Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 211 219
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 39 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.56% 0.47% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.53% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 18
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £381 £306 £259
90th Percentile £591 £530 £575
Central London median daily rate £425 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.29% +5.94% -
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 6,036 6,028 5,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.35% 88.99% 87.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,817 4,709 4,699
City of London median daily rate £501 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £327 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 54 47
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.02 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.25 £31.28 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -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 25 September 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 25 September 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 24 (61.54%) QA
2 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
3 15 (38.46%) SQL
3 15 (38.46%) Java
4 14 (35.90%) Finance
5 13 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 12 (30.77%) JIRA
6 12 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (30.77%) Scrum
6 12 (30.77%) SDLC
7 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
7 11 (28.21%) Docker
8 10 (25.64%) PHP
8 10 (25.64%) C#
8 10 (25.64%) HTML
8 10 (25.64%) XML
8 10 (25.64%) Selenium
8 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
8 10 (25.64%) Web Development
9 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (23.08%) Node.js
9 9 (23.08%) Redux
10 8 (20.51%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (20.51%) Behat
10 8 (20.51%) GraphQL
10 8 (20.51%) Workflow
10 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
10 8 (20.51%) Symfony
10 8 (20.51%) PHPUnit

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 (2.56%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.56%) CMS
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) HTTP
2 6 (15.38%) FTP
3 4 (10.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
3 6 (15.38%) Siebel EIM
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) Flink
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) JIRA
2 10 (25.64%) Selenium
3 8 (20.51%) PHPUnit
4 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
5 5 (12.82%) SpecFlow
6 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.69%) PhpStorm
7 3 (7.69%) WebStorm
8 2 (5.13%) Appium
8 2 (5.13%) JUnit
8 2 (5.13%) TestComplete
8 2 (5.13%) TestNG
8 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.56%) EasyMock
9 1 (2.56%) Gatling
9 1 (2.56%) Mockito
9 1 (2.56%) Protractor
9 1 (2.56%) Spock
9 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Games
4 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) PHP Developer
2 6 (15.38%) PHP Symfony Developer
2 6 (15.38%) QA Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Siebel Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Symfony Developer
3 5 (12.82%) HTML Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) QA Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Head of Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Software Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) HTML
1 10 (25.64%) XML
2 9 (23.08%) Node.js
2 9 (23.08%) Redux
3 8 (20.51%) Behat
3 8 (20.51%) GraphQL
3 8 (20.51%) HTML5
3 8 (20.51%) Symfony
4 7 (17.95%) Apollo GraphQL
5 6 (15.38%) .NET
5 6 (15.38%) Web Services
6 4 (10.26%) JSON
6 4 (10.26%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.13%) CSS
8 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
8 2 (5.13%) Sass
9 1 (2.56%) Kafka
9 1 (2.56%) REST
9 1 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (15.38%) Hedge funds
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Derivative
3 2 (5.13%) Fintech
3 2 (5.13%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
2 13 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Scrum
3 12 (30.77%) SDLC
4 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
4 10 (25.64%) Web Development
5 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.51%) Continuous Deployment
6 8 (20.51%) Workflow
7 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (15.38%) AOP
8 6 (15.38%) EAI
8 6 (15.38%) SDET
8 6 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 5 (12.82%) BDD
9 5 (12.82%) OO
9 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
9 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Java
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) C#
2 10 (25.64%) PHP
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
5 4 (10.26%) C
5 4 (10.26%) C++
5 4 (10.26%) Python
5 4 (10.26%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) ES6
7 1 (2.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
1 6 (15.38%) Siebel Certification
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (61.54%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.56%) EMIR
2 1 (2.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
1 6 (15.38%) Siebel
2 4 (10.26%) Guidewire
3 3 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) Charles River
5 1 (2.56%) GoldenSource
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft