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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 172 170 167
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing System Testing 24 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.48% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.62% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 28
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£443 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £513 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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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
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 32 (56.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (36.84%) Finance
3 18 (31.58%) SQL
4 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (22.81%) Banking
5 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
6 10 (17.54%) Integration Testing
7 9 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (14.04%) ISEB
8 8 (14.04%) Windows
8 8 (14.04%) QA
9 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing
9 7 (12.28%) iPhone
9 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.28%) SWIFT
9 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
10 6 (10.53%) XML
10 6 (10.53%) HP
10 6 (10.53%) Migration
10 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
11 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
11 5 (8.77%) Android
11 5 (8.77%) Mobile App
11 5 (8.77%) Windows Phone
11 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (8.77%) JIRA
11 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
11 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (8.77%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (5.26%) LiveCycle
2 2 (3.51%) SAS
2 2 (3.51%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Drupal
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Project
3 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP CRM
1 3 (5.26%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (3.51%) BASE24
2 2 (3.51%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.75%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.75%) Force.com
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) FTP
1 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.51%) Base SAS
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (8.77%) JIRA
3 4 (7.02%) JMeter
3 4 (7.02%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.26%) Selenium
5 2 (3.51%) RequisitePro
5 2 (3.51%) Rational Robot
5 2 (3.51%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (3.51%) JUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.75%) NUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Subversion
6 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.75%) Robotium
6 1 (1.75%) Calabash
General
1 21 (36.84%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Retail
5 2 (3.51%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.51%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Advertising
6 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.75%) Front Office
6 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Analyst
2 13 (22.81%) Test Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Business Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Tester
4 6 (10.53%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Systems Tester
5 5 (8.77%) Test Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Banking Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Banking Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Payments Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) SAP Support
8 2 (3.51%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
3 4 (7.02%) SOAP
4 3 (5.26%) Web Services
5 2 (3.51%) REST
6 1 (1.75%) Kendo UI
6 1 (1.75%) HTML
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.75%) CSS
6 1 (1.75%) Ajax
6 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.75%) MDX
6 1 (1.75%) WCF
6 1 (1.75%) Symfony
6 1 (1.75%) jQuery
6 1 (1.75%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) iPhone
1 7 (12.28%) SWIFT
2 5 (8.77%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.77%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Tandem
4 2 (3.51%) APACS
4 2 (3.51%) EMV
4 2 (3.51%) W3C
4 2 (3.51%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.75%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.75%) AS400
5 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.75%) Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.75%) iSeries
5 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Android
2 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.77%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
4 10 (17.54%) Integration Testing
5 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
5 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Migration
6 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Data Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Validation
8 4 (7.02%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.02%) CRM
8 4 (7.02%) Project Management
8 4 (7.02%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.02%) V-Model
8 4 (7.02%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.26%) C#
3 3 (5.26%) VB
3 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.51%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.75%) VB6
5 1 (1.75%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.75%) RPG/400
5 1 (1.75%) RPG IV
5 1 (1.75%) RPG
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) ISEB
2 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.26%) Degree
5 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) COREP
3 2 (3.51%) Solvency II
4 1 (1.75%) FATCA
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) HP
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Adobe
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
3 3 (5.26%) Cognos
3 3 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.51%) Intershop
4 2 (3.51%) Demandware
4 2 (3.51%) IBM
4 2 (3.51%) CODA
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.75%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Telerik
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