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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 162 151 170
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Contract jobs citing System Testing 28 60 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.93% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.20% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 29
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£363 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year
- -13.31%
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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
4228 5006 4813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.75% 77.28% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3276 3643 3682
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 54
Average hourly rate £27.37 £24.00 £103.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.04% -76.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015, 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 34 (77.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (54.55%) Finance
3 20 (45.45%) Banking
4 15 (34.09%) SQL
4 15 (34.09%) Integration Testing
5 14 (31.82%) QA
5 14 (31.82%) Validation
6 13 (29.55%) SWIFT
7 12 (27.27%) Business Analysis
8 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 8 (18.18%) .NET
10 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (13.64%) Migration
12 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
12 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (9.09%) JIRA
13 4 (9.09%) Workflow
13 4 (9.09%) C#
13 4 (9.09%) Web Services
13 4 (9.09%) XML
13 4 (9.09%) HP
14 3 (6.82%) CODA
14 3 (6.82%) Windows
14 3 (6.82%) CRM
14 3 (6.82%) Adobe
14 3 (6.82%) HTML
14 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
14 3 (6.82%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2 (4.55%) LiveCycle
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Project
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.27%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (2.27%) Agresso
2 1 (2.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.27%) RequisitePro
3 1 (2.27%) Rational Robot
3 1 (2.27%) JMeter
3 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.27%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.27%) JUnit
General
1 24 (54.55%) Finance
2 20 (45.45%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Wholesale Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Analyst
2 14 (31.82%) Tester
3 12 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 12 (27.27%) Systems Tester
4 8 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Test Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) Banking Business Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) Payments Business Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Lead Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
9 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
9 3 (6.82%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) Systems Test Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) VB Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Lead C# Developer
10 2 (4.55%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) XML
3 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
4 2 (4.55%) SOAP
4 2 (4.55%) Entity Framework
4 2 (4.55%) REST
4 2 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (2.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) SWIFT
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.27%) W3C
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.27%) iPhone
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (77.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (34.09%) Integration Testing
3 14 (31.82%) Validation
4 12 (27.27%) Business Analysis
5 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.64%) Migration
8 4 (9.09%) Workflow
9 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
9 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.82%) CRM
9 3 (6.82%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.82%) Procure-to-pay
10 2 (4.55%) BDD
10 2 (4.55%) User Stories
10 2 (4.55%) Data Validation
10 2 (4.55%) UX Design
10 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
10 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.09%) C#
4 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.55%) VB6
5 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (2.27%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.55%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.82%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) COREP
3 2 (4.55%) FINREP
4 1 (2.27%) FATCA
4 1 (2.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) HP
2 3 (6.82%) CODA
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Adobe
3 2 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.27%) Google
4 1 (2.27%) Aprimo
4 1 (2.27%) Tableau
4 1 (2.27%) Eloqua
4 1 (2.27%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.27%) WorldPay
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