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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 174 178 155
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 313 304 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.41% 1.29% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.36% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 189 253
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £445 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £23.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 - £137.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
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
21060 22365 21816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.04% 94.77% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15089 15697 14981
Median daily rate £455 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.24% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 374 411
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.17 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +33 32 £430 +22.85% 8
Croydon -5 15 £380 - 2
Osterley - 3 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames +4 2 £303 -
Brentford - 1 £200 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 249 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (28.19%) Java
3 148 (26.24%) Selenium
4 133 (23.58%) SQL
5 129 (22.87%) QA
6 115 (20.39%) Cucumber
7 112 (19.86%) JIRA
8 106 (18.79%) Scrum
9 103 (18.26%) BDD
10 94 (16.67%) Functional Testing
11 90 (15.96%) Finance
12 86 (15.25%) Test Scripting
13 78 (13.83%) Test Automation
14 72 (12.77%) Unix
15 67 (11.88%) Automated Testing
16 66 (11.70%) WebDriver
16 66 (11.70%) Linux
16 66 (11.70%) Non-Functional Testing
17 64 (11.35%) Jenkins
17 64 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (11.35%) Ruby
17 64 (11.35%) Performance Testing
18 60 (10.64%) Automation Testing
19 59 (10.46%) Regression Testing
20 58 (10.28%) Banking
20 58 (10.28%) Manual Testing
21 57 (10.11%) JavaScript
22 56 (9.93%) Security Cleared
23 54 (9.57%) TDD
24 52 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (2.84%) Confluence
2 11 (1.95%) Apache
3 10 (1.77%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.60%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.06%) IIS
6 6 (1.06%) JBoss
7 5 (0.89%) Mule
8 4 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.35%) CMS
10 2 (0.35%) WordPress
11 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.18%) SAS
11 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.19%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) Mingle
3 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Magento
2 3 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.53%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.18%) FastStats
4 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.18%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.71%) GitHub
2 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) iTunes
4 1 (0.18%) Office 365
4 1 (0.18%) PaaS
4 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.03%) HTTP
2 10 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (1.42%) Kerberos
4 7 (1.24%) Wireless
5 6 (1.06%) DVB
5 6 (1.06%) Firewall
6 5 (0.89%) Bluetooth
6 5 (0.89%) FTP
6 5 (0.89%) NAS
6 5 (0.89%) SAN
6 5 (0.89%) VPN
7 4 (0.71%) Internet
7 4 (0.71%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.53%) Network Security
9 2 (0.35%) CDMA
9 2 (0.35%) GSM
9 2 (0.35%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (0.35%) SMTP
9 2 (0.35%) SS7
10 1 (0.18%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
1 30 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.01%) Big Data
3 16 (2.84%) Hadoop
3 16 (2.84%) MySQL
4 10 (1.77%) DB2
5 7 (1.24%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.89%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.71%) Cognos Query Studio
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.71%) QlikView
7 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.71%) Star Schema
8 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.53%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 148 (26.24%) Selenium
2 115 (20.39%) Cucumber
3 112 (19.86%) JIRA
4 66 (11.70%) WebDriver
5 64 (11.35%) Jenkins
6 50 (8.87%) JMeter
7 49 (8.69%) Git (software)
7 49 (8.69%) SoapUI
8 29 (5.14%) LoadRunner
9 28 (4.96%) Subversion
10 24 (4.26%) Calabash
11 19 (3.37%) HP UFT
11 19 (3.37%) JUnit
12 17 (3.01%) Appium
13 16 (2.84%) Gatling
13 16 (2.84%) SonarQube
13 16 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (2.84%) TeamCity
14 15 (2.66%) SpecFlow
15 14 (2.48%) Maven
General
1 90 (15.96%) Finance
2 58 (10.28%) Banking
3 32 (5.67%) Retail
4 20 (3.55%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.66%) Games
6 10 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.77%) Front Office
7 9 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.06%) Advertising
9 5 (0.89%) Legal
10 3 (0.53%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) German Language
11 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.18%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Marketing
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.62%) XML
2 40 (7.09%) .NET
2 40 (7.09%) JSON
2 40 (7.09%) Web Services
3 39 (6.91%) REST
4 28 (4.96%) HTML
4 28 (4.96%) RESTful
4 28 (4.96%) SOAP
5 25 (4.43%) Gherkin
6 14 (2.48%) Middleware
7 11 (1.95%) CSS
8 9 (1.60%) ActiveMQ
9 8 (1.42%) OAuth
9 8 (1.42%) SAML
10 6 (1.06%) HTML5
10 6 (1.06%) LAMP
10 6 (1.06%) SailPoint
10 6 (1.06%) XHTML
11 5 (0.89%) Apache Camel
11 5 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.45%) Mobile App
2 38 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.55%) STB
4 11 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (1.95%) User Experience
5 8 (1.42%) Blackberry
5 8 (1.42%) Credit Risk
6 7 (1.24%) MPEG
7 6 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.06%) iPhone
8 5 (0.89%) CESG
8 5 (0.89%) Derivative
8 5 (0.89%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.89%) IBM XIV
8 5 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.71%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.71%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.53%) Digital TV
10 3 (0.53%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 72 (12.77%) Unix
2 66 (11.70%) Linux
3 38 (6.74%) Android
4 32 (5.67%) Windows
5 31 (5.50%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.77%) Solaris
7 4 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.18%) VMS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (18.79%) Scrum
3 103 (18.26%) BDD
4 94 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 86 (15.25%) Test Scripting
6 78 (13.83%) Test Automation
7 67 (11.88%) Automated Testing
8 66 (11.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 64 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
9 64 (11.35%) Performance Testing
10 60 (10.64%) Automation Testing
11 59 (10.46%) Regression Testing
12 58 (10.28%) Manual Testing
13 54 (9.57%) TDD
14 52 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 50 (8.87%) Penetration Testing
16 49 (8.69%) Integration Testing
17 43 (7.62%) Exploratory Testing
18 38 (6.74%) E-Commerce
19 33 (5.85%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 159 (28.19%) Java
2 133 (23.58%) SQL
3 64 (11.35%) Ruby
4 57 (10.11%) JavaScript
5 41 (7.27%) C#
6 39 (6.91%) Python
7 27 (4.79%) Shell Script
8 21 (3.72%) Perl
9 14 (2.48%) C++
10 13 (2.30%) C
11 10 (1.77%) Groovy
12 9 (1.60%) PHP
12 9 (1.60%) VBScript
13 8 (1.42%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.42%) VB
14 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.89%) VBA
15 4 (0.71%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.71%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 56 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.56%) ISEB
2 37 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.96%) CREST Certified
4 27 (4.79%) ISTQB
5 19 (3.37%) Degree
6 14 (2.48%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.77%) OSCP
8 9 (1.60%) CHECK Team Member
9 8 (1.42%) CEH
10 7 (1.24%) Tigerscheme
11 6 (1.06%) CISSP
12 5 (0.89%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (0.89%) Cyber Scheme
13 4 (0.71%) CISM
13 4 (0.71%) PhD
14 3 (0.53%) CISA
14 3 (0.53%) GIAC
15 2 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (22.87%) QA
2 9 (1.60%) SDET
3 5 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.89%) SEPA
4 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.35%) MiFID
4 2 (0.35%) WCAG
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.18%) EMIR
5 1 (0.18%) GAAP
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (2.84%) Docker
2 6 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.30%) Ansible
3 7 (1.24%) Puppet
4 6 (1.06%) CA Service Virtualization
4 6 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.35%) Control-M
5 2 (0.35%) Packer
5 2 (0.35%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.35%) Terraform
6 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 33 (5.85%) Oracle
2 31 (5.50%) HP
2 31 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.26%) IBM
4 20 (3.55%) VMware
5 15 (2.66%) SAP
6 14 (2.48%) SOASTA, Inc
7 10 (1.77%) EMC
8 8 (1.42%) Cognos
9 6 (1.06%) CA
9 6 (1.06%) ForgeRock
10 5 (0.89%) Fidessa
10 5 (0.89%) Informatica
10 5 (0.89%) NetApp
10 5 (0.89%) Veritas
11 4 (0.71%) Adobe
11 4 (0.71%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.71%) hybris
11 4 (0.71%) Murex
11 4 (0.71%) Sybase
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £180 to £250 per day 6months+
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 22 days ago