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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 162 191 177
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 327 280 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.36% 1.12% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.20% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 185 198
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £26.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.00 £36.30 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -10.00%
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
22220 23303 24417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.26% 92.98% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15334 15998 16052
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 439 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +18 78 £375 - 22
Greenford - 4 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 324 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (26.88%) Selenium
3 181 (26.74%) Test Scripting
4 174 (25.70%) QA
5 165 (24.37%) SQL
6 163 (24.08%) Java
7 141 (20.83%) BDD
8 138 (20.38%) Cucumber
9 126 (18.61%) TDD
10 116 (17.13%) Scrum
11 114 (16.84%) Test Automation
12 111 (16.40%) Finance
13 98 (14.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 82 (12.11%) Web Services
14 82 (12.11%) Ruby
14 82 (12.11%) WebDriver
15 81 (11.96%) Apple iOS
15 81 (11.96%) Mobile App
16 78 (11.52%) Android
17 77 (11.37%) JIRA
18 76 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
19 75 (11.08%) Manual Testing
20 74 (10.93%) Regression Testing
21 72 (10.64%) Software Testing
22 71 (10.49%) UNIX
23 69 (10.19%) Automated Testing
24 68 (10.04%) Performance Testing
25 67 (9.90%) HP Quality Center
26 66 (9.75%) HP
27 65 (9.60%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 12 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.62%) CMS
3 10 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.33%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.89%) MQSeries
5 6 (0.89%) Node.js
6 5 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.74%) Confluence
6 5 (0.74%) SAS
7 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.44%) CICS
8 3 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.30%) Drupal
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.15%) Jetty
10 1 (0.15%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 42 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.84%) MS Office
3 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.48%) SAP HR
2 7 (1.03%) BASE24
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.30%) Agresso
4 2 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.30%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.30%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.15%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.15%) Endur
5 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
2 7 (1.03%) SaaS
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.44%) GitHub
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) PaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.15%) Office 365
4 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.22%) HTTP
2 10 (1.48%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.18%) Internet
4 4 (0.59%) Multicast
4 4 (0.59%) Network Security
5 3 (0.44%) DVB
6 2 (0.30%) GPRS
6 2 (0.30%) GSM
6 2 (0.30%) SSL
6 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.30%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.15%) NFC
7 1 (0.15%) SSH
7 1 (0.15%) LTE
7 1 (0.15%) 4G
7 1 (0.15%) DNS
7 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.15%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.15%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.99%) Relational Database
2 26 (3.84%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.62%) RDBMS
4 11 (1.62%) DB2
5 10 (1.48%) MySQL
6 8 (1.18%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.89%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.74%) Base SAS
8 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.74%) DbVisualizer
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.74%) DataStage
8 5 (0.74%) Big Data
9 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.44%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.30%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 182 (26.88%) Selenium
2 138 (20.38%) Cucumber
3 82 (12.11%) WebDriver
4 77 (11.37%) JIRA
5 59 (8.71%) Jenkins
6 50 (7.39%) Calabash
7 37 (5.47%) QuickTest Pro
8 34 (5.02%) JMeter
9 30 (4.43%) LoadRunner
10 29 (4.28%) Visual Studio
11 28 (4.14%) Git (software)
12 26 (3.84%) SoapUI
13 25 (3.69%) Subversion
14 23 (3.40%) Hudson
15 21 (3.10%) TeamCity
16 19 (2.81%) WATIR
16 19 (2.81%) SpecFlow
17 18 (2.66%) FitNesse
17 18 (2.66%) JUnit
18 17 (2.51%) Capybara
General
1 111 (16.40%) Finance
2 57 (8.42%) Banking
3 14 (2.07%) Investment Banking
4 12 (1.77%) Retail
5 10 (1.48%) Publishing
6 9 (1.33%) Marketing
6 9 (1.33%) Advertising
6 9 (1.33%) Games
7 8 (1.18%) Back Office
8 6 (0.89%) Front Office
8 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.74%) Legal
9 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.59%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.44%) Local Government
12 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.30%) Automotive
12 2 (0.30%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.15%) Cantonese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (12.11%) Web Services
2 65 (9.60%) XML
3 50 (7.39%) .NET
4 40 (5.91%) HTML
5 39 (5.76%) JSON
6 29 (4.28%) SOAP
7 23 (3.40%) REST
8 18 (2.66%) XSLT
9 17 (2.51%) RESTful
10 13 (1.92%) Gherkin
10 13 (1.92%) Android SDK
11 12 (1.77%) Spring
12 11 (1.62%) ASP.NET
12 11 (1.62%) CSS
13 9 (1.33%) J2EE
14 8 (1.18%) iOS SDK
14 8 (1.18%) HTML5
15 7 (1.03%) Flash
15 7 (1.03%) AngularJS
16 6 (0.89%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.96%) Mobile App
2 34 (5.02%) Open Source
3 28 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 27 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.10%) STB
6 17 (2.51%) Over-the-Top Content
7 16 (2.36%) EMV
8 15 (2.22%) Video on Demand
8 15 (2.22%) User Experience
9 14 (2.07%) SWIFT
10 11 (1.62%) Smartcard
11 10 (1.48%) NHS
11 10 (1.48%) IPTV
12 9 (1.33%) Streaming Video
12 9 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.18%) MPEG
13 8 (1.18%) Social Network
14 7 (1.03%) Derivative
14 7 (1.03%) Tandem
14 7 (1.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 81 (11.96%) Apple iOS
2 78 (11.52%) Android
3 71 (10.49%) UNIX
4 65 (9.60%) Linux
5 55 (8.12%) Windows
6 14 (2.07%) Solaris
7 12 (1.77%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.33%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.59%) Debian
11 3 (0.44%) AIX
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.30%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (26.74%) Test Scripting
3 141 (20.83%) BDD
4 126 (18.61%) TDD
5 116 (17.13%) Scrum
6 114 (16.84%) Test Automation
7 98 (14.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 76 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
9 75 (11.08%) Manual Testing
10 74 (10.93%) Regression Testing
11 72 (10.64%) Software Testing
12 69 (10.19%) Automated Testing
13 68 (10.04%) Performance Testing
14 62 (9.16%) Automation Testing
15 50 (7.39%) User Stories
16 43 (6.35%) Integration Testing
17 40 (5.91%) E-Commerce
18 35 (5.17%) System Testing
19 32 (4.73%) Test Strategy
20 29 (4.28%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 165 (24.37%) SQL
2 163 (24.08%) Java
3 82 (12.11%) Ruby
4 56 (8.27%) C#
5 47 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 46 (6.79%) Python
7 33 (4.87%) Shell Script
8 20 (2.95%) PHP
9 9 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.33%) Perl
9 9 (1.33%) C
9 9 (1.33%) VBScript
10 8 (1.18%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.18%) Groovy
11 6 (0.89%) C++
11 6 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.74%) VB
12 5 (0.74%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.59%) VBA
14 3 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (8.27%) ISEB
2 52 (7.68%) ISTQB
3 37 (5.47%) Degree
4 25 (3.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (3.10%) Security Cleared
6 16 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.74%) CISSP
8 4 (0.59%) CEH
9 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.44%) CISM
10 2 (0.30%) CISA
10 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.30%) CCNA
10 2 (0.30%) MCITP
10 2 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.15%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.15%) CIMA
11 1 (0.15%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (25.70%) QA
2 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (0.59%) Nmap
2 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.30%) NDS
3 2 (0.30%) Cygwin
3 2 (0.30%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 67 (9.90%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.74%) SCOM
3 4 (0.59%) Nessus
4 3 (0.44%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.15%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 66 (9.75%) HP
2 62 (9.16%) Oracle
3 60 (8.86%) Microsoft
4 21 (3.10%) SAP
5 13 (1.92%) IBM
6 9 (1.33%) JBoss
6 9 (1.33%) VMware
7 7 (1.03%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.74%) Zend
9 5 (0.74%) Google
9 5 (0.74%) SolarWinds
9 5 (0.74%) Informatica
9 5 (0.74%) CODA
9 5 (0.74%) Citrix
9 5 (0.74%) Cognos
9 5 (0.74%) Green Hat
10 4 (0.59%) Siebel
10 4 (0.59%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.44%) EPiServer
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