Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 204 198
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6 +43
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 46 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.67% 0.45% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.51% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 24
City of London median daily rate £450 £429 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.02% +39.92% -18.33%
10th Percentile £381 £300 £250
90th Percentile £588 £488 £496
Central London median daily rate £450 £429 £313
% change year-on-year +5.02% +37.12% -20.63%
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 6,035 5,447 5,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.27% 87.63% 87.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,799 4,216 4,648
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £304
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £490 £463
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.95% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 46 56
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -12.40%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.19 £11.50
90th Percentile £37.98 £29.77 £49.13
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.50% -15.20% -9.60%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 (58.70%) QA
2 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 24 (52.17%) Test Automation
3 23 (50.00%) Finance
4 21 (45.65%) Unit Testing
4 21 (45.65%) SDLC
5 18 (39.13%) Java
6 17 (36.96%) XML
7 15 (32.61%) Selenium
8 14 (30.43%) Web Services
8 14 (30.43%) Relational Database
9 12 (26.09%) FTP
9 12 (26.09%) Systems Analysis
9 12 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (23.91%) Hedge funds
10 11 (23.91%) AOP
10 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (23.91%) Siebel EIM
10 11 (23.91%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
10 11 (23.91%) HTTP
10 11 (23.91%) Siebel
10 11 (23.91%) EAI
10 11 (23.91%) Workflow
10 11 (23.91%) Financial Institution
10 11 (23.91%) Siebel Certification
11 10 (21.74%) C#
11 10 (21.74%) JIRA
11 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering

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 (4.35%) SAS
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) FTP
2 11 (23.91%) HTTP
3 3 (6.52%) AMQP
4 1 (2.17%) Intranet
4 1 (2.17%) SSH
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) Relational Database
2 11 (23.91%) Siebel EIM
3 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.35%) Big Data
4 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.35%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) Selenium
2 10 (21.74%) JIRA
3 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
4 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.35%) TestComplete
6 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.17%) Gatling
7 1 (2.17%) JBehave
7 1 (2.17%) JMeter
7 1 (2.17%) JUnit
7 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.17%) PhpStorm
7 1 (2.17%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.17%) Protractor
7 1 (2.17%) TestNG
7 1 (2.17%) WebStorm
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Financial Institution
3 5 (10.87%) Banking
4 4 (8.70%) Legal
5 2 (4.35%) Games
5 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Law
6 1 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Siebel Developer
3 9 (19.57%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) QA Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Tester
6 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) ETL Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Legal Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.96%) XML
2 14 (30.43%) Web Services
3 7 (15.22%) .NET
4 4 (8.70%) JSON
5 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.52%) HTML
5 3 (6.52%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (4.35%) CSS
6 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.35%) Node.js
6 2 (4.35%) Redux
6 2 (4.35%) Sass
6 2 (4.35%) SOAP
7 1 (2.17%) Behat
7 1 (2.17%) GraphQL
7 1 (2.17%) Middleware
7 1 (2.17%) ODBC
7 1 (2.17%) Symfony
7 1 (2.17%) WSDL
7 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (23.91%) Hedge funds
2 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Fintech
4 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.35%) Derivative
4 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.17%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Test Automation
2 21 (45.65%) SDLC
2 21 (45.65%) Unit Testing
3 12 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (26.09%) Systems Analysis
4 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.91%) AOP
4 11 (23.91%) EAI
4 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
4 11 (23.91%) Workflow
5 10 (21.74%) API Testing
5 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 9 (19.57%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (17.39%) BDD
7 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Front End Development
8 7 (15.22%) OO
8 7 (15.22%) SDET
8 7 (15.22%) Software Delivery
9 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 18 (39.13%) Java
3 11 (23.91%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
4 10 (21.74%) C#
5 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.70%) Python
7 3 (6.52%) C
7 3 (6.52%) C++
7 3 (6.52%) PHP
7 3 (6.52%) Ruby
8 2 (4.35%) ES6
8 2 (4.35%) Groovy
9 1 (2.17%) Clojure
9 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.17%) Scala
9 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Siebel Certification
2 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.04%) Degree
3 6 (13.04%) ISEB
4 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (58.70%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) IFRS
2 2 (4.35%) IFRS 9
3 1 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.17%) EMIR
3 1 (2.17%) HL7
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 20022
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 8583
3 1 (2.17%) MiFID
3 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.35%) HP ALM
2 2 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Siebel
2 9 (19.57%) Oracle
3 5 (10.87%) HP
4 4 (8.70%) Guidewire
5 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.35%) Charles River
6 1 (2.17%) GoldenSource