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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 331 263 296
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +33
Contract jobs citing System Testing 252 324 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.71% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.94% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 174 161
Average daily rate
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£350 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Average hourly rate £33.75 £33.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -23.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.76 £28.30 £27.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £38.70 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -38.28%
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
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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
South East -2 93 £350 - 16
London -84 83 £400 -11.11% 31
North West 0 22 £325 +18.18% 22
Yorkshire -17 14 £288 -8.73% 9
East Midlands -3 13 £350 +5.26% 2
South West -24 11 £313 +4.16% 7
West Midlands -16 10 £298 -11.85% 6
East of England -2 5 £395 -1.86% 7
North East -1 2 £316 -
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 198 (35.42%) SQL
2 189 (33.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 131 (23.43%) Finance
4 127 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (17.17%) Oracle
6 92 (16.46%) Test Scripting
7 81 (14.49%) Integration Testing
8 77 (13.77%) XML
8 77 (13.77%) Microsoft
9 76 (13.60%) QA
10 74 (13.24%) .NET
10 74 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
11 71 (12.70%) SQL Server
12 69 (12.34%) HTML
13 66 (11.81%) Regression Testing
14 65 (11.63%) ISEB
15 63 (11.27%) Test Strategy
16 61 (10.91%) Security Cleared
17 60 (10.73%) Test Management
18 59 (10.55%) Java
19 55 (9.84%) JavaScript
19 55 (9.84%) Unit Testing
20 51 (9.12%) CSS
20 51 (9.12%) Migration
21 50 (8.94%) HP Quality Center
22 48 (8.59%) Business Analysis
23 46 (8.23%) C#
24 45 (8.05%) ISTQB
25 41 (7.33%) JIRA
25 41 (7.33%) Software Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 23 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.50%) Apache
3 13 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.61%) CMS
6 7 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.72%) LiveCycle
7 4 (0.72%) SAS
7 4 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.72%) JBoss
8 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.54%) IIS
8 3 (0.54%) Tuxedo
8 3 (0.54%) Documentum
8 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.36%) Node.js
9 2 (0.36%) Confluence
9 2 (0.36%) CICS
Applications
1 31 (5.55%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.22%) MS Office
3 9 (1.61%) MS Project
4 6 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 21 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.61%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 7 (1.25%) Agresso
4 6 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.89%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.36%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.36%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.36%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.72%) Force.com
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.33%) Wireshark
2 9 (1.61%) LAN
2 9 (1.61%) WAN
3 8 (1.43%) VPN
3 8 (1.43%) Firewall
4 7 (1.25%) DNS
4 7 (1.25%) SAN
5 6 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.07%) DHCP
6 4 (0.72%) HTTP
6 4 (0.72%) Internet
7 3 (0.54%) 3G
7 3 (0.54%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.54%) FCoE
7 3 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.54%) 4G
7 3 (0.54%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.36%) LTE
8 2 (0.36%) Network Security
8 2 (0.36%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.19%) Oracle Database
3 25 (4.47%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (1.79%) OLAP
6 10 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.43%) Oracle OLAP
7 8 (1.43%) DB2
8 7 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.07%) MS Access
10 5 (0.89%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.72%) MySQL
11 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects XI
11 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 41 (7.33%) JIRA
2 36 (6.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 29 (5.19%) Selenium
4 24 (4.29%) SoapUI
5 21 (3.76%) Visual Studio
6 20 (3.58%) Subversion
7 17 (3.04%) JUnit
8 15 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (2.33%) Eclipse
10 12 (2.15%) Ant
11 11 (1.97%) Maven
12 9 (1.61%) Git (software)
12 9 (1.61%) MSI
13 8 (1.43%) LoadRunner
13 8 (1.43%) PHPUnit
13 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (1.25%) Jenkins
14 7 (1.25%) RequisitePro
15 6 (1.07%) Rational Robot
15 6 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
General
1 131 (23.43%) Finance
2 36 (6.44%) Banking
3 18 (3.22%) Back Office
4 17 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.86%) Retail
6 12 (2.15%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.97%) Billing
8 8 (1.43%) Military
9 4 (0.72%) Electronics
9 4 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.72%) Front Office
9 4 (0.72%) Automotive
9 4 (0.72%) Legal
10 3 (0.54%) Publishing
10 3 (0.54%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.54%) Local Government
10 3 (0.54%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Games
11 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 231 (41.32%) Analyst
2 128 (22.90%) Test Analyst
3 115 (20.57%) Developer
4 63 (11.27%) Test Manager
5 59 (10.55%) Business Analyst
6 40 (7.16%) Tester
6 40 (7.16%) Consultant
7 25 (4.47%) Systems Analyst
8 22 (3.94%) Test Engineer
9 20 (3.58%) Java Developer
10 18 (3.22%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (2.86%) .NET Developer
12 12 (2.15%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (2.15%) Senior Test Analyst
13 11 (1.97%) Systems Tester
13 11 (1.97%) C# Developer
13 11 (1.97%) Functional Analyst
14 10 (1.79%) Junior
14 10 (1.79%) Test Leader
15 9 (1.61%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (13.77%) XML
2 74 (13.24%) .NET
3 69 (12.34%) HTML
4 51 (9.12%) CSS
5 26 (4.65%) Web Services
5 26 (4.65%) jQuery
6 20 (3.58%) SOAP
7 19 (3.40%) ASP.NET
8 16 (2.86%) WCF
9 14 (2.50%) Spring
9 14 (2.50%) .NET Framework
10 12 (2.15%) Ajax
11 11 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (1.97%) Servlets
12 10 (1.79%) XSLT
13 9 (1.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 8 (1.43%) RESTful
14 8 (1.43%) JDBC
14 8 (1.43%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 74 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 14 (2.50%) Data Structures
3 14 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.79%) SWIFT
5 7 (1.25%) Derivative
6 6 (1.07%) iPhone
6 6 (1.07%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.89%) Device Driver
7 5 (0.89%) Blackberry
7 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.89%) Equities
7 5 (0.89%) User Experience
8 4 (0.72%) Social Media
8 4 (0.72%) Cryptography
8 4 (0.72%) iSeries
8 4 (0.72%) NHS
8 4 (0.72%) W3C
9 3 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.98%) Windows
2 33 (5.90%) Linux
3 27 (4.83%) UNIX
4 13 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.97%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.61%) Windows Vista
6 9 (1.61%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.43%) Android
8 7 (1.25%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.72%) VME
11 3 (0.54%) AIX
11 3 (0.54%) Solaris
11 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.54%) webOS
11 3 (0.54%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.36%) CentOS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (33.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 127 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (16.46%) Test Scripting
4 81 (14.49%) Integration Testing
5 66 (11.81%) Regression Testing
6 63 (11.27%) Test Strategy
7 60 (10.73%) Test Management
8 55 (9.84%) Unit Testing
9 51 (9.12%) Migration
10 48 (8.59%) Business Analysis
11 41 (7.33%) Software Testing
11 41 (7.33%) Scrum
12 39 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
13 38 (6.80%) ETL
14 33 (5.90%) CRM
15 32 (5.72%) Project Management
15 32 (5.72%) MVC
15 32 (5.72%) Data Migration
15 32 (5.72%) Test Automation
16 31 (5.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 198 (35.42%) SQL
2 59 (10.55%) Java
3 55 (9.84%) JavaScript
4 46 (8.23%) C#
5 30 (5.37%) PL/SQL
6 21 (3.76%) VBA
7 20 (3.58%) PHP
8 17 (3.04%) VB
9 16 (2.86%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.97%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.97%) Perl
11 9 (1.61%) C
11 9 (1.61%) COBOL
12 6 (1.07%) C++
13 5 (0.89%) Python
13 5 (0.89%) VB6
14 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.72%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.54%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.54%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 65 (11.63%) ISEB
2 61 (10.91%) Security Cleared
3 45 (8.05%) ISTQB
4 38 (6.80%) Degree
5 37 (6.62%) SC Cleared
6 23 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (2.15%) MCSE
8 12 (2.15%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.07%) VCP4
9 6 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.07%) HND
10 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.18%) NVQ Level 4
12 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (13.60%) QA
2 5 (0.89%) EMIR
3 4 (0.72%) COREP
4 3 (0.54%) SLA
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.36%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.18%) FATCA
6 1 (0.18%) HL7
6 1 (0.18%) GAMP
6 1 (0.18%) GMP
System Software
1 11 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.07%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.36%) Xen
6 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 50 (8.94%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.97%) SCCM
3 9 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.36%) WMI
6 2 (0.36%) Nagios
6 2 (0.36%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.18%) Puppet
7 1 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 96 (17.17%) Oracle
2 77 (13.77%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.98%) HP
4 22 (3.94%) SAP
5 15 (2.68%) JD Edwards
5 15 (2.68%) VMware
6 14 (2.50%) IBM
7 10 (1.79%) Cisco
8 9 (1.61%) Business Objects
8 9 (1.61%) Symantec
9 8 (1.43%) Sybase
10 7 (1.25%) CA
10 7 (1.25%) Informatica
10 7 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.25%) Ektron
11 6 (1.07%) Adobe
12 5 (0.89%) Calypso
12 5 (0.89%) Cognos
12 5 (0.89%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.89%) CODA
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