The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 226 186
Rank change year-on-year +32 -40  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 236 222 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.22% 1.00% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.06% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 142 173
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £70.00 £18.60 £167.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +276.34% -88.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

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 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 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 -3 24 £425 +1.49% 12
Croydon +9 5 £413 +8.55% 1
Osterley - 4 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
Greenwich - 2 £418 -
Hammersmith - 2 £325 - 1
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Uxbridge - 1 £275 - 1
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Moorgate - 1 £340 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 227 (42.83%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (35.09%) Selenium
3 142 (26.79%) QA
4 111 (20.94%) Test Automation
5 105 (19.81%) JIRA
6 102 (19.25%) BDD
7 99 (18.68%) SQL
8 98 (18.49%) Java
9 96 (18.11%) Cucumber
9 96 (18.11%) Test Scripting
10 82 (15.47%) WebDriver
11 80 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 77 (14.53%) Jenkins
12 77 (14.53%) Finance
12 77 (14.53%) TDD
13 75 (14.15%) Regression Testing
14 73 (13.77%) Functional Testing
14 73 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
15 70 (13.21%) Scrum
16 69 (13.02%) Linux
17 68 (12.83%) Test Strategy
18 67 (12.64%) Automation Testing
19 65 (12.26%) Automated Testing
20 58 (10.94%) Software Testing
21 57 (10.75%) Performance Testing
22 54 (10.19%) JavaScript
23 52 (9.81%) Python
24 49 (9.25%) Manual Testing
25 47 (8.87%) Microsoft
26 46 (8.68%) C#

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 20 (3.77%) Confluence
2 9 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.32%) CMS
4 5 (0.94%) SAS
4 5 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.19%) Drupal
7 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.19%) Moodle
7 1 (0.19%) nginx
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.83%) MS Office
3 13 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.94%) FastStats
4 4 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.75%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.57%) Magento
5 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.57%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (2.64%) GitHub
2 8 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.75%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Office 365
5 1 (0.19%) Google Play
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
5 1 (0.19%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.64%) HTTP
2 10 (1.89%) Internet
3 3 (0.57%) FTP
3 3 (0.57%) Network Security
4 2 (0.38%) Firewall
4 2 (0.38%) IPv6
4 2 (0.38%) Wireless
5 1 (0.19%) 4G
5 1 (0.19%) DSL
5 1 (0.19%) DVB
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.19%) Skype
5 1 (0.19%) SSH
5 1 (0.19%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.19%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
1 16 (3.02%) Oracle Database
1 16 (3.02%) Relational Database
2 14 (2.64%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.51%) Big Data
4 6 (1.13%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.13%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.13%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.13%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.57%) DB2
6 3 (0.57%) DbVisualizer
6 3 (0.57%) MySQL
7 2 (0.38%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 186 (35.09%) Selenium
2 105 (19.81%) JIRA
3 96 (18.11%) Cucumber
4 82 (15.47%) WebDriver
5 77 (14.53%) Jenkins
6 46 (8.68%) Git (software)
7 37 (6.98%) SoapUI
8 35 (6.60%) TeamCity
9 29 (5.47%) SpecFlow
10 27 (5.09%) JMeter
11 19 (3.58%) HP UFT
11 19 (3.58%) JUnit
12 16 (3.02%) CruiseControl
12 16 (3.02%) Maven
12 16 (3.02%) Protractor
13 15 (2.83%) Mocha
14 14 (2.64%) LoadRunner
14 14 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (2.64%) Visual Studio
15 13 (2.45%) TestRail
General
1 77 (14.53%) Finance
2 31 (5.85%) Retail
3 27 (5.09%) Banking
4 15 (2.83%) Games
5 11 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.32%) Marketing
8 6 (1.13%) Advertising
8 6 (1.13%) Publishing
9 4 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.75%) Law
9 4 (0.75%) Legal
10 3 (0.57%) Electronics
10 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.60%) Web Services
2 33 (6.23%) Gherkin
