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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 179 195 183
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 287 279 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.18% 1.10% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.19% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 190 183
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 £199 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £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
22433 23506 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.34% 93.09% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15862 16190 15310
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
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 451 404 538
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -3.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £44.62 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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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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 +15 70 £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 22 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.

1 298 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (27.22%) QA
3 169 (26.28%) Selenium
4 168 (26.13%) Test Scripting
4 168 (26.13%) SQL
5 150 (23.33%) Java
6 137 (21.31%) BDD
7 122 (18.97%) Cucumber
8 113 (17.57%) TDD
9 109 (16.95%) Test Automation
10 96 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 91 (14.15%) Scrum
12 86 (13.37%) Finance
13 85 (13.22%) Manual Testing
14 83 (12.91%) JIRA
15 79 (12.29%) Web Services
16 78 (12.13%) Automated Testing
17 73 (11.35%) WebDriver
18 71 (11.04%) HP Quality Center
19 69 (10.73%) Ruby
20 68 (10.58%) Software Testing
21 67 (10.42%) Microsoft
22 65 (10.11%) Apple iOS
22 65 (10.11%) Mobile App
22 65 (10.11%) Automation Testing
23 63 (9.80%) UNIX
23 63 (9.80%) Regression Testing
24 62 (9.64%) XML
24 62 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
24 62 (9.64%) Android

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.71%) CMS
3 9 (1.40%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.40%) WebLogic
3 9 (1.40%) Confluence
4 7 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.93%) JBoss
5 6 (0.93%) uiautomator
5 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.78%) SAS
6 5 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.62%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (0.47%) Node.js
9 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.31%) Drupal
9 2 (0.31%) IIS
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 38 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.04%) MS Office
3 4 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.24%) SAP HR
2 7 (1.09%) BASE24
3 5 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.47%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.16%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.16%) Endur
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.16%) Agresso
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.93%) SaaS
1 6 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.47%) GitHub
3 2 (0.31%) IaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.16%) Office 365
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.71%) HTTP
2 9 (1.40%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.24%) Internet
4 4 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.47%) Multicast
5 3 (0.47%) DVB
5 3 (0.47%) SSL
5 3 (0.47%) Network Security
6 2 (0.31%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.31%) SAN
6 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.31%) GPRS
6 2 (0.31%) GSM
7 1 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.16%) DAB
7 1 (0.16%) Wireless
7 1 (0.16%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.16%) UMTS
7 1 (0.16%) WLAN
7 1 (0.16%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.11%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.87%) MySQL
4 12 (1.87%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.40%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.24%) DB2
7 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.78%) DbVisualizer
8 5 (0.78%) Base SAS
9 4 (0.62%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.62%) Big Data
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.31%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.31%) DataStage
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 169 (26.28%) Selenium
2 122 (18.97%) Cucumber
3 83 (12.91%) JIRA
4 73 (11.35%) WebDriver
5 42 (6.53%) Calabash
6 40 (6.22%) QuickTest Pro
7 37 (5.75%) Jenkins
8 34 (5.29%) Visual Studio
9 32 (4.98%) Appium
10 26 (4.04%) JMeter
10 26 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (3.73%) SoapUI
12 22 (3.42%) SpecFlow
13 21 (3.27%) JUnit
13 21 (3.27%) LoadRunner
13 21 (3.27%) Git (software)
14 20 (3.11%) Subversion
15 17 (2.64%) TeamCity
16 15 (2.33%) FitNesse
16 15 (2.33%) WATIR
General
1 86 (13.37%) Finance
2 47 (7.31%) Banking
3 16 (2.49%) Investment Banking
4 12 (1.87%) Retail
5 10 (1.56%) Publishing
6 7 (1.09%) Games
7 6 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.78%) Advertising
8 5 (0.78%) Marketing
9 4 (0.62%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.62%) Legal
9 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.62%) Front Office
10 2 (0.31%) Law
10 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (12.29%) Web Services
2 62 (9.64%) XML
3 57 (8.86%) .NET
4 36 (5.60%) HTML
5 30 (4.67%) JSON
6 27 (4.20%) SOAP
7 24 (3.73%) REST
8 21 (3.27%) RESTful
9 14 (2.18%) CSS
10 13 (2.02%) Gherkin
10 13 (2.02%) XSLT
11 12 (1.87%) J2EE
12 11 (1.71%) ASP.NET
12 11 (1.71%) Spring
13 9 (1.40%) jQuery
14 7 (1.09%) Android SDK
15 6 (0.93%) Flash
16 5 (0.78%) Middleware
16 5 (0.78%) XSD
17 4 (0.62%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.11%) Mobile App
2 32 (4.98%) Open Source
3 27 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.80%) STB
5 16 (2.49%) EMV
5 16 (2.49%) User Experience
6 15 (2.33%) Over-the-Top Content
6 15 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.02%) Video on Demand
8 11 (1.71%) Smartcard
8 11 (1.71%) SWIFT
9 10 (1.56%) IPTV
9 10 (1.56%) NHS
10 9 (1.40%) Derivative
11 8 (1.24%) Streaming Video
11 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.09%) Tandem
13 6 (0.93%) iPhone
13 6 (0.93%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 65 (10.11%) Apple iOS
2 63 (9.80%) UNIX
3 62 (9.64%) Android
4 50 (7.78%) Windows
5 49 (7.62%) Linux
6 11 (1.71%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.56%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.09%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.09%) Solaris
8 7 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.47%) Debian
10 3 (0.47%) AIX
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.31%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (26.13%) Test Scripting
3 137 (21.31%) BDD
4 113 (17.57%) TDD
5 109 (16.95%) Test Automation
6 96 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 91 (14.15%) Scrum
8 85 (13.22%) Manual Testing
9 78 (12.13%) Automated Testing
10 68 (10.58%) Software Testing
11 65 (10.11%) Automation Testing
12 63 (9.80%) Regression Testing
13 62 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
14 54 (8.40%) Performance Testing
15 49 (7.62%) User Stories
16 39 (6.07%) Integration Testing
16 39 (6.07%) Test Strategy
17 36 (5.60%) System Testing
18 32 (4.98%) E-Commerce
19 30 (4.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (26.13%) SQL
2 150 (23.33%) Java
3 69 (10.73%) Ruby
4 60 (9.33%) C#
5 50 (7.78%) JavaScript
6 33 (5.13%) Python
7 28 (4.35%) Shell Script
8 21 (3.27%) PHP
9 11 (1.71%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.40%) C
10 9 (1.40%) VBScript
11 7 (1.09%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.09%) C++
11 7 (1.09%) Groovy
12 6 (0.93%) Perl
13 5 (0.78%) VB
13 5 (0.78%) VBA
13 5 (0.78%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.78%) Scala
14 4 (0.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 53 (8.24%) ISEB
2 40 (6.22%) ISTQB
3 35 (5.44%) Degree
4 23 (3.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (2.33%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.71%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.09%) CISSP
8 5 (0.78%) CISM
8 5 (0.78%) CEH
8 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.31%) MCITP
10 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.31%) CCNA
10 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.31%) PMP
10 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.31%) CISA
11 1 (0.16%) GWAPT
11 1 (0.16%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (27.22%) QA
2 6 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 6 (0.93%) Nmap
2 3 (0.47%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.31%) Firmware
3 2 (0.31%) NDS
3 2 (0.31%) KVM
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.16%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 71 (11.04%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.93%) Nessus
3 5 (0.78%) SCOM
4 3 (0.47%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.16%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.18%) HP
3 50 (7.78%) Oracle
4 13 (2.02%) SAP
5 9 (1.40%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.09%) IBM
7 7 (1.09%) Google
8 6 (0.93%) Informatica
8 6 (0.93%) SOASTA, Inc
9 5 (0.78%) CODA
9 5 (0.78%) SolarWinds
10 4 (0.62%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.62%) Remedy
11 3 (0.47%) Green Hat
11 3 (0.47%) Mercator
11 3 (0.47%) Teradata
11 3 (0.47%) VMware
11 3 (0.47%) Cisco
11 3 (0.47%) Citrix
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Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
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Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
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Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £382.50 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
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Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
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Rate: £400 - £480 per day
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