The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 364 321 356
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +35
Contract jobs citing System Testing 280 374 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.71% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.88% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 225 154
Median daily rate £375 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £503 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £364 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.52% +10.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 2
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.18 £12.35 £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £40.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -67.06%
System Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41109 42571 40219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.47% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27368 28203 25368
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1139 1122
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.44 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the England region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the England region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

System Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

System Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in England

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -29 93 £394 +1.61% 20
South East -25 59 £370 -2.95% 12
North West +13 35 £355 -13.14% 5
Yorkshire -6 25 £388 +7.63% 5
West Midlands -29 23 £345 +7.64% 7
East of England +20 21 £308 +11.66% 5
South West +10 13 £325 +16.07% 2
Midlands - 3 £500 -
East Midlands -7 2 £250 -30.55% 6
North East -36 2 - - 2
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 202 (32.53%) SQL
2 184 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 157 (25.28%) Oracle
4 156 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
5 145 (23.35%) Finance
6 126 (20.29%) Microsoft
7 113 (18.20%) Test Scripting
8 103 (16.59%) Integration Testing
9 100 (16.10%) Regression Testing
10 87 (14.01%) Unit Testing
11 80 (12.88%) Security Cleared
11 80 (12.88%) Functional Testing
11 80 (12.88%) MS Excel
12 69 (11.11%) Unix
12 69 (11.11%) Test Strategy
13 66 (10.63%) ISTQB
14 64 (10.31%) Software Testing
14 64 (10.31%) Windows
15 62 (9.98%) ISEB
15 62 (9.98%) Business Analysis
15 62 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
15 62 (9.98%) SC Cleared
16 61 (9.82%) Selenium
16 61 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
17 60 (9.66%) MS Office
17 60 (9.66%) Java
18 59 (9.50%) XML
18 59 (9.50%) SDLC
19 58 (9.34%) JIRA
20 57 (9.18%) JavaScript

