77 (16.67%) Scrum
4 73 (15.80%) Test Scripting
5 71 (15.37%) Test Automation
6 60 (12.99%) Automation Testing
7 59 (12.77%) Non-Functional Testing
7 59 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 58 (12.55%) Manual Testing
9 53 (11.47%) Performance Testing
10 50 (10.82%) Automated Testing
11 45 (9.74%) TDD
12 39 (8.44%) Integration Testing
12 39 (8.44%) Penetration Testing
13 38 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (8.01%) E-Commerce
14 37 (8.01%) Regression Testing
15 28 (6.06%) Test Strategy
16 26 (5.63%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (27.06%) SQL
2 98 (21.21%) Java
3 57 (12.34%) Ruby
4 48 (10.39%) JavaScript
5 35 (7.58%) C#
6 24 (5.19%) Shell Script
7 23 (4.98%) Python
8 12 (2.60%) C
8 12 (2.60%) Perl
9 10 (2.16%) C++
10 8 (1.73%) PHP
11 7 (1.52%) Groovy
12 6 (1.30%) VB
12 6 (1.30%) VBScript
13 5 (1.08%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.87%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.87%) ActionScript 2.0
14 4 (0.87%) VBA
15 3 (0.65%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (8.23%) ISEB
2 36 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 34 (7.36%) ISTQB
4 26 (5.63%) SC Cleared
5 24 (5.19%) CREST Certified
6 12 (2.60%) Degree
6 12 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.60%) OSCP
7 10 (2.16%) PhD
8 9 (1.95%) CEH
8 9 (1.95%) CHECK Team Member
8 9 (1.95%) Tigerscheme
9 8 (1.73%) CISSP
10 5 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (1.08%) Cyber Scheme
11 4 (0.87%) CISM
12 3 (0.65%) CISA
12 3 (0.65%) SANS
13 2 (0.43%) CHECK Team Leader
13 2 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (24.68%) QA
2 7 (1.52%) SDET
3 5 (1.08%) SEPA
4 4 (0.87%) SLA
5 3 (0.65%) GAAP
6 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.43%) MiFID
6 2 (0.43%) WCAG
7 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.22%) EMIR
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (0.65%) Docker
3 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (7.79%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.08%) Nessus
3 4 (0.87%) SCOM
4 1 (0.22%) Control-M
4 1 (0.22%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 40 (8.66%) HP
2 36 (7.79%) Oracle
3 34 (7.36%) Microsoft
4 20 (4.33%) VMware
5 17 (3.68%) IBM
6 15 (3.25%) SAP
7 14 (3.03%) SOASTA, Inc
8 12 (2.60%) EMC
9 10 (2.16%) Sybase
9 10 (2.16%) Veritas
10 8 (1.73%) Cognos
11 6 (1.30%) NetApp
11 6 (1.30%) Siebel
12 5 (1.08%) ATG
12 5 (1.08%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.08%) hybris
13 4 (0.87%) Demandware
13 4 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.65%) CODA
14 3 (0.65%) Informatica
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