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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 165 136 157
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +21
Contract jobs citing System Testing 19 65 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 1.12% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.44% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 32
Average daily rate
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£363 £458 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.76% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £343 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -38.28%
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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
4056 4502 4355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.97% 77.61% 76.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 3197 3336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 65
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -36.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.33 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 (61.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (46.15%) Finance
3 19 (36.54%) SQL
4 14 (26.92%) Banking
5 11 (21.15%) QA
6 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (17.31%) Integration Testing
8 8 (15.38%) Migration
8 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 7 (13.46%) .NET
9 7 (13.46%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (13.46%) Business Analysis
10 6 (11.54%) Validation
10 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
10 6 (11.54%) Data Cleansing
10 6 (11.54%) SWIFT
11 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
11 5 (9.62%) Test Strategy
11 5 (9.62%) iPhone
11 5 (9.62%) ISEB
11 5 (9.62%) CODA
11 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (9.62%) C#
11 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
11 5 (9.62%) XML
12 4 (7.69%) Windows
12 4 (7.69%) SOAP
12 4 (7.69%) CRM
12 4 (7.69%) JMeter

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (5.77%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Project
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) SAP CRM
1 3 (5.77%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (5.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (3.85%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (1.92%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.92%) Force.com
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (7.69%) JIRA
2 4 (7.69%) JMeter
2 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.85%) JUnit
3 2 (3.85%) Selenium
3 2 (3.85%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (3.85%) RequisitePro
3 2 (3.85%) Rational Robot
4 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Robotium
4 1 (1.92%) Calabash
4 1 (1.92%) Bugzilla
General
1 24 (46.15%) Finance
2 14 (26.92%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.85%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.85%) Games
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Business Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Tester
4 8 (15.38%) Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Test Manager
5 6 (11.54%) Systems Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.77%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Lead .NET Developer
9 2 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) .NET
2 5 (9.62%) XML
3 4 (7.69%) SOAP
4 3 (5.77%) Web Services
5 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (3.85%) REST
5 2 (3.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (3.85%) HTML
6 1 (1.92%) MDX
6 1 (1.92%) WCF
6 1 (1.92%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) SWIFT
2 5 (9.62%) iPhone
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.85%) iPad
5 2 (3.85%) User Experience
5 2 (3.85%) W3C
6 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.92%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.92%) Derivative
6 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Android
2 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.77%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.31%) Integration Testing
4 8 (15.38%) Migration
5 7 (13.46%) Business Analysis
6 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 6 (11.54%) Validation
6 6 (11.54%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (9.62%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
7 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.69%) CRM
8 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
8 4 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Data Analysis
9 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Workflow
9 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) C#
2 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.77%) VB
4 2 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.92%) VB6
5 1 (1.92%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) ISEB
2 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) VCP4
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) COREP
3 2 (3.85%) Solvency II
4 1 (1.92%) FATCA
4 1 (1.92%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) CODA
2 3 (5.77%) Adobe
2 3 (5.77%) HP
2 3 (5.77%) SAP
2 3 (5.77%) Cognos
3 2 (3.85%) IBM
3 2 (3.85%) Intershop
3 2 (3.85%) Demandware
4 1 (1.92%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
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