Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer in Test was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 225 219
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Developer in Test 24 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 24
City of London median daily rate £465 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +2.63% +18.75%
10th Percentile £413 £424 £407
90th Percentile £596 £576 £636
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
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 6,688 6,500 6,386
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 94.82% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,293 5,094 5,093
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £655
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 89 76
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +3.60% -3.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £42.57
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.19% -4.40%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018, 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 City of London region featuring Developer in Test in the job title.

1 22 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 14 (58.33%) Selenium
3 13 (54.17%) Java
4 11 (45.83%) WebDriver
5 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (37.50%) SDET
6 8 (33.33%) Fintech
6 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 7 (29.17%) Banking
7 7 (29.17%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) API Testing
8 6 (25.00%) React
8 6 (25.00%) Python
8 6 (25.00%) Gherkin
8 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 5 (20.83%) OO
9 5 (20.83%) C#
10 4 (16.67%) Maven
10 4 (16.67%) JIRA
10 4 (16.67%) QA
10 4 (16.67%) Scrum
10 4 (16.67%) SQL
10 4 (16.67%) JUnit
10 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 4 (16.67%) HTTP
10 4 (16.67%) BDD
10 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Cypress Semiconductor

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 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) GitHub
2 1 (4.17%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) Blockchain
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 11 (45.83%) WebDriver
3 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (16.67%) JIRA
5 4 (16.67%) JUnit
5 4 (16.67%) Maven
6 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 2 (8.33%) Appium
8 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
8 1 (4.17%) Capybara
8 1 (4.17%) Gradle
8 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.17%) JBehave
8 1 (4.17%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (4.17%) NMock
8 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
8 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (29.17%) Banking
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Front Office
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 6 (25.00%) React
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) RESTful
3 2 (8.33%) Apache POI
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) Node.js
3 2 (8.33%) REST
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.17%) Chai
4 1 (4.17%) CSS3
4 1 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (4.17%) LESS
4 1 (4.17%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (4.17%) OAuth2
4 1 (4.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Fintech
2 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.17%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Video on Demand
4 1 (4.17%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) CentOS
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) SDET
3 7 (29.17%) API Testing
4 5 (20.83%) OO
5 4 (16.67%) BDD
5 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
6 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) OOP
7 2 (8.33%) Open Source
7 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.33%) SOA
7 2 (8.33%) Software Architecture
7 2 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (25.00%) Python
4 5 (20.83%) C#
5 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 4 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (12.50%) Korn
6 3 (12.50%) Perl
7 2 (8.33%) C++
7 2 (8.33%) Java 8
8 1 (4.17%) ES6
8 1 (4.17%) ES7
8 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Cypress Semiconductor