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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 344 289 288
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 248 302 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.62% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.84% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 192 174
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 16
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £27.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £44.20 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.50%
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
37309 35800 38541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.52% 73.75% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23546 22412 22771
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1058 970 1387
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 -13 93 £450 +12.50% 23
South East -30 66 £300 -6.25% 17
West Midlands +3 20 £219 -33.96% 5
East of England -14 18 £425 +13.33% 3
North West -3 15 £320 +3.22% 6
South West -43 15 £450 +1.98% 6
Yorkshire -1 9 £235 -6.00% 6
East Midlands +6 8 £333 -37.85% 4
System Testing
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 201 (37.02%) User Acceptance Testing
2 171 (31.49%) SQL
3 147 (27.07%) Finance
4 114 (20.99%) Test Scripting
5 99 (18.23%) Integration Testing
6 81 (14.92%) Oracle
6 81 (14.92%) QA
7 76 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (13.81%) ISEB
9 70 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
10 67 (12.34%) JavaScript
11 66 (12.15%) XML
12 65 (11.97%) Project Management
13 64 (11.79%) Banking
14 63 (11.60%) HP
15 62 (11.42%) .NET
16 61 (11.23%) Unit Testing
17 60 (11.05%) Java
17 60 (11.05%) Microsoft
18 58 (10.68%) Software Testing
19 57 (10.50%) HTML
20 56 (10.31%) SQL Server
21 55 (10.13%) E-Commerce
21 55 (10.13%) Regression Testing
22 52 (9.58%) Degree
23 47 (8.66%) Retail
24 45 (8.29%) C#
24 45 (8.29%) Performance Testing
25 44 (8.10%) CRM
25 44 (8.10%) Business Intelligence

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 27 (4.97%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.60%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.76%) MQSeries
4 14 (2.58%) IIS
5 13 (2.39%) SAS
5 13 (2.39%) CMS
6 8 (1.47%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.92%) Drupal
8 5 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.92%) Apache
9 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.55%) Documentum
9 3 (0.55%) Node.js
9 3 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Spatial
10 2 (0.37%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.18%) WorkSite
Applications
1 35 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.50%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.76%) MS Office
4 7 (1.29%) MS Project
4 7 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.74%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.37%) Mingle
7 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.29%) SAP Business One
3 5 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.92%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.92%) BASE24
4 4 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.55%) SunGard GMI
5 3 (0.55%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.37%) Magento
6 2 (0.37%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.37%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.37%) HFM
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.37%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.37%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.74%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.37%) Taleo
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.58%) Internet
2 9 (1.66%) IP Telephony
3 6 (1.10%) Intranet
4 3 (0.55%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.55%) DNS
4 3 (0.55%) SAN
5 2 (0.37%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.37%) HTTP
5 2 (0.37%) DVB
5 2 (0.37%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.37%) NFC
6 1 (0.18%) LTE
6 1 (0.18%) NAS
6 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.18%) Wireless
6 1 (0.18%) VLAN
6 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 33 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (5.34%) Oracle Database
5 22 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (3.87%) DB2
7 16 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (2.76%) DbVisualizer
9 13 (2.39%) Base SAS
9 13 (2.39%) MySQL
10 12 (2.21%) Data Mining
10 12 (2.21%) RDBMS
10 12 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
10 12 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (2.03%) BusinessObjects XI
12 10 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.47%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (7.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 29 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (4.05%) Selenium
4 21 (3.87%) Visual Studio
5 19 (3.50%) LoadRunner
6 14 (2.58%) JIRA
7 13 (2.39%) Subversion
8 12 (2.21%) SoapUI
9 10 (1.84%) Toad
10 9 (1.66%) JUnit
10 9 (1.66%) NUnit
11 8 (1.47%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (1.10%) Git (software)
12 6 (1.10%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.92%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.92%) MSI
13 5 (0.92%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 147 (27.07%) Finance
2 64 (11.79%) Banking
3 47 (8.66%) Retail
4 20 (3.68%) Billing
4 20 (3.68%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.95%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.21%) Back Office
