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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 184 146 179
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 293 393 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.30% 1.68% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.77% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 247 234
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £253 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £15.83 - £24.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.97 - £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.17 - £144.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +160.00%
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
21439 22237 23250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15235 15710 16069
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 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 348 446
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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
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 24 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 24 September 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 -9 31 £421 +12.33% 19
Croydon - 14 £380 - 1
Osterley +1 4 £265 -
Westminster - 2 £315 -
Kingston Upon Thames +3 1 £380 - 1
Ealing +2 1 £363 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 273 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (32.30%) Java
3 161 (27.81%) Selenium
4 131 (22.63%) QA
5 129 (22.28%) Cucumber
6 123 (21.24%) JIRA
6 123 (21.24%) SQL
7 114 (19.69%) Scrum
8 94 (16.23%) BDD
9 93 (16.06%) Functional Testing
9 93 (16.06%) Test Scripting
10 90 (15.54%) Jenkins
11 86 (14.85%) Test Automation
12 81 (13.99%) Finance
13 79 (13.64%) Automated Testing
14 77 (13.30%) Performance Testing
15 73 (12.61%) WebDriver
16 72 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
16 72 (12.44%) JMeter
17 69 (11.92%) Git (software)
18 64 (11.05%) Linux
19 63 (10.88%) Automation Testing
20 62 (10.71%) Regression Testing
20 62 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
21 61 (10.54%) Banking
21 61 (10.54%) Unix
22 58 (10.02%) Manual Testing
23 57 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
24 55 (9.50%) Ruby
25 52 (8.98%) SoapUI

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 18 (3.11%) Tomcat
2 17 (2.94%) Confluence
3 12 (2.07%) Apache
4 11 (1.90%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.73%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.55%) CMS
6 9 (1.55%) IIS
7 8 (1.38%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.21%) JBoss
9 5 (0.86%) Mule
10 4 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.35%) nginx
13 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.17%) SAS
13 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.90%) MS Office
3 3 (0.52%) Mingle
4 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.52%) Magento
2 3 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.04%) GitHub
2 5 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.35%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Office 365
5 1 (0.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.84%) HTTP
2 9 (1.55%) Kerberos
3 7 (1.21%) Wireless
4 6 (1.04%) DVB
4 6 (1.04%) Internet
5 5 (0.86%) Firewall
5 5 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.52%) NAS
6 3 (0.52%) SAN
6 3 (0.52%) VPN
7 2 (0.35%) CDMA
7 2 (0.35%) GSM
7 2 (0.35%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (0.35%) SS7
8 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.17%) SCCP
8 1 (0.17%) SNMP
8 1 (0.17%) SSL
8 1 (0.17%) UMTS
8 1 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.63%) MySQL
3 20 (3.45%) Big Data
3 20 (3.45%) Hadoop
4 19 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.90%) DB2
6 6 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.69%) Cognos Query Studio
7 4 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.69%) QlikView
7 4 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.69%) Star Schema
8 3 (0.52%) MS Access
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 161 (27.81%) Selenium
2 129 (22.28%) Cucumber
3 123 (21.24%) JIRA
4 90 (15.54%) Jenkins
5 73 (12.61%) WebDriver
6 72 (12.44%) JMeter
7 69 (11.92%) Git (software)
8 52 (8.98%) SoapUI
9 31 (5.35%) Maven
9 31 (5.35%) Subversion
10 30 (5.18%) JUnit
10 30 (5.18%) LoadRunner
11 26 (4.49%) Calabash
12 21 (3.63%) Appium
13 18 (3.11%) Gatling
13 18 (3.11%) SpecFlow
13 18 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (3.11%) TeamCity
14 15 (2.59%) HP UFT
14 15 (2.59%) SonarQube
General
1 81 (13.99%) Finance
2 61 (10.54%) Banking
3 31 (5.35%) Retail
4 18 (3.11%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.42%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.90%) Games
6 11 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.38%) Front Office
8 5 (0.86%) Legal
9 2 (0.35%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) German Language
9 2 (0.35%) Publishing
9 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.64%) REST
2 47 (8.12%) Web Services
3 46 (7.94%) JSON
4 42 (7.25%) .NET
5 41 (7.08%) XML
6 34 (5.87%) RESTful
7 30 (5.18%) HTML
8 28 (4.84%) Gherkin
9 26 (4.49%) SOAP
10 19 (3.28%) CSS
11 12 (2.07%) Spring
12 9 (1.55%) OAuth
12 9 (1.55%) SAML
13 8 (1.38%) ActiveMQ
13 8 (1.38%) Drools
14 7 (1.21%) HTML5
14 7 (1.21%) LAMP
14 7 (1.21%) SailPoint
14 7 (1.21%) XHTML
15 6 (1.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.77%) Mobile App
2 35 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.76%) STB
4 10 (1.73%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.21%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.21%) MPEG
6 7 (1.21%) User Experience
7 6 (1.04%) Derivative
7 6 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.04%) Fintech
7 6 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.86%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.86%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.69%) iPhone
10 3 (0.52%) CESG
10 3 (0.52%) IBM XIV
10 3 (0.52%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.35%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 64 (11.05%) Linux
2 61 (10.54%) Unix
3 46 (7.94%) Android
4 38 (6.56%) Apple iOS
5 33 (5.70%) Windows
6 11 (1.90%) Solaris
7 4 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.17%) VMS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (19.69%) Scrum
3 94 (16.23%) BDD
4 93 (16.06%) Functional Testing
4 93 (16.06%) Test Scripting
5 86 (14.85%) Test Automation
6 79 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 77 (13.30%) Performance Testing
8 72 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (10.88%) Automation Testing
10 62 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
10 62 (10.71%) Regression Testing
11 58 (10.02%) Manual Testing
12 57 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
13 52 (8.98%) TDD
14 48 (8.29%) Exploratory Testing
15 45 (7.77%) User Acceptance Testing
16 43 (7.43%) Integration Testing
17 40 (6.91%) Software Testing
18 31 (5.35%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 187 (32.30%) Java
2 123 (21.24%) SQL
3 55 (9.50%) Ruby
4 51 (8.81%) JavaScript
5 43 (7.43%) Python
6 40 (6.91%) C#
7 18 (3.11%) Perl
8 15 (2.59%) C++
9 13 (2.25%) Groovy
9 13 (2.25%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.90%) VBScript
11 10 (1.73%) C
11 10 (1.73%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.55%) PHP
13 7 (1.21%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.86%) VB
14 5 (0.86%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.69%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.69%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.74%) ISEB
3 38 (6.56%) Degree
4 32 (5.53%) SC Cleared
5 28 (4.84%) CREST Certified
6 26 (4.49%) ISTQB
7 19 (3.28%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (1.55%) CEH
9 9 (1.55%) CHECK Team Member
9 9 (1.55%) OSCP
10 5 (0.86%) CISSP
10 5 (0.86%) Tigerscheme
11 3 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.52%) CHECK Team Leader
11 3 (0.52%) CISM
11 3 (0.52%) Cyber Scheme
11 3 (0.52%) GIAC
12 2 (0.35%) CISA
12 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (22.63%) QA
2 15 (2.59%) SDET
3 5 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.35%) Basel III
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) SEPA
6 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (3.11%) Docker
2 7 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.52%) HDFS
3 3 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (6.04%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.25%) Ansible
3 9 (1.55%) CA Service Virtualization
4 7 (1.21%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (1.21%) Puppet
5 3 (0.52%) Graphite
5 3 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.52%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.35%) Control-M
6 2 (0.35%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.35%) Packer
6 2 (0.35%) Terraform
7 1 (0.17%) Nessus
7 1 (0.17%) Nmap
7 1 (0.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 32 (5.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.35%) Oracle
3 23 (3.97%) HP
4 20 (3.45%) IBM
5 19 (3.28%) VMware
6 17 (2.94%) SOASTA, Inc
7 14 (2.42%) SAP
8 10 (1.73%) hybris
9 9 (1.55%) CA
10 7 (1.21%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.21%) ForgeRock
11 6 (1.04%) Siebel
12 5 (0.86%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.86%) Cognos
12 5 (0.86%) Fidessa
13 4 (0.69%) Adobe
13 4 (0.69%) Informatica
13 4 (0.69%) Rally
14 3 (0.52%) NetApp
14 3 (0.52%) Veritas
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £425.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 month rolling contracts - Long term projec
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £75 - £100 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £12.66 per hour + £12.66 per hour, £18.99 weekend shifts
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + + 3 - 6 MONTH EXTENSION + BONUS
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 4 days ago