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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 206 124 180
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +56
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 241 398 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.08% 1.71% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.84% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 282 168
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £167.50 £26.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+526.16% -43.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £157.50 £15.15 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £177.50 £112.55 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
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
20637 21595 20089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.39% 92.63% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14170 15017 13598
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 369 377 407
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 April 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 April 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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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 -37 50 £350 -6.60% 23
Canary Wharf - 1 £525 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 215 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (29.59%) QA
3 138 (28.16%) Selenium
4 129 (26.33%) SQL
5 104 (21.22%) Finance
6 102 (20.82%) Test Scripting
7 96 (19.59%) Java
8 90 (18.37%) Scrum
9 89 (18.16%) BDD
10 81 (16.53%) Test Automation
11 75 (15.31%) JIRA
12 70 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 65 (13.27%) Banking
14 63 (12.86%) Cucumber
15 58 (11.84%) TDD
16 56 (11.43%) ISEB
17 54 (11.02%) C#
17 54 (11.02%) .NET
18 53 (10.82%) Regression Testing
18 53 (10.82%) Automated Testing
19 51 (10.41%) Automation Testing
20 49 (10.00%) Microsoft
21 48 (9.80%) WebDriver
21 48 (9.80%) Integration Testing
22 47 (9.59%) Ruby
22 47 (9.59%) Web Services
23 44 (8.98%) Linux
23 44 (8.98%) Oracle
24 43 (8.78%) Software Testing
24 43 (8.78%) Manual Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 22 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.24%) Confluence
3 8 (1.63%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.43%) CMS
5 5 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (1.02%) IIS
5 5 (1.02%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.61%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.61%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.41%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.41%) Apache
8 2 (0.41%) SAS
8 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 39 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.49%) MS Office
3 4 (0.82%) Mingle
4 3 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) SPSS
5 2 (0.41%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.41%) Summit
3 2 (0.41%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.20%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.82%) Trello
2 3 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Office 365
3 1 (0.20%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.24%) HTTP
1 11 (2.24%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.63%) Internet
3 6 (1.22%) FTP
4 5 (1.02%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.61%) Firewall
5 3 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.61%) DNS
5 3 (0.61%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.61%) Broadband
6 2 (0.41%) Wireless
6 2 (0.41%) SS7
6 2 (0.41%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (0.41%) Network Security
6 2 (0.41%) TCAP
7 1 (0.20%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.20%) NAS
7 1 (0.20%) AMQP
7 1 (0.20%) MVNO
7 1 (0.20%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.43%) MySQL
6 7 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.22%) DB2
7 6 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.02%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (1.02%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 3 (0.61%) Big Data
9 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.41%) DbVisualizer
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 138 (28.16%) Selenium
2 75 (15.31%) JIRA
3 63 (12.86%) Cucumber
4 48 (9.80%) WebDriver
5 33 (6.73%) JMeter
6 32 (6.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 32 (6.53%) LoadRunner
7 28 (5.71%) SpecFlow
8 24 (4.90%) Visual Studio
9 23 (4.69%) SoapUI
10 20 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (3.88%) JUnit
12 18 (3.67%) Calabash
13 17 (3.47%) Jenkins
14 15 (3.06%) Behat
15 11 (2.24%) NeoLoad
15 11 (2.24%) TeamCity
16 9 (1.84%) Capybara
17 7 (1.43%) WebLOAD
17 7 (1.43%) Maven
General
1 104 (21.22%) Finance
2 65 (13.27%) Banking
3 34 (6.94%) Retail
4 16 (3.27%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.24%) Games
7 9 (1.84%) Marketing
8 6 (1.22%) Legal
9 5 (1.02%) Advertising
9 5 (1.02%) Front Office
10 3 (0.61%) Billing
11 2 (0.41%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.41%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (11.02%) .NET
2 47 (9.59%) Web Services
3 31 (6.33%) XML
4 26 (5.31%) HTML
5 19 (3.88%) SOAP
6 18 (3.67%) Gherkin
7 13 (2.65%) JSON
7 13 (2.65%) RESTful
8 9 (1.84%) HTML5
8 9 (1.84%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.43%) MSMQ
9 7 (1.43%) REST
10 6 (1.22%) WCF
10 6 (1.22%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.02%) WPF
11 5 (1.02%) Middleware
12 4 (0.82%) XSD
12 4 (0.82%) J2EE
12 4 (0.82%) CSS
13 3 (0.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.33%) Mobile App
2 23 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.08%) SWIFT
4 18 (3.67%) Open Source
5 17 (3.47%) STB
6 11 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.84%) MPEG
7 9 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.84%) User Experience
8 7 (1.43%) NHS
8 7 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.43%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.22%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.22%) Video on Demand
9 6 (1.22%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.02%) Online Games
10 5 (1.02%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.02%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (1.02%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.98%) Linux
2 33 (6.73%) Android
3 32 (6.53%) Windows
3 32 (6.53%) Apple iOS
4 30 (6.12%) UNIX
5 7 (1.43%) Solaris
6 5 (1.02%) AIX
7 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (20.82%) Test Scripting
3 90 (18.37%) Scrum
4 89 (18.16%) BDD
5 81 (16.53%) Test Automation
6 70 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 58 (11.84%) TDD
8 53 (10.82%) Automated Testing
8 53 (10.82%) Regression Testing
9 51 (10.41%) Automation Testing
10 48 (9.80%) Integration Testing
11 43 (8.78%) Manual Testing
11 43 (8.78%) Software Testing
12 40 (8.16%) Test Strategy
13 37 (7.55%) Performance Testing
14 32 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (5.92%) E-Commerce
16 26 (5.31%) Test Planning
17 25 (5.10%) System Testing
17 25 (5.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 129 (26.33%) SQL
2 96 (19.59%) Java
3 54 (11.02%) C#
4 47 (9.59%) Ruby
5 33 (6.73%) JavaScript
6 19 (3.88%) PHP
7 18 (3.67%) Python
8 13 (2.65%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.84%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.84%) Groovy
10 8 (1.63%) Perl
10 8 (1.63%) VBScript
10 8 (1.63%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.43%) VBA
11 7 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.22%) C++
12 6 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.02%) C
14 2 (0.41%) Lua
14 2 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (11.43%) ISEB
2 41 (8.37%) ISTQB
3 35 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 33 (6.73%) Degree
5 18 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (3.47%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.45%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.02%) CISSP
8 5 (1.02%) CEH
8 5 (1.02%) OSCP
9 4 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.82%) HND
10 3 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (29.59%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.41%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.41%) MiFID
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.20%) Basel III
3 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) FATCA
3 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Firmware
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (7.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.61%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (0.61%) Nessus
2 3 (0.61%) Nmap
2 3 (0.61%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.20%) SCCM
3 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.20%) nmon
Vendors
1 49 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.98%) Oracle
3 34 (6.94%) HP
4 8 (1.63%) Sybase
5 6 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.02%) SAP
6 5 (1.02%) IBM
6 5 (1.02%) Remedy
6 5 (1.02%) VMware
6 5 (1.02%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.02%) Tumbleweed
7 4 (0.82%) Citrix
7 4 (0.82%) Apple
8 3 (0.61%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.41%) hybris
9 2 (0.41%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.41%) CODA
9 2 (0.41%) Murex
9 2 (0.41%) Informatica
9 2 (0.41%) Business Objects
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Rate: £460 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: Unspecified Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £450 - 500 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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