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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 171 182 197
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 313 291 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.47% 1.29% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.35% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 194 219
Median daily rate £375 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £9.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 - £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.06 - £10.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
20247 21536 22754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 95.14% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14429 15250 16369
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 348 448
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 42 £421 +8.70% 9
Westminster -5 2 £315 +20.57%
Surbiton - 2 £425 -
Hounslow 0 1 - -
Feltham -3 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £350 - 1
Ealing - 1 £363 -
Mayfair - 1 £400 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 261 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (26.55%) Selenium
3 162 (25.76%) Java
4 149 (23.69%) QA
5 126 (20.03%) SQL
6 119 (18.92%) JIRA
7 116 (18.44%) Cucumber
8 108 (17.17%) Test Scripting
9 94 (14.94%) Jenkins
10 93 (14.79%) Test Automation
11 91 (14.47%) BDD
12 87 (13.83%) Automated Testing
13 83 (13.20%) Scrum
14 82 (13.04%) Finance
15 75 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
16 73 (11.61%) Performance Testing
16 73 (11.61%) Functional Testing
16 73 (11.61%) WebDriver
16 73 (11.61%) Regression Testing
17 72 (11.45%) Manual Testing
18 67 (10.65%) User Acceptance Testing
19 62 (9.86%) Automation Testing
20 60 (9.54%) Linux
20 60 (9.54%) Git (software)
21 59 (9.38%) JMeter
22 55 (8.74%) Penetration Testing
23 54 (8.59%) Software Testing
24 52 (8.27%) SoapUI
24 52 (8.27%) TDD
25 51 (8.11%) Banking

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 (2.70%) Confluence
2 16 (2.54%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.91%) CMS
4 8 (1.27%) Apache
4 8 (1.27%) Apache Solr
5 7 (1.11%) IIS
5 7 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.79%) JBoss
6 5 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.32%) nginx
7 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.32%) WordPress
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 22 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.75%) MS Office
3 5 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) Mingle
4 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.64%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.64%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) FastStats
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.32%) Magento
4 2 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.16%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.91%) GitHub
2 9 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.64%) SaaS
4 2 (0.32%) Office 365
4 2 (0.32%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) IaaS
5 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.02%) HTTP
2 11 (1.75%) Internet
3 8 (1.27%) Kerberos
4 5 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.48%) FTP
5 3 (0.48%) Wireless
6 2 (0.32%) CDMA
6 2 (0.32%) DVB
6 2 (0.32%) Firewall
6 2 (0.32%) GSM
6 2 (0.32%) IPv6
6 2 (0.32%) Network Security
6 2 (0.32%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (0.32%) Skype
6 2 (0.32%) SS7
7 1 (0.16%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.16%) LTE
7 1 (0.16%) snoop
7 1 (0.16%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 17 (2.70%) Big Data
5 15 (2.38%) MySQL
5 15 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.11%) DB2
7 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.64%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.64%) Cognos Query Studio
9 4 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.64%) QlikView
9 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.48%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 167 (26.55%) Selenium
2 119 (18.92%) JIRA
3 116 (18.44%) Cucumber
4 94 (14.94%) Jenkins
5 73 (11.61%) WebDriver
6 60 (9.54%) Git (software)
7 59 (9.38%) JMeter
8 52 (8.27%) SoapUI
9 35 (5.56%) Maven
10 34 (5.41%) JUnit
11 26 (4.13%) SpecFlow
12 20 (3.18%) HP UFT
13 18 (2.86%) Appium
13 18 (2.86%) LoadRunner
13 18 (2.86%) TeamCity
14 17 (2.70%) Visual Studio
15 16 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (2.38%) Calabash
17 14 (2.23%) NeoLoad
17 14 (2.23%) Protractor
General
1 82 (13.04%) Finance
2 51 (8.11%) Banking
3 38 (6.04%) Retail
4 16 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.43%) Games
8 8 (1.27%) Front Office
9 4 (0.64%) Publishing
