Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South 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 20 October 2018 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
London > South London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 94 93
Rank change year-on-year -35 -1 -25
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 0.64% 1.58% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.73% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 5
South London median daily rate £475 £460 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +19.48% +40.00%
10th Percentile £413 £397 £201
90th Percentile £488 £460 £451
London median daily rate £464 £432 £375
% change year-on-year +7.29% +15.27% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £47.50 - £21.45

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 South London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,696 1,213 971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 90.65% 91.13% 90.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,295 835 671
South London median daily rate £525 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +14.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £300
90th Percentile £638 £653 £575
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 43 25
South London median hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +137.50% -33.33%
10th Percentile £25.78 £13.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.81 £21.50
% change year-on-year -7.39% +6.09% +7.50%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in South London

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in South London

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in South London over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in South London

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South London region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Croydon -29 2 £300 -20.00% 1
Software Testing
London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 South London region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) JMeter
2 11 (91.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 11 (91.67%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (83.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (83.33%) DevOps
3 10 (83.33%) Dropwizard
3 10 (83.33%) Advertising
3 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (83.33%) Java EE
3 10 (83.33%) RESTful
4 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (58.33%) TDD
5 7 (58.33%) BDD
5 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
5 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
5 7 (58.33%) Sauce Labs
5 7 (58.33%) Kibana
5 7 (58.33%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (58.33%) Burp Suite
5 7 (58.33%) Protractor
5 7 (58.33%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (58.33%) logstash
6 3 (25.00%) JMS
6 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 3 (25.00%) JMX
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 7 (58.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) JMeter
2 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 7 (58.33%) Burp Suite
3 7 (58.33%) Protractor
3 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
3 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Maven
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Gradle
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (83.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Tester
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) Dropwizard
1 10 (83.33%) Java EE
1 10 (83.33%) RESTful
2 7 (58.33%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (25.00%) JMS
3 3 (25.00%) JMX
4 2 (16.67%) REST
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 11 (91.67%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (83.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (83.33%) DevOps
4 7 (58.33%) BDD
4 7 (58.33%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Microservices
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (8.33%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Kibana
1 7 (58.33%) logstash