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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 174 185 169
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 280 274 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.23% 1.15% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.24% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 200 195
Average daily rate
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£373 £325 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +105.00%
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
20991 22143 19500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 93.05% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15086 15237 13037
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
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 392 385 540
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% -2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £40.00 £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 -10 60 £350 - 18
Docklands, London +16 1 £400 -11.11%
Wimbledon - 1 £400 -
Chiswick - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 255 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (28.93%) SQL
3 170 (28.76%) Selenium
4 166 (28.09%) QA
5 142 (24.03%) Test Scripting
6 138 (23.35%) Java
7 124 (20.98%) BDD
8 98 (16.58%) JIRA
9 97 (16.41%) Cucumber
10 96 (16.24%) TDD
11 95 (16.07%) Test Automation
12 87 (14.72%) User Acceptance Testing
13 83 (14.04%) Scrum
14 76 (12.86%) Finance
15 74 (12.52%) WebDriver
15 74 (12.52%) Manual Testing
16 72 (12.18%) ISEB
17 70 (11.84%) Automation Testing
18 69 (11.68%) Automated Testing
19 68 (11.51%) Web Services
20 66 (11.17%) Microsoft
20 66 (11.17%) HP Quality Center
21 64 (10.83%) Software Testing
22 61 (10.32%) Ruby
23 58 (9.81%) Regression Testing
24 57 (9.64%) C#
25 56 (9.48%) .NET
26 54 (9.14%) HP
27 53 (8.97%) UNIX
28 52 (8.80%) JavaScript

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.20%) Confluence
3 10 (1.69%) CMS
4 7 (1.18%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.18%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.85%) IIS
7 4 (0.68%) JBoss
7 4 (0.68%) SAS
7 4 (0.68%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.68%) uiautomator
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.51%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.51%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.51%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.34%) Apache
9 2 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 39 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.40%) MS Office
3 4 (0.68%) MS Project
3 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.68%) Mingle
4 3 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) SPSS
6 1 (0.17%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) SAP HR
1 5 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.68%) BASE24
2 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.51%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (0.51%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.17%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.17%) Endur
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.17%) Summit
5 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.68%) Trello
2 3 (0.51%) SaaS
3 2 (0.34%) GitHub
3 2 (0.34%) IaaS
3 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.17%) Force.com
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.86%) HTTP
2 9 (1.52%) Internet
3 7 (1.18%) Wireshark
4 5 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.68%) FTP
6 3 (0.51%) DVB
7 2 (0.34%) Network Security
7 2 (0.34%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.34%) SSL
7 2 (0.34%) SAN
7 2 (0.34%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.17%) NFC
8 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.17%) Broadband
8 1 (0.17%) GPRS
8 1 (0.17%) GSM
8 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.17%) WLAN
8 1 (0.17%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.37%) MySQL
4 13 (2.20%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.18%) DbVisualizer
5 7 (1.18%) DB2
6 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.51%) Big Data
9 2 (0.34%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.34%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.17%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 170 (28.76%) Selenium
2 98 (16.58%) JIRA
3 97 (16.41%) Cucumber
4 74 (12.52%) WebDriver
5 38 (6.43%) QuickTest Pro
6 34 (5.75%) Visual Studio
7 33 (5.58%) JMeter
7 33 (5.58%) Jenkins
7 33 (5.58%) Calabash
8 31 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (4.91%) LoadRunner
10 26 (4.40%) Appium
11 24 (4.06%) SpecFlow
11 24 (4.06%) SoapUI
12 22 (3.72%) JUnit
13 18 (3.05%) Subversion
14 16 (2.71%) Git (software)
15 14 (2.37%) TeamCity
16 13 (2.20%) WATIR
17 11 (1.86%) Hudson
General
1 76 (12.86%) Finance
2 51 (8.63%) Banking
3 18 (3.05%) Retail
4 12 (2.03%) Games
4 12 (2.03%) Investment Banking
5 5 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.68%) Marketing
7 3 (0.51%) Advertising
8 2 (0.34%) Publishing
8 2 (0.34%) Legal
8 2 (0.34%) Front Office
8 2 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Automotive
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.17%) Cantonese Language
9 1 (0.17%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (11.51%) Web Services
2 56 (9.48%) .NET
3 52 (8.80%) XML
4 34 (5.75%) HTML
5 27 (4.57%) SOAP
6 24 (4.06%) REST
7 22 (3.72%) RESTful
8 18 (3.05%) JSON
9 16 (2.71%) J2EE
10 15 (2.54%) Gherkin
11 9 (1.52%) CSS
11 9 (1.52%) jQuery
11 9 (1.52%) HTML5
12 7 (1.18%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.18%) Flash
13 5 (0.85%) JSP
13 5 (0.85%) Android SDK
14 4 (0.68%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.68%) XSD
14 4 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.61%) Mobile App
2 28 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.57%) Open Source
4 25 (4.23%) STB
5 15 (2.54%) Video on Demand
5 15 (2.54%) User Experience
6 14 (2.37%) SWIFT
7 12 (2.03%) EMV
8 11 (1.86%) IPTV
8 11 (1.86%) Over-the-Top Content
9 10 (1.69%) Derivative
9 10 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.69%) NHS
9 10 (1.69%) MPEG
9 10 (1.69%) Smartcard
10 7 (1.18%) Streaming Video
11 6 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.02%) iPad
12 5 (0.85%) Streaming Media
12 5 (0.85%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.97%) UNIX
2 47 (7.95%) Windows
2 47 (7.95%) Android
3 46 (7.78%) Apple iOS
4 40 (6.77%) Linux
5 7 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 7 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.68%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.51%) AIX
9 2 (0.34%) Solaris
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) webOS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (24.03%) Test Scripting
3 124 (20.98%) BDD
4 96 (16.24%) TDD
5 95 (16.07%) Test Automation
6 87 (14.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 83 (14.04%) Scrum
8 74 (12.52%) Manual Testing
9 70 (11.84%) Automation Testing
10 69 (11.68%) Automated Testing
11 64 (10.83%) Software Testing
12 58 (9.81%) Regression Testing
13 51 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (8.29%) Performance Testing
15 38 (6.43%) Test Strategy
16 37 (6.26%) User Stories
17 31 (5.25%) System Testing
18 30 (5.08%) Test Planning
18 30 (5.08%) E-Commerce
19 27 (4.57%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 171 (28.93%) SQL
2 138 (23.35%) Java
3 61 (10.32%) Ruby
4 57 (9.64%) C#
5 52 (8.80%) JavaScript
6 24 (4.06%) Python
7 23 (3.89%) PHP
8 19 (3.21%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.69%) VBScript
10 9 (1.52%) Groovy
11 8 (1.35%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.18%) Scala
12 7 (1.18%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.18%) C++
12 7 (1.18%) C
13 6 (1.02%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.02%) VBA
14 3 (0.51%) Perl
15 2 (0.34%) XPath
16 1 (0.17%) Lua
Qualifications
1 72 (12.18%) ISEB
2 41 (6.94%) ISTQB
2 41 (6.94%) Degree
3 28 (4.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (3.21%) Security Cleared
5 13 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.52%) CISSP
7 7 (1.18%) CEH
8 6 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.68%) CISM
10 3 (0.51%) CISA
10 3 (0.51%) OSCP
11 2 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.34%) MCITP
11 2 (0.34%) GWAPT
11 2 (0.34%) CCNA
11 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (28.09%) QA
2 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.17%) FATCA
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (1.02%) Nmap
2 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.34%) KVM
2 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 66 (11.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.02%) Nessus
3 4 (0.68%) SCOM
4 2 (0.34%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.34%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (11.17%) Microsoft
2 54 (9.14%) HP
3 39 (6.60%) Oracle
4 9 (1.52%) SAP
4 9 (1.52%) IBM
4 9 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (1.52%) Google
5 7 (1.18%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.02%) SOASTA, Inc
7 5 (0.85%) Sitecore
7 5 (0.85%) CODA
7 5 (0.85%) VMware
8 4 (0.68%) Remedy
8 4 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.68%) SolarWinds
8 4 (0.68%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.51%) Endeca
9 3 (0.51%) ATG
9 3 (0.51%) Apple
9 3 (0.51%) Mercator
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £280.00 per day
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Rate: £250 per day
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Rate: £250 - £275 per day
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