7 9 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.47%) Front Office
8 8 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.29%) Marketing
10 6 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.92%) Military
12 4 (0.74%) Electronics
13 2 (0.37%) Automotive
13 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.37%) Legal
13 2 (0.37%) Games
13 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 214 (39.41%) Analyst
2 116 (21.36%) Developer
3 104 (19.15%) Test Analyst
4 94 (17.31%) Tester
5 79 (14.55%) Business Analyst
6 36 (6.63%) Systems Tester
7 34 (6.26%) Systems Analyst
8 31 (5.71%) Consultant
9 26 (4.79%) Test Manager
10 23 (4.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 22 (4.05%) Project Manager
12 17 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
13 14 (2.58%) Test Leader
14 13 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
15 12 (2.21%) Business Developer
16 11 (2.03%) .NET Developer
16 11 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 11 (2.03%) CRM Developer
17 10 (1.84%) Senior Developer
17 10 (1.84%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.15%) XML
2 62 (11.42%) .NET
3 57 (10.50%) HTML
4 28 (5.16%) ASP.NET
5 27 (4.97%) CSS
6 25 (4.60%) Web Services
7 22 (4.05%) J2EE
8 17 (3.13%) Flash
9 16 (2.95%) .NET Framework
10 15 (2.76%) MDX
10 15 (2.76%) WCF
10 15 (2.76%) Silverlight
11 14 (2.58%) jQuery
12 12 (2.21%) Ajax
13 10 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (1.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (1.47%) Spring
15 7 (1.29%) Hibernate
15 7 (1.29%) HTML5
15 7 (1.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.60%) Management Information System
2 20 (3.68%) SWIFT
3 13 (2.39%) iPad
3 13 (2.39%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.66%) Fixed Income
4 9 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.66%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.47%) Visualisation
5 8 (1.47%) IVR
5 8 (1.47%) Informatics
6 7 (1.29%) Taxonomies
6 7 (1.29%) W3C
7 6 (1.10%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.92%) Open Source
8 5 (0.92%) iSeries
8 5 (0.92%) Learning Management System
8 5 (0.92%) EMV
8 5 (0.92%) Tandem
8 5 (0.92%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 35 (6.45%) UNIX
2 31 (5.71%) Windows
3 30 (5.52%) Linux
4 14 (2.58%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.10%) Android
6 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.92%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.74%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.37%) AIX
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (37.02%) User Acceptance Testing
2 114 (20.99%) Test Scripting
3 99 (18.23%) Integration Testing
4 76 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (11.97%) Project Management
6 61 (11.23%) Unit Testing
7 58 (10.68%) Software Testing
8 55 (10.13%) Regression Testing
8 55 (10.13%) E-Commerce
9 45 (8.29%) Performance Testing
10 44 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (8.10%) CRM
11 41 (7.55%) ETL
12 40 (7.37%) Scrum
13 35 (6.45%) Business Analysis
14 34 (6.26%) Waterfall
14 34 (6.26%) Test Strategy
15 33 (6.08%) Analytics
16 31 (5.71%) MVC
17 28 (5.16%) UML
Programming Languages
1 171 (31.49%) SQL
2 67 (12.34%) JavaScript
3 60 (11.05%) Java
4 45 (8.29%) C#
5 28 (5.16%) PL/SQL
6 21 (3.87%) T-SQL
7 16 (2.95%) C
8 15 (2.76%) PHP
9 11 (2.03%) C++
10 10 (1.84%) Python
11 8 (1.47%) VB
12 6 (1.10%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.92%) Perl
14 4 (0.74%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.74%) VBA
15 3 (0.55%) COBOL
15 3 (0.55%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.37%) Tcl
16 2 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 75 (13.81%) ISEB
2 52 (9.58%) Degree
3 38 (7.00%) ISTQB
4 37 (6.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 32 (5.89%) Security Cleared
6 19 (3.50%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.84%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.37%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.37%) HND
9 2 (0.37%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.18%) PMP
10 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.18%) ACCA
10 1 (0.18%) CIMA
10 1 (0.18%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.18%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (14.92%) QA
2 6 (1.10%) SLA
3 4 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.74%) ISO 8583
4 3 (0.55%) EMIR
5 2 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.37%) Basel II
6 1 (0.18%) Basel III
6 1 (0.18%) CRD IV
System Software
1 3 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.18%) Xen
3 1 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 70 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.47%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.55%) SCCM
3 3 (0.55%) Netcool
4 2 (0.37%) Control-M
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 81 (14.92%) Oracle
2 63 (11.60%) HP
3 60 (11.05%) Microsoft
4 28 (5.16%) IBM
5 20 (3.68%) SAP
6 14 (2.58%) Business Objects
7 10 (1.84%) Siebel
7 10 (1.84%) Aquila
8 9 (1.66%) Zend
9 8 (1.47%) Verint
9 8 (1.47%) Genesys
9 8 (1.47%) Empirix
9 8 (1.47%) Siemens
9 8 (1.47%) JD Edwards
9 8 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.47%) Remedy
10 6 (1.10%) ION Trading
11 5 (0.92%) MarketAxess
11 5 (0.92%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.74%) Citrix
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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Central London / West End
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