Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 November 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.

Software Testing
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 373 400 288
Rank change year-on-year +27 -112 +35
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 272 214 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.59% 0.48% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.55% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 141 176
London median daily rate £450 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £261
90th Percentile £619 £550 £550
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £21.45 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.57% +10.14%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +26.92% -11.56%

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 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 40213 38714 39399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.21% 83.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29244 27790 28144
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 399 477
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 £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.35 £50.61 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in London

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in London

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in London

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in London

Software 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 Software Testing within the London region over the 6 months to 19 November 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 -2 58 £406 -4.41% 11
South London -19 20 £460 +19.48%
West London -14 10 £284 +16.91% 2
East London - 3 £333 -
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 155 (56.99%) Test Automation
2 138 (50.74%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (32.35%) Java
4 74 (27.21%) QA
5 67 (24.63%) ISEB
6 62 (22.79%) SQL
7 58 (21.32%) Finance
8 56 (20.59%) Web Services
8 56 (20.59%) Selenium
8 56 (20.59%) Test Scripting
9 52 (19.12%) JIRA
9 52 (19.12%) Python
10 50 (18.38%) ISTQB
11 48 (17.65%) Linux
12 46 (16.91%) Jenkins
13 43 (15.81%) Git (software)
14 41 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 41 (15.07%) Cucumber
15 40 (14.71%) Integration Testing
15 40 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
16 39 (14.34%) Regression Testing
17 38 (13.97%) Windows
17 38 (13.97%) Functional Testing
18 37 (13.60%) C#
18 37 (13.60%) Banking
19 36 (13.24%) Configuration Management
19 36 (13.24%) Degree
20 35 (12.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 35 (12.87%) SDLC
21 34 (12.50%) Defect Management