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.79%) REST
2 42 (6.68%) .NET
3 37 (5.88%) Web Services
4 32 (5.09%) Gherkin
5 31 (4.93%) HTML
6 29 (4.61%) XML
7 28 (4.45%) JSON
8 27 (4.29%) RESTful
9 22 (3.50%) SOAP
10 18 (2.86%) CSS
11 17 (2.70%) Node.js
12 16 (2.54%) Spring
13 14 (2.23%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.75%) Chai
15 8 (1.27%) Drools
15 8 (1.27%) OAuth
15 8 (1.27%) SAML
16 7 (1.11%) HTML5
16 7 (1.11%) JMS
17 6 (0.95%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 35 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.23%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.91%) STB
5 8 (1.27%) Equities
6 7 (1.11%) MPEG
7 6 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (0.95%) Fintech
7 6 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 5 (0.79%) Derivative
8 5 (0.79%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.79%) Statistics
9 4 (0.64%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.64%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.64%) Replication
9 4 (0.64%) User Experience
10 3 (0.48%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.48%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.54%) Linux
2 43 (6.84%) Android
2 43 (6.84%) Unix
3 40 (6.36%) Apple iOS
4 39 (6.20%) Windows
5 11 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.79%) Solaris
7 3 (0.48%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (17.17%) Test Scripting
3 93 (14.79%) Test Automation
4 91 (14.47%) BDD
5 87 (13.83%) Automated Testing
6 83 (13.20%) Scrum
7 75 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
8 73 (11.61%) Functional Testing
8 73 (11.61%) Performance Testing
8 73 (11.61%) Regression Testing
9 72 (11.45%) Manual Testing
10 67 (10.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 62 (9.86%) Automation Testing
12 55 (8.74%) Penetration Testing
13 54 (8.59%) Software Testing
14 52 (8.27%) TDD
15 45 (7.15%) Exploratory Testing
16 44 (7.00%) Non-Functional Testing
17 36 (5.72%) Open Source
17 36 (5.72%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 162 (25.76%) Java
2 126 (20.03%) SQL
3 51 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 46 (7.31%) C#
5 44 (7.00%) Ruby
6 38 (6.04%) Python
7 14 (2.23%) PHP
8 12 (1.91%) Perl
9 11 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.75%) VBScript
10 10 (1.59%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.43%) Groovy
12 8 (1.27%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.95%) C++
13 6 (0.95%) VB
13 6 (0.95%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.79%) Scala
15 4 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.64%) C
15 4 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 49 (7.79%) Degree
3 43 (6.84%) ISEB
4 35 (5.56%) CREST Certified
5 32 (5.09%) ISTQB
6 29 (4.61%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.18%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (1.59%) CHECK Team Member
10 8 (1.27%) OSCP
11 7 (1.11%) CEH
11 7 (1.11%) CHECK Team Leader
12 6 (0.95%) GIAC
13 4 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.64%) GPEN
14 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.48%) CISSP
14 3 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.48%) OSCE
14 3 (0.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (23.69%) QA
2 16 (2.54%) SDET
3 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) Basel III
5 1 (0.16%) HL7
5 1 (0.16%) Section 508
5 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (3.34%) Docker
2 6 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.48%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (5.09%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.38%) Ansible
3 9 (1.43%) CA Service Virtualization
4 7 (1.11%) Puppet
5 5 (0.79%) Graphite
5 5 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (0.64%) Nessus
7 3 (0.48%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.32%) Packer
8 2 (0.32%) SCCM
8 2 (0.32%) Terraform
9 1 (0.16%) Control-M
9 1 (0.16%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.16%) Nmap
9 1 (0.16%) nmon
9 1 (0.16%) Oozie
9 1 (0.16%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 44 (7.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.56%) Oracle
3 18 (2.86%) SAP
4 16 (2.54%) HP
5 12 (1.91%) IBM
6 10 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.59%) CA
6 10 (1.59%) hybris
7 9 (1.43%) AppDynamics
8 6 (0.95%) Siebel
9 5 (0.79%) Charles River
9 5 (0.79%) Cognos
9 5 (0.79%) ForgeRock
9 5 (0.79%) Informatica
10 4 (0.64%) Green Hat
10 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.48%) Google
11 3 (0.48%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.48%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.48%) SOASTA, Inc
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