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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 164 179 181
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 35 48 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 0.67% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.87% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 29
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £34.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
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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
4478 5509 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.07% 76.51% 75.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3363 4079 4310
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 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 93
Average hourly rate £21.88 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 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 19 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 34 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (35.29%) Banking
3 23 (33.82%) Finance
4 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 16 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 16 (23.53%) SQL
7 14 (20.59%) Project Management
8 13 (19.12%) SWIFT
9 12 (17.65%) Performance Testing
10 11 (16.18%) .NET
10 11 (16.18%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (16.18%) QA
10 11 (16.18%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
12 9 (13.24%) Degree
12 9 (13.24%) Selenium
12 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
12 9 (13.24%) C#
13 8 (11.76%) Scrum
13 8 (11.76%) HP
14 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
14 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
14 7 (10.29%) Test Strategy
15 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
15 6 (8.82%) iPhone
15 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
15 6 (8.82%) Windows
15 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 (7.35%) SAS
2 3 (4.41%) CMS
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) Documentum
3 1 (1.47%) Drupal
3 1 (1.47%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) BASE24
2 4 (5.88%) SAP Business One
3 2 (2.94%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (2.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.94%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.47%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
1 1 (1.47%) FTP
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
1 1 (1.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (7.35%) Base SAS
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.94%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) MySQL
6 1 (1.47%) DTS
6 1 (1.47%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.47%) Big Data
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (13.24%) Selenium
3 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.88%) FitNesse
5 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.88%) NUnit
6 2 (2.94%) Subversion
6 2 (2.94%) JIRA
6 2 (2.94%) JMeter
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.47%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.47%) Ant
7 1 (1.47%) JUnit
7 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.47%) Toad
7 1 (1.47%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.47%) Maven
7 1 (1.47%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (35.29%) Banking
2 23 (33.82%) Finance
3 5 (7.35%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.41%) Retail
6 2 (2.94%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.94%) Marketing
6 2 (2.94%) Legal
6 2 (2.94%) Back Office
7 1 (1.47%) Front Office
7 1 (1.47%) Law
7 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (41.18%) Analyst
2 21 (30.88%) Tester
3 13 (19.12%) Test Analyst
4 12 (17.65%) Developer
5 11 (16.18%) Systems Tester
6 9 (13.24%) Business Analyst
6 9 (13.24%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Consultant
8 5 (7.35%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Payments Business Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) SAP Business One Consultant
9 4 (5.88%) SAP Business Consultant
9 4 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (5.88%) Business Consultant
10 3 (4.41%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) .NET
2 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (2.94%) MDX
4 2 (2.94%) SOAP
4 2 (2.94%) Web Services
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
5 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.47%) CSS
5 1 (1.47%) JSP
5 1 (1.47%) Servlets
5 1 (1.47%) J2EE
5 1 (1.47%) Struts
5 1 (1.47%) XSD
5 1 (1.47%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.47%) Symfony
5 1 (1.47%) jQuery
5 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.47%) Ajax
5 1 (1.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) SWIFT
2 6 (8.82%) iPhone
3 5 (7.35%) EMV
3 5 (7.35%) Tandem
3 5 (7.35%) APACS
4 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (5.88%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.88%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.94%) Open Source
6 2 (2.94%) iPad
6 2 (2.94%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.47%) AS400
7 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.47%) Derivative
7 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Android
2 4 (5.88%) Windows Phone
2 4 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 16 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 14 (20.59%) Project Management
6 12 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
8 8 (11.76%) Scrum
9 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.29%) Test Strategy
10 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.82%) TDD
11 5 (7.35%) Regression Testing
11 5 (7.35%) Kanban
12 4 (5.88%) V-Model
12 4 (5.88%) Data Analysis
12 4 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) SQL
2 9 (13.24%) C#
3 4 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.94%) PHP
4 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.94%) VB
5 1 (1.47%) Python
5 1 (1.47%) C
5 1 (1.47%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) RPG
5 1 (1.47%) RPG/400
5 1 (1.47%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Degree
2 5 (7.35%) ISEB
3 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.47%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.47%) OCP
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) HP
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) Demandware
4 2 (2.94%) Intershop
4 2 (2.94%) CODA
4 2 (2.94%) Cognos
4 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) JBoss
5 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.47%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.47%) Telerik
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