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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 152 181
Rank change year-on-year +4 +29  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 18 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.45% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 21
Median daily rate £426 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.07% -16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2879 2907 4718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.15% 85.93% 81.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2210 2380 3714
Median daily rate £500 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 55
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £31.50 £56.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the City of London

Software Testing
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 Software Testing in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in the City of London

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in the City of London

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 18 (64.29%) Finance
2 16 (57.14%) QA
3 13 (46.43%) SQL
4 10 (35.71%) Workflow
4 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (32.14%) Relational Database
6 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (28.57%) SDLC
7 7 (25.00%) FTP
7 7 (25.00%) HTTP
7 7 (25.00%) Siebel Certification
7 7 (25.00%) Web Services
7 7 (25.00%) XML
7 7 (25.00%) Java
7 7 (25.00%) Siebel
7 7 (25.00%) EAI
7 7 (25.00%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
7 7 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (25.00%) AOP
7 7 (25.00%) Siebel EIM
7 7 (25.00%) Financial Institution
7 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Hedge funds
8 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
8 6 (21.43%) Degree
9 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
9 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Change Management
9 5 (17.86%) Project 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 1 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 1 (3.57%) ION MarketView
1 1 (3.57%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.57%) Asana
1 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) FTP
1 7 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Relational Database
2 7 (25.00%) Siebel EIM
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) Mixpanel
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SpecFlow
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Appium
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) MSTest
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (64.29%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Law
4 2 (7.14%) Legal
5 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Siebel Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Oracle Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Web Services
1 7 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Laravel
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Android
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Workflow
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) SDLC
2 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 7 (25.00%) AOP
3 7 (25.00%) EAI
3 7 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 5 (17.86%) Change Management
5 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Project Management
5 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.71%) BPMN
6 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) System Testing
6 3 (10.71%) UML
6 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
3 3 (10.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Siebel Certification
2 6 (21.43%) Degree
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (57.14%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (3.57%) MiFID
3 1 (3.57%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Siebel
2 3 (10.71%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) SAP
3 2 (7.14%) TOWER Software
4 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.57%) Charles River
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.57%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.57%) WorldPay
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