Period
to 13 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 13 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.

Software Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 208 217
Rank change year-on-year +83 +9 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 35 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 0.52% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.58% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 28 25
Median daily rate £500 £494 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +15.15%
10th Percentile £365 £338 £391
90th Percentile £540 £600 £595
Central London median daily rate £500 £451 £475
% change year-on-year +10.99% -5.16% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Software 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 2,333 6,036 6,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.51% 89.58% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,651 4,695 4,984
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% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 73 106
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -7.65%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £12.88
90th Percentile £48.70 £55.95 £33.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.09 £19.00
% change year-on-year +65.96% +11.00% +6.47%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the City of London

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Daily rate trend for Software Testing in the City of London

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Testing in the City of London

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Software Testing in the City of London

Software 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 Software Testing within the City of London region over the 6 months to 13 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 £500 -
Software Testing
Central London

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) QA
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) Selenium
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
5 5 (31.25%) JIRA
5 5 (31.25%) ISEB
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) DevOps
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Confluence
7 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Test Management
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) SDLC
7 3 (18.75%) QA Automation
7 3 (18.75%) Defect Management

Software 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Azure
1 2 (12.50%) GitHub
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) BGP
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
1 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) MPLS
1 2 (12.50%) OSPF
1 2 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (12.50%) VLAN
1 2 (12.50%) VXLAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) FTP
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) IPsec
2 1 (6.25%) SMTP
2 1 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) Postman
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) eggPlant
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) GoCD
4 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.25%) NUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Development Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Development Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Software Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) ERP Manager
4 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
4 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.25%) Express
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) Node.js
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) XBRL
4 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 5 (31.25%) DevOps
5 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (18.75%) QA Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) Test Management
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) DNA
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C#
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Lisp
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Groovy
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISEB
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCIE
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) GDPR
2 2 (12.50%) IFRS
2 2 (12.50%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (12.50%) TrustSec
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
4 1 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) SAP