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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 216 217 139
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -78
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 241 230 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.06% 1.03% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.08% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 132 271
Median daily rate £395 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £18.60 £167.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.89% +440.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £157.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.32 £177.50 £124.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +54.63%
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
21586 21213 22108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.71% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15649 14575 15433
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 £263
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 246 380 396
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 May 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 May 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 +16 25 £450 +28.57% 13
Croydon -9 6 £375 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Ealing - 1 £330 - 1
Osterley - 1 £275 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 186 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (26.80%) SQL
3 110 (23.97%) QA
4 108 (23.53%) Selenium
5 97 (21.13%) Java
6 90 (19.61%) Cucumber
6 90 (19.61%) BDD
7 81 (17.65%) Finance
8 79 (17.21%) Test Automation
9 78 (16.99%) Test Scripting
10 71 (15.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 68 (14.81%) Scrum
12 67 (14.60%) JIRA
13 63 (13.73%) Functional Testing
14 62 (13.51%) Manual Testing
14 62 (13.51%) Unix
15 61 (13.29%) Ruby
16 59 (12.85%) Non-Functional Testing
16 59 (12.85%) Automation Testing
17 53 (11.55%) Banking
18 52 (11.33%) Performance Testing
19 47 (10.24%) Linux
20 45 (9.80%) Automated Testing
21 44 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
21 44 (9.59%) JavaScript
22 42 (9.15%) TDD
22 42 (9.15%) .NET
23 41 (8.93%) WebDriver
24 40 (8.71%) SQL Server
25 39 (8.50%) Git (software)

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 12 (2.61%) Confluence
2 10 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.31%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.87%) Node.js
4 4 (0.87%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.65%) CMS
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.44%) Apache
6 2 (0.44%) JBoss
6 2 (0.44%) Mule
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.22%) IIS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.22%) SAS
7 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (3.92%) MS Office
2 14 (3.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) Mingle
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.65%) Minerva
3 3 (0.65%) Tesseract
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.44%) Magento
4 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.44%) TradeThru
5 1 (0.22%) BASE24
5 1 (0.22%) Endur
5 1 (0.22%) FastStats
5 1 (0.22%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.22%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.31%) GitHub
2 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.79%) HTTP
2 7 (1.53%) Firewall
3 6 (1.31%) Bluetooth
3 6 (1.31%) NAS
3 6 (1.31%) SAN
3 6 (1.31%) VPN
3 6 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.09%) FTP
4 5 (1.09%) Network Security
5 4 (0.87%) Internet
5 4 (0.87%) PuTTY
5 4 (0.87%) Wireless
6 3 (0.65%) Extranet
6 3 (0.65%) Intranet
6 3 (0.65%) SMTP
7 2 (0.44%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (0.44%) SS7
7 2 (0.44%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.22%) Intelligent Network
8 1 (0.22%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.61%) MySQL
4 10 (2.18%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.31%) Big Data
6 6 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.65%) DB2
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.44%) HBase
10 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.22%) Redis
11 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 108 (23.53%) Selenium
2 90 (19.61%) Cucumber
3 67 (14.60%) JIRA
4 41 (8.93%) WebDriver
5 39 (8.50%) Git (software)
6 37 (8.06%) LoadRunner
7 35 (7.63%) JMeter
8 29 (6.32%) Jenkins
9 28 (6.10%) SoapUI
10 23 (5.01%) HP UFT
11 20 (4.36%) Appium
12 18 (3.92%) Calabash
12 18 (3.92%) Gatling
13 17 (3.70%) Capybara
13 17 (3.70%) Subversion
13 17 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (3.05%) SpecFlow
15 12 (2.61%) Toad
16 11 (2.40%) JUnit
17 10 (2.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (17.65%) Finance
2 53 (11.55%) Banking
3 25 (5.45%) Retail
4 20 (4.36%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.27%) Games
6 12 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.74%) Advertising
