Period
to 9 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for API Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited API Testing over the 6 months to 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

API Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 217 216
Rank change year-on-year +86 -1 +13
Contract jobs citing API Testing 12 26 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.39% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.43% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 39
Median daily rate £488 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.86% +4.41% -
10th Percentile £439 £313 £363
90th Percentile £625 £548 £513
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

API Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,378 6,004 6,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.30% 89.63% 88.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,677 4,664 4,977
Median daily rate £520 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 70 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.67% +10.96% -3.36%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £12.78
90th Percentile £48.70 £54.03 £33.68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% +13.50%

API Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing API Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for API Testing in the City of London

API Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing API Testing in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for API Testing in the City of London

API Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing API Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for API Testing in the City of London

API Testing
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing API Testing within the City of London region over the 6 months to 9 July 2020. 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
Moorgate - 1 £550 -
API Testing
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing API Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for API Testing.

1 10 (83.33%) QA
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (41.67%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
6 3 (25.00%) HubSpot
6 3 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) SAP
6 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA
7 2 (16.67%) Open Source
7 2 (16.67%) HTML5
7 2 (16.67%) Axure RP
7 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (16.67%) RESTful
7 2 (16.67%) Azure
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing

API Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Figma
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Azure
2 1 (8.33%) AWS
2 1 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (8.33%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) Serverless
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Axure RP
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) Jasmine
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (16.67%) Postman
4 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) jMock
4 1 (8.33%) Mockito
4 1 (8.33%) NUnit
4 1 (8.33%) REST Assured
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) TestNG
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) FIX Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) UI Designer
3 2 (16.67%) UI Developer
3 2 (16.67%) UI/UX Designer
3 2 (16.67%) UI/UX Developer
3 2 (16.67%) UX Designer
3 2 (16.67%) UX Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) HTML5
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) Swagger
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (8.33%) Kafka
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Groovy
3 1 (8.33%) Java 8
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
1 3 (25.00%) HubSpot
1 3 (25.00%) SAP