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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 136 174 156
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -18
Contract jobs citing System Testing 16 16 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.32% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.39% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 22
Average daily rate £400 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
System Testing
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
2632 4072 4650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 83.90% 80.89% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2087 3166 3367
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 50
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 (65.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (44.23%) Finance
3 20 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (36.54%) Banking
5 18 (34.62%) SQL
6 13 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 12 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (21.15%) QA
9 10 (19.23%) Migration
10 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
10 9 (17.31%) Business Analysis
10 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
11 8 (15.38%) JIRA
11 8 (15.38%) SWIFT
11 8 (15.38%) SEPA
12 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (13.46%) Test Planning
12 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
12 7 (13.46%) Oracle
12 7 (13.46%) PL/SQL
13 6 (11.54%) ETL
13 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
13 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
13 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (11.54%) SDLC
14 5 (9.62%) Degree
14 5 (9.62%) Performance Testing
14 5 (9.62%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (3.85%) MS Project Server
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Project
3 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (3.85%) RiskWrite
4 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.92%) MultiFonds
4 1 (1.92%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) Data Mart
1 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (9.62%) PowerCenter
2 3 (5.77%) ActiveReports
2 3 (5.77%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 3 (5.77%) Cognos Report Studio
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) JIRA
2 4 (7.69%) ClearQuest
3 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.92%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (44.23%) Finance
2 19 (36.54%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Billing
3 3 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.85%) Advertising
4 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (46.15%) Analyst
2 15 (28.85%) Test Analyst
3 12 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
4 11 (21.15%) Tester
5 10 (19.23%) Systems Test Analyst
6 9 (17.31%) Banking Analyst
6 9 (17.31%) Systems Tester
7 7 (13.46%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Test Manager
9 3 (5.77%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) CRM Business Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Developer
9 3 (5.77%) IT Manager
9 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.77%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Technical Business Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Billing Project Manager
10 2 (3.85%) Cognos Consultant
10 2 (3.85%) Senior Billing Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) XML
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) BAPI
3 2 (3.85%) JMS
4 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) SWIFT
2 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.92%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.92%) Derivative
4 1 (1.92%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Unix
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (65.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 12 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (19.23%) Migration
7 9 (17.31%) Business Analysis
7 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Test Planning
8 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
9 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (11.54%) ETL
9 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
9 6 (11.54%) SDLC
10 5 (9.62%) Data Analysis
10 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
10 5 (9.62%) Performance Testing
10 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Automation Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.62%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PMP
5 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) QA
2 8 (15.38%) SEPA
3 2 (3.85%) Solvency II
3 2 (3.85%) UCITS
4 1 (1.92%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.92%) EMIR
4 1 (1.92%) ISO20022
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Control-M
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) Cognos
3 5 (9.62%) Informatica
3 5 (9.62%) SAP
4 2 (3.85%) HP
4 2 (3.85%) Siebel
4 2 (3.85%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.92%) BI-SAM
5 1 (1.92%) Calypso
5 1 (1.92%) Capita
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.92%) Murex