9 5 (1.09%) Back Office
9 5 (1.09%) Front Office
10 4 (0.87%) Billing
11 3 (0.65%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.65%) Law
11 3 (0.65%) Legal
11 3 (0.65%) Marketing
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.15%) .NET
2 33 (7.19%) XML
3 30 (6.54%) Web Services
4 22 (4.79%) Gherkin
4 22 (4.79%) HTML
4 22 (4.79%) SOAP
5 18 (3.92%) JSON
6 16 (3.49%) REST
7 12 (2.61%) Middleware
8 10 (2.18%) MSMQ
8 10 (2.18%) RESTful
9 6 (1.31%) CSS
10 5 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
10 5 (1.09%) HTML5
11 4 (0.87%) Behat
11 4 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.65%) Apache Camel
13 2 (0.44%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.44%) jQuery
13 2 (0.44%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 27 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 13 (2.83%) User Experience
3 9 (1.96%) STB
4 7 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.31%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.31%) Credit Risk
5 6 (1.31%) IBM XIV
5 6 (1.31%) Reinsurance
6 5 (1.09%) Fintech
6 5 (1.09%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.09%) Mathematics
7 4 (0.87%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.65%) CESG
8 3 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.65%) Handset
8 3 (0.65%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.65%) MPEG
8 3 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 62 (13.51%) Unix
2 47 (10.24%) Linux
3 38 (8.28%) Windows
4 17 (3.70%) Android
5 16 (3.49%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.74%) Solaris
7 5 (1.09%) Kali Linux
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) SUSE
11 1 (0.22%) VMS
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (19.61%) BDD
3 79 (17.21%) Test Automation
4 78 (16.99%) Test Scripting
5 71 (15.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 68 (14.81%) Scrum
7 63 (13.73%) Functional Testing
8 62 (13.51%) Manual Testing
9 59 (12.85%) Automation Testing
9 59 (12.85%) Non-Functional Testing
10 52 (11.33%) Performance Testing
11 45 (9.80%) Automated Testing
12 44 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (9.15%) TDD
14 36 (7.84%) Penetration Testing
15 35 (7.63%) E-Commerce
16 34 (7.41%) Integration Testing
17 33 (7.19%) Open Source
18 32 (6.97%) Regression Testing
19 30 (6.54%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 123 (26.80%) SQL
2 97 (21.13%) Java
3 61 (13.29%) Ruby
4 44 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 38 (8.28%) C#
6 25 (5.45%) Shell Script
7 22 (4.79%) Python
8 12 (2.61%) C++
8 12 (2.61%) Perl
9 10 (2.18%) C
10 9 (1.96%) Groovy
11 7 (1.53%) PHP
11 7 (1.53%) VB
12 4 (0.87%) ActionScript
12 4 (0.87%) ActionScript 2.0
12 4 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.65%) Scala
13 3 (0.65%) VBScript
14 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.19%) ISTQB
3 32 (6.97%) ISEB
4 26 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 20 (4.36%) CREST Certified
6 12 (2.61%) Degree
7 10 (2.18%) PhD
8 9 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.96%) OSCP
9 8 (1.74%) CEH
10 7 (1.53%) CISSP
11 6 (1.31%) CHECK Team Member
11 6 (1.31%) Tigerscheme
12 4 (0.87%) CISM
13 3 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (0.65%) CISA
13 3 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.65%) Cyber Scheme
13 3 (0.65%) SANS
14 2 (0.44%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (23.97%) QA
2 11 (2.40%) SDET
3 10 (2.18%) SEPA
4 4 (0.87%) SLA
5 3 (0.65%) GAAP
6 2 (0.44%) MiFID
6 2 (0.44%) WCAG
7 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.22%) EMIR
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.22%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 6 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.65%) Docker
3 2 (0.44%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (6.32%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.31%) Nessus
3 4 (0.87%) SCOM
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.22%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 36 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.63%) HP
2 35 (7.63%) Oracle
3 22 (4.79%) VMware
4 18 (3.92%) IBM
5 16 (3.49%) SAP
5 16 (3.49%) SOASTA, Inc
6 13 (2.83%) EMC
7 10 (2.18%) Sybase
7 10 (2.18%) Veritas
8 8 (1.74%) Cognos
9 6 (1.31%) NetApp
9 6 (1.31%) Siebel
10 5 (1.09%) ATG
10 5 (1.09%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.09%) hybris
11 4 (0.87%) Citrix
11 4 (0.87%) Demandware
11 4 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.65%) CODA
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £275 to £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, London - UK
Reed Business Information
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: From £100 to £200 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
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Rate: £200 - £220 per day
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Rate: competitive
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