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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 176 140 150
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 251 331 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.20% 1.52% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.63% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 229 194
Average daily rate
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£350 £339 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% -9.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £32.50
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
19404 20335 18290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 93.10% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13736 13930 12338
Average daily rate £440 £436 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 375 514
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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 -21 54 £365 -2.66% 34
Docklands, London - 1 £400 -
Wimbledon - 1 £400 -
Chiswick - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Hillingdon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 244 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (31.31%) SQL
2 170 (31.31%) Selenium
3 161 (29.65%) QA
4 130 (23.94%) Java
5 124 (22.84%) Test Scripting
6 118 (21.73%) BDD
7 93 (17.13%) Test Automation
8 91 (16.76%) Cucumber
9 89 (16.39%) TDD
10 85 (15.65%) JIRA
11 83 (15.29%) Finance
12 82 (15.10%) Scrum
13 77 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 71 (13.08%) ISEB
15 70 (12.89%) WebDriver
16 69 (12.71%) Automation Testing
17 65 (11.97%) Automated Testing
18 63 (11.60%) Manual Testing
19 60 (11.05%) Microsoft
19 60 (11.05%) Web Services
20 59 (10.87%) Ruby
21 57 (10.50%) Software Testing
22 56 (10.31%) .NET
23 55 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
24 54 (9.94%) C#
24 54 (9.94%) Regression Testing
25 52 (9.58%) Banking
26 47 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
27 46 (8.47%) ISTQB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 17 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.39%) Confluence
3 8 (1.47%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.29%) CMS
5 6 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.10%) IIS
6 5 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.74%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.74%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.37%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.37%) SAS
9 2 (0.37%) Apache
9 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.24%) MS Office
3 4 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.74%) Mingle
3 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.74%) MS Project
4 2 (0.37%) SPSS
5 1 (0.18%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 7 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.55%) SAP APO
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.37%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.37%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.18%) Summit
5 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.18%) Endur
5 1 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.74%) Trello
2 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.37%) SaaS
2 2 (0.37%) GitHub
2 2 (0.37%) IaaS
3 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.18%) Force.com
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.21%) HTTP
2 11 (2.03%) Internet
3 9 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.92%) FTP
4 5 (0.92%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.55%) DVB
5 3 (0.55%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.55%) SAN
6 2 (0.37%) Wireless Security
6 2 (0.37%) Network Security
6 2 (0.37%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.37%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.37%) SSL
6 2 (0.37%) Wireless
7 1 (0.18%) Broadband
7 1 (0.18%) GPRS
7 1 (0.18%) GSM
7 1 (0.18%) LAN
7 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.89%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (5.16%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.58%) MySQL
5 9 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.29%) DB2
8 6 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (0.74%) DbVisualizer
10 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.55%) Big Data
11 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.18%) DataStage
13 1 (0.18%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 170 (31.31%) Selenium
2 91 (16.76%) Cucumber
3 85 (15.65%) JIRA
4 70 (12.89%) WebDriver
5 37 (6.81%) QuickTest Pro
6 35 (6.45%) JMeter
7 32 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (5.16%) Jenkins
8 28 (5.16%) Visual Studio
8 28 (5.16%) LoadRunner
9 27 (4.97%) SoapUI
