The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 165 176 186
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 32 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.69% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.90% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 34
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£425 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +112.50%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4517 5541 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.47% 76.39% 75.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3410 4083 4330
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 69 89
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the City of London region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the City of London region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 32 (49.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (33.85%) Finance
2 22 (33.85%) Banking
3 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (24.62%) SQL
4 16 (24.62%) Integration Testing
5 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 13 (20.00%) Project Management
7 12 (18.46%) Performance Testing
7 12 (18.46%) SWIFT
8 11 (16.92%) QA
8 11 (16.92%) .NET
9 10 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 10 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (13.85%) Degree
10 9 (13.85%) Selenium
10 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
10 9 (13.85%) C#
11 8 (12.31%) Scrum
12 7 (10.77%) HP
12 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
12 7 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (10.77%) Waterfall
12 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
13 6 (9.23%) Cucumber
13 6 (9.23%) iPhone
13 6 (9.23%) Unit Testing
13 6 (9.23%) Windows
13 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.69%) SAS
2 3 (4.62%) CMS
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) Documentum
3 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.54%) Drupal
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) BASE24
2 3 (4.62%) SAP Business One
3 2 (3.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (3.08%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (3.08%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.54%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) FTP
1 1 (1.54%) HTTP
1 1 (1.54%) SAN
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.69%) Base SAS
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.08%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.54%) Big Data
6 1 (1.54%) MySQL
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.54%) DTS
6 1 (1.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (13.85%) Selenium
3 6 (9.23%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.15%) FitNesse
5 4 (6.15%) NUnit
5 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.08%) JMeter
6 2 (3.08%) Subversion
6 2 (3.08%) JIRA
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.54%) JBehave
7 1 (1.54%) Maven
7 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.54%) Ant
7 1 (1.54%) JUnit
7 1 (1.54%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.54%) Toad
7 1 (1.54%) TestDirector
General
1 22 (33.85%) Finance
1 22 (33.85%) Banking
2 5 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 2 (3.08%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.08%) Marketing
5 2 (3.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Analyst
2 20 (30.77%) Tester
3 12 (18.46%) Developer
3 12 (18.46%) Test Analyst
4 10 (15.38%) Systems Tester
5 9 (13.85%) Business Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Payments Business Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) SAP Business Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (4.62%) SAP Business One Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Business Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.15%) XML
4 2 (3.08%) HTML
4 2 (3.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.08%) SOAP
4 2 (3.08%) MDX
5 1 (1.54%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.54%) Symfony
5 1 (1.54%) jQuery
5 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.54%) REST
5 1 (1.54%) Kendo UI
5 1 (1.54%) Struts
5 1 (1.54%) J2EE
5 1 (1.54%) CSS
5 1 (1.54%) JSP
5 1 (1.54%) Servlets
5 1 (1.54%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) SWIFT
2 6 (9.23%) iPhone
3 5 (7.69%) EMV
3 5 (7.69%) APACS
3 5 (7.69%) Tandem
4 4 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (6.15%) Fixed Income
4 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.08%) Open Source
6 2 (3.08%) iPad
7 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.54%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.54%) iSeries
7 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.54%) AS400
7 1 (1.54%) Derivative
7 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Android
2 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.15%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.54%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.62%) Integration Testing
4 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 13 (20.00%) Project Management
6 12 (18.46%) Performance Testing
7 10 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 8 (12.31%) Scrum
9 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
9 7 (10.77%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.23%) TDD
10 6 (9.23%) Unit Testing
10 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (7.69%) Regression Testing
11 5 (7.69%) Kanban
12 4 (6.15%) V-Model
12 4 (6.15%) Validation
12 4 (6.15%) Migration
12 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.15%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) SQL
2 9 (13.85%) C#
3 4 (6.15%) Java
4 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.08%) PHP
4 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.08%) VB
5 1 (1.54%) Python
5 1 (1.54%) RPG/400
5 1 (1.54%) RPG IV
5 1 (1.54%) RPG
5 1 (1.54%) C++
5 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 5 (7.69%) ISEB
3 4 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.54%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.54%) OCPJP
6 1 (1.54%) OCP
6 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
1 7 (10.77%) HP
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) SAP
4 2 (3.08%) CODA
4 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.08%) Intershop
4 2 (3.08%) Demandware
4 2 (3.08%) Cognos
5 1 (1.54%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.54%) Telerik
5 1 (1.54%) JBoss
5 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
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