Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for API Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited API Testing over the 6 months to 11 December 2017 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.

API Testing
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 481 516 516
Rank change year-on-year +35 0 +46
Contract jobs citing API Testing 161 95 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 65 61
London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £314 £306
90th Percentile £538 £602 £500
England median daily rate £415 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +5.06% -1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - -

API 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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 41274 38304 39069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.92% 86.26% 84.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30087 27414 27903
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £640 £638
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 415 473
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.29 £12.14 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.68 £50.08 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

API Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing API Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for API Testing in London

API Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing API Testing in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for API Testing in London

API Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing API Testing in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for API Testing in London

API Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing API Testing within the London region over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -10 32 £424 +9.35% 3
South London -24 5 £300 -11.76%
West London -3 4 £475 - 1
East London - 2 £425 -
North London - 2 £300 -
API Testing
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing API Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for API Testing.

1 127 (78.88%) Test Automation
2 120 (74.53%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (57.76%) Selenium
4 88 (54.66%) Java
5 72 (44.72%) Cucumber
6 67 (41.61%) QA
7 63 (39.13%) BDD
8 47 (29.19%) Scrum
9 43 (26.71%) SoapUI
10 32 (19.88%) REST
10 32 (19.88%) SOAP
10 32 (19.88%) WebDriver
11 31 (19.25%) SDET
12 30 (18.63%) Web Services
13 29 (18.01%) Android
13 29 (18.01%) Apple iOS
14 28 (17.39%) Gherkin
14 28 (17.39%) Mobile App
15 27 (16.77%) Git (software)
15 27 (16.77%) JavaScript
16 26 (16.15%) C#
17 25 (15.53%) JIRA
17 25 (15.53%) Jenkins
18 24 (14.91%) Banking
19 23 (14.29%) JSON
20 22 (13.66%) Performance Testing
21 21 (13.04%) Finance
21 21 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
22 19 (11.80%) E-Commerce
22 19 (11.80%) Continuous Integration

API Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (7.45%) Confluence
2 4 (2.48%) CMS
3 2 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.62%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.97%) GitHub
3 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.62%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.86%) SMS
2 1 (0.62%) HTTP
2 1 (0.62%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.62%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.73%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.11%) MySQL
2 5 (3.11%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.11%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.48%) Redis
4 3 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.62%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 93 (57.76%) Selenium
2 72 (44.72%) Cucumber
3 43 (26.71%) SoapUI
4 32 (19.88%) WebDriver
5 27 (16.77%) Git (software)
6 25 (15.53%) Jenkins
6 25 (15.53%) JIRA
7 16 (9.94%) JUnit
8 14 (8.70%) Appium
9 13 (8.07%) JMeter
10 11 (6.83%) NUnit
11 10 (6.21%) Calabash
12 8 (4.97%) Gatling
12 8 (4.97%) GitLab
12 8 (4.97%) Jasmine
13 7 (4.35%) LoadRunner
13 7 (4.35%) Protractor
14 6 (3.73%) Maven
14 6 (3.73%) SpecFlow
15 5 (3.11%) Gradle
General
1 24 (14.91%) Banking
2 21 (13.04%) Finance
3 11 (6.83%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.48%) Games
5 3 (1.86%) Retail
5 3 (1.86%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Marketing
6 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Back Office
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (37.27%) Tester
2 37 (22.98%) Automation Tester
3 30 (18.63%) Analyst
4 24 (14.91%) Developer
4 24 (14.91%) Test Analyst
5 22 (13.66%) Test Engineer
6 19 (11.80%) Developer in Test
7 17 (10.56%) QA Engineer
8 12 (7.45%) QA Tester
9 10 (6.21%) QA Analyst
9 10 (6.21%) Selenium Tester
9 10 (6.21%) Test Automation Engineer
10 9 (5.59%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 8 (4.97%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (4.97%) Web Tester
12 7 (4.35%) Digital Transformation
12 7 (4.35%) Manual Tester
12 7 (4.35%) Software Developer
13 6 (3.73%) Test Automation Developer
13 6 (3.73%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.88%) REST
1 32 (19.88%) SOAP
2 30 (18.63%) Web Services
3 28 (17.39%) Gherkin
4 23 (14.29%) JSON
5 18 (11.18%) XML
6 13 (8.07%) HTML
6 13 (8.07%) RESTful
7 9 (5.59%) .NET
8 8 (4.97%) Middleware
9 7 (4.35%) HTML5
9 7 (4.35%) React
9 7 (4.35%) Spring
10 6 (3.73%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (3.73%) CSS
11 5 (3.11%) Swagger
12 4 (2.48%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.48%) AngularJS
13 3 (1.86%) Ajax
13 3 (1.86%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 21 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.73%) Fintech
4 5 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.11%) User Experience
5 4 (2.48%) iPad
5 4 (2.48%) iPhone
5 4 (2.48%) Online Games
5 4 (2.48%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.24%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.62%) Blog
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.62%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.62%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.01%) Android
1 29 (18.01%) Apple iOS
2 12 (7.45%) Unix
3 7 (4.35%) Linux
4 5 (3.11%) Windows
5 4 (2.48%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.62%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (78.88%) Test Automation
2 120 (74.53%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (39.13%) BDD
4 47 (29.19%) Scrum
5 31 (19.25%) SDET
6 22 (13.66%) Performance Testing
7 19 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (11.80%) E-Commerce
8 17 (10.56%) Functional Testing
8 17 (10.56%) Integration Testing
8 17 (10.56%) OO
9 16 (9.94%) DevOps
9 16 (9.94%) SOA
10 15 (9.32%) Manual Testing
10 15 (9.32%) TDD
11 13 (8.07%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (8.07%) Security Testing
11 13 (8.07%) Software Testing
12 12 (7.45%) Kanban
12 12 (7.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 88 (54.66%) Java
2 27 (16.77%) JavaScript
3 26 (16.15%) C#
4 18 (11.18%) Groovy
5 17 (10.56%) Ruby
5 17 (10.56%) SQL
6 16 (9.94%) Python
7 5 (3.11%) Scala
8 4 (2.48%) PHP
8 4 (2.48%) R
9 3 (1.86%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.24%) C++
11 1 (0.62%) F#
11 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (6.83%) SC Cleared
1 11 (6.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.97%) ISEB
3 7 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.24%) CREST Certified
5 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (41.61%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.62%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.62%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (3.73%) Docker
2 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) Puppet
2 3 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.24%) Terraform
4 1 (0.62%) Ansible
4 1 (0.62%) Kibana
4 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (3.11%) HP
1 5 (3.11%) Microsoft
1 5 (3.11%) Oracle
2 2 (1.24%) Apigee
2 2 (1.24%) Apple
2 2 (1.24%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (1.24%) Google
3 1 (0.62%) Adobe
3 1 (0.62%) hybris
3 1 (0.62%) IBM
3 1 (0.62%) Pega
3 1 (0.62%) Perforce
3 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.62%) SAP
3 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.62%) Software AG
3 1 (0.62%) VMware
3 1 (0.62%) webMethods