The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 185 225
Rank change year-on-year -24 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 247 282 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.19% 1.32% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.38% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 204 145
Median daily rate £400 £419 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.47% +8.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £115.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1050.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in London

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in London

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in London

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in London

Tester
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 Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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 -16 19 £388 -13.88% 13
Osterley +1 5 £450 +50.00%
Hammersmith - 3 £325 -
Croydon -7 2 - - 2
Ealing +4 1 £425 +28.78%
West End of London - 1 £275 - 2
Hayes - 1 £318 -
Docklands, London - 1 £575 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 279 (57.64%) Test Automation
2 224 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (37.81%) Selenium
4 148 (30.58%) QA
5 120 (24.79%) JIRA
6 110 (22.73%) Java
7 106 (21.90%) Jenkins
8 101 (20.87%) SQL
9 93 (19.21%) Scrum
10 88 (18.18%) Finance
10 88 (18.18%) Cucumber
11 86 (17.77%) BDD
11 86 (17.77%) Functional Testing
12 83 (17.15%) Test Scripting
13 76 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (15.50%) WebDriver
15 69 (14.26%) TDD
16 66 (13.64%) Regression Testing
17 63 (13.02%) Python
18 61 (12.60%) Git (software)
19 58 (11.98%) Test Strategy
20 56 (11.57%) User Acceptance Testing
21 49 (10.12%) Linux
21 49 (10.12%) Scenario Testing
22 46 (9.50%) Performance Testing
23 44 (9.09%) Oracle
23 44 (9.09%) E-Commerce
24 43 (8.88%) Defect Management
24 43 (8.88%) Exploratory Testing
25 41 (8.47%) Analytical Skills

