Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 222 229
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 42 26 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.59% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.45% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 32
City of London median daily rate £413 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +7.46% +4.69%
10th Percentile £306 £310 £300
90th Percentile £530 £575 £574
Central London median daily rate £406 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.41% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 6257 5765 7677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.28% 87.41% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4969 4616 6106
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £664 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.91
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.06% -7.33% +16.73%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 29 (69.05%) Test Automation
2 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (40.48%) ISEB
3 17 (40.48%) Finance
4 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
5 14 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 13 (30.95%) Java
7 12 (28.57%) QA
8 11 (26.19%) Selenium
8 11 (26.19%) SQL
9 10 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (21.43%) SDLC
10 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
11 8 (19.05%) BDD
11 8 (19.05%) DV Cleared
11 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
11 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
11 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
11 8 (19.05%) C#
11 8 (19.05%) Python
11 8 (19.05%) JIRA
11 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
12 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (16.67%) Ruby
12 7 (16.67%) Linux
12 7 (16.67%) Web Services
12 7 (16.67%) JMeter
12 7 (16.67%) Functional Testing
12 7 (16.67%) Git (software)

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 2 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) ION MarketView
1 1 (2.38%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.38%) PeopleSoft CRM
1 1 (2.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.52%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.38%) Asana
4 1 (2.38%) GitHub
4 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) HTTP
2 4 (9.52%) DNS
3 3 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.14%) Siebel EIM
4 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.38%) Mixpanel
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Selenium
2 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
3 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
3 8 (19.05%) JIRA
4 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 7 (16.67%) JMeter
5 6 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
7 3 (7.14%) Appium
7 3 (7.14%) JUnit
8 2 (4.76%) Capybara
8 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
8 2 (4.76%) LoadUI
8 2 (4.76%) RubyGems
9 1 (2.38%) Calabash
9 1 (2.38%) JBehave
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.76%) Advertising
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Publishing
5 1 (2.38%) Russian Language
5 1 (2.38%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Analyst
1 19 (45.24%) Test Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Tester
4 4 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 4 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Siebel Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) QA Automation Tester
6 2 (4.76%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Salesforce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) XML
3 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.76%) JSON
4 2 (4.76%) YAML
5 1 (2.38%) .NET
5 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.38%) Java EE
5 1 (2.38%) Laravel
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Cloud
2 4 (9.52%) Private Cloud
2 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 4 (9.52%) Virtual Team
3 3 (7.14%) Hedge funds
3 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) AS400
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Android
3 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (69.05%) Test Automation
2 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 9 (21.43%) SDLC
4 9 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (19.05%) BDD
5 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
6 7 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 6 (14.29%) DevOps
8 5 (11.90%) Defect Management
8 5 (11.90%) OO
8 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
8 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Workflow
9 4 (9.52%) QA Automation
9 4 (9.52%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Java
2 11 (26.19%) SQL
3 8 (19.05%) C#
3 8 (19.05%) Python
4 7 (16.67%) Ruby
5 3 (7.14%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
6 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.38%) Groovy
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) ISEB
2 14 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 10 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (19.05%) DV Cleared
4 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) Degree
6 3 (7.14%) Siebel Certification
7 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 20022
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.52%) Puppet
3 1 (2.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) HP
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Atlassian
4 3 (7.14%) Siebel
5 2 (4.76%) Charles River
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (4.76%) TOWER Software
6 1 (2.38%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.38%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) ION Trading
6 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com