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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 181 170 158
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing System Testing 15 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.64% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.83% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 29
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £350 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.71%
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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
4006 4577 4299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.90% 77.39% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3335 3287
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 30 January 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 32 (64.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (44.00%) Finance
3 17 (34.00%) SQL
4 12 (24.00%) Banking
5 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 9 (18.00%) QA
8 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (14.00%) ISEB
8 7 (14.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (12.00%) iPhone
9 6 (12.00%) Waterfall
9 6 (12.00%) SWIFT
9 6 (12.00%) Validation
9 6 (12.00%) Migration
9 6 (12.00%) Business Analysis
10 5 (10.00%) JIRA
10 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (10.00%) XML
10 5 (10.00%) Windows
10 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
11 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
11 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
11 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
11 4 (8.00%) Windows Phone
11 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (6.00%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Project
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (6.00%) SAP CRM
1 3 (6.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.00%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (2.00%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.00%) Force.com
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (10.00%) JIRA
3 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.00%) JMeter
4 2 (4.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (4.00%) JUnit
4 2 (4.00%) Rational Robot
4 2 (4.00%) RequisitePro
4 2 (4.00%) Selenium
5 1 (2.00%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.00%) Robotium
5 1 (2.00%) Calabash
General
1 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 12 (24.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Legal
4 2 (4.00%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.00%) Private Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Advertising
5 1 (2.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (24.00%) Business Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Tester
5 6 (12.00%) Test Manager
5 6 (12.00%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Systems Tester
6 5 (10.00%) Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Payments Business Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Banking Business Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Banking Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Junior
9 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) SAP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) XML
2 4 (8.00%) SOAP
2 4 (8.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) REST
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) Ajax
5 1 (2.00%) WCF
5 1 (2.00%) jQuery
5 1 (2.00%) MDX
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) Visualforce
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.00%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) iPhone
1 6 (12.00%) SWIFT
2 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.00%) iPad
3 2 (4.00%) W3C
4 1 (2.00%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.00%) Derivative
4 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.00%) Windows Phone
2 4 (8.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (12.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (12.00%) Validation
5 6 (12.00%) Migration
5 6 (12.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.00%) CRM
7 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (6.00%) V-Model
8 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.00%) VB
4 2 (4.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) VB6
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) ISEB
2 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 3 (6.00%) COREP
3 2 (4.00%) Solvency II
4 1 (2.00%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) CODA
2 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.00%) Adobe
2 3 (6.00%) Cognos
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) Demandware
3 2 (4.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Intershop
4 1 (2.00%) Telerik
4 1 (2.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.00%) Rackspace
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago