The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 139 206 153
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 364 238 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.55% 0.98% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.06% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 160 221
Average daily rate
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£343 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £199 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £41.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.75% +186.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £32.20 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £146.50 £41.50 £41.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.25 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.26% +192.50%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21746 22451 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.46% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14852 15280 15911
Average daily rate £425 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 468 651
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
England

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 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 1 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 1 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 81 £375 +7.14% 30
Greenford - 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £215 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Dagenham - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 228 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (28.67%) Selenium
3 200 (26.92%) QA
4 192 (25.84%) Test Scripting
5 187 (25.17%) SQL
6 182 (24.50%) Java
7 158 (21.27%) Scrum
8 156 (21.00%) BDD
9 150 (20.19%) Cucumber
10 145 (19.52%) TDD
11 141 (18.98%) Test Automation
12 136 (18.30%) Finance
13 107 (14.40%) User Acceptance Testing
14 106 (14.27%) Ruby
15 105 (14.13%) Web Services
16 96 (12.92%) WebDriver
17 89 (11.98%) Mobile App
18 86 (11.57%) JIRA
19 83 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
20 80 (10.77%) UNIX
21 78 (10.50%) Android
22 77 (10.36%) Apple iOS
23 76 (10.23%) Software Testing
24 75 (10.09%) HP Quality Center
25 74 (9.96%) Automated Testing
25 74 (9.96%) HP
26 72 (9.69%) ISEB
26 72 (9.69%) C#
27 71 (9.56%) Oracle
27 71 (9.56%) XML

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (1.62%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.48%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.35%) CMS
4 8 (1.08%) MQSeries
5 7 (0.94%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.81%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.81%) Node.js
7 5 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.67%) SAS
8 4 (0.54%) Confluence
9 3 (0.40%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.40%) CICS
9 3 (0.40%) Apache
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.27%) Drupal
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.13%) Moodle
Applications
1 50 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (1.21%) SAP HR
2 8 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.94%) BASE24
4 4 (0.54%) Agresso
5 3 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.27%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
2 6 (0.81%) SaaS
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.13%) Office 365
4 1 (0.13%) GitHub
4 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.83%) HTTP
2 10 (1.35%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.08%) Internet
4 5 (0.67%) DVB
5 4 (0.54%) Multicast
6 3 (0.40%) Firewall
7 2 (0.27%) DNS
7 2 (0.27%) SSL
7 2 (0.27%) Network Security
7 2 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.13%) NFC
8 1 (0.13%) SSH
8 1 (0.13%) 4G
8 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.13%) UMTS
8 1 (0.13%) GPRS
8 1 (0.13%) GSM
8 1 (0.13%) IPv6
8 1 (0.13%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.38%) Relational Database
2 29 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (3.10%) Oracle Database
4 13 (1.75%) DB2
5 12 (1.62%) MySQL
6 11 (1.48%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.08%) DataStage
8 7 (0.94%) DbVisualizer
9 6 (0.81%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.81%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.67%) Big Data
10 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.67%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.54%) MS Access
11 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.40%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.40%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 213 (28.67%) Selenium
2 150 (20.19%) Cucumber
3 96 (12.92%) WebDriver
4 86 (11.57%) JIRA
5 63 (8.48%) Jenkins
6 55 (7.40%) Calabash
7 43 (5.79%) JMeter
8 39 (5.25%) QuickTest Pro
8 39 (5.25%) Git (software)
9 37 (4.98%) Visual Studio
10 35 (4.71%) LoadRunner
11 33 (4.44%) SoapUI
12 30 (4.04%) FitNesse
13 28 (3.77%) TeamCity
14 27 (3.63%) Hudson
14 27 (3.63%) WATIR
15 24 (3.23%) JBehave
15 24 (3.23%) Subversion
16 23 (3.10%) Robotium
17 21 (2.83%) Capybara
General
1 136 (18.30%) Finance
2 70 (9.42%) Banking
3 21 (2.83%) Investment Banking
4 20 (2.69%) Retail
5 17 (2.29%) Back Office
