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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / London
Rank 300 299 295
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 109 121 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.57% 0.55% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.65% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 73 65
Median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £253 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +4.61% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -34.52% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16215 18706 17085
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.12% 85.13% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11668 13514 11991
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 186 240
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.50 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.86% +10.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -11 10 £443 +53.91% 15
Croydon - 4 £413 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 123 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (35.19%) QA
3 54 (25.00%) Scrum
4 53 (24.54%) SQL
5 51 (23.61%) JIRA
6 48 (22.22%) Java
6 48 (22.22%) Finance
7 46 (21.30%) Selenium
7 46 (21.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 45 (20.83%) C#
9 44 (20.37%) Linux
9 44 (20.37%) Regression Testing
10 42 (19.44%) Test Scripting
10 42 (19.44%) TeamCity
11 40 (18.52%) Manual Testing
12 39 (18.06%) Test Automation
13 35 (16.20%) BDD
14 34 (15.74%) SDLC
15 33 (15.28%) Windows
16 32 (14.81%) ISEB
16 32 (14.81%) Migration
17 31 (14.35%) Functional Testing
17 31 (14.35%) Jenkins
18 30 (13.89%) ISTQB
18 30 (13.89%) Quality Management
19 29 (13.43%) Python
20 28 (12.96%) Cucumber
20 28 (12.96%) Computer Science
21 27 (12.50%) C++
22 26 (12.04%) XML

Software Testing
Top Related 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 (7.41%) Confluence
2 13 (6.02%) CMS
3 12 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 11 (5.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.93%) Apache
5 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.93%) Mule
5 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.46%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.46%) IIS
6 1 (0.46%) JBoss
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.70%) MS Office
3 4 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.39%) MS Project
5 2 (0.93%) Mingle
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.46%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.46%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.46%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.46%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.17%) GitHub
2 3 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.78%) HTTP
2 3 (1.39%) Internet
3 1 (0.46%) DNS
3 1 (0.46%) Firewall
3 1 (0.46%) FTP
3 1 (0.46%) SSL
3 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.48%) Relational Database
2 10 (4.63%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.85%) MySQL
6 3 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.93%) Big Data
7 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.46%) QlikView
8 1 (0.46%) Redis
8 1 (0.46%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.46%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 51 (23.61%) JIRA
2 46 (21.30%) Selenium
3 42 (19.44%) TeamCity
4 31 (14.35%) Jenkins
5 28 (12.96%) Cucumber
6 25 (11.57%) Git (software)
6 25 (11.57%) Subversion
7 24 (11.11%) WebDriver
8 23 (10.65%) SoapUI
9 17 (7.87%) Maven
10 14 (6.48%) JBehave
10 14 (6.48%) JUnit
10 14 (6.48%) Visual Studio
11 13 (6.02%) HP UFT
12 12 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (4.63%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (4.17%) Mockito
15 8 (3.70%) Appium
15 8 (3.70%) Moq
15 8 (3.70%) Robot Framework
General
1 48 (22.22%) Finance
2 26 (12.04%) Banking
3 24 (11.11%) Front Office
4 11 (5.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (4.63%) Retail
6 5 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.31%) Marketing
7 4 (1.85%) Advertising
7 4 (1.85%) Electronics
7 4 (1.85%) Law
8 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.93%) Games
8 2 (0.93%) Legal
8 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.46%) French Language
9 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 65 (30.09%) Analyst
2 58 (26.85%) Tester
3 50 (23.15%) Developer
3 50 (23.15%) Test Analyst
4 21 (9.72%) C++ Developer
4 21 (9.72%) Linux Developer
5 19 (8.80%) C# Developer
5 19 (8.80%) Test Manager
6 18 (8.33%) C++/C# Developer
7 17 (7.87%) Automation Tester
8 15 (6.94%) C++ Pricing Developer
9 14 (6.48%) Automation Test Analyst
9 14 (6.48%) Java Developer
10 13 (6.02%) Python Developer
11 12 (5.56%) Business Analyst
11 12 (5.56%) C# Pricing Developer
11 12 (5.56%) QA Tester
11 12 (5.56%) Quantitative Developer
12 11 (5.09%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 11 (5.09%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.04%) XML
2 23 (10.65%) HTML
3 20 (9.26%) Hibernate
3 20 (9.26%) Spring
4 19 (8.80%) .NET
4 19 (8.80%) Gherkin
5 16 (7.41%) RESTful
5 16 (7.41%) SOAP
6 14 (6.48%) CSS
7 12 (5.56%) JSON
8 11 (5.09%) AngularJS
8 11 (5.09%) REST
9 10 (4.63%) Web Services
10 9 (4.17%) JSP
11 8 (3.70%) Java EE
11 8 (3.70%) React
11 8 (3.70%) Servlets
12 6 (2.78%) HTML5
13 5 (2.31%) Apache Felix
13 5 (2.31%) Apache Sling
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.96%) Computer Science
2 26 (12.04%) Management Information System
3 24 (11.11%) Fixed Income
4 12 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.24%) User Experience
6 5 (2.31%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.31%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.39%) Augmented Reality
8 3 (1.39%) FMCG
8 3 (1.39%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.39%) Tandem
8 3 (1.39%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.93%) Equities
9 2 (0.93%) Life Science
9 2 (0.93%) PMI
9 2 (0.93%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.37%) Linux
2 33 (15.28%) Windows
3 16 (7.41%) Unix
4 6 (2.78%) Android
5 5 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.39%) Tizen
7 1 (0.46%) CentOS
7 1 (0.46%) Fedora
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (25.00%) Scrum
3 46 (21.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 44 (20.37%) Regression Testing
5 42 (19.44%) Test Scripting
6 40 (18.52%) Manual Testing
7 39 (18.06%) Test Automation
8 35 (16.20%) BDD
9 34 (15.74%) SDLC
10 32 (14.81%) Migration
11 31 (14.35%) Functional Testing
12 30 (13.89%) Quality Management
13 25 (11.57%) Test Strategy
14 24 (11.11%) Automated Testing
14 24 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
14 24 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
15 23 (10.65%) Automation Testing
15 23 (10.65%) Integration Testing
15 23 (10.65%) TDD
15 23 (10.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.54%) SQL
2 48 (22.22%) Java
3 45 (20.83%) C#
4 29 (13.43%) Python
5 27 (12.50%) C++
6 21 (9.72%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.17%) Ruby
8 7 (3.24%) C
8 7 (3.24%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.85%) GLSL
9 4 (1.85%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.85%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.39%) Perl
10 3 (1.39%) PHP
10 3 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.39%) VBScript
11 2 (0.93%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.93%) R
11 2 (0.93%) SOQL
11 2 (0.93%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 32 (14.81%) ISEB
2 30 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 15 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (5.09%) Degree
5 7 (3.24%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.31%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.85%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (35.19%) QA
2 8 (3.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 8 (3.70%) GMP
3 3 (1.39%) SDET
4 2 (0.93%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) WCAG
5 1 (0.46%) COBIT
5 1 (0.46%) GxP
5 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (6.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.39%) Ansible
2 3 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.39%) Puppet
3 2 (0.93%) Cacti
3 2 (0.93%) Check_MK
3 2 (0.93%) Graphite
3 2 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.93%) Kibana
3 2 (0.93%) logstash
3 2 (0.93%) Nagios
3 2 (0.93%) Rundeck
3 2 (0.93%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.46%) Grafana
4 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.46%) MOM
4 1 (0.46%) StatsD
Vendors
1 23 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.26%) Oracle
3 17 (7.87%) HP
4 14 (6.48%) Atlassian
5 9 (4.17%) Adobe
6 5 (2.31%) IBM
7 4 (1.85%) SAP
8 3 (1.39%) Charles River
8 3 (1.39%) Guidewire
8 3 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.39%) Splunk
8 3 (1.39%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.39%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.93%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.93%) Apple
9 2 (0.93%) Citrix
9 2 (0.93%) Informatica
9 2 (0.93%) New Relic
9 2 (0.93%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.46%) CA Agile Central
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