Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 412 380 362
Rank change year-on-year -32 -18 -22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 215 272 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.58% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.67% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 190 141
London median daily rate £468 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.30% +8.75%
10th Percentile £306 £274 £290
90th Percentile £650 £620 £620
England median daily rate £415 £401 £370
% change year-on-year +3.43% +8.45% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
London median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.22% -5.26% +59.93%
10th Percentile £38.65 £42.50 £27.36
90th Percentile £39.95 £47.50 £51.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +6.67%

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 38,930 40,895 35,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.36% 87.79% 86.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,851 29,806 25,402
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 476 437
London median hourly rate £25.50 £22.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.09% -9.00% +25.06%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.63 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.49 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year - -2.04% +6.52%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 -4 54 £425 +4.29% 26
West London +24 14 £440 +35.38% 11
South London +5 13 £475 +28.73% 1
East London -39 3 £500 +44.93% 4
North London - 2 £375 - 2
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 133 (61.86%) Test Automation
2 132 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (27.91%) Java
4 59 (27.44%) Finance
5 56 (26.05%) QA
6 55 (25.58%) Selenium
6 55 (25.58%) Scrum
7 47 (21.86%) JIRA
8 45 (20.93%) Banking
9 42 (19.53%) SQL
10 38 (17.67%) Jenkins
11 36 (16.74%) Test Strategy
12 35 (16.28%) DevOps
12 35 (16.28%) BDD
13 34 (15.81%) JavaScript
13 34 (15.81%) ISTQB
14 32 (14.88%) Test Scripting
15 31 (14.42%) WebDriver
15 31 (14.42%) System Integration Testing
16 30 (13.95%) Non-Functional Testing
16 30 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
16 30 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
17 29 (13.49%) C#
18 28 (13.02%) Microsoft
18 28 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (12.56%) TDD
20 26 (12.09%) Cucumber
21 25 (11.63%) SoapUI
21 25 (11.63%) Validation
22 24 (11.16%) Regression Testing

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 11 (5.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 11 (5.12%) CMS
2 10 (4.65%) Confluence
3 7 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.79%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.93%) Drupal
7 1 (0.47%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.47%) Jetty
7 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.47%) Mule
7 1 (0.47%) SAS
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.47%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.40%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.93%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) Magento
3 1 (0.47%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.47%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.47%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.58%) Sauce Labs
4 4 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.40%) Serverless
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.93%) Apigee
6 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.47%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.47%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.26%) Internet
2 6 (2.79%) HTTP
3 1 (0.47%) AMQP
3 1 (0.47%) DNS
3 1 (0.47%) Firewall
3 1 (0.47%) FTP
3 1 (0.47%) Network Security
3 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.98%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.26%) Big Data
4 6 (2.79%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.86%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.86%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.93%) Flink
8 2 (0.93%) HBase
8 2 (0.93%) MySQL
8 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.47%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 55 (25.58%) Selenium
2 47 (21.86%) JIRA
3 38 (17.67%) Jenkins
4 31 (14.42%) WebDriver
5 26 (12.09%) Cucumber
6 25 (11.63%) SoapUI
7 17 (7.91%) Git (software)
8 14 (6.51%) JMeter
9 12 (5.58%) Appium
10 7 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (3.26%) Burp Suite
10 7 (3.26%) JUnit
10 7 (3.26%) PHPUnit
10 7 (3.26%) Protractor
11 6 (2.79%) Applitools
11 6 (2.79%) Xcode
11 6 (2.79%) Zephyr
12 5 (2.33%) SpecFlow
12 5 (2.33%) Spock
12 5 (2.33%) TestNG
General
1 59 (27.44%) Finance
2 45 (20.93%) Banking
3 11 (5.12%) Advertising
4 8 (3.72%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.79%) Publishing
6 5 (2.33%) Back Office
6 5 (2.33%) International Banking
6 5 (2.33%) Retail
7 4 (1.86%) Marketing
7 4 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.40%) Front Office
8 3 (1.40%) Legal
9 2 (0.93%) Billing
9 2 (0.93%) Games
9 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) German Language
10 1 (0.47%) Local Government
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (23.26%) Tester
2 49 (22.79%) Analyst
3 41 (19.07%) Test Analyst
4 33 (15.35%) Developer
5 24 (11.16%) Test Manager
6 17 (7.91%) Automation Tester
7 14 (6.51%) Test Leader
8 13 (6.05%) Banking Analyst
9 12 (5.58%) QA Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Java Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Test Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) UAT Analyst
10 11 (5.12%) UAT Test Analyst
11 10 (4.65%) Payments Analyst
12 8 (3.72%) Agile Tester
12 8 (3.72%) Software Analyst
13 7 (3.26%) HTML Developer
13 7 (3.26%) Senior Java Engineer
13 7 (3.26%) Senior Web Engineer
13 7 (3.26%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.23%) HTML
1 22 (10.23%) Web Services
2 17 (7.91%) .NET
3 14 (6.51%) RESTful
4 13 (6.05%) SOAP
4 13 (6.05%) XML
5 11 (5.12%) Node.js
6 10 (4.65%) CSS
6 10 (4.65%) Java EE
6 10 (4.65%) REST
7 9 (4.19%) Dropwizard
7 9 (4.19%) GraphQL
7 9 (4.19%) HTML5
7 9 (4.19%) J2EE
7 9 (4.19%) Redux
8 8 (3.72%) AngularJS
9 7 (3.26%) Behat
9 7 (3.26%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (3.26%) Middleware
9 7 (3.26%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.19%) User Experience
4 7 (3.26%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.79%) Cloud Native
5 6 (2.79%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.33%) Derivative
6 5 (2.33%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.86%) Fintech
7 4 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.93%) BBC
9 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) New Media
9 2 (0.93%) Online Games
9 2 (0.93%) PMI
9 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.58%) Linux
2 10 (4.65%) Unix
3 8 (3.72%) Windows
4 4 (1.86%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) Android
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (61.86%) Test Automation
2 132 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (25.58%) Scrum
4 36 (16.74%) Test Strategy
5 35 (16.28%) BDD
5 35 (16.28%) DevOps
6 32 (14.88%) Test Scripting
7 31 (14.42%) System Integration Testing
8 30 (13.95%) Non-Functional Testing
8 30 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (12.56%) TDD
11 25 (11.63%) Validation
12 24 (11.16%) Regression Testing
13 23 (10.70%) SDLC
14 21 (9.77%) Defect Management
14 21 (9.77%) Manual Testing
14 21 (9.77%) Test Planning
14 21 (9.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 60 (27.91%) Java
2 42 (19.53%) SQL
3 34 (15.81%) JavaScript
4 29 (13.49%) C#
5 20 (9.30%) Python
6 8 (3.72%) PHP
7 7 (3.26%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.33%) Groovy
8 5 (2.33%) Java 8
9 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.40%) C++
9 3 (1.40%) Go
9 3 (1.40%) Ruby
10 2 (0.93%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.93%) ES6
10 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.93%) Scala
10 2 (0.93%) SOQL
10 2 (0.93%) SOSL
10 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (15.81%) ISTQB
2 21 (9.77%) Degree
3 18 (8.37%) ISEB
4 11 (5.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.19%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.19%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.33%) ACCA
7 4 (1.86%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.93%) CBAP
8 2 (0.93%) IIBA
8 2 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.47%) CFA
9 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (26.05%) QA
2 20 (9.30%) PSD2
3 3 (1.40%) GDPR
4 2 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.93%) GMP
4 2 (0.93%) PMO
5 1 (0.47%) GxP
5 1 (0.47%) IFRS
5 1 (0.47%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (7.91%) Docker
2 3 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.93%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (3.26%) HP ALM
1 7 (3.26%) Kibana
1 7 (3.26%) logstash
2 6 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.86%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (1.86%) Oozie
4 3 (1.40%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.93%) Ansible
5 2 (0.93%) Puppet
6 1 (0.47%) SCCM
6 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.98%) HP
3 11 (5.12%) Adobe
4 10 (4.65%) SAP
5 8 (3.72%) Oracle
6 6 (2.79%) IBM
7 5 (2.33%) Pega
8 4 (1.86%) Charles River
8 4 (1.86%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.86%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.86%) Tableau
9 3 (1.40%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.93%) BT
10 2 (0.93%) Citrix
10 2 (0.93%) Informatica
10 2 (0.93%) McAfee
10 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.93%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.47%) Apple
11 1 (0.47%) Pegasus