10 26 (4.79%) Calabash
11 24 (4.42%) SpecFlow
12 19 (3.50%) JUnit
13 16 (2.95%) TeamCity
13 16 (2.95%) Appium
14 15 (2.76%) Subversion
15 14 (2.58%) Git (software)
16 12 (2.21%) WATIR
17 11 (2.03%) NUnit
General
1 83 (15.29%) Finance
2 52 (9.58%) Banking
3 18 (3.31%) Retail
4 14 (2.58%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.21%) Games
6 7 (1.29%) Marketing
7 5 (0.92%) Front Office
8 4 (0.74%) Advertising
9 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.55%) Billing
10 2 (0.37%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.18%) Cantonese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (11.05%) Web Services
2 56 (10.31%) .NET
3 41 (7.55%) XML
4 31 (5.71%) HTML
5 25 (4.60%) SOAP
6 22 (4.05%) RESTful
7 20 (3.68%) REST
8 16 (2.95%) JSON
9 15 (2.76%) Gherkin
10 12 (2.21%) J2EE
11 10 (1.84%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.66%) HTML5
13 8 (1.47%) CSS
14 7 (1.29%) jQuery
15 6 (1.10%) JSP
16 5 (0.92%) Swing
16 5 (0.92%) WCF
17 4 (0.74%) Spring
17 4 (0.74%) .NET Framework
17 4 (0.74%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.55%) Mobile App
2 25 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.42%) Open Source
4 23 (4.24%) STB
5 13 (2.39%) SWIFT
5 13 (2.39%) Video on Demand
6 11 (2.03%) User Experience
6 11 (2.03%) IPTV
7 10 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.66%) MPEG
9 8 (1.47%) Over-the-Top Content
10 7 (1.29%) Derivative
11 6 (1.10%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.92%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.92%) NHS
12 5 (0.92%) iPad
12 5 (0.92%) Online Games
12 5 (0.92%) Streaming Media
13 4 (0.74%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.92%) Linux
2 40 (7.37%) UNIX
3 39 (7.18%) Android
4 38 (7.00%) Apple iOS
4 38 (7.00%) Windows
5 7 (1.29%) Solaris
6 4 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.74%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.74%) AIX
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (22.84%) Test Scripting
3 118 (21.73%) BDD
4 93 (17.13%) Test Automation
5 89 (16.39%) TDD
6 82 (15.10%) Scrum
7 77 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 69 (12.71%) Automation Testing
9 65 (11.97%) Automated Testing
10 63 (11.60%) Manual Testing
11 57 (10.50%) Software Testing
12 54 (9.94%) Regression Testing
13 47 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (7.37%) Performance Testing
15 35 (6.45%) Integration Testing
16 33 (6.08%) Test Strategy
16 33 (6.08%) User Stories
17 27 (4.97%) System Testing
17 27 (4.97%) Functional Testing
17 27 (4.97%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 170 (31.31%) SQL
2 130 (23.94%) Java
3 59 (10.87%) Ruby
4 54 (9.94%) C#
5 43 (7.92%) JavaScript
6 22 (4.05%) Python
6 22 (4.05%) Shell Script
7 19 (3.50%) PHP
8 11 (2.03%) C++
9 10 (1.84%) VBScript
10 9 (1.66%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.47%) Groovy
11 8 (1.47%) C
11 8 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.29%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.29%) Scala
13 4 (0.74%) Perl
14 3 (0.55%) VBA
15 2 (0.37%) XPath
15 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (13.08%) ISEB
2 46 (8.47%) ISTQB
3 42 (7.73%) Degree
4 26 (4.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (4.05%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.21%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.84%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.66%) CISSP
9 7 (1.29%) CEH
10 4 (0.74%) CISM
11 3 (0.55%) CISA
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.55%) OSCP
12 2 (0.37%) MCITP
12 2 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.37%) GWAPT
12 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.37%) PMP
12 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (29.65%) QA
2 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.18%) FATCA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 6 (1.10%) Nmap
2 3 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.37%) KVM
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 55 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.10%) Nessus
3 2 (0.37%) WebInspect
3 2 (0.37%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.47%) Oracle
2 46 (8.47%) HP
3 8 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (1.29%) Google
5 6 (1.10%) SAP
5 6 (1.10%) VMware
6 5 (0.92%) SOASTA, Inc
6 5 (0.92%) Remedy
6 5 (0.92%) IBM
6 5 (0.92%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.74%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.55%) ATG
8 3 (0.55%) Mercator
8 3 (0.55%) Sybase
8 3 (0.55%) Apple
8 3 (0.55%) Citrix
8 3 (0.55%) Endeca
9 2 (0.37%) Actimize
9 2 (0.37%) EPiServer
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £240 - £330 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago