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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 328 280 246
Rank change year-on-year -48 -34  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 90 148 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.44% 0.69% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.81% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 111 95
Median daily rate £400 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -8.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £243 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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 17729 18243 19239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12696 13342 13634
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £628 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 260
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +8 18 £426 +31.07% 14
West End of London +9 2 - - 2
Wimbledon - 2 £450 -
Osterley -4 1 £284 +143.87%
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 112 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (45.85%) Test Automation
3 64 (31.22%) QA
4 61 (29.76%) SQL
5 56 (27.32%) Java
5 56 (27.32%) Finance
6 52 (25.37%) Scrum
6 52 (25.37%) JIRA
7 47 (22.93%) Test Scripting
8 44 (21.46%) Selenium
9 38 (18.54%) Linux
9 38 (18.54%) Regression Testing
10 35 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (16.59%) Functional Testing
11 34 (16.59%) SDLC
12 33 (16.10%) Test Strategy
12 33 (16.10%) ISEB
12 33 (16.10%) XML
12 33 (16.10%) ISTQB
13 31 (15.12%) Windows
13 31 (15.12%) JavaScript
14 29 (14.15%) Web Services
14 29 (14.15%) Relational Database
15 27 (13.17%) C#
15 27 (13.17%) Python
16 26 (12.68%) Jenkins
16 26 (12.68%) Defect Management
17 25 (12.20%) Manual Testing
17 25 (12.20%) TeamCity
17 25 (12.20%) Banking

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 23 (11.22%) CMS
2 20 (9.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 11 (5.37%) Confluence
4 7 (3.41%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.95%) IIS
6 4 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.98%) CICS
8 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.98%) Mule
8 2 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.49%) Apache
9 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.49%) JBoss
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.93%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.46%) Stata
5 2 (0.98%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.98%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.49%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.49%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.49%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.44%) GitHub
4 4 (1.95%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.98%) IaaS
5 2 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.49%) Asana
6 1 (0.49%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.49%) Office 365
6 1 (0.49%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.83%) HTTP
2 9 (4.39%) Internet
3 7 (3.41%) FTP
4 5 (2.44%) DNS
5 2 (0.98%) LDAP
6 1 (0.49%) Firewall
6 1 (0.49%) SSL
6 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.15%) Relational Database
2 11 (5.37%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.90%) MySQL
3 8 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.41%) Siebel EIM
5 5 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.44%) Redis
5 5 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.46%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.98%) DB2
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.98%) QlikView
7 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.49%) Big Data
8 1 (0.49%) Mixpanel
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 52 (25.37%) JIRA
2 44 (21.46%) Selenium
3 26 (12.68%) Jenkins
4 25 (12.20%) TeamCity
5 22 (10.73%) Cucumber
6 21 (10.24%) Git (software)
7 19 (9.27%) WebDriver
8 16 (7.80%) JUnit
9 13 (6.34%) SoapUI
9 13 (6.34%) Subversion
10 11 (5.37%) HP UFT
11 10 (4.88%) Maven
12 7 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (3.41%) JBehave
13 6 (2.93%) Appium
13 6 (2.93%) Mockito
13 6 (2.93%) Robot Framework
13 6 (2.93%) TestDirector
14 5 (2.44%) Eclipse
14 5 (2.44%) TestRail
General
1 56 (27.32%) Finance
2 25 (12.20%) Banking
3 13 (6.34%) Front Office
4 9 (4.39%) Marketing
5 8 (3.90%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.90%) Law
6 6 (2.93%) Games
7 5 (2.44%) Electronics
7 5 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.95%) Retail
9 2 (0.98%) Legal
10 1 (0.49%) Advertising
10 1 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.49%) French Language
10 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (31.71%) Analyst
2 53 (25.85%) Developer
3 48 (23.41%) Test Analyst
4 35 (17.07%) Tester
5 20 (9.76%) Java Developer
6 17 (8.29%) Test Manager
7 14 (6.83%) Automation Tester
8 13 (6.34%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (6.34%) Senior Developer
9 11 (5.37%) C++ Developer
9 11 (5.37%) C++ Pricing Developer
9 11 (5.37%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 11 (5.37%) Linux Developer
9 11 (5.37%) Quantitative Developer
10 9 (4.39%) QA Tester
10 9 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.90%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.90%) Consultant
11 8 (3.90%) Front Office Developer
11 8 (3.90%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.10%) XML
2 29 (14.15%) Web Services
3 22 (10.73%) HTML
4 20 (9.76%) SOAP
5 18 (8.78%) RESTful
5 18 (8.78%) Spring
6 17 (8.29%) AngularJS
7 16 (7.80%) JSON
7 16 (7.80%) React
7 16 (7.80%) REST
8 15 (7.32%) CSS
8 15 (7.32%) Hibernate
9 10 (4.88%) .NET
10 8 (3.90%) Gherkin
10 8 (3.90%) Java EE
10 8 (3.90%) JSP
10 8 (3.90%) Servlets
11 7 (3.41%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (3.41%) Flash
12 6 (2.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.78%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.83%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.34%) User Experience
5 12 (5.85%) Fixed Income
6 8 (3.90%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.41%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.41%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.93%) STB
9 5 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.95%) Online Games
10 4 (1.95%) PlayStation
11 3 (1.46%) Augmented Reality
11 3 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.46%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.46%) Tandem
11 3 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.98%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.54%) Linux
2 31 (15.12%) Windows
3 22 (10.73%) Unix
4 10 (4.88%) Android
5 9 (4.39%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.44%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.46%) Tizen
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (45.85%) Test Automation
3 52 (25.37%) Scrum
4 47 (22.93%) Test Scripting
5 38 (18.54%) Regression Testing
6 35 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 34 (16.59%) Functional Testing
7 34 (16.59%) SDLC
8 33 (16.10%) Test Strategy
9 26 (12.68%) Defect Management
10 25 (12.20%) Manual Testing
11 23 (11.22%) Integration Testing
12 22 (10.73%) DevOps
12 22 (10.73%) Non-Functional Testing
13 20 (9.76%) BDD
13 20 (9.76%) Open Source
13 20 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (9.76%) System Testing
14 18 (8.78%) E-Commerce
14 18 (8.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 61 (29.76%) SQL
2 56 (27.32%) Java
3 31 (15.12%) JavaScript
4 27 (13.17%) C#
4 27 (13.17%) Python
5 17 (8.29%) C++
6 11 (5.37%) Ruby
7 7 (3.41%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
7 7 (3.41%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.93%) R
8 6 (2.93%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.44%) C
9 5 (2.44%) GLSL
9 5 (2.44%) Perl
9 5 (2.44%) VBScript
10 2 (0.98%) COBOL
10 2 (0.98%) JCL
10 2 (0.98%) REXX
10 2 (0.98%) SOQL
10 2 (0.98%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 33 (16.10%) ISEB
1 33 (16.10%) ISTQB
2 20 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (6.34%) Degree
4 8 (3.90%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.41%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (3.41%) Siebel Certification
6 4 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (31.22%) QA
2 5 (2.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (2.44%) GMP
3 3 (1.46%) SLA
4 2 (0.98%) MiFID
5 1 (0.49%) GxP
5 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.46%) Docker
3 2 (0.98%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (11.22%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (5.37%) Puppet
3 5 (2.44%) Ansible
3 5 (2.44%) SCCM
4 4 (1.95%) Grafana
4 4 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.95%) StatsD
5 2 (0.98%) Cacti
5 2 (0.98%) Check_MK
5 2 (0.98%) Graphite
5 2 (0.98%) Kibana
5 2 (0.98%) logstash
5 2 (0.98%) Nagios
5 2 (0.98%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.98%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.49%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.49%) MOM
Vendors
1 24 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.29%) Adobe
3 14 (6.83%) HP
4 10 (4.88%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.90%) Oracle
5 8 (3.90%) Siebel
6 5 (2.44%) IBM
6 5 (2.44%) SAP
6 5 (2.44%) Splunk
7 3 (1.46%) Apple
7 3 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.46%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.98%) Cisco
8 2 (0.98%) Google
8 2 (0.98%) Informatica
8 2 (0.98%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.98%) Perforce
8 2 (0.98%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.98%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.98%) Unisys
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