6 15 (2.02%) Publishing
7 13 (1.75%) Marketing
8 10 (1.35%) Games
8 10 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.08%) Advertising
10 7 (0.94%) Legal
10 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.81%) Front Office
12 4 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.40%) Local Government
14 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.27%) Automotive
14 2 (0.27%) French Language
15 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (14.13%) Web Services
2 71 (9.56%) XML
3 50 (6.73%) HTML
4 46 (6.19%) JSON
5 36 (4.85%) .NET
6 34 (4.58%) SOAP
7 25 (3.36%) REST
8 22 (2.96%) XSLT
9 20 (2.69%) RESTful
10 18 (2.42%) Android SDK
11 13 (1.75%) CSS
12 12 (1.62%) Gherkin
13 11 (1.48%) iOS SDK
13 11 (1.48%) HTML5
14 10 (1.35%) Flash
15 9 (1.21%) Spring
16 8 (1.08%) Middleware
16 8 (1.08%) J2EE
17 7 (0.94%) AngularJS
17 7 (0.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 89 (11.98%) Mobile App
2 37 (4.98%) Open Source
3 34 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 21 (2.83%) Video on Demand
5 19 (2.56%) STB
6 16 (2.15%) IPTV
7 13 (1.75%) SWIFT
7 13 (1.75%) EMV
7 13 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.48%) NHS
10 9 (1.21%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.21%) Streaming Video
11 8 (1.08%) Smartcard
11 8 (1.08%) MPEG
11 8 (1.08%) Social Network
12 7 (0.94%) Tandem
13 6 (0.81%) Derivative
13 6 (0.81%) Statistics
14 5 (0.67%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 80 (10.77%) UNIX
2 78 (10.50%) Android
3 77 (10.36%) Apple iOS
4 69 (9.29%) Linux
5 61 (8.21%) Windows
6 15 (2.02%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.88%) Solaris
8 8 (1.08%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.94%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.54%) Debian
11 3 (0.40%) AIX
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.27%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (25.84%) Test Scripting
3 158 (21.27%) Scrum
4 156 (21.00%) BDD
5 145 (19.52%) TDD
6 141 (18.98%) Test Automation
7 107 (14.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 83 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
9 76 (10.23%) Software Testing
10 74 (9.96%) Automated Testing
11 69 (9.29%) Performance Testing
12 61 (8.21%) Automation Testing
13 60 (8.08%) User Stories
14 58 (7.81%) Regression Testing
15 54 (7.27%) Manual Testing
16 51 (6.86%) E-Commerce
17 50 (6.73%) Integration Testing
18 33 (4.44%) Test Strategy
18 33 (4.44%) Test Management
19 32 (4.31%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 187 (25.17%) SQL
2 182 (24.50%) Java
3 106 (14.27%) Ruby
4 72 (9.69%) C#
5 54 (7.27%) JavaScript
6 53 (7.13%) Python
7 39 (5.25%) Shell Script
8 25 (3.36%) PHP
9 15 (2.02%) Perl
10 11 (1.48%) Groovy
11 8 (1.08%) VBScript
12 6 (0.81%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.81%) VB
12 6 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.81%) C
12 6 (0.81%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.67%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.54%) C++
14 4 (0.54%) VBA
15 3 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 72 (9.69%) ISEB
2 63 (8.48%) ISTQB
3 42 (5.65%) Degree
4 33 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 25 (3.36%) SC Cleared
5 25 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.67%) CEH
7 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.40%) CISSP
9 2 (0.27%) CISM
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCITP
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.13%) CCNA
10 1 (0.13%) CISA
10 1 (0.13%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (26.92%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.13%) BS7799
System Software
1 6 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (0.81%) vSphere
2 3 (0.40%) Nmap
2 3 (0.40%) Cygwin
2 3 (0.40%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.27%) NDS
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 75 (10.09%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.67%) SCOM
3 3 (0.40%) Nessus
3 3 (0.40%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.27%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (9.96%) HP
2 71 (9.56%) Oracle
3 64 (8.61%) Microsoft
4 29 (3.90%) SAP
5 17 (2.29%) IBM
6 15 (2.02%) Cognos
7 13 (1.75%) VMware
8 11 (1.48%) Informatica
9 9 (1.21%) JBoss
10 7 (0.94%) Green Hat
10 7 (0.94%) Zend
10 7 (0.94%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.94%) Citrix
11 5 (0.67%) SolarWinds
11 5 (0.67%) CODA
12 4 (0.54%) Remedy
12 4 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.54%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.54%) Siebel
12 4 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
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Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
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Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £230 to £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Gonnadoo
Rate: From £250 to £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
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esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per month + benefits
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