Software 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 16 (5.88%) Confluence
2 9 (3.31%) CMS
3 8 (2.94%) IIS
4 6 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.10%) SAS
6 3 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.74%) CICS
7 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.37%) Apache
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.37%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.10%) Stata
6 2 (0.74%) Mingle
7 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.57%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.47%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.04%) IaaS
4 7 (2.57%) GitHub
5 4 (1.47%) Heroku
5 4 (1.47%) Twilio
6 3 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.74%) Office 365
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.37%) Asana
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.37%) SaaS
8 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.41%) DNS
2 10 (3.68%) Internet
3 9 (3.31%) HTTP
4 3 (1.10%) FTP
5 2 (0.74%) SSL
6 1 (0.37%) 3G
6 1 (0.37%) DHCP
6 1 (0.37%) Firewall
6 1 (0.37%) ICMP
6 1 (0.37%) Intranet
6 1 (0.37%) LTE
6 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.37%) WAAS
6 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.29%) Relational Database
2 23 (8.46%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 14 (5.15%) MySQL
5 12 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.41%) Redis
6 7 (2.57%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.84%) Big Data
7 5 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.47%) DB2
9 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.10%) EDRMS
9 3 (1.10%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 3 (1.10%) Siebel EIM
10 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (20.59%) Selenium
2 52 (19.12%) JIRA
3 46 (16.91%) Jenkins
4 43 (15.81%) Git (software)
5 41 (15.07%) Cucumber
6 34 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 27 (9.93%) JMeter
8 24 (8.82%) SoapUI
9 20 (7.35%) JUnit
10 15 (5.51%) LoadUI
11 13 (4.78%) Subversion
12 11 (4.04%) Appium
12 11 (4.04%) Selenium IDE
12 11 (4.04%) TeamCity
13 9 (3.31%) LoadRunner
13 9 (3.31%) Zephyr
14 8 (2.94%) Bitbucket
14 8 (2.94%) SpecFlow
15 7 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (2.57%) TestDirector
General
1 58 (21.32%) Finance
2 37 (13.60%) Banking
3 15 (5.51%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.78%) Games
5 11 (4.04%) Front Office
6 9 (3.31%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.84%) Law
7 5 (1.84%) Marketing
8 4 (1.47%) Advertising
8 4 (1.47%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.47%) Retail
8 4 (1.47%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.10%) Back Office
9 3 (1.10%) Legal
9 3 (1.10%) Publishing
10 2 (0.74%) Billing
10 2 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.37%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 91 (33.46%) Analyst
2 70 (25.74%) Test Analyst
3 50 (18.38%) Tester
4 27 (9.93%) Developer
5 25 (9.19%) Automation Tester
5 25 (9.19%) Test Manager
6 16 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 15 (5.51%) Automation Test Analyst
7 15 (5.51%) Performance Analyst
7 15 (5.51%) Performance Test Analyst
8 11 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (4.04%) QA Manager
8 11 (4.04%) QA Tester
9 10 (3.68%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (3.68%) Java Developer
9 10 (3.68%) QA Engineer
9 10 (3.68%) Senior Tester
10 9 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.59%) Web Services
2 23 (8.46%) HTML
3 21 (7.72%) JSON
3 21 (7.72%) XML
4 19 (6.99%) RESTful
5 14 (5.15%) ActiveMQ
6 12 (4.41%) .NET
7 10 (3.68%) CSS
7 10 (3.68%) SOAP
8 9 (3.31%) Gherkin
8 9 (3.31%) REST
9 7 (2.57%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.57%) Node.js
10 6 (2.21%) Behat
10 6 (2.21%) Flash
10 6 (2.21%) HTML5
10 6 (2.21%) J2EE
11 5 (1.84%) Laravel
11 5 (1.84%) Spring
12 4 (1.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.51%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.51%) Fixed Income
3 14 (5.15%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.78%) Virtual Team
5 12 (4.41%) Online Games
6 11 (4.04%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
7 8 (2.94%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.21%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.21%) PlayStation
8 6 (2.21%) STB
9 5 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.47%) Derivative
10 4 (1.47%) User Experience
11 3 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.10%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.10%) New Media
12 2 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.74%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.65%) Linux
2 38 (13.97%) Windows
3 26 (9.56%) Unix
4 13 (4.78%) Mac OS X
5 8 (2.94%) Android
5 8 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.94%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (56.99%) Test Automation
2 138 (50.74%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (20.59%) Test Scripting
4 41 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (14.71%) Integration Testing
6 39 (14.34%) Regression Testing
7 38 (13.97%) Functional Testing
8 36 (13.24%) Configuration Management
9 35 (12.87%) SDLC
10 34 (12.50%) Defect Management
11 33 (12.13%) Scrum
12 32 (11.76%) BDD
12 32 (11.76%) Test Strategy
13 31 (11.40%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (11.40%) DevOps
14 28 (10.29%) E-Commerce
15 23 (8.46%) System Integration Testing
16 22 (8.09%) System Testing
17 20 (7.35%) Open Source
17 20 (7.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 88 (32.35%) Java
2 62 (22.79%) SQL
3 52 (19.12%) Python
4 37 (13.60%) C#
5 22 (8.09%) JavaScript
5 22 (8.09%) Ruby
6 13 (4.78%) C
6 13 (4.78%) C++
6 13 (4.78%) Scala
7 12 (4.41%) R
8 7 (2.57%) PHP
8 7 (2.57%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.84%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.47%) Jython
10 4 (1.47%) Perl
10 4 (1.47%) VBScript
11 3 (1.10%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 3 (1.10%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.74%) COBOL
12 2 (0.74%) JCL
Qualifications
1 67 (24.63%) ISEB
2 50 (18.38%) ISTQB
3 36 (13.24%) Degree
4 35 (12.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (10.29%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.78%) DV Cleared
6 13 (4.78%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.04%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (2.21%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.10%) Siebel Certification
11 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.37%) PhD
11 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (27.21%) QA
2 8 (2.94%) MiFID
3 4 (1.47%) WCAG
4 3 (1.10%) IFRS
4 3 (1.10%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) EMIR
6 1 (0.37%) GMP
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.21%) Docker
3 2 (0.74%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 40 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (12.50%) Puppet
3 7 (2.57%) Grafana
3 7 (2.57%) SCCM
3 7 (2.57%) StatsD
4 5 (1.84%) Ansible
4 5 (1.84%) rkt
5 3 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.37%) Ambari
6 1 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 34 (12.50%) HP
2 30 (11.03%) Microsoft
3 23 (8.46%) Oracle
4 17 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.57%) Charles River
5 7 (2.57%) ION Trading
5 7 (2.57%) Splunk
6 6 (2.21%) Google
7 4 (1.47%) Citrix
7 4 (1.47%) Guidewire
7 4 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.47%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.10%) IBM
8 3 (1.10%) Remedy
8 3 (1.10%) Siebel
8 3 (1.10%) Tradeweb
9 2 (0.74%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.74%) Capita
9 2 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.74%) TOWER Software