Period
to 23 October 2021

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 23 October 2021 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
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 98 92 175
Rank change year-on-year -6 +83 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 83 29 54
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.15% 1.61% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.80% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 22 45
10th Percentile £425 £350 £316
25th Percentile £450 £434 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £495
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -4.04% -1.00%
75th Percentile £528 £600 £538
90th Percentile £596 £650 £575
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £452
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.09% -6.56%

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 3,520 1,611 5,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.17% 89.30% 90.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,653 1,210 4,297
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £524 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.01% -0.24% +2.94%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 63
10th Percentile £12.10 £14.95 £11.80
25th Percentile £19.88 £18.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £32.00 £32.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year - +77.78% -3.74%
75th Percentile £42.50 £44.50 £25.88
90th Percentile £62.35 £47.75 £49.27
Central London median hourly rate £32.20 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +60.00% +6.95%

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 23 October 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 72 (86.75%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (68.67%) Software Engineering
3 41 (49.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (49.40%) Insurtech
4 40 (48.19%) SQL
5 37 (44.58%) User Stories
6 35 (42.17%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (40.96%) Release Management
7 34 (40.96%) Backlog Management
7 34 (40.96%) Backlog Prioritisation
8 33 (39.76%) Social Skills
8 33 (39.76%) Visualisation
8 33 (39.76%) Data Visualisation
8 33 (39.76%) Power BI
8 33 (39.76%) Power Platform
9 32 (38.55%) Qlik Sense
9 32 (38.55%) QlikView
10 24 (28.92%) Finance
11 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
12 14 (16.87%) Strategic Planning
12 14 (16.87%) Requirements Gathering
13 13 (15.66%) Java
14 11 (13.25%) Acceptance Criteria
14 11 (13.25%) SDET
15 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
15 9 (10.84%) Data Management
15 9 (10.84%) Microservices
15 9 (10.84%) AWS
15 9 (10.84%) Analytics
16 8 (9.64%) Data Analytics

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 (1.20%) CMS
1 1 (1.20%) EPiServer
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 33 (39.76%) Power Platform
2 9 (10.84%) AWS
3 8 (9.64%) Collibra
4 7 (8.43%) Azure
5 4 (4.82%) Serverless
6 2 (2.41%) SaaS
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.20%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.20%) GitHub
7 1 (1.20%) Slack
7 1 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (1.20%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (39.76%) Power BI
2 32 (38.55%) Qlik Sense
2 32 (38.55%) QlikView
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (1.20%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) JIRA
1 8 (9.64%) Selenium
2 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.23%) JMeter
4 5 (6.02%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.02%) Postman
4 5 (6.02%) SpecFlow
4 5 (6.02%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.82%) JUnit
6 3 (3.61%) Appium
6 3 (3.61%) Charles Proxy
6 3 (3.61%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.61%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (2.41%) Gatling
7 2 (2.41%) Gradle
7 2 (2.41%) Maven
7 2 (2.41%) REST Assured
7 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.20%) NUnit
8 1 (1.20%) WebLOAD
General
1 33 (39.76%) Social Skills
2 24 (28.92%) Finance
3 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (1.20%) International Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Military
5 1 (1.20%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (61.45%) Analyst
2 49 (59.04%) Business Analyst
3 38 (45.78%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 33 (39.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 33 (39.76%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 33 (39.76%) Data Business Analyst
5 25 (30.12%) SQL Analyst
5 25 (30.12%) SQL Data Analyst
6 11 (13.25%) Agile Business Analyst
7 10 (12.05%) Tester
8 7 (8.43%) Developer
9 5 (6.02%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.82%) Engineering Manager
10 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Automation Tester
11 3 (3.61%) Mobile Tester
11 3 (3.61%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.61%) Test Automation Engineer
12 2 (2.41%) Java Engineer
12 2 (2.41%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) Kafka
1 5 (6.02%) Spring
2 4 (4.82%) .NET
2 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
2 4 (4.82%) RESTful
3 3 (3.61%) CSS
3 3 (3.61%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.61%) HTML
3 3 (3.61%) React
4 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.41%) JSON
4 2 (2.41%) LINQ
4 2 (2.41%) NHibernate
4 2 (2.41%) Node.js
4 2 (2.41%) REST
4 2 (2.41%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.41%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (2.41%) WPF
4 2 (2.41%) XML
5 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) Derivative
1 2 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.20%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (86.75%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (68.67%) Software Engineering
3 41 (49.40%) Insurtech
3 41 (49.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (44.58%) User Stories
5 35 (42.17%) Business Intelligence
6 34 (40.96%) Backlog Management
6 34 (40.96%) Backlog Prioritisation
6 34 (40.96%) Release Management
7 33 (39.76%) Data Visualisation
7 33 (39.76%) Visualisation
8 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
9 14 (16.87%) Requirements Gathering
9 14 (16.87%) Strategic Planning
10 11 (13.25%) Acceptance Criteria
10 11 (13.25%) SDET
11 9 (10.84%) Analytics
11 9 (10.84%) Data Management
11 9 (10.84%) Microservices
12 8 (9.64%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 40 (48.19%) SQL
2 13 (15.66%) Java
3 7 (8.43%) C#
4 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.61%) Kotlin
5 3 (3.61%) Python
6 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.41%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.20%) Scala
7 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
1 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.20%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) Accessibility
1 3 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.61%) Terraform
3 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.61%) HP
2 3 (3.61%) IBM
3 1 (1.20%) Cognos
3 1 (1.20%) Concur
3 1 (1.20%) Genesys
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle
3 1 (1.20%) SAP
3 1 (1.20%) Splunk