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.70%) Oracle UPK
3 22 (3.54%) JBoss
3 22 (3.54%) WebLogic
4 17 (2.74%) Apache
4 17 (2.74%) IIS
4 17 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.58%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.61%) SAS
7 9 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.45%) CMS
8 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.97%) ATG Dynamo
10 5 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.81%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.64%) Documentum
12 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.32%) GemFire
13 2 (0.32%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 80 (12.88%) MS Excel
2 60 (9.66%) MS Office
3 22 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) DOC1
7 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.77%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.29%) SAP CRM
4 8 (1.29%) SAP HR
5 7 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.97%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.81%) Magento
7 5 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.64%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 4 (0.64%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 4 (0.64%) SAP PSCD
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.48%) Workday HCM
10 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.32%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.81%) Office 365
3 4 (0.64%) PaaS
3 4 (0.64%) SaaS
4 3 (0.48%) Force.com
4 3 (0.48%) GitHub
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.25%) Internet
2 12 (1.93%) Firewall
2 12 (1.93%) Kerberos
3 10 (1.61%) DNS
3 10 (1.61%) HTTP
4 9 (1.45%) VLAN
4 9 (1.45%) WAN
5 8 (1.29%) VPN
6 7 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (1.13%) DVB
7 6 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (0.97%) LAN
8 5 (0.81%) BGP
8 5 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (0.81%) HSRP
8 5 (0.81%) NX-OS
8 5 (0.81%) OSPF
8 5 (0.81%) SAN
8 5 (0.81%) Skype
8 5 (0.81%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 36 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (4.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 29 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 25 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (3.06%) DB2
8 17 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (2.09%) MySQL
9 13 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (1.93%) Oracle Database 12c
10 12 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.77%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 10 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (1.61%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 7 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (1.13%) SAP BW
14 7 (1.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 61 (9.82%) Selenium
2 58 (9.34%) JIRA
3 39 (6.28%) SoapUI
4 34 (5.48%) Visual Studio
5 24 (3.86%) Git (software)
5 24 (3.86%) Subversion
6 23 (3.70%) WebDriver
7 20 (3.22%) Oracle Forms
8 19 (3.06%) HP UFT
9 18 (2.90%) JUnit
9 18 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (2.74%) Cucumber
11 16 (2.58%) Oracle APEX
12 15 (2.42%) Ant
13 13 (2.09%) Jenkins
13 13 (2.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 12 (1.93%) Maven
15 11 (1.77%) JMeter
16 9 (1.45%) NUnit
16 9 (1.45%) Toad
General
1 145 (23.35%) Finance
2 33 (5.31%) Banking
3 25 (4.03%) Retail
4 18 (2.90%) Military
5 13 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.29%) Billing
6 8 (1.29%) Marketing
7 6 (0.97%) Publishing
8 5 (0.81%) Back Office
8 5 (0.81%) Front Office
8 5 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.32%) Electronics
10 2 (0.32%) Games
10 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.32%) Law
10 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 207 (33.33%) Analyst
2 127 (20.45%) Developer
3 121 (19.48%) Test Analyst
4 54 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 44 (7.09%) Tester
6 41 (6.60%) Consultant
7 33 (5.31%) Test Leader
8 32 (5.15%) Oracle Developer
8 32 (5.15%) Test Manager
9 30 (4.83%) Architect
10 21 (3.38%) SQL Developer
11 20 (3.22%) Oracle Forms Developer
12 18 (2.90%) Automation Tester
12 18 (2.90%) Project Manager
12 18 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (2.74%) Business Systems Analyst
14 16 (2.58%) Financial Analyst
15 15 (2.42%) Functional Consultant
16 14 (2.25%) Senior Analyst
16 14 (2.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.50%) XML
2 50 (8.05%) .NET
3 38 (6.12%) HTML
4 37 (5.96%) Web Services
5 34 (5.48%) CSS
6 30 (4.83%) SOAP
7 21 (3.38%) Ajax
8 19 (3.06%) jQuery
9 16 (2.58%) ASP.NET
10 14 (2.25%) Middleware
11 13 (2.09%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.77%) REST
13 10 (1.61%) RESTful
14 9 (1.45%) AngularJS
14 9 (1.45%) WCF
15 8 (1.29%) Entity Framework
15 8 (1.29%) JSON
15 8 (1.29%) Kendo UI
15 8 (1.29%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (1.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 12 (1.93%) Data Structures
3 12 (1.93%) Social Network
4 10 (1.61%) NHS
5 8 (1.29%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.13%) Derivative
6 7 (1.13%) Digital TV
6 7 (1.13%) STB
7 6 (0.97%) Fat Client
7 6 (0.97%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.81%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.81%) User Experience
8 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.64%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.64%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 69 (11.11%) Unix
2 64 (10.31%) Windows
3 55 (8.86%) Linux
4 27 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.61%) CentOS
8 10 (1.61%) Solaris
9 8 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.81%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.48%) Fedora
13 2 (0.32%) AIX
13 2 (0.32%) Android
13 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.16%) MVS
14 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 156 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (18.20%) Test Scripting
4 103 (16.59%) Integration Testing
5 100 (16.10%) Regression Testing
6 87 (14.01%) Unit Testing
7 80 (12.88%) Functional Testing
8 69 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 64 (10.31%) Software Testing
10 62 (9.98%) Business Analysis
11 61 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
12 59 (9.50%) SDLC
13 53 (8.53%) CRM
14 48 (7.73%) Project Management
15 47 (7.57%) Test Automation
16 42 (6.76%) Migration
17 41 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (6.44%) Scrum
19 39 (6.28%) Test Planning
20 36 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 202 (32.53%) SQL
2 60 (9.66%) Java
3 57 (9.18%) JavaScript
4 56 (9.02%) PL/SQL
5 36 (5.80%) Shell Script
6 31 (4.99%) Python
7 30 (4.83%) C#
8 20 (3.22%) Perl
9 16 (2.58%) C
10 11 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.45%) Ruby
12 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.97%) TypeScript
12 6 (0.97%) VB
13 5 (0.81%) C++
13 5 (0.81%) PHP
14 4 (0.64%) Groovy
14 4 (0.64%) PeopleCode
14 4 (0.64%) Scala
14 4 (0.64%) SQR
Qualifications
1 80 (12.88%) Security Cleared
2 66 (10.63%) ISTQB
3 62 (9.98%) ISEB
3 62 (9.98%) SC Cleared
4 36 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (4.83%) Degree
6 15 (2.42%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.09%) MCSE
7 13 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.13%) CCNA
9 7 (1.13%) CCNP
10 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.81%) JNCIP
11 4 (0.64%) ACCA
11 4 (0.64%) CCA
11 4 (0.64%) CIMA
11 4 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.64%) RHCE
12 3 (0.48%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.76%) QA
2 19 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.97%) SLA
4 5 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.64%) WCAG
6 3 (0.48%) GMP
7 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.16%) MISRA
System Software
1 18 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.29%) vSphere
4 5 (0.81%) Postfix
5 4 (0.64%) iptables
5 4 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.32%) Firmware
7 2 (0.32%) HDFS
8 1 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 26 (4.19%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.45%) Nagios
3 7 (1.13%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (0.81%) Puppet
5 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (0.48%) SCOM
7 2 (0.32%) Ansible
7 2 (0.32%) Control-M
8 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 157 (25.28%) Oracle
2 126 (20.29%) Microsoft
3 46 (7.41%) SAP
4 30 (4.83%) HP
5 28 (4.51%) PeopleSoft
6 27 (4.35%) Informatica
7 25 (4.03%) VMware
8 21 (3.38%) Red Hat
9 20 (3.22%) Cisco
9 20 (3.22%) IBM
10 15 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (2.09%) JD Edwards
12 11 (1.77%) Citrix
12 11 (1.77%) Cognos
12 11 (1.77%) ForgeRock
12 11 (1.77%) Hyperion
13 8 (1.29%) Ab Initio
13 8 (1.29%) Remedy
14 7 (1.13%) hybris
14 7 (1.13%) Pega
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