2 33 (6.23%) REST
3 32 (6.04%) SOAP
4 31 (5.85%) XML
5 29 (5.47%) RESTful
6 27 (5.09%) .NET
6 27 (5.09%) HTML
6 27 (5.09%) JSON
7 23 (4.34%) Node.js
8 13 (2.45%) AngularJS
8 13 (2.45%) CSS
9 11 (2.08%) Spring
10 8 (1.51%) Chai
11 6 (1.13%) HTML5
11 6 (1.13%) JMS
12 4 (0.75%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.75%) React
12 4 (0.75%) Struts
12 4 (0.75%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.09%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.08%) Equities
4 10 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (1.70%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.32%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.32%) User Experience
7 6 (1.13%) STB
8 5 (0.94%) FMCG
8 5 (0.94%) Replication
9 4 (0.75%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.75%) Derivative
9 4 (0.75%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.75%) MPEG
9 4 (0.75%) Online Games
9 4 (0.75%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.75%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.57%) Fintech
10 3 (0.57%) HTC Vive
10 3 (0.57%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 69 (13.02%) Linux
2 42 (7.92%) Unix
3 30 (5.66%) Windows
4 22 (4.15%) Apple iOS
5 19 (3.58%) Android
6 13 (2.45%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.75%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.57%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (42.83%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (20.94%) Test Automation
3 102 (19.25%) BDD
4 96 (18.11%) Test Scripting
5 80 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 77 (14.53%) TDD
7 75 (14.15%) Regression Testing
8 73 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
8 73 (13.77%) Functional Testing
9 70 (13.21%) Scrum
10 68 (12.83%) Test Strategy
11 67 (12.64%) Automation Testing
12 65 (12.26%) Automated Testing
13 58 (10.94%) Software Testing
14 57 (10.75%) Performance Testing
15 49 (9.25%) Manual Testing
16 38 (7.17%) Exploratory Testing
17 34 (6.42%) API Testing
17 34 (6.42%) Penetration Testing
18 32 (6.04%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 99 (18.68%) SQL
2 98 (18.49%) Java
3 54 (10.19%) JavaScript
4 52 (9.81%) Python
5 46 (8.68%) C#
6 42 (7.92%) Ruby
7 30 (5.66%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.45%) PHP
9 10 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.51%) Scala
10 8 (1.51%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.32%) VBScript
12 6 (1.13%) Perl
13 4 (0.75%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.75%) C++
13 4 (0.75%) Groovy
14 3 (0.57%) C
14 3 (0.57%) Go
14 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 36 (6.79%) ISTQB
2 34 (6.42%) ISEB
3 28 (5.28%) Degree
4 22 (4.15%) CREST Certified
5 19 (3.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (2.83%) Security Cleared
7 12 (2.26%) OSCP
8 9 (1.70%) CHECK Team Member
9 8 (1.51%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.94%) CEH
10 5 (0.94%) CHECK Team Leader
10 5 (0.94%) CISA
10 5 (0.94%) CISSP
10 5 (0.94%) GIAC
10 5 (0.94%) GPEN
10 5 (0.94%) SANS
11 3 (0.57%) CISM
11 3 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.38%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (26.79%) QA
2 14 (2.64%) SDET
3 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.38%) PMO
4 2 (0.38%) WCAG
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) Section 508
System Software
1 13 (2.45%) Docker
2 7 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.13%) Puppet
2 6 (1.13%) Rancher
3 5 (0.94%) Ansible
4 4 (0.75%) Graphite
4 4 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.57%) Grafana
5 3 (0.57%) Nessus
5 3 (0.57%) SCCM
6 2 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.38%) StatsD
7 1 (0.19%) Ambari
7 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.19%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.19%) Nagios
7 1 (0.19%) nmon
7 1 (0.19%) Oozie
7 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (8.87%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.04%) Oracle
3 21 (3.96%) SAP
4 11 (2.08%) Atlassian
4 11 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.51%) AppDynamics
5 8 (1.51%) HP
6 6 (1.13%) hybris
6 6 (1.13%) Splunk
7 5 (0.94%) Charles River
7 5 (0.94%) Citrix
7 5 (0.94%) IBM
8 4 (0.75%) Green Hat
8 4 (0.75%) Informatica
8 4 (0.75%) Murex
9 3 (0.57%) Dynatrace
9 3 (0.57%) Google
9 3 (0.57%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.57%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.57%) ServiceNow
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £360 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £335 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago