Period
to 19 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer in Test was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java Developer in Test
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 277 294 248
Rank change year-on-year +17 -46 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer in Test 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.079% 0.076% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.080% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Central London median daily rate £480 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% -8.11%
10th Percentile £368 £438 £413
90th Percentile £515 £550 £438
London median daily rate £463 £494 £450
% change year-on-year -6.33% +9.72% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 8,397 8,706 7,002
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 94.68% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,356 6,764 5,375
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £304
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 137 70
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +8.59% -13.90%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.25 £12.49
90th Percentile £51.11 £45.40 £48.03
London median hourly rate £22.29 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +3.65% -6.52% +18.43%

Java Developer in Test
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Java Developer in Test in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Test in Central London

Java Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Developer in Test in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Test in Central London

Java Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Test in Central London over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Test in Central London

Java Developer in Test
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer in Test within the Central London region over the 6 months to 19 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 6 £480 +1.05% 3
Java Developer in Test
London

Java Developer in Test Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, Java Developer in Test contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region featuring Java Developer in Test in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) SDET
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 3 (42.86%) Microservices
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) API Testing
5 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
5 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (28.57%) Node.js
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) Protractor
5 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (14.29%) BrowserStack
6 1 (14.29%) WebdriverIO
6 1 (14.29%) Gatling
6 1 (14.29%) Travis CI
6 1 (14.29%) Dropwizard
6 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy

Java Developer in Test Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 1 (14.29%) Jetty
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) BrowserStack
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) Protractor
4 1 (14.29%) Gatling
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) Gradle
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) Mockito
4 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 1 (14.29%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Dropwizard
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) React
2 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
2 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
2 1 (14.29%) WebdriverIO
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) SDET
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (28.57%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA