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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 304 284 269
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -15
Contract jobs citing System Testing 310 325 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.87% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 192 160
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£363 £415 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% +7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £35.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year
- -13.31%
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
38743 37390 31855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.59% 75.29% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24566 23724 19449
Average daily rate £423 £403 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% -2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1085 996
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.37 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -47 113 £433 +1.76% 30
South East +11 85 £350 -12.50% 13
North West +5 29 £450 +63.63% 11
West Midlands +12 22 £350 +7.69% 7
East Midlands -5 17 £300 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire -24 15 £313 -30.55% 6
South West +8 13 £313 -10.71% 5
East of England -9 8 - - 7
North East - 5 £354 - 1
Midlands - 1 £250 -
South Coast - 1 - -
System Testing
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 200 (35.65%) SQL
2 191 (34.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 144 (25.67%) Finance
4 135 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
5 109 (19.43%) Test Scripting
6 107 (19.07%) XML
7 97 (17.29%) Integration Testing
8 93 (16.58%) Oracle
9 84 (14.97%) Microsoft
10 81 (14.44%) .NET
11 78 (13.90%) HTML
12 77 (13.73%) QA
13 76 (13.55%) SQL Server
14 71 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
15 65 (11.59%) Regression Testing
16 64 (11.41%) ISEB
17 63 (11.23%) JavaScript
18 61 (10.87%) Java
19 59 (10.52%) C#
20 57 (10.16%) UNIX
21 56 (9.98%) Security Cleared
22 55 (9.80%) Unit Testing
23 54 (9.63%) Banking
24 53 (9.45%) Test Management
25 51 (9.09%) Migration
25 51 (9.09%) ISTQB
25 51 (9.09%) Degree
25 51 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
26 50 (8.91%) ETL
27 48 (8.56%) Test Strategy

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 22 (3.92%) SAS
2 20 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.78%) CMS
6 9 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (1.60%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.43%) Apache
8 6 (1.07%) IIS
8 6 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.89%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.71%) Tuxedo
11 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.36%) JBoss
13 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Process Server
13 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.18%) CICS
13 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 41 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.67%) MS Office
3 7 (1.25%) MS Project
4 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.25%) Adobe Campaign
2 7 (1.25%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.71%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 4 (0.71%) Magento
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.53%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.53%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.53%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.53%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.36%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.25%) Google Analytics
1 7 (1.25%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.53%) Google Checkout
4 2 (0.36%) SaaS
4 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) Force.com
5 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.18%) CallidusCloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.14%) Wireshark
2 8 (1.43%) LAN
2 8 (1.43%) WAN
3 7 (1.25%) VPN
3 7 (1.25%) 3G
3 7 (1.25%) Firewall
3 7 (1.25%) 4G
4 5 (0.89%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.71%) SAN
5 4 (0.71%) GSM
5 4 (0.71%) HTTP
5 4 (0.71%) LTE
6 3 (0.53%) FCoE
6 3 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.53%) VoLTE
6 3 (0.53%) Wireless
6 3 (0.53%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.53%) 3GPP
6 3 (0.53%) UMTS
6 3 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.66%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (4.63%) Relational Database
5 21 (3.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 20 (3.57%) Oracle Database
7 18 (3.21%) DB2
8 16 (2.85%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (2.67%) Base SAS
10 14 (2.50%) DbVisualizer
11 12 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (2.14%) OLAP
12 9 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.60%) Oracle OLAP
13 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (1.43%) PowerCenter
14 6 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (7.31%) JIRA
2 29 (5.17%) Subversion
3 28 (4.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (4.46%) Selenium
5 24 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (3.21%) Visual Studio
7 16 (2.85%) SoapUI
8 15 (2.67%) Maven
9 12 (2.14%) Jenkins
10 11 (1.96%) PHPUnit
10 11 (1.96%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.78%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.60%) Git (software)
