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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 116 125 120
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 69 33 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.64% 1.19% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.31% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 25
10th Percentile £413 £231 £305
25th Percentile £463 £463 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £573 £500 £575
90th Percentile £624 £501 £615
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.70
Central London median hourly rate - - £18.70

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 3,836 2,522 2,937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.36% 91.28% 88.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,905 1,838 2,185
10th Percentile £394 £338 £331
25th Percentile £475 £426 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £515
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +1.94% -1.90%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £603
90th Percentile £775 £704 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 51
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £22.06 £12.09 £14.19
Median hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +105.00% -16.67% +21.52%
75th Percentile £55.63 £28.38 £39.00
90th Percentile £65.43 £40.13 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £20.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +107.50% -17.08% +22.13%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022, 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 30 (43.48%) Agile
2 28 (40.58%) Test Automation
3 24 (34.78%) Java
3 24 (34.78%) SQL
4 19 (27.54%) SDET
5 18 (26.09%) QA
6 17 (24.64%) JIRA
7 16 (23.19%) CI/CD
8 15 (21.74%) Release Management
8 15 (21.74%) Finance
8 15 (21.74%) AWS
9 13 (18.84%) API Testing
9 13 (18.84%) Scrum
9 13 (18.84%) DNS
9 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
9 13 (18.84%) Software Engineering
10 12 (17.39%) Python
10 12 (17.39%) Functional Testing
11 11 (15.94%) RESTful
11 11 (15.94%) Azure
11 11 (15.94%) DevOps
11 11 (15.94%) Internet
11 11 (15.94%) Selenium
12 10 (14.49%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (14.49%) Docker
12 10 (14.49%) Analytics
12 10 (14.49%) Data Protection
12 10 (14.49%) Social Skills
13 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
13 9 (13.04%) Amazon EC2

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 3 (4.35%) Apache
2 2 (2.90%) Confluence
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) JBoss
3 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.74%) AWS
2 11 (15.94%) Azure
3 9 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (13.04%) Amazon S3
4 7 (10.14%) Amazon Cognito
4 7 (10.14%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (5.80%) Collibra
5 4 (5.80%) Power Platform
6 3 (4.35%) Firebase
6 3 (4.35%) Google Analytics
6 3 (4.35%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.90%) GitHub
7 2 (2.90%) SaaS
7 2 (2.90%) Slack
7 2 (2.90%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (2.90%) Tricentis Tosca
8 1 (1.45%) Datadog
8 1 (1.45%) GCP
8 1 (1.45%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.84%) DNS
2 11 (15.94%) Internet
3 6 (8.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.80%) Power BI
3 4 (5.80%) Qlik Sense
3 4 (5.80%) QlikView
3 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.90%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (2.90%) Big Data
6 1 (1.45%) DB2
6 1 (1.45%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) JIRA
2 11 (15.94%) Selenium
3 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
4 7 (10.14%) Cucumber
4 7 (10.14%) GitLab
4 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.70%) Eclipse
6 5 (7.25%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.80%) REST Assured
8 3 (4.35%) Maven
8 3 (4.35%) Mockito
8 3 (4.35%) Postman
8 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.90%) Appium
9 2 (2.90%) Gatling
9 2 (2.90%) JMeter
9 2 (2.90%) NUnit
9 2 (2.90%) Protractor
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Social Skills
3 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (10.14%) Banking
4 7 (10.14%) Legal
5 6 (8.70%) Financial Institution
5 6 (8.70%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (4.35%) Billing
6 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.90%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.45%) Retail
8 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Developer
2 11 (15.94%) Tester
3 9 (13.04%) Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) QA Tester
6 6 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Developer in Test
8 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Data Business Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Java Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Manual Tester
8 4 (5.80%) QA Manual Tester
8 4 (5.80%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) RESTful
2 9 (13.04%) REST
3 7 (10.14%) .NET
4 4 (5.80%) CSS
4 4 (5.80%) HTML
4 4 (5.80%) Node.js
5 3 (4.35%) Android Jetpack
5 3 (4.35%) Dagger
5 3 (4.35%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.35%) OkHttp
5 3 (4.35%) pytest
5 3 (4.35%) Retrofit
5 3 (4.35%) RxJava
5 3 (4.35%) Spring
5 3 (4.35%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.90%) JSON
6 2 (2.90%) LINQ
6 2 (2.90%) PySpark
7 1 (1.45%) OAuth
7 1 (1.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) CMDB
1 6 (8.70%) Hedge funds
2 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.80%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (4.35%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.35%) Legacy Systems
4 3 (4.35%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.45%) NHS
6 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) Linux
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.80%) Android
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (43.48%) Agile
2 28 (40.58%) Test Automation
3 19 (27.54%) SDET
4 16 (23.19%) CI/CD
5 15 (21.74%) Release Management
6 13 (18.84%) API Testing
6 13 (18.84%) Scrum
6 13 (18.84%) Software Engineering
7 12 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 11 (15.94%) DevOps
9 10 (14.49%) Analytics
9 10 (14.49%) Data Protection
10 9 (13.04%) BDD
10 9 (13.04%) Integration Testing
10 9 (13.04%) Line Management
10 9 (13.04%) TDD
10 9 (13.04%) Unit Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Security Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Software Delivery
11 8 (11.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) Java
1 24 (34.78%) SQL
2 12 (17.39%) Python
3 8 (11.59%) C#
4 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.35%) Groovy
5 3 (4.35%) Kotlin
5 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.45%) Go
6 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.45%) Scala
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) ISTQB
2 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.09%) QA
2 6 (8.70%) GDPR
3 1 (1.45%) Accessibility
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) Docker
2 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.70%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.45%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.70%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.45%) Ansible
4 1 (1.45%) Puppet
4 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) Veeam
2 6 (8.70%) VMware
3 4 (5.80%) Google
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle
4 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.35%) SAP
5 2 (2.90%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.90%) Splunk
6 1 (1.45%) Databricks