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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 321 282 311
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +29
Contract jobs citing System Testing 250 286 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.64% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.86% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 158 148
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £29.40 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +8.77%
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
34421 33336 29989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.52% 74.76% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22421 20614 18160
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1049 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 90 £455 +7.05% 29
South East +4 76 £351 +5.41% 17
North West +11 19 £294 +6.72% 7
Yorkshire -21 15 £325 +3.17% 7
East of England +5 13 £430 +6.17% 5
West Midlands -9 12 £235 -32.85% 1
South West -25 10 £343 +11.38% 6
East Midlands +9 8 £350 +16.66% 1
North East -8 6 £281 - 1
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 202 (35.82%) SQL
2 199 (35.28%) User Acceptance Testing
3 136 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (22.34%) Finance
5 107 (18.97%) Oracle
6 95 (16.84%) Test Scripting
7 83 (14.72%) QA
8 80 (14.18%) XML
9 76 (13.48%) Integration Testing
10 75 (13.30%) Microsoft
11 74 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
12 73 (12.94%) ISEB
13 70 (12.41%) HTML
14 69 (12.23%) SQL Server
14 69 (12.23%) .NET
15 67 (11.88%) Regression Testing
16 66 (11.70%) Java
17 59 (10.46%) JavaScript
17 59 (10.46%) Test Strategy
18 58 (10.28%) HP Quality Center
19 56 (9.93%) Unit Testing
20 55 (9.75%) CSS
21 53 (9.40%) Security Cleared
22 52 (9.22%) Test Management
23 50 (8.87%) Migration
24 46 (8.16%) Scrum
25 45 (7.98%) Business Analysis
26 42 (7.45%) Software Testing
26 42 (7.45%) ISTQB
26 42 (7.45%) ETL

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 30 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.37%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.48%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.30%) Apache
5 10 (1.77%) CMS
6 9 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.71%) IIS
8 4 (0.71%) Documentum
8 4 (0.71%) LiveCycle
9 3 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.53%) Tuxedo
9 3 (0.53%) JBoss
10 2 (0.35%) SAS
10 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Process Server
10 2 (0.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 34 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.19%) MS Office
3 8 (1.42%) MS Project
4 5 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 30 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.77%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 7 (1.24%) Agresso
4 6 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.89%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.35%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.35%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.35%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.53%) Force.com
2 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.77%) Wireshark
2 8 (1.42%) LAN
2 8 (1.42%) WAN
2 8 (1.42%) SAN
3 7 (1.24%) Firewall
3 7 (1.24%) VPN
3 7 (1.24%) DNS
4 6 (1.06%) DHCP
5 4 (0.71%) HTTP
5 4 (0.71%) Internet
6 3 (0.53%) 4G
6 3 (0.53%) 3G
6 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.53%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.35%) SMS
7 2 (0.35%) GSM
7 2 (0.35%) Intranet
7 2 (0.35%) FCoE
7 2 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.91%) Oracle Database
3 26 (4.61%) Relational Database
4 24 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (1.60%) OLAP
10 7 (1.24%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.24%) DB2
11 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.71%) MySQL
13 4 (0.71%) MS Access
13 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (7.27%) JIRA
2 36 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (4.96%) Selenium
4 26 (4.61%) SoapUI
5 21 (3.72%) JUnit
6 20 (3.55%) Visual Studio
7 18 (3.19%) Subversion
8 15 (2.66%) Ant
9 14 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (2.30%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.77%) MSI
12 9 (1.60%) Maven
12 9 (1.60%) LoadRunner
13 8 (1.42%) PHPUnit
14 7 (1.24%) Oracle APEX
14 7 (1.24%) RequisitePro
15 6 (1.06%) Toad
15 6 (1.06%) ClearCase
15 6 (1.06%) Rational Robot
15 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 126 (22.34%) Finance
2 33 (5.85%) Banking
3 20 (3.55%) Retail
4 16 (2.84%) Back Office
5 12 (2.13%) Billing
5 12 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.42%) Military
8 6 (1.06%) Front Office
9 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.71%) Electronics
9 4 (0.71%) Legal
10 3 (0.53%) Marketing
10 3 (0.53%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.53%) Automotive
10 3 (0.53%) Publishing
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 227 (40.25%) Analyst
2 126 (22.34%) Test Analyst
3 115 (20.39%) Developer
