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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 372 292 344
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +52
Contract jobs citing System Testing 269 421 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.80% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.98% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 240 192
Median daily rate £375 £375 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 29 1
Median hourly rate £38.25 £12.35 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+209.71% -64.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 -
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -
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
41418 42868 40272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.42% 81.15% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27632 28487 25583
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1180 1121
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -76 76 £425 +6.25% 13
South East -21 57 £360 -4.00% 17
East of England +16 38 £325 -8.77% 1
North West -4 30 £375 -11.24% 3
Yorkshire -9 20 £313 -10.71% 3
South West +8 19 £315 +5.00% 1
West Midlands -28 16 £363 +3.27% 5
East Midlands -12 4 £275 -23.61% 3
North East -30 2 - - 1
Midlands - 2 £500 -
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 177 (31.22%) SQL
2 157 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 140 (24.69%) Finance
5 125 (22.05%) Microsoft
6 122 (21.52%) Oracle
7 110 (19.40%) Test Scripting
8 92 (16.23%) Regression Testing
9 91 (16.05%) Integration Testing
10 79 (13.93%) MS Excel
11 72 (12.70%) Selenium
11 72 (12.70%) Functional Testing
12 68 (11.99%) Unit Testing
12 68 (11.99%) Security Cleared
13 66 (11.64%) Test Strategy
14 64 (11.29%) Java
15 62 (10.93%) JIRA
16 60 (10.58%) Test Automation
16 60 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
17 59 (10.41%) Unix
18 58 (10.23%) MS Office
19 57 (10.05%) JavaScript
19 57 (10.05%) ISTQB
20 56 (9.88%) Linux
21 55 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
22 54 (9.52%) SC Cleared
23 53 (9.35%) SQL Server
23 53 (9.35%) Software Testing
24 51 (8.99%) .NET
25 49 (8.64%) Windows

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 40 (7.05%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 20 (3.53%) WebSphere
4 18 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.82%) Apache
6 15 (2.65%) JBoss
7 14 (2.47%) IIS
8 13 (2.29%) Oracle UPK
9 11 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.76%) CMS
10 10 (1.76%) SAS
11 5 (0.88%) Confluence
12 3 (0.53%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.35%) ATG Dynamo
13 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.35%) GemFire
13 2 (0.35%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 79 (13.93%) MS Excel
2 58 (10.23%) MS Office
3 23 (4.06%) MS Visio
4 20 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.53%) Simulink
6 3 (0.53%) Stateflow
6 3 (0.53%) TargetLink
7 2 (0.35%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 27 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.59%) SAP CRM
4 8 (1.41%) Magento
4 8 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.41%) SAP HR
5 7 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (1.06%) SAP PSCD
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.53%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.53%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.71%) PaaS
4 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.53%) Force.com
4 3 (0.53%) GitHub
4 3 (0.53%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.18%) Heroku
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.65%) Internet
2 12 (2.12%) Kerberos
3 10 (1.76%) Firewall
4 9 (1.59%) DNS
4 9 (1.59%) HTTP
4 9 (1.59%) VLAN
4 9 (1.59%) WAN
5 8 (1.41%) LAN
6 7 (1.23%) DVB
6 7 (1.23%) VPN
7 5 (0.88%) BGP
7 5 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.88%) HSRP
7 5 (0.88%) NX-OS
7 5 (0.88%) OSPF
8 4 (0.71%) ATM
8 4 (0.71%) SSH
9 3 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 26 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (3.53%) DB2
5 20 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 18 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (2.65%) MySQL
8 15 (2.65%) Oracle Database 12c
9 14 (2.47%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (2.12%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.76%) SAP BW
13 9 (1.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 8 (1.41%) DbVisualizer
14 8 (1.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 72 (12.70%) Selenium
2 62 (10.93%) JIRA
3 45 (7.94%) SoapUI
4 34 (6.00%) WebDriver
5 33 (5.82%) Git (software)
6 31 (5.47%) Visual Studio
7 25 (4.41%) Cucumber
8 23 (4.06%) Subversion
8 23 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (3.88%) JUnit
10 18 (3.17%) Oracle APEX
11 17 (3.00%) HP UFT
11 17 (3.00%) Jenkins
11 17 (3.00%) JMeter
12 14 (2.47%) Maven
13 13 (2.29%) NUnit
13 13 (2.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 12 (2.12%) Ant
14 12 (2.12%) TeamCity
15 11 (1.94%) Toad
General
1 140 (24.69%) Finance
2 37 (6.53%) Banking
3 29 (5.11%) Retail
4 14 (2.47%) Military
5 12 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.41%) Billing
7 5 (0.88%) Back Office
7 5 (0.88%) Electronics
7 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.71%) Marketing
8 4 (0.71%) Publishing
8 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.35%) Front Office
10 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.35%) Law
10 2 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 183 (32.28%) Analyst
2 110 (19.40%) Developer
3 100 (17.64%) Test Analyst
4 58 (10.23%) Tester
5 55 (9.70%) Business Analyst
6 38 (6.70%) Consultant
7 32 (5.64%) Test Leader
8 25 (4.41%) Automation Tester
8 25 (4.41%) Test Manager
9 22 (3.88%) Oracle Developer
10 16 (2.82%) Architect
11 15 (2.65%) Systems Analyst
11 15 (2.65%) Test Engineer
12 14 (2.47%) Business Systems Analyst
12 14 (2.47%) Financial Analyst
12 14 (2.47%) Python Developer
13 12 (2.12%) Functional Consultant
13 12 (2.12%) Project Manager
13 12 (2.12%) Senior Developer
13 12 (2.12%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.99%) .NET
2 40 (7.05%) HTML
2 40 (7.05%) Web Services
3 38 (6.70%) XML
4 30 (5.29%) CSS
5 28 (4.94%) SOAP
6 19 (3.35%) Ajax
6 19 (3.35%) jQuery
7 17 (3.00%) ASP.NET
8 15 (2.65%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.65%) RESTful
9 14 (2.47%) Middleware
10 12 (2.12%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.94%) REST
12 10 (1.76%) Spring
13 9 (1.59%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.59%) JSON
14 8 (1.41%) Entity Framework
14 8 (1.41%) Kendo UI
14 8 (1.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.29%) NHS
4 12 (2.12%) Data Structures
4 12 (2.12%) Social Network
5 8 (1.41%) Derivative
6 7 (1.23%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.23%) Digital TV
6 7 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.23%) STB
7 6 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.88%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.71%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.53%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.53%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.53%) User Experience
10 3 (0.53%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.41%) Unix
2 56 (9.88%) Linux
3 49 (8.64%) Windows
4 17 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (3.00%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.76%) CentOS
6 10 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
7 9 (1.59%) Solaris
8 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.53%) Android
9 3 (0.53%) Fedora
10 2 (0.35%) AIX
10 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.35%) MVS
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 110 (19.40%) Test Scripting
4 92 (16.23%) Regression Testing
5 91 (16.05%) Integration Testing
6 72 (12.70%) Functional Testing
7 68 (11.99%) Unit Testing
8 66 (11.64%) Test Strategy
9 60 (10.58%) Test Automation
10 55 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
11 53 (9.35%) Software Testing
12 49 (8.64%) Scrum
12 49 (8.64%) SDLC
13 47 (8.29%) CRM
13 47 (8.29%) Data Analysis
14 46 (8.11%) Business Analysis
15 45 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (7.76%) Migration
17 41 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (6.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 177 (31.22%) SQL
2 64 (11.29%) Java
3 57 (10.05%) JavaScript
4 42 (7.41%) PL/SQL
4 42 (7.41%) Python
5 30 (5.29%) C#
6 27 (4.76%) Perl
7 26 (4.59%) Shell Script
8 23 (4.06%) C
9 12 (2.12%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.59%) Ruby
11 8 (1.41%) C++
12 7 (1.23%) PHP
12 7 (1.23%) VB
13 6 (1.06%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.06%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.88%) Scala
15 4 (0.71%) VBScript
16 3 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 68 (11.99%) Security Cleared
2 57 (10.05%) ISTQB
3 54 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 48 (8.47%) ISEB
5 33 (5.82%) Degree
6 29 (5.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (3.17%) MCSE
7 18 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (2.12%) CCNA
10 11 (1.94%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.76%) CCA
11 10 (1.76%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.23%) MCP
13 6 (1.06%) CCNP
13 6 (1.06%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.88%) JNCIP
15 4 (0.71%) RHCE
16 2 (0.35%) ACCA
16 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (8.29%) QA
2 19 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.76%) SLA
4 4 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.53%) ISO26262
6 2 (0.35%) SDET
6 2 (0.35%) SEPA
6 2 (0.35%) TARGET2
6 2 (0.35%) WCAG
7 1 (0.18%) GMP
7 1 (0.18%) MISRA
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.06%) vSphere
4 4 (0.71%) iptables
4 4 (0.71%) Postfix
4 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.35%) Firmware
6 2 (0.35%) HDFS
6 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.18%) NDS
7 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 21 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.59%) Nagios
3 7 (1.23%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (0.71%) Puppet
4 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (0.53%) Control-M
5 3 (0.53%) SCOM
6 1 (0.18%) Ansible
6 1 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 125 (22.05%) Microsoft
2 122 (21.52%) Oracle
3 46 (8.11%) SAP
4 27 (4.76%) Informatica
5 25 (4.41%) HP
6 23 (4.06%) Cisco
7 22 (3.88%) IBM
7 22 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 19 (3.35%) VMware
9 14 (2.47%) PeopleSoft
10 13 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.94%) Citrix
12 10 (1.76%) Cognos
12 10 (1.76%) ForgeRock
12 10 (1.76%) JD Edwards
13 9 (1.59%) hybris
13 9 (1.59%) Remedy
14 8 (1.41%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.41%) Hyperion
15 7 (1.23%) IFS
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