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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 171 159 154
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 316 357 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.39% 1.51% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.59% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 220 257
Median daily rate £400 £398 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £310 £304
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Median hourly rate £32.91 - £25.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.24 - £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.58 - £144.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £29.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +106.40%
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
21551 22395 23085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.91% 94.71% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15332 15718 15678
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 329 439
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 27 August 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
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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 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 +17 32 £450 +24.13% 9
Croydon +8 21 £380 -
Osterley 0 5 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames +1 2 £303 - 2
Paddington +3 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £200 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 260 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (31.97%) Java
3 146 (25.93%) Selenium
4 126 (22.38%) Cucumber
5 124 (22.02%) JIRA
5 124 (22.02%) QA
6 123 (21.85%) SQL
7 115 (20.43%) Scrum
8 105 (18.65%) BDD
9 92 (16.34%) Functional Testing
10 90 (15.99%) Test Scripting
11 80 (14.21%) Test Automation
12 78 (13.85%) Finance
12 78 (13.85%) Jenkins
13 72 (12.79%) Automated Testing
14 70 (12.43%) Performance Testing
15 69 (12.26%) WebDriver
16 68 (12.08%) Git (software)
16 68 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
16 68 (12.08%) JMeter
17 66 (11.72%) Ruby
18 65 (11.55%) Non-Functional Testing
18 65 (11.55%) Linux
19 64 (11.37%) Unix
20 62 (11.01%) Regression Testing
20 62 (11.01%) Automation Testing
21 61 (10.83%) Manual Testing
22 56 (9.95%) Penetration Testing
23 55 (9.77%) Banking
24 54 (9.59%) TDD

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 17 (3.02%) Tomcat
2 16 (2.84%) Confluence
3 12 (2.13%) Apache
4 11 (1.95%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.78%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.42%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.24%) IIS
7 7 (1.24%) JBoss
8 6 (1.07%) CMS
9 5 (0.89%) Mule
10 4 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.36%) nginx
13 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.18%) SAS
13 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.02%) MS Office
3 3 (0.53%) Mingle
4 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.53%) Magento
1 3 (0.53%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (0.89%) GitHub
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Office 365
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.68%) HTTP
2 10 (1.78%) Kerberos
3 7 (1.24%) Wireless
4 6 (1.07%) DVB
4 6 (1.07%) Firewall
4 6 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.89%) NAS
5 5 (0.89%) SAN
5 5 (0.89%) VPN
6 4 (0.71%) Internet
7 2 (0.36%) CDMA
7 2 (0.36%) GSM
7 2 (0.36%) Network Security
7 2 (0.36%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (0.36%) SS7
8 1 (0.18%) LTE
8 1 (0.18%) RNC
8 1 (0.18%) SCCP
8 1 (0.18%) SSH
8 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.44%) MySQL
3 23 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (3.20%) Big Data
4 18 (3.20%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.95%) DB2
6 7 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.07%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.71%) Cognos Query Studio
8 4 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.71%) QlikView
8 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.71%) Star Schema
9 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.53%) DbVisualizer
9 3 (0.53%) MS Access
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 146 (25.93%) Selenium
2 126 (22.38%) Cucumber
3 124 (22.02%) JIRA
4 78 (13.85%) Jenkins
5 69 (12.26%) WebDriver
6 68 (12.08%) Git (software)
6 68 (12.08%) JMeter
7 52 (9.24%) SoapUI
8 31 (5.51%) Subversion
9 28 (4.97%) JUnit
9 28 (4.97%) LoadRunner
9 28 (4.97%) Maven
10 26 (4.62%) Calabash
11 20 (3.55%) Appium
12 18 (3.20%) Gatling
13 16 (2.84%) SonarQube
13 16 (2.84%) SpecFlow
14 15 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (2.49%) TeamCity
16 12 (2.13%) JBehave
General
1 78 (13.85%) Finance
2 55 (9.77%) Banking
3 31 (5.51%) Retail
4 16 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.31%) Games
6 11 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.42%) Front Office
9 5 (0.89%) Legal
10 2 (0.36%) Advertising
10 2 (0.36%) German Language
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.35%) REST
2 45 (7.99%) Web Services
3 43 (7.64%) JSON
4 39 (6.93%) XML
5 36 (6.39%) .NET
5 36 (6.39%) RESTful
6 25 (4.44%) Gherkin
6 25 (4.44%) HTML
6 25 (4.44%) SOAP
7 11 (1.95%) CSS
7 11 (1.95%) Spring
8 10 (1.78%) OAuth
8 10 (1.78%) SAML
9 9 (1.60%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (1.42%) Drools
11 7 (1.24%) HTML5
11 7 (1.24%) LAMP
11 7 (1.24%) SailPoint
11 7 (1.24%) XHTML
12 5 (0.89%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.28%) Mobile App
2 37 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.02%) STB
4 10 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (1.60%) User Experience
6 7 (1.24%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.24%) MPEG
7 6 (1.07%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.07%) Derivative
7 6 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.07%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.89%) CESG
8 5 (0.89%) IBM XIV
9 4 (0.71%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.71%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.71%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.71%) iPhone
10 3 (0.53%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (11.55%) Linux
2 64 (11.37%) Unix
3 38 (6.75%) Android
4 35 (6.22%) Windows
5 31 (5.51%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.95%) Solaris
7 4 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.18%) VMS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (20.43%) Scrum
3 105 (18.65%) BDD
4 92 (16.34%) Functional Testing
5 90 (15.99%) Test Scripting
6 80 (14.21%) Test Automation
7 72 (12.79%) Automated Testing
8 70 (12.43%) Performance Testing
9 68 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
10 65 (11.55%) Non-Functional Testing
11 62 (11.01%) Automation Testing
11 62 (11.01%) Regression Testing
12 61 (10.83%) Manual Testing
13 56 (9.95%) Penetration Testing
14 54 (9.59%) TDD
15 49 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 46 (8.17%) Exploratory Testing
16 46 (8.17%) Integration Testing
17 35 (6.22%) Software Testing
18 34 (6.04%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 180 (31.97%) Java
2 123 (21.85%) SQL
3 66 (11.72%) Ruby
4 53 (9.41%) JavaScript
5 41 (7.28%) Python
6 36 (6.39%) C#
7 18 (3.20%) Perl
8 15 (2.66%) C++
9 13 (2.31%) Groovy
9 13 (2.31%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.95%) PHP
11 10 (1.78%) C
11 10 (1.78%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.60%) VBScript
13 7 (1.24%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.89%) VB
14 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.89%) VBA
15 4 (0.71%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 53 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.57%) ISEB
3 34 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.68%) Degree
5 26 (4.62%) CREST Certified
6 22 (3.91%) ISTQB
7 19 (3.37%) DV Cleared
8 15 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (1.78%) CHECK Team Member
9 10 (1.78%) OSCP
10 8 (1.42%) CEH
11 7 (1.24%) Tigerscheme
12 6 (1.07%) CISSP
13 5 (0.89%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (0.89%) Cyber Scheme
14 4 (0.71%) CISM
15 3 (0.53%) CISA
15 3 (0.53%) GIAC
16 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
16 2 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (22.02%) QA
2 11 (1.95%) SDET
3 6 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.89%) SEPA
5 2 (0.36%) Basel III
5 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.18%) HL7
6 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (2.66%) Docker
2 7 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.36%) HDFS
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (6.57%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.31%) Ansible
3 9 (1.60%) CA Service Virtualization
4 7 (1.24%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (1.24%) Puppet
5 3 (0.53%) Graphite
5 3 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.36%) Control-M
6 2 (0.36%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.36%) Packer
6 2 (0.36%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.36%) Terraform
7 1 (0.18%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 37 (6.57%) Oracle
2 33 (5.86%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.15%) HP
4 25 (4.44%) IBM
5 21 (3.73%) VMware
6 16 (2.84%) SAP
6 16 (2.84%) SOASTA, Inc
7 10 (1.78%) hybris
8 9 (1.60%) CA
9 8 (1.42%) Cognos
10 7 (1.24%) ForgeRock
11 6 (1.07%) EMC
12 5 (0.89%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.89%) Fidessa
12 5 (0.89%) NetApp
12 5 (0.89%) Rally
12 5 (0.89%) Siebel
12 5 (0.89%) Veritas
13 4 (0.71%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.71%) Informatica
North West London
Intelletec
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £190 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £407.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6months
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin Consulting
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago