The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 173 191 193
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 296 276 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.20% 1.11% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.19% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 189 177
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £197 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £27.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.00 £35.40 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +27.50%
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
22807 23225 22545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.32% 93.09% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16133 16016 15014
Average daily rate £425 £430 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 401 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -3.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £43.16 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 72 £375 +7.14% 26
Greenford - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 301 (46.17%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (27.15%) QA
3 171 (26.23%) Selenium
4 170 (26.07%) Test Scripting
4 170 (26.07%) SQL
5 152 (23.31%) Java
6 138 (21.17%) BDD
7 124 (19.02%) Cucumber
8 113 (17.33%) TDD
9 112 (17.18%) Test Automation
10 98 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 93 (14.26%) Scrum
12 87 (13.34%) Finance
13 85 (13.04%) Manual Testing
13 85 (13.04%) JIRA
14 80 (12.27%) Web Services
15 78 (11.96%) Automated Testing
16 73 (11.20%) HP Quality Center
16 73 (11.20%) WebDriver
17 71 (10.89%) Ruby
18 69 (10.58%) Software Testing
19 68 (10.43%) Microsoft
20 66 (10.12%) Apple iOS
20 66 (10.12%) Mobile App
20 66 (10.12%) Automation Testing
21 64 (9.82%) Regression Testing
22 63 (9.66%) UNIX
22 63 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
22 63 (9.66%) Android
23 62 (9.51%) XML

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 18 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.69%) CMS
3 9 (1.38%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.38%) WebLogic
3 9 (1.38%) Confluence
4 7 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.92%) uiautomator
5 6 (0.92%) JBoss
6 5 (0.77%) SAS
6 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.61%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.46%) Node.js
8 3 (0.46%) IIS
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 38 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.99%) MS Office
3 4 (0.61%) MS Project
3 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.23%) SAP HR
2 7 (1.07%) BASE24
3 5 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.31%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.15%) Endur
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.15%) Agresso
7 1 (0.15%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.15%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.92%) SaaS
1 6 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.46%) GitHub
3 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.31%) IaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.15%) Office 365
4 1 (0.15%) Force.com
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.69%) HTTP
2 9 (1.38%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.23%) Internet
4 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.46%) SSL
5 3 (0.46%) DVB
5 3 (0.46%) Network Security
5 3 (0.46%) Multicast
6 2 (0.31%) SAN
6 2 (0.31%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.31%) GPRS
6 2 (0.31%) GSM
7 1 (0.15%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.15%) UMTS
7 1 (0.15%) WLAN
7 1 (0.15%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.15%) IPv6
7 1 (0.15%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.15%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.45%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.07%) Relational Database
3 19 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.84%) MySQL
4 12 (1.84%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.38%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.23%) DB2
7 6 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.92%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.77%) DbVisualizer
8 5 (0.77%) Base SAS
9 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.61%) Big Data
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.31%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.31%) DataStage
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.15%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 171 (26.23%) Selenium
2 124 (19.02%) Cucumber
3 85 (13.04%) JIRA
4 73 (11.20%) WebDriver
5 43 (6.60%) Calabash
6 40 (6.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 39 (5.98%) Jenkins
8 35 (5.37%) Visual Studio
9 32 (4.91%) Appium
10 27 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (3.99%) JMeter
12 24 (3.68%) SoapUI
13 22 (3.37%) SpecFlow
13 22 (3.37%) Git (software)
14 21 (3.22%) Subversion
14 21 (3.22%) LoadRunner
14 21 (3.22%) JUnit
15 17 (2.61%) TeamCity
16 16 (2.45%) FitNesse
17 15 (2.30%) WATIR
General
1 87 (13.34%) Finance
2 48 (7.36%) Banking
3 16 (2.45%) Investment Banking
4 12 (1.84%) Retail
5 10 (1.53%) Publishing
6 7 (1.07%) Games
7 6 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.77%) Advertising
8 5 (0.77%) Marketing
9 4 (0.61%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.61%) Front Office
9 4 (0.61%) Legal
9 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.31%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Billing
10 2 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Electronics
11 1 (0.15%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (12.27%) Web Services
2 62 (9.51%) XML
3 57 (8.74%) .NET
4 36 (5.52%) HTML
5 31 (4.75%) JSON
6 27 (4.14%) SOAP
7 24 (3.68%) REST
8 21 (3.22%) RESTful
9 14 (2.15%) CSS
10 13 (1.99%) XSLT
10 13 (1.99%) Gherkin
11 12 (1.84%) J2EE
12 11 (1.69%) ASP.NET
12 11 (1.69%) Spring
13 9 (1.38%) jQuery
14 7 (1.07%) Android SDK
15 6 (0.92%) Flash
16 5 (0.77%) Middleware
16 5 (0.77%) XSD
17 4 (0.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.12%) Mobile App
2 32 (4.91%) Open Source
3 27 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.76%) STB
5 16 (2.45%) EMV
5 16 (2.45%) User Experience
6 15 (2.30%) Over-the-Top Content
6 15 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.99%) Video on Demand
8 11 (1.69%) SWIFT
8 11 (1.69%) Smartcard
9 10 (1.53%) NHS
9 10 (1.53%) IPTV
10 9 (1.38%) Derivative
11 8 (1.23%) Streaming Video
11 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.07%) iPad
12 7 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.07%) Tandem
12 7 (1.07%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.12%) Apple iOS
2 63 (9.66%) Android
2 63 (9.66%) UNIX
3 53 (8.13%) Windows
4 49 (7.52%) Linux
5 12 (1.84%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.53%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.07%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.07%) Solaris
7 7 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.46%) Debian
9 3 (0.46%) AIX
10 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.31%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.15%) webOS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (46.17%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (26.07%) Test Scripting
3 138 (21.17%) BDD
4 113 (17.33%) TDD
5 112 (17.18%) Test Automation
6 98 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 93 (14.26%) Scrum
8 85 (13.04%) Manual Testing
9 78 (11.96%) Automated Testing
10 69 (10.58%) Software Testing
11 66 (10.12%) Automation Testing
12 64 (9.82%) Regression Testing
13 63 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
14 54 (8.28%) Performance Testing
15 49 (7.52%) User Stories
16 40 (6.13%) Integration Testing
17 39 (5.98%) Test Strategy
18 37 (5.67%) System Testing
19 34 (5.21%) E-Commerce
20 30 (4.60%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (26.07%) SQL
2 152 (23.31%) Java
3 71 (10.89%) Ruby
4 60 (9.20%) C#
5 51 (7.82%) JavaScript
6 34 (5.21%) Python
7 28 (4.29%) Shell Script
8 21 (3.22%) PHP
9 11 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.38%) VBScript
10 9 (1.38%) C
11 7 (1.07%) Groovy
11 7 (1.07%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.07%) C++
12 6 (0.92%) Perl
13 5 (0.77%) VBA
13 5 (0.77%) VB
13 5 (0.77%) Scala
13 5 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 54 (8.28%) ISEB
2 40 (6.13%) ISTQB
3 35 (5.37%) Degree
4 23 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (2.30%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.07%) CISSP
8 5 (0.77%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.77%) CISM
8 5 (0.77%) CEH
9 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.31%) PMP
10 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.31%) CCNA
10 2 (0.31%) CISA
10 2 (0.31%) MCITP
10 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.15%) GWAPT
11 1 (0.15%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (27.15%) QA
2 6 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 6 (0.92%) Nmap
2 3 (0.46%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.31%) NDS
3 2 (0.31%) Firmware
3 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.31%) KVM
4 1 (0.15%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 73 (11.20%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.92%) Nessus
3 5 (0.77%) SCOM
4 3 (0.46%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.15%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (10.43%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.05%) HP
3 53 (8.13%) Oracle
4 14 (2.15%) SAP
5 9 (1.38%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.38%) Google
6 8 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.07%) IBM
8 6 (0.92%) Informatica
8 6 (0.92%) SOASTA, Inc
9 5 (0.77%) SolarWinds
9 5 (0.77%) CODA
10 4 (0.61%) Remedy
10 4 (0.61%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.46%) Endeca
11 3 (0.46%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.46%) Netezza
11 3 (0.46%) Teradata
11 3 (0.46%) Green Hat
11 3 (0.46%) ATG
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