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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 161 144 217
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +73
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 326 366 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.38% 1.55% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.67% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 264 160
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Average hourly rate - £23.25 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
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
21719 21935 22426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.23% 92.88% 92.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15259 15046 15274
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 402 471
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 -24 51 £350 -12.50% 16
Croydon -14 5 - -
Docklands, London - 3 £310 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £391 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £525 -
Paddington - 2 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames -6 1 - -
Sidcup - 1 £380 - 1
Osterley - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 218 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (27.43%) QA
3 154 (27.26%) Selenium
4 118 (20.88%) SQL
5 111 (19.65%) Test Scripting
6 103 (18.23%) Java
7 99 (17.52%) Finance
8 91 (16.11%) JIRA
9 83 (14.69%) Scrum
10 78 (13.81%) Cucumber
10 78 (13.81%) BDD
11 77 (13.63%) Test Automation
12 71 (12.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 69 (12.21%) Automation Testing
14 68 (12.04%) Automated Testing
15 64 (11.33%) Integration Testing
16 60 (10.62%) Regression Testing
17 58 (10.27%) Banking
18 57 (10.09%) C#
18 57 (10.09%) Performance Testing
19 55 (9.73%) Web Services
20 54 (9.56%) HP
20 54 (9.56%) SoapUI
21 52 (9.20%) .NET
22 51 (9.03%) UNIX
22 51 (9.03%) WebDriver
23 48 (8.50%) ISEB
24 47 (8.32%) SOAP
24 47 (8.32%) E-Commerce
24 47 (8.32%) Ruby

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 18 (3.19%) SharePoint
1 18 (3.19%) CMS
1 18 (3.19%) Confluence
2 8 (1.42%) WebLogic
3 5 (0.88%) Apache
3 5 (0.88%) SAS
3 5 (0.88%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.53%) IIS
6 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.18%) WordPress
7 1 (0.18%) Moodle
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 31 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.07%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) MS Project
3 2 (0.35%) FastStats
4 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.18%) HipChat
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.35%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.18%) Endur
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.18%) Summit
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) Unica
3 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.88%) GitHub
3 3 (0.53%) SaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.18%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.24%) Internet
2 6 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.88%) HTTP
3 5 (0.88%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.53%) Firewall
4 3 (0.53%) Wireless
4 3 (0.53%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (0.53%) WAN
4 3 (0.53%) LAN
5 2 (0.35%) Broadband
5 2 (0.35%) DNS
5 2 (0.35%) 3G
5 2 (0.35%) DVB
5 2 (0.35%) SS7
5 2 (0.35%) TCAP
5 2 (0.35%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (0.35%) Network Security
6 1 (0.18%) NAS
6 1 (0.18%) 4G
6 1 (0.18%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.77%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.59%) MySQL
6 7 (1.24%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.06%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.88%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.71%) Big Data
9 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.53%) DB2
11 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 154 (27.26%) Selenium
2 91 (16.11%) JIRA
3 78 (13.81%) Cucumber
4 54 (9.56%) SoapUI
5 51 (9.03%) WebDriver
6 39 (6.90%) LoadRunner
7 30 (5.31%) JUnit
8 28 (4.96%) HP UFT
9 27 (4.78%) JMeter
10 25 (4.42%) SpecFlow
11 24 (4.25%) Jenkins
12 20 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (3.19%) Calabash
14 15 (2.65%) Git (software)
15 12 (2.12%) Maven
15 12 (2.12%) Visual Studio
16 11 (1.95%) Appium
17 10 (1.77%) NeoLoad
18 9 (1.59%) JBehave
19 8 (1.42%) Behat
General
1 99 (17.52%) Finance
2 58 (10.27%) Banking
3 33 (5.84%) Retail
4 23 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.06%) Games
7 5 (0.88%) Marketing
8 4 (0.71%) Advertising
8 4 (0.71%) Front Office
8 4 (0.71%) Legal
9 3 (0.53%) Publishing
9 3 (0.53%) Billing
10 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.73%) Web Services
2 52 (9.20%) .NET
3 47 (8.32%) SOAP
4 36 (6.37%) XML
5 23 (4.07%) HTML
6 22 (3.89%) Middleware
6 22 (3.89%) REST
7 20 (3.54%) JSON
8 19 (3.36%) Gherkin
9 11 (1.95%) RESTful
10 10 (1.77%) CSS
11 6 (1.06%) MSMQ
11 6 (1.06%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.06%) Spring
12 4 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (0.71%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.71%) WPF
12 4 (0.71%) XSD
13 3 (0.53%) XSL
13 3 (0.53%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.66%) Mobile App
2 29 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.01%) SWIFT
4 12 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.12%) NHS
5 11 (1.95%) STB
6 9 (1.59%) MPEG
6 9 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.59%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.42%) Wiki
8 7 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.24%) User Experience
9 5 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.71%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.71%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.71%) Derivative
10 4 (0.71%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.03%) UNIX
2 35 (6.19%) Linux
3 29 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 24 (4.25%) Android
5 23 (4.07%) Windows
6 5 (0.88%) Solaris
7 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (19.65%) Test Scripting
3 83 (14.69%) Scrum
4 78 (13.81%) BDD
5 77 (13.63%) Test Automation
6 71 (12.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 69 (12.21%) Automation Testing
8 68 (12.04%) Automated Testing
9 64 (11.33%) Integration Testing
10 60 (10.62%) Regression Testing
11 57 (10.09%) Performance Testing
12 47 (8.32%) E-Commerce
13 46 (8.14%) Manual Testing
14 43 (7.61%) System Integration Testing
15 42 (7.43%) Software Testing
16 40 (7.08%) TDD
16 40 (7.08%) System Testing
17 38 (6.73%) Test Strategy
18 37 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
19 32 (5.66%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 118 (20.88%) SQL
2 103 (18.23%) Java
3 57 (10.09%) C#
4 47 (8.32%) Ruby
5 32 (5.66%) JavaScript
6 24 (4.25%) Groovy
7 19 (3.36%) PHP
7 19 (3.36%) Python
8 14 (2.48%) PL/SQL
9 12 (2.12%) VBA
10 11 (1.95%) C
11 10 (1.77%) Perl
11 10 (1.77%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.59%) VBScript
13 8 (1.42%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.06%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.53%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.53%) XPath
15 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.18%) Lua
Qualifications
1 48 (8.50%) ISEB
2 44 (7.79%) ISTQB
3 38 (6.73%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 24 (4.25%) DV Cleared
5 20 (3.54%) Degree
6 14 (2.48%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (0.88%) CEH
8 4 (0.71%) HND
9 3 (0.53%) GIAC
10 2 (0.35%) CISSP
10 2 (0.35%) OSCP
11 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (27.43%) QA
2 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.35%) MiFID
4 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.18%) Basel III
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) GxP
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.18%) Firmware
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (7.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.35%) Nessus
2 2 (0.35%) Puppet
3 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.18%) nmon
3 1 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.18%) Nmap
3 1 (0.18%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 54 (9.56%) HP
2 46 (8.14%) Microsoft
3 43 (7.61%) Oracle
4 8 (1.42%) Remedy
5 7 (1.24%) SAP
6 6 (1.06%) Sybase
6 6 (1.06%) VMware
6 6 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.06%) IBM
7 5 (0.88%) Tumbleweed
8 4 (0.71%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.71%) Capita
8 4 (0.71%) Apple
9 3 (0.53%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.53%) Citrix
9 3 (0.53%) Endeca
9 3 (0.53%) Green Hat
9 3 (0.53%) SOASTA, Inc
9 3 (0.53%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.35%) ForgeRock
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