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 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 366 286 362
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +76
Contract jobs citing System Testing 290 392 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.76% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.95% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 236 141
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
- +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £12.35 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.12% -65.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £12.35 £34.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £14.09 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+244.12% -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
41454 41365 38999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.00% 78.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 27626 27425 24650
Median daily rate £448 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.54% +3.70%
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 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1085 1124
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 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 28 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 -33 114 £385 -9.41% 17
South East -47 51 £400 +12.28% 10
North West 0 28 £335 +28.10% 8
West Midlands -32 26 £345 -11.53% 6
Yorkshire +2 25 £375 +1.35% 5
East of England +18 16 £325 +26.42% 9
South West +3 11 £310 -1.58% 3
Midlands - 10 £275 -
East Midlands -4 5 £250 -34.21% 4
North East -40 2 - - 1
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 209 (32.15%) SQL
2 204 (31.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 175 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (26.46%) Oracle
5 154 (23.69%) Finance
6 143 (22.00%) Microsoft
7 115 (17.69%) Test Scripting
8 113 (17.38%) Integration Testing
9 103 (15.85%) Regression Testing
10 93 (14.31%) Unit Testing
11 87 (13.38%) Security Cleared
12 84 (12.92%) Functional Testing
12 84 (12.92%) MS Excel
13 79 (12.15%) Unix
14 76 (11.69%) ISTQB
15 75 (11.54%) XML
16 73 (11.23%) Test Strategy
17 72 (11.08%) Software Testing
18 69 (10.62%) ISEB
19 68 (10.46%) Business Analysis
20 67 (10.31%) Java
20 67 (10.31%) Oracle Database
21 66 (10.15%) PL/SQL
22 65 (10.00%) Windows
23 64 (9.85%) SDLC
23 64 (9.85%) JIRA
24 63 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
25 61 (9.38%) Linux
25 61 (9.38%) CRM
26 60 (9.23%) Selenium

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 45 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.85%) Oracle UPK
3 23 (3.54%) JBoss
4 22 (3.38%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.46%) IIS
5 16 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.46%) WebSphere
6 15 (2.31%) Apache
6 15 (2.31%) SAS
7 13 (2.00%) CMS
8 10 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.23%) ATG Dynamo
10 5 (0.77%) Documentum
10 5 (0.77%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.77%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.31%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.31%) LiveCycle
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 84 (12.92%) MS Excel
2 59 (9.08%) MS Office
3 25 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.46%) MS Project
7 2 (0.31%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 33 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.77%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.23%) SAP CRM
5 7 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.92%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.92%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.77%) Magento
7 5 (0.77%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 5 (0.77%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 5 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.46%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.46%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.31%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.23%) Force.com
2 7 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.92%) Heroku
4 5 (0.77%) Office 365
4 5 (0.77%) SaaS
4 5 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.46%) PaaS
6 2 (0.31%) GitHub
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.85%) Internet
2 11 (1.69%) Firewall
3 10 (1.54%) WAN
4 9 (1.38%) HTTP
4 9 (1.38%) Kerberos
4 9 (1.38%) VLAN
5 8 (1.23%) VPN
6 7 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (1.08%) DNS
6 7 (1.08%) LAN
7 6 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (0.77%) BGP
8 5 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (0.77%) DVB
8 5 (0.77%) HSRP
8 5 (0.77%) NX-OS
8 5 (0.77%) OSPF
8 5 (0.77%) SAN
8 5 (0.77%) Skype
8 5 (0.77%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.31%) Oracle Database
2 57 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 45 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (6.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 38 (5.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 26 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.31%) DB2
10 12 (1.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 12 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
11 11 (1.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 10 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (1.08%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.08%) SAP BW
14 7 (1.08%) Star Schema
15 6 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 64 (9.85%) JIRA
2 60 (9.23%) Selenium
3 36 (5.54%) SoapUI
4 33 (5.08%) Visual Studio
5 28 (4.31%) Oracle Forms
6 23 (3.54%) Cucumber
6 23 (3.54%) WebDriver
7 22 (3.38%) Subversion
8 21 (3.23%) HP UFT
8 21 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (3.08%) Git (software)
10 16 (2.46%) JUnit
10 16 (2.46%) Oracle APEX
11 15 (2.31%) Ant
11 15 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 14 (2.15%) Jenkins
13 12 (1.85%) Maven
14 9 (1.38%) JMeter
14 9 (1.38%) Toad
15 7 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 154 (23.69%) Finance
2 38 (5.85%) Banking
3 27 (4.15%) Retail
4 17 (2.62%) Military
5 13 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.85%) Billing
7 8 (1.23%) Back Office
8 7 (1.08%) Front Office
8 7 (1.08%) Marketing
8 7 (1.08%) Publishing
9 5 (0.77%) Games
9 5 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.46%) Legal
11 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 211 (32.46%) Analyst
2 132 (20.31%) Developer
3 128 (19.69%) Test Analyst
4 48 (7.38%) Business Analyst
5 43 (6.62%) Test Manager
6 41 (6.31%) Consultant
6 41 (6.31%) Oracle Developer
6 41 (6.31%) Tester
7 38 (5.85%) Architect
8 31 (4.77%) Test Leader
9 28 (4.31%) Oracle Forms Developer
10 24 (3.69%) SQL Developer
11 21 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (2.92%) Business Systems Analyst
13 18 (2.77%) Automation Tester
13 18 (2.77%) Financial Analyst
14 17 (2.62%) PL/SQL Developer
14 17 (2.62%) Project Manager
15 16 (2.46%) Functional Consultant
16 15 (2.31%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.54%) XML
2 52 (8.00%) .NET
3 45 (6.92%) Web Services
4 39 (6.00%) HTML
5 34 (5.23%) SOAP
6 33 (5.08%) CSS
7 21 (3.23%) Ajax
8 18 (2.77%) jQuery
9 14 (2.15%) ASP.NET
9 14 (2.15%) RESTful
10 13 (2.00%) .NET Framework
10 13 (2.00%) Middleware
11 9 (1.38%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.38%) JSP
12 8 (1.23%) REST
12 8 (1.23%) Visualforce
13 7 (1.08%) COM
13 7 (1.08%) Gherkin
13 7 (1.08%) WCF
14 6 (0.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.77%) Data Structures
4 12 (1.85%) NHS
4 12 (1.85%) Social Network
5 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.08%) Derivative
8 6 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.92%) Data Centre
8 6 (0.92%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.77%) Data Integration
9 5 (0.77%) Digital TV
9 5 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.77%) STB
9 5 (0.77%) User Experience
9 5 (0.77%) W3C
10 4 (0.62%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 79 (12.15%) Unix
2 65 (10.00%) Windows
3 61 (9.38%) Linux
4 29 (4.46%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.69%) Solaris
6 11 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.54%) CentOS
8 8 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.08%) Android
9 7 (1.08%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.46%) AIX
11 3 (0.46%) Fedora
12 2 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.15%) MVS
13 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (31.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 175 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (17.69%) Test Scripting
4 113 (17.38%) Integration Testing
5 103 (15.85%) Regression Testing
6 93 (14.31%) Unit Testing
7 84 (12.92%) Functional Testing
8 73 (11.23%) Test Strategy
9 72 (11.08%) Software Testing
10 68 (10.46%) Business Analysis
11 64 (9.85%) SDLC
12 61 (9.38%) CRM
13 59 (9.08%) Business Intelligence
14 54 (8.31%) Migration
15 51 (7.85%) Project Management
16 47 (7.23%) Scrum
16 47 (7.23%) Waterfall
17 45 (6.92%) Test Automation
18 41 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (6.31%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 209 (32.15%) SQL
2 67 (10.31%) Java
3 66 (10.15%) PL/SQL
4 57 (8.77%) JavaScript
5 43 (6.62%) Shell Script
6 33 (5.08%) C#
7 29 (4.46%) Python
8 21 (3.23%) Perl
9 17 (2.62%) C
10 10 (1.54%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.23%) Apex Code
11 8 (1.23%) SOQL
12 7 (1.08%) Ruby
13 6 (0.92%) C++
13 6 (0.92%) PHP
14 5 (0.77%) PeopleCode
14 5 (0.77%) SQR
15 4 (0.62%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.62%) Groovy
15 4 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 87 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 76 (11.69%) ISTQB
3 69 (10.62%) ISEB
4 60 (9.23%) SC Cleared
5 41 (6.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (4.31%) Degree
7 21 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.85%) MCSE
8 12 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.08%) CCNP
11 6 (0.92%) CCNA
11 6 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.77%) JNCIP
13 4 (0.62%) ACCA
13 4 (0.62%) CIMA
13 4 (0.62%) RHCE
14 3 (0.46%) CCA
14 3 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.23%) QA
2 20 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.08%) SLA
4 5 (0.77%) WCAG
5 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.46%) GMP
5 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) MISRA
System Software
1 17 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.23%) vSphere
4 5 (0.77%) Postfix
5 4 (0.62%) iptables
5 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.46%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.31%) Firmware
7 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.15%) Docker
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 28 (4.31%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.38%) Nagios
3 6 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (0.77%) Puppet
5 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (0.46%) SCOM
7 1 (0.15%) Ansible
7 1 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.15%) Control-M
7 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 172 (26.46%) Oracle
2 143 (22.00%) Microsoft
3 49 (7.54%) SAP
4 37 (5.69%) HP
5 31 (4.77%) PeopleSoft
6 27 (4.15%) Informatica
7 26 (4.00%) VMware
8 22 (3.38%) IBM
9 20 (3.08%) Red Hat
9 20 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (2.92%) Cisco
11 13 (2.00%) JD Edwards
12 11 (1.69%) ForgeRock
12 11 (1.69%) Hyperion
13 8 (1.23%) ATG
13 8 (1.23%) Citrix
13 8 (1.23%) Pega
13 8 (1.23%) Siebel
14 7 (1.08%) Cognos
14 7 (1.08%) hybris
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