Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer in Test was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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.

Developer in Test
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 213 238
Rank change year-on-year -11 +25 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Developer in Test 26 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.43% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 17
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £425 £403 £276
90th Percentile £584 £533 £553
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6750 6222 7962
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.24% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5358 4921 6286
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 70 110
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.47 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.69% -4.27% +7.35%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.24
90th Percentile £30.75 £50.62 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +9.09%

Developer in Test
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Test in the City of London

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Test in the City of London

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Test in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Test in the City of London

Developer in Test Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Developer in Test 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 City of London region featuring Developer in Test in the job title.

1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (88.46%) Test Automation
2 20 (76.92%) Cucumber
3 17 (65.38%) Java
4 15 (57.69%) SDET
5 12 (46.15%) Ruby
5 12 (46.15%) Selenium
6 11 (42.31%) JIRA
6 11 (42.31%) WebDriver
6 11 (42.31%) Scrum
6 11 (42.31%) BDD
7 10 (38.46%) QA
8 9 (34.62%) TDD
8 9 (34.62%) Python
9 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
9 8 (30.77%) JSON
9 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
9 8 (30.77%) Gherkin
9 8 (30.77%) DevOps
10 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
10 7 (26.92%) Appium
10 7 (26.92%) Degree
10 7 (26.92%) Mathematics
10 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
10 7 (26.92%) Kanban
11 6 (23.08%) RESTful
11 6 (23.08%) Physics
11 6 (23.08%) Banking
11 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
11 6 (23.08%) Web Services

Developer in Test Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) GitHub
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) BrowserStack
2 3 (11.54%) vREST
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.69%) SaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Big Data
1 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.85%) HBase
2 1 (3.85%) Impala
Development Applications
1 20 (76.92%) Cucumber
2 12 (46.15%) Selenium
3 11 (42.31%) JIRA
3 11 (42.31%) WebDriver
4 7 (26.92%) Appium
5 4 (15.38%) Calabash
5 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 4 (15.38%) Xcode
6 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
7 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 2 (7.69%) JBehave
7 2 (7.69%) Maven
7 2 (7.69%) TestRail
8 1 (3.85%) Ant
8 1 (3.85%) Gradle
8 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (23.08%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Gherkin
1 8 (30.77%) JSON
2 6 (23.08%) RESTful
2 6 (23.08%) Web Services
3 5 (19.23%) XML
4 4 (15.38%) Node.js
4 4 (15.38%) REST
5 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
5 3 (11.54%) HTML
5 3 (11.54%) HTML5
6 1 (3.85%) .NET
6 1 (3.85%) Kafka
6 1 (3.85%) React
6 1 (3.85%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
1 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.85%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Android
1 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (88.46%) Test Automation
2 15 (57.69%) SDET
3 11 (42.31%) BDD
3 11 (42.31%) Scrum
4 9 (34.62%) TDD
5 8 (30.77%) DevOps
5 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 7 (26.92%) Kanban
6 7 (26.92%) Mathematics
7 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
7 6 (23.08%) Physics
8 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
9 4 (15.38%) API Testing
9 4 (15.38%) ATDD
9 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
10 3 (11.54%) Microservices
10 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) Ruby
3 9 (34.62%) Python
4 4 (15.38%) Apple Swift
4 4 (15.38%) C#
4 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) ES6
6 1 (3.85%) Scala
6 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Google
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.85%) Perforce