4 58 (10.28%) Business Analyst
5 57 (10.11%) Test Manager
6 51 (9.04%) Tester
7 41 (7.27%) Consultant
8 25 (4.43%) Systems Analyst
9 24 (4.26%) Java Developer
10 23 (4.08%) Test Engineer
11 17 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (2.48%) Systems Tester
13 13 (2.30%) .NET Developer
14 12 (2.13%) Senior Developer
14 12 (2.13%) Project Manager
14 12 (2.13%) CRM Developer
15 11 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 11 (1.95%) Technical Analyst
15 11 (1.95%) Senior Test Analyst
16 10 (1.77%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (14.18%) XML
2 70 (12.41%) HTML
3 69 (12.23%) .NET
4 55 (9.75%) CSS
5 28 (4.96%) Web Services
5 28 (4.96%) jQuery
6 23 (4.08%) SOAP
7 19 (3.37%) ASP.NET
8 18 (3.19%) Spring
9 15 (2.66%) WCF
10 14 (2.48%) Ajax
11 13 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (2.13%) Hibernate
12 12 (2.13%) .NET Framework
13 11 (1.95%) Servlets
14 10 (1.77%) XSLT
15 9 (1.60%) Silverlight
15 9 (1.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 8 (1.42%) JDBC
16 8 (1.42%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.48%) Client/Server
2 14 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.13%) iPad
4 12 (2.13%) Data Structures
5 10 (1.77%) SWIFT
6 7 (1.24%) iPhone
6 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.24%) Cryptography
7 6 (1.06%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.06%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.06%) Derivative
7 6 (1.06%) User Experience
8 5 (0.89%) Equities
8 5 (0.89%) W3C
9 4 (0.71%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.71%) Device Driver
9 4 (0.71%) iSeries
10 3 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.27%) Windows
2 34 (6.03%) Linux
3 25 (4.43%) UNIX
4 16 (2.84%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.60%) Windows Vista
6 9 (1.60%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.42%) Android
8 7 (1.24%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.71%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.71%) VME
11 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.53%) webOS
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.35%) AIX
12 2 (0.35%) Solaris
12 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.35%) CentOS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (35.28%) User Acceptance Testing
2 136 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (16.84%) Test Scripting
4 76 (13.48%) Integration Testing
5 67 (11.88%) Regression Testing
6 59 (10.46%) Test Strategy
7 56 (9.93%) Unit Testing
8 52 (9.22%) Test Management
9 50 (8.87%) Migration
10 46 (8.16%) Scrum
11 45 (7.98%) Business Analysis
12 42 (7.45%) Software Testing
12 42 (7.45%) ETL
13 41 (7.27%) CRM
14 39 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (6.74%) Project Management
16 35 (6.21%) Test Automation
17 33 (5.85%) Data Migration
18 31 (5.50%) MVC
19 28 (4.96%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 202 (35.82%) SQL
2 66 (11.70%) Java
3 59 (10.46%) JavaScript
4 41 (7.27%) C#
5 32 (5.67%) PL/SQL
6 20 (3.55%) VBA
7 17 (3.01%) PHP
8 15 (2.66%) VB
9 14 (2.48%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.30%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.95%) Perl
12 10 (1.77%) C
13 9 (1.60%) C++
13 9 (1.60%) Python
14 8 (1.42%) COBOL
15 4 (0.71%) VB6
16 3 (0.53%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.53%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.53%) Groovy
16 3 (0.53%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 73 (12.94%) ISEB
2 53 (9.40%) Security Cleared
3 42 (7.45%) ISTQB
4 33 (5.85%) SC Cleared
5 32 (5.67%) Degree
6 22 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.95%) MCSE
9 8 (1.42%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.18%) NVQ Level 4
13 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (14.72%) QA
2 6 (1.06%) EMIR
3 4 (0.71%) COREP
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.18%) FATCA
5 1 (0.18%) GAMP
5 1 (0.18%) GMP
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.24%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.53%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (10.28%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.13%) SCCM
3 9 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.35%) Nagios
6 2 (0.35%) WMI
6 2 (0.35%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.18%) Puppet
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 107 (18.97%) Oracle
2 75 (13.30%) Microsoft
3 40 (7.09%) HP
4 21 (3.72%) SAP
5 16 (2.84%) JD Edwards
6 15 (2.66%) VMware
7 11 (1.95%) IBM
8 10 (1.77%) Cisco
9 9 (1.60%) Symantec
10 8 (1.42%) Sybase
10 8 (1.42%) Business Objects
10 8 (1.42%) Ektron
11 7 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.24%) Informatica
11 7 (1.24%) CA
12 6 (1.06%) Adobe
13 5 (0.89%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.89%) Calypso
14 4 (0.71%) Cognos
14 4 (0.71%) Micro Focus
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £150 - £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £150 - £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-350 Per Day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago