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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 325 270 295
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +25
Contract jobs citing System Testing 279 324 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.68% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.90% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 186 151
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£350 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.14% +3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £28.60 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £39.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -29.14%
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
37507 36060 30720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.49% 75.50% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23739 22508 18841
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £574 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1067 1020
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +15 89 £350 - 25
London -71 88 £385 -12.99% 31
North West +9 34 £425 +54.54% 8
Yorkshire -14 17 £288 -36.11% 6
East Midlands -13 16 £350 +21.73% 1
West Midlands -5 11 £375 +7.14% 9
South West -17 10 £335 +1.51% 2
East of England -7 8 £485 +23.96% 4
North East - 3 £420 - 3
Midlands - 1 £250 -
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 194 (34.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 190 (34.05%) SQL
3 147 (26.34%) Finance
4 113 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (18.46%) Test Scripting
6 90 (16.13%) Integration Testing
7 89 (15.95%) Oracle
7 89 (15.95%) XML
8 88 (15.77%) Microsoft
9 79 (14.16%) QA
10 75 (13.44%) SQL Server
10 75 (13.44%) HTML
11 73 (13.08%) .NET
12 68 (12.19%) ISEB
13 64 (11.47%) JavaScript
14 62 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 61 (10.93%) Test Management
15 61 (10.93%) Regression Testing
16 60 (10.75%) Unit Testing
17 59 (10.57%) Security Cleared
18 58 (10.39%) Java
19 57 (10.22%) Test Strategy
20 52 (9.32%) Migration
21 51 (9.14%) ISTQB
22 50 (8.96%) CSS
23 49 (8.78%) C#
24 44 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
25 43 (7.71%) UNIX
25 43 (7.71%) ETL
25 43 (7.71%) Business Analysis

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 24 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.58%) SAS
3 15 (2.69%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.61%) CMS
5 9 (1.61%) Apache
6 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.90%) IIS
10 4 (0.72%) JBoss
10 4 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.72%) Tuxedo
10 4 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.54%) LiveCycle
11 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Process Server
12 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.36%) CICS
Applications
1 39 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.58%) MS Office
3 10 (1.79%) MS Project
4 6 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 6 (1.08%) Agresso
5 5 (0.90%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.90%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.90%) SiteCatalyst
5 5 (0.90%) Google Analytics
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%) Magento
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.36%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.36%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.72%) Force.com
2 2 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.61%) LAN
1 9 (1.61%) WAN
1 9 (1.61%) Wireshark
2 8 (1.43%) Firewall
2 8 (1.43%) VPN
3 6 (1.08%) DNS
3 6 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.90%) SAN
4 5 (0.90%) DHCP
5 4 (0.72%) HTTP
5 4 (0.72%) Wireless
6 3 (0.54%) FCoE
6 3 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.54%) 4G
6 3 (0.54%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.54%) 3G
6 3 (0.54%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.36%) GSM
7 2 (0.36%) Internet
7 2 (0.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.94%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 16 (2.87%) Oracle Database
6 15 (2.69%) Base SAS
7 14 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (1.97%) DB2
10 10 (1.79%) OLAP
11 8 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (1.43%) Oracle OLAP
12 7 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.08%) DbVisualizer
14 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.72%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 40 (7.17%) JIRA
2 32 (5.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (5.02%) Selenium
4 22 (3.94%) Subversion
4 22 (3.94%) SoapUI
5 19 (3.41%) Visual Studio
6 15 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (2.33%) Maven
8 11 (1.97%) PHPUnit
9 10 (1.79%) Git (software)
9 10 (1.79%) JUnit
9 10 (1.79%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.61%) RequisitePro
11 8 (1.43%) Rational Robot
11 8 (1.43%) MSI
11 8 (1.43%) Ant
11 8 (1.43%) Rational Functional Tester
11 8 (1.43%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 147 (26.34%) Finance
2 43 (7.71%) Banking
3 22 (3.94%) Retail
4 19 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.51%) Back Office
5 14 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.15%) Billing
7 9 (1.61%) Marketing
8 8 (1.43%) Military
9 6 (1.08%) Publishing
10 4 (0.72%) Legal
10 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.72%) Front Office
11 3 (0.54%) Electronics
11 3 (0.54%) Automotive
11 3 (0.54%) Local Government
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 223 (39.96%) Analyst
2 131 (23.48%) Test Analyst
3 119 (21.33%) Developer
4 64 (11.47%) Test Manager
5 54 (9.68%) Business Analyst
6 44 (7.89%) Tester
7 32 (5.73%) Consultant
8 28 (5.02%) Systems Analyst
9 23 (4.12%) Test Engineer
10 18 (3.23%) Java Developer
11 15 (2.69%) .NET Developer
11 15 (2.69%) Test Leader
12 14 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.15%) C# Developer
13 12 (2.15%) Oracle Developer
13 12 (2.15%) Technical Analyst
13 12 (2.15%) Automation Tester
14 11 (1.97%) Functional Analyst
15 10 (1.79%) Systems Test Analyst
15 10 (1.79%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (15.95%) XML
2 75 (13.44%) HTML
3 73 (13.08%) .NET
4 50 (8.96%) CSS
5 33 (5.91%) Web Services
6 21 (3.76%) ASP.NET
7 20 (3.58%) SOAP
8 19 (3.41%) .NET Framework
9 15 (2.69%) WCF
9 15 (2.69%) jQuery
10 13 (2.33%) Spring
11 12 (2.15%) Ajax
12 11 (1.97%) RESTful
12 11 (1.97%) XSLT
12 11 (1.97%) Servlets
13 10 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (1.43%) Entity Framework
14 8 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 8 (1.43%) JDBC
15 6 (1.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.05%) Mainframe
4 16 (2.87%) Data Extraction
5 14 (2.51%) IBM Mainframe
5 14 (2.51%) SWIFT
6 13 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 12 (2.15%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.25%) NHS
10 5 (0.90%) W3C
10 5 (0.90%) Equities
10 5 (0.90%) Derivative
10 5 (0.90%) User Experience
11 4 (0.72%) Social Media
11 4 (0.72%) iSeries
11 4 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.72%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.71%) UNIX
2 32 (5.73%) Windows
3 25 (4.48%) Linux
4 9 (1.61%) Windows 7
4 9 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.08%) Windows Vista
6 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.08%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.08%) Android
7 5 (0.90%) VME
8 4 (0.72%) Solaris
9 3 (0.54%) AIX
9 3 (0.54%) webOS
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.36%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (34.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 113 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (18.46%) Test Scripting
4 90 (16.13%) Integration Testing
5 61 (10.93%) Test Management
5 61 (10.93%) Regression Testing
6 60 (10.75%) Unit Testing
7 57 (10.22%) Test Strategy
8 52 (9.32%) Migration
9 43 (7.71%) ETL
9 43 (7.71%) Business Analysis
10 42 (7.53%) CRM
11 39 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (6.81%) Software Testing
13 33 (5.91%) Scrum
14 31 (5.56%) TDD
15 29 (5.20%) Project Management
15 29 (5.20%) ERP
15 29 (5.20%) Functional Testing
16 27 (4.84%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 190 (34.05%) SQL
2 64 (11.47%) JavaScript
3 58 (10.39%) Java
4 49 (8.78%) C#
5 37 (6.63%) PL/SQL
6 22 (3.94%) PHP
7 19 (3.41%) VBA
8 15 (2.69%) T-SQL
9 14 (2.51%) VB
10 10 (1.79%) VB.NET
10 10 (1.79%) Perl
11 9 (1.61%) COBOL
12 8 (1.43%) REXX
13 6 (1.08%) VB6
13 6 (1.08%) C
13 6 (1.08%) VBScript
14 5 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.54%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.54%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 68 (12.19%) ISEB
2 59 (10.57%) Security Cleared
3 51 (9.14%) ISTQB
4 40 (7.17%) Degree
5 36 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 23 (4.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (2.15%) MCSE
8 12 (2.15%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.08%) HND
10 5 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.18%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.18%) CCNA
13 1 (0.18%) CCDA
13 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (14.16%) QA
2 5 (0.90%) COREP
3 4 (0.72%) EMIR
4 3 (0.54%) SLA
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.36%) HL7
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) FATCA
6 1 (0.18%) GAMP
6 1 (0.18%) GMP
6 1 (0.18%) FINREP
System Software
1 9 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (1.08%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.36%) Xen
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 44 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.61%) SCCM
3 8 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.36%) Control-M
6 2 (0.36%) Nagios
7 1 (0.18%) WMI
7 1 (0.18%) Linux-HA
7 1 (0.18%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (15.95%) Oracle
2 88 (15.77%) Microsoft
3 40 (7.17%) HP
4 31 (5.56%) SAP
5 30 (5.38%) IBM
6 14 (2.51%) VMware
7 11 (1.97%) JD Edwards
8 10 (1.79%) Cisco
8 10 (1.79%) Business Objects
8 10 (1.79%) Adobe
8 10 (1.79%) Informatica
9 8 (1.43%) Sybase
9 8 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.43%) Symantec
10 7 (1.25%) Google
10 7 (1.25%) CA
10 7 (1.25%) Ektron
11 5 (0.90%) Tableau
11 5 (0.90%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.90%) Cognos
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