Tester Skill Set
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 25 (5.17%) Confluence
2 12 (2.48%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.45%) SAS
5 5 (1.03%) CMS
6 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.21%) Drupal
8 1 (0.21%) Moodle
8 1 (0.21%) nginx
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.48%) Magento
2 6 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.62%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.41%) FastStats
6 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.21%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.45%) GitHub
4 4 (0.83%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.41%) Office 365
5 2 (0.41%) SaaS
5 2 (0.41%) vREST
6 1 (0.21%) Google Play
6 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.21%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.27%) HTTP
2 4 (0.83%) Internet
3 3 (0.62%) DVB
3 3 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.41%) Firewall
4 2 (0.41%) LAN
4 2 (0.41%) Wireless
5 1 (0.21%) 4G
5 1 (0.21%) Intranet
5 1 (0.21%) Network Security
5 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.21%) SMS
5 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.21%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.21%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.34%) Relational Database
2 19 (3.93%) Big Data
3 17 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 13 (2.69%) DB2
5 12 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.48%) DbVisualizer
6 9 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.45%) MySQL
8 7 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.45%) SQL Server
9 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.03%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.03%) Redis
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 183 (37.81%) Selenium
2 120 (24.79%) JIRA
3 106 (21.90%) Jenkins
4 88 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 75 (15.50%) WebDriver
6 61 (12.60%) Git (software)
7 38 (7.85%) TeamCity
8 32 (6.61%) JMeter
9 29 (5.99%) SoapUI
10 20 (4.13%) CruiseControl
10 20 (4.13%) LoadRunner
11 14 (2.89%) Hudson
11 14 (2.89%) SpecFlow
12 13 (2.69%) Vagrant
13 11 (2.27%) Appium
13 11 (2.27%) Capybara
13 11 (2.27%) HP UFT
14 10 (2.07%) JUnit
14 10 (2.07%) Mercurial
14 10 (2.07%) Protractor
General
1 88 (18.18%) Finance
2 34 (7.02%) Banking
3 33 (6.82%) Retail
4 26 (5.37%) Games
5 18 (3.72%) Marketing
6 8 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.24%) Publishing
8 5 (1.03%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.83%) Advertising
9 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.62%) Front Office
10 3 (0.62%) Law
10 3 (0.62%) Legal
11 2 (0.41%) Back Office
11 2 (0.41%) Electronics
11 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.06%) Web Services
2 35 (7.23%) JSON
3 33 (6.82%) RESTful
4 32 (6.61%) Gherkin
5 27 (5.58%) .NET
5 27 (5.58%) SOAP
6 26 (5.37%) XML
7 24 (4.96%) REST
8 22 (4.55%) HTML
9 14 (2.89%) CSS
10 12 (2.48%) RESTEasy
11 11 (2.27%) AngularJS
11 11 (2.27%) Node.js
12 9 (1.86%) HTML5
13 6 (1.24%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (1.24%) Spring
14 4 (0.83%) React
15 3 (0.62%) Chai
15 3 (0.62%) Middleware
15 3 (0.62%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.58%) Mobile App
3 16 (3.31%) STB
4 9 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.45%) Online Games
6 6 (1.24%) Equities
7 5 (1.03%) Derivative
7 5 (1.03%) Fintech
7 5 (1.03%) FMCG
7 5 (1.03%) User Experience
8 4 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.83%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.83%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.83%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.62%) Digital TV
9 3 (0.62%) IPTV
9 3 (0.62%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.62%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 49 (10.12%) Linux
2 36 (7.44%) Unix
3 24 (4.96%) Apple iOS
4 23 (4.75%) Android
5 20 (4.13%) Windows
6 9 (1.86%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.83%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (57.64%) Test Automation
2 224 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (19.21%) Scrum
4 86 (17.77%) BDD
4 86 (17.77%) Functional Testing
5 83 (17.15%) Test Scripting
6 76 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
7 69 (14.26%) TDD
8 66 (13.64%) Regression Testing
9 58 (11.98%) Test Strategy
10 56 (11.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 49 (10.12%) Scenario Testing
12 46 (9.50%) Performance Testing
13 44 (9.09%) E-Commerce
14 43 (8.88%) Defect Management
14 43 (8.88%) Exploratory Testing
15 36 (7.44%) API Testing
16 34 (7.02%) Software Testing
17 32 (6.61%) Waterfall
18 31 (6.40%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (22.73%) Java
2 101 (20.87%) SQL
3 63 (13.02%) Python
4 40 (8.26%) Shell Script
5 38 (7.85%) JavaScript
6 34 (7.02%) Ruby
7 32 (6.61%) C#
8 21 (4.34%) Scala
9 9 (1.86%) Groovy
10 7 (1.45%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.45%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.24%) PHP
11 6 (1.24%) VBScript
12 5 (1.03%) C
12 5 (1.03%) R
13 4 (0.83%) C++
14 3 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.62%) Perl
15 1 (0.21%) COBOL
15 1 (0.21%) F#
Qualifications
1 36 (7.44%) ISTQB
2 28 (5.79%) ISEB
3 18 (3.72%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (2.89%) Degree
6 11 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.65%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.03%) CREST Certified
9 5 (1.03%) OSCP
10 3 (0.62%) CHECK Team Member
10 3 (0.62%) CISA
10 3 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.41%) CEH
11 2 (0.41%) CISSP
11 2 (0.41%) SANS
12 1 (0.21%) CISM
12 1 (0.21%) CRISC
12 1 (0.21%) GIAC
12 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (30.58%) QA
2 12 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.62%) MiFID
3 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.41%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.21%) EMIR
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (2.69%) Docker
2 5 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (4.96%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.86%) Puppet
3 5 (1.03%) Grafana
3 5 (1.03%) Rancher
4 4 (0.83%) Ansible
4 4 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.83%) StatsD
5 3 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.62%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.41%) Graphite
6 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.21%) Kibana
7 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.21%) Nagios
7 1 (0.21%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.21%) SCCM
7 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (9.09%) Oracle
2 27 (5.58%) Microsoft
3 25 (5.17%) HP
4 16 (3.31%) hybris
5 13 (2.69%) IBM
6 12 (2.48%) Cloudera
6 12 (2.48%) Hortonworks
7 10 (2.07%) SAP
8 9 (1.86%) Murex
9 8 (1.65%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.45%) Splunk
11 4 (0.83%) New Relic
11 4 (0.83%) Workday
12 3 (0.62%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.62%) Dynatrace
12 3 (0.62%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.62%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.62%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.62%) SOASTA, Inc
City, London
LA International
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago