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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 344 274 370
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +96
Contract jobs citing System Testing 289 418 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.82% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.03% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 246 128
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £554 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £373
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £38.75 £21.07 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.91% -41.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £18.73 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £23.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+203.64% -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
40458 40695 38413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.49% 79.83% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27130 26742 24468
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1073 1145
Median hourly rate £27.62 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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
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 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 -60 110 £385 -14.44% 26
South East -51 62 £370 +5.71% 6
West Midlands -16 35 £350 +7.69% 9
North West -10 21 £325 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire -3 17 £375 +3.44% 4
East of England +5 13 £350 +46.59% 5
Midlands - 13 £275 -
East Midlands -2 10 £700 +108.95% 4
South West -6 6 £325 +4.00% 13
North East -61 1 - -
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 203 (32.53%) SQL
1 203 (32.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 168 (26.92%) Oracle
3 167 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (23.72%) Finance
5 116 (18.59%) Microsoft
6 114 (18.27%) Test Scripting
7 109 (17.47%) Integration Testing
8 89 (14.26%) Security Cleared
9 86 (13.78%) Regression Testing
10 80 (12.82%) Unix
11 78 (12.50%) XML
12 77 (12.34%) MS Excel
12 77 (12.34%) Functional Testing
13 76 (12.18%) Test Strategy
13 76 (12.18%) Unit Testing
14 75 (12.02%) ISTQB
15 71 (11.38%) Business Analysis
16 69 (11.06%) ISEB
17 66 (10.58%) Windows
17 66 (10.58%) PL/SQL
17 66 (10.58%) Java
18 65 (10.42%) Oracle Database
19 63 (10.10%) SDLC
19 63 (10.10%) SC Cleared
20 62 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
21 61 (9.78%) JIRA
21 61 (9.78%) Software Testing
22 59 (9.46%) Linux
23 57 (9.13%) 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 25 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.85%) Oracle UPK
3 22 (3.53%) JBoss
4 19 (3.04%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.56%) SAS
6 14 (2.24%) CMS
7 12 (1.92%) ATG Dynamo
7 12 (1.92%) IIS
8 11 (1.76%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.76%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.44%) Apache
10 5 (0.80%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.80%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.64%) Documentum
12 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.32%) LiveCycle
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 77 (12.34%) MS Excel
2 49 (7.85%) MS Office
3 24 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.48%) MS Project
6 2 (0.32%) DOC1
6 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.72%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.28%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.96%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.80%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 5 (0.80%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 5 (0.80%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.64%) Magento
7 4 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.48%) SAP PSCD
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.28%) Force.com
2 7 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.96%) Heroku
4 5 (0.80%) Office 365
4 5 (0.80%) SaaS
4 5 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.32%) PaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.44%) Firewall
1 9 (1.44%) Internet
2 8 (1.28%) WAN
3 7 (1.12%) Kerberos
3 7 (1.12%) VPN
4 6 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (0.96%) HTTP
4 6 (0.96%) VLAN
5 5 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (0.80%) DNS
5 5 (0.80%) LAN
5 5 (0.80%) SAN
5 5 (0.80%) Skype
5 5 (0.80%) SSH
6 4 (0.64%) BGP
6 4 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (0.64%) HSRP
6 4 (0.64%) NX-OS
6 4 (0.64%) OSPF
7 3 (0.48%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.42%) Oracle Database
2 45 (7.21%) SQL Server
3 41 (6.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 37 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (3.04%) Oracle Reports
7 17 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 12 (1.92%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 12 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.76%) DB2
10 10 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (1.12%) SAP BW
13 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.80%) DbVisualizer
14 5 (0.80%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 61 (9.78%) JIRA
2 50 (8.01%) Selenium
3 34 (5.45%) SoapUI
4 27 (4.33%) HP UFT
5 26 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
6 22 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (3.37%) Cucumber
8 19 (3.04%) WebDriver
9 17 (2.72%) Subversion
9 17 (2.72%) Visual Studio
10 16 (2.56%) Ant
11 14 (2.24%) Git (software)
12 13 (2.08%) Maven
13 11 (1.76%) JUnit
14 10 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
15 7 (1.12%) ClearQuest
15 7 (1.12%) Jenkins
16 6 (0.96%) JMeter
16 6 (0.96%) NUnit
16 6 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 148 (23.72%) Finance
2 36 (5.77%) Banking
3 25 (4.01%) Retail
4 17 (2.72%) Military
5 14 (2.24%) Billing
6 12 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.28%) Front Office
8 7 (1.12%) Back Office
8 7 (1.12%) Marketing
8 7 (1.12%) Publishing
9 6 (0.96%) Games
10 5 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.32%) Automotive
13 2 (0.32%) Electronics
13 2 (0.32%) Law
13 2 (0.32%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 224 (35.90%) Analyst
2 127 (20.35%) Test Analyst
3 118 (18.91%) Developer
4 55 (8.81%) Business Analyst
5 44 (7.05%) Test Manager
6 38 (6.09%) Architect
6 38 (6.09%) Oracle Developer
7 36 (5.77%) Consultant
7 36 (5.77%) Tester
8 26 (4.17%) Oracle Forms Developer
9 23 (3.69%) SQL Developer
10 21 (3.37%) Business Systems Analyst
10 21 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (3.04%) PL/SQL Developer
11 19 (3.04%) SQL Analyst
12 18 (2.88%) Java Developer
13 17 (2.72%) Automation Tester
14 16 (2.56%) Test Leader
15 15 (2.40%) Financial Analyst
16 14 (2.24%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (12.50%) XML
2 43 (6.89%) Web Services
3 41 (6.57%) .NET
4 37 (5.93%) HTML
5 36 (5.77%) CSS
6 35 (5.61%) SOAP
7 25 (4.01%) Ajax
8 19 (3.04%) jQuery
9 14 (2.24%) .NET Framework
10 13 (2.08%) ASP.NET
10 13 (2.08%) JSP
10 13 (2.08%) RESTful
11 12 (1.92%) Middleware
12 10 (1.60%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.28%) Visualforce
14 7 (1.12%) COM
14 7 (1.12%) KnockoutJS
14 7 (1.12%) WCF
15 6 (0.96%) Gherkin
15 6 (0.96%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.24%) Data Structures
4 11 (1.76%) NHS
5 10 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.12%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.12%) Derivative
8 6 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 6 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.80%) Data Integration
9 5 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.80%) User Experience
9 5 (0.80%) Video on Demand
9 5 (0.80%) W3C
10 4 (0.64%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.64%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.48%) Digital TV
11 3 (0.48%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 80 (12.82%) Unix
2 66 (10.58%) Windows
3 59 (9.46%) Linux
4 29 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.60%) CentOS
8 9 (1.44%) Solaris
9 8 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.12%) Android
10 7 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.80%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.64%) AIX
13 3 (0.48%) Fedora
14 2 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.16%) MVS
15 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (32.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 167 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (18.27%) Test Scripting
4 109 (17.47%) Integration Testing
5 86 (13.78%) Regression Testing
6 77 (12.34%) Functional Testing
7 76 (12.18%) Test Strategy
7 76 (12.18%) Unit Testing
8 71 (11.38%) Business Analysis
9 63 (10.10%) SDLC
10 61 (9.78%) Software Testing
11 54 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
12 49 (7.85%) Migration
13 46 (7.37%) Project Management
14 45 (7.21%) Test Planning
15 44 (7.05%) CRM
16 43 (6.89%) Waterfall
17 42 (6.73%) Scrum
17 42 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (6.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 203 (32.53%) SQL
2 66 (10.58%) Java
2 66 (10.58%) PL/SQL
3 57 (9.13%) JavaScript
4 40 (6.41%) Shell Script
5 35 (5.61%) C#
6 28 (4.49%) Python
7 23 (3.69%) C
8 18 (2.88%) Perl
9 12 (1.92%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.76%) C++
11 8 (1.28%) Apex Code
11 8 (1.28%) SOQL
12 6 (0.96%) PHP
13 5 (0.80%) Groovy
13 5 (0.80%) PeopleCode
13 5 (0.80%) SQR
14 4 (0.64%) Ruby
14 4 (0.64%) Scala
14 4 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 89 (14.26%) Security Cleared
2 75 (12.02%) ISTQB
3 69 (11.06%) ISEB
4 63 (10.10%) SC Cleared
5 39 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (4.01%) Degree
6 25 (4.01%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.76%) MCSE
7 11 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.96%) CCNP
10 5 (0.80%) CCNA
10 5 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.64%) ACCA
11 4 (0.64%) CIMA
11 4 (0.64%) JNCIP
11 4 (0.64%) RHCE
12 3 (0.48%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.32%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.53%) QA
2 19 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.60%) SLA
4 4 (0.64%) WCAG
5 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.48%) GMP
5 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) MISRA
System Software
1 15 (2.40%) Active Directory
1 15 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.28%) vSphere
3 5 (0.80%) Postfix
4 4 (0.64%) iptables
4 4 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) Docker
7 1 (0.16%) Firmware
7 1 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 29 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.28%) Nagios
3 5 (0.80%) Puppet
4 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.48%) SCOM
6 1 (0.16%) Ansible
6 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.16%) Control-M
6 1 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 168 (26.92%) Oracle
2 116 (18.59%) Microsoft
3 46 (7.37%) SAP
4 40 (6.41%) HP
5 30 (4.81%) PeopleSoft
6 28 (4.49%) VMware
7 21 (3.37%) Informatica
8 19 (3.04%) Red Hat
9 18 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (2.56%) IBM
11 15 (2.40%) Cisco
12 12 (1.92%) ATG
12 12 (1.92%) JD Edwards
13 10 (1.60%) Hyperion
14 8 (1.28%) ForgeRock
14 8 (1.28%) Pega
14 8 (1.28%) Siebel
15 7 (1.12%) Citrix
15 7 (1.12%) Remedy
16 6 (0.96%) Sybase
Stafford, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 330 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York
Rural Payments Agency
Posted: 3 days ago
York
Rural Payments Agency
Posted: 3 days ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York
Rural Payments Agency
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Make positive
Posted: 8 days ago