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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / London
Rank 164 217 182
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 267 218 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.38% 1.04% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.09% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 146 210
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

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
18428 19940 20069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.94% 95.18% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13183 14000 14289
Median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 311 348
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.16% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £35.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -14 32 £475 +18.75% 16
Osterley +3 2 - -
Surbiton - 2 £425 -
Canary Wharf -1 1 - -
Feltham -3 1 - -
Croydon -11 1 £425 +8.28%
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Greenwich - 1 £418 - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £450 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £350 -
Uxbridge - 1 £275 -
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 242 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (30.48%) Selenium
3 148 (26.38%) QA
4 129 (22.99%) Java
5 109 (19.43%) SQL
6 108 (19.25%) Cucumber
7 106 (18.89%) Test Automation
7 106 (18.89%) JIRA
8 105 (18.72%) Test Scripting
9 98 (17.47%) BDD
10 75 (13.37%) Finance
10 75 (13.37%) Jenkins
11 73 (13.01%) WebDriver
12 70 (12.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 70 (12.48%) Automation Testing
13 69 (12.30%) Functional Testing
13 69 (12.30%) Automated Testing
14 67 (11.94%) Regression Testing
15 64 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (11.23%) Performance Testing
16 63 (11.23%) Scrum
17 61 (10.87%) TDD
18 59 (10.52%) Manual Testing
19 57 (10.16%) Git (software)
19 57 (10.16%) JavaScript
19 57 (10.16%) Linux
20 56 (9.98%) Software Testing
21 49 (8.73%) SoapUI
22 48 (8.56%) C#
23 47 (8.38%) Degree

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 19 (3.39%) Confluence
2 15 (2.67%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.50%) CMS
4 8 (1.43%) Apache Solr
4 8 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.53%) IIS
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.36%) nginx
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.78%) MS Office
3 8 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Mingle
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.71%) FastStats
2 4 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.71%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.71%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.14%) GitHub
2 10 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.71%) SaaS
5 3 (0.53%) Office 365
6 2 (0.36%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.78%) Internet
2 9 (1.60%) HTTP
3 3 (0.53%) FTP
3 3 (0.53%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.53%) Network Security
4 2 (0.36%) Firewall
4 2 (0.36%) IPv6
5 1 (0.18%) DSL
5 1 (0.18%) Extranet
5 1 (0.18%) Intranet
5 1 (0.18%) Skype
5 1 (0.18%) SSH
5 1 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.78%) MySQL
5 7 (1.25%) Big Data
6 6 (1.07%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.71%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.71%) Cognos Query Studio
8 4 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.71%) QlikView
8 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.53%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.36%) GIS
10 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 171 (30.48%) Selenium
2 108 (19.25%) Cucumber
3 106 (18.89%) JIRA
4 75 (13.37%) Jenkins
5 73 (13.01%) WebDriver
6 57 (10.16%) Git (software)
7 49 (8.73%) SoapUI
8 41 (7.31%) JMeter
9 33 (5.88%) JUnit
10 32 (5.70%) Maven
11 28 (4.99%) SpecFlow
12 21 (3.74%) HP UFT
13 19 (3.39%) Protractor
13 19 (3.39%) Visual Studio
14 17 (3.03%) TeamCity
15 16 (2.85%) Appium
16 15 (2.67%) LoadRunner
17 14 (2.50%) Calabash
17 14 (2.50%) NeoLoad
17 14 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (13.37%) Finance
2 42 (7.49%) Banking
3 29 (5.17%) Retail
4 14 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.25%) Games
8 5 (0.89%) Publishing
9 4 (0.71%) Advertising
9 4 (0.71%) Front Office
10 3 (0.53%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Back Office
11 2 (0.36%) Electronics
11 2 (0.36%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.31%) REST
2 36 (6.42%) Web Services
3 34 (6.06%) .NET
4 33 (5.88%) Gherkin
5 30 (5.35%) SOAP
6 28 (4.99%) HTML
6 28 (4.99%) RESTful
7 27 (4.81%) XML
8 22 (3.92%) JSON
9 21 (3.74%) Spring
10 19 (3.39%) Node.js
11 18 (3.21%) CSS
12 14 (2.50%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.96%) Chai
14 8 (1.43%) Drools
15 7 (1.25%) JMS
16 6 (1.07%) .NET Framework
16 6 (1.07%) HTML5
17 5 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
18 4 (0.71%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.78%) Equities
5 7 (1.25%) Fintech
6 6 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (0.89%) Data Integration
7 5 (0.89%) Derivative
7 5 (0.89%) Fixed Income
7 5 (0.89%) MPEG
7 5 (0.89%) Replication
7 5 (0.89%) STB
8 4 (0.71%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.71%) NHS
8 4 (0.71%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.71%) Statistics
9 3 (0.53%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.53%) User Experience
9 3 (0.53%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.16%) Linux
2 42 (7.49%) Unix
3 33 (5.88%) Windows
4 29 (5.17%) Apple iOS
5 27 (4.81%) Android
6 9 (1.60%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.71%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.53%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (18.89%) Test Automation
3 105 (18.72%) Test Scripting
4 98 (17.47%) BDD
5 70 (12.48%) Automation Testing
5 70 (12.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 69 (12.30%) Automated Testing
6 69 (12.30%) Functional Testing
7 67 (11.94%) Regression Testing
8 64 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (11.23%) Performance Testing
9 63 (11.23%) Scrum
10 61 (10.87%) TDD
11 59 (10.52%) Manual Testing
12 56 (9.98%) Software Testing
13 46 (8.20%) Test Strategy
14 43 (7.66%) Penetration Testing
15 39 (6.95%) Non-Functional Testing
16 38 (6.77%) Exploratory Testing
16 38 (6.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 129 (22.99%) Java
2 109 (19.43%) SQL
3 57 (10.16%) JavaScript
4 48 (8.56%) C#
5 40 (7.13%) Python
6 37 (6.60%) Ruby
7 15 (2.67%) Shell Script
8 14 (2.50%) PHP
9 10 (1.78%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.78%) VBScript
10 8 (1.43%) Groovy
11 7 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.07%) Scala
13 5 (0.89%) Perl
13 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.71%) C++
14 4 (0.71%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.71%) VB
15 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.53%) Go
Qualifications
1 47 (8.38%) Degree
2 41 (7.31%) ISEB
3 36 (6.42%) ISTQB
4 27 (4.81%) CREST Certified
5 24 (4.28%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (2.50%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.78%) OSCP
9 8 (1.43%) CHECK Team Member
9 8 (1.43%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.07%) CHECK Team Leader
11 5 (0.89%) CEH
12 4 (0.71%) GIAC
12 4 (0.71%) GPEN
13 3 (0.53%) CISSP
13 3 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.53%) OSCE
13 3 (0.53%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (26.38%) QA
2 16 (2.85%) SDET
3 5 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.36%) WCAG
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) Section 508
System Software
1 12 (2.14%) Docker
2 5 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.53%) HDFS
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (4.28%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.89%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (0.89%) Graphite
2 5 (0.89%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (0.71%) Ansible
3 4 (0.71%) Nessus
3 4 (0.71%) Rancher
4 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.53%) SCCM
5 2 (0.36%) Puppet
6 1 (0.18%) Ambari
6 1 (0.18%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.18%) Nmap
6 1 (0.18%) nmon
6 1 (0.18%) Oozie
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.18%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 41 (7.31%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.35%) Oracle
3 14 (2.50%) SAP
4 13 (2.32%) Atlassian
5 11 (1.96%) HP
6 10 (1.78%) AppDynamics
7 7 (1.25%) hybris
8 6 (1.07%) CA
8 6 (1.07%) Informatica
9 5 (0.89%) Charles River
9 5 (0.89%) Cognos
9 5 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.89%) Siebel
10 4 (0.71%) Citrix
10 4 (0.71%) Green Hat
10 4 (0.71%) IBM
11 3 (0.53%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.53%) SOASTA, Inc
11 3 (0.53%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.36%) SaltStack
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