Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 214 218
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 42 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 0.52% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.58% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 16
City of London median daily rate £425 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -15.79% +15.15%
10th Percentile £318 £308 £347
90th Percentile £563 £530 £596
Central London median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
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 6,165 6,401 5,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.37% 89.57% 88.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,856 5,104 4,581
City of London median daily rate £513 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +7.37% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £318
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 61 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.80% -6.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £34.40 £31.00 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018, 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 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 18 (42.86%) QA
4 17 (40.48%) Scrum
5 15 (35.71%) Finance
6 14 (33.33%) JIRA
7 12 (28.57%) Docker
8 10 (23.81%) Node.js
8 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (23.81%) Banking
8 10 (23.81%) HTML
8 10 (23.81%) SQL
9 9 (21.43%) Java
9 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 9 (21.43%) PHP
9 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
9 9 (21.43%) Web Development
9 9 (21.43%) BDD
9 9 (21.43%) Redux
10 8 (19.05%) Apollo GraphQL
10 8 (19.05%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (19.05%) GraphQL
10 8 (19.05%) HTML5
10 8 (19.05%) PHPUnit
10 8 (19.05%) Behat
10 8 (19.05%) Symfony
10 8 (19.05%) C#
11 7 (16.67%) .NET

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%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (4.76%) Apache Spark
1 2 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.38%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (2.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) AMQP
2 1 (2.38%) FTP
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) Flink
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.38%) Siebel EIM
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) JIRA
2 8 (19.05%) PHPUnit
3 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 7 (16.67%) Selenium
4 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.14%) Appium
5 3 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.76%) Capybara
6 2 (4.76%) EasyMock
6 2 (4.76%) Gatling
6 2 (4.76%) JUnit
6 2 (4.76%) Mockito
6 2 (4.76%) PhpStorm
6 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.76%) Spock
6 2 (4.76%) TestNG
6 2 (4.76%) Travis CI
6 2 (4.76%) WebStorm
6 2 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Back Office
3 3 (7.14%) International Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Front Office
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Games
5 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Tester
3 7 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 7 (16.67%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Symfony Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 6 (14.29%) HTML Developer
5 4 (9.52%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (9.52%) QA Tester
6 3 (7.14%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Testing Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Software Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Software Test Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Software Testing Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) HTML
1 10 (23.81%) Node.js
2 9 (21.43%) Redux
3 8 (19.05%) Apollo GraphQL
3 8 (19.05%) Behat
3 8 (19.05%) GraphQL
3 8 (19.05%) HTML5
3 8 (19.05%) Symfony
4 7 (16.67%) .NET
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.14%) Entity Framework
5 3 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (7.14%) LINQ
5 3 (7.14%) Web Services
5 3 (7.14%) WinForms
5 3 (7.14%) WPF
5 3 (7.14%) XML
6 2 (4.76%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (4.76%) Middleware
6 2 (4.76%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.76%) Fintech
3 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.38%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 17 (40.48%) Scrum
4 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (21.43%) BDD
5 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 9 (21.43%) Web Development
6 8 (19.05%) Continuous Deployment
7 7 (16.67%) Defect Management
7 7 (16.67%) SDLC
8 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Project Management
9 5 (11.90%) Test Management
9 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
9 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
10 4 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (9.52%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 9 (21.43%) PHP
3 8 (19.05%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) C
4 2 (4.76%) C++
4 2 (4.76%) ES6
4 2 (4.76%) Groovy
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
5 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) ISEB
3 2 (4.76%) ACCA
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.38%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (4.76%) Adobe
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Calypso
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Siebel