13 8 (1.43%) Rational Functional Tester
13 8 (1.43%) LoadRunner
13 8 (1.43%) RequisitePro
13 8 (1.43%) Rational Robot
14 7 (1.25%) Ant
14 7 (1.25%) JUnit
14 7 (1.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 144 (25.67%) Finance
2 54 (9.63%) Banking
3 34 (6.06%) Retail
4 22 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.50%) Back Office
7 12 (2.14%) Billing
8 11 (1.96%) Marketing
9 7 (1.25%) Publishing
10 6 (1.07%) Front Office
11 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.71%) Legal
12 4 (0.71%) Military
13 3 (0.53%) International Banking
13 3 (0.53%) Local Government
14 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.36%) Automotive
14 2 (0.36%) Games
14 2 (0.36%) Electronics
14 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 230 (41.00%) Analyst
2 135 (24.06%) Test Analyst
3 133 (23.71%) Developer
4 56 (9.98%) Business Analyst
5 51 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 47 (8.38%) Tester
7 36 (6.42%) Systems Analyst
8 24 (4.28%) Test Engineer
9 21 (3.74%) Consultant
10 18 (3.21%) .NET Developer
10 18 (3.21%) C# Developer
11 15 (2.67%) Java Developer
12 14 (2.50%) Test Leader
12 14 (2.50%) Automation Tester
13 13 (2.32%) Systems Tester
14 12 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (2.14%) Oracle Developer
15 11 (1.96%) Systems Test Analyst
15 11 (1.96%) Functional Analyst
16 10 (1.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (19.07%) XML
2 81 (14.44%) .NET
3 78 (13.90%) HTML
4 42 (7.49%) CSS
5 39 (6.95%) Web Services
6 28 (4.99%) ASP.NET
7 27 (4.81%) WCF
7 27 (4.81%) .NET Framework
8 21 (3.74%) RESTful
9 19 (3.39%) jQuery
10 16 (2.85%) Spring
11 15 (2.67%) WPF
11 15 (2.67%) SOAP
12 14 (2.50%) Flash
13 13 (2.32%) Servlets
13 13 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (2.14%) Ajax
14 12 (2.14%) J2EE
15 11 (1.96%) XSLT
15 11 (1.96%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.39%) Client/Server
3 16 (2.85%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.85%) SWIFT
4 15 (2.67%) Mainframe
4 15 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.67%) Data Extraction
5 14 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 13 (2.32%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.60%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.25%) NHS
9 6 (1.07%) Derivative
10 5 (0.89%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.89%) User Experience
11 4 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (0.71%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.71%) iSeries
11 4 (0.71%) Social Media
11 4 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.71%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.16%) UNIX
2 25 (4.46%) Linux
3 18 (3.21%) Windows
4 9 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.07%) Android
5 6 (1.07%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.89%) VME
7 4 (0.71%) webOS
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.53%) AIX
8 3 (0.53%) Solaris
9 2 (0.36%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (34.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 135 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (19.43%) Test Scripting
4 97 (17.29%) Integration Testing
5 65 (11.59%) Regression Testing
6 55 (9.80%) Unit Testing
7 53 (9.45%) Test Management
8 51 (9.09%) Migration
8 51 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 50 (8.91%) ETL
10 48 (8.56%) Test Strategy
11 43 (7.66%) Business Analysis
12 41 (7.31%) Scrum
13 35 (6.24%) MVC
13 35 (6.24%) TDD
14 34 (6.06%) Software Testing
15 32 (5.70%) Validation
16 31 (5.53%) CRM
16 31 (5.53%) Automated Testing
17 28 (4.99%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (35.65%) SQL
2 63 (11.23%) JavaScript
3 61 (10.87%) Java
4 59 (10.52%) C#
5 42 (7.49%) PL/SQL
6 27 (4.81%) T-SQL
7 20 (3.57%) PHP
8 14 (2.50%) VB
9 13 (2.32%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.43%) VBScript
11 7 (1.25%) COBOL
11 7 (1.25%) Perl
11 7 (1.25%) REXX
12 6 (1.07%) VBA
13 5 (0.89%) VB6
13 5 (0.89%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.71%) C
14 4 (0.71%) C++
15 3 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 64 (11.41%) ISEB
2 56 (9.98%) Security Cleared
3 51 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 51 (9.09%) Degree
4 34 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 24 (4.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (2.67%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.78%) MCSE
9 6 (1.07%) HND
10 5 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.53%) 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%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (13.73%) QA
2 4 (0.71%) SLA
2 4 (0.71%) EMIR
2 4 (0.71%) COREP
3 3 (0.53%) MiFID
4 2 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.36%) HL7
4 2 (0.36%) FINREP
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) FATCA
5 1 (0.18%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (7.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.36%) Control-M
3 1 (0.18%) Nagios
3 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 93 (16.58%) Oracle
2 84 (14.97%) Microsoft
3 42 (7.49%) HP
4 34 (6.06%) IBM
5 25 (4.46%) SAP
6 14 (2.50%) Informatica
7 11 (1.96%) Adobe
7 11 (1.96%) Business Objects
8 10 (1.78%) Google
9 9 (1.60%) VMware
10 7 (1.25%) Telerik
10 7 (1.25%) Aprimo
10 7 (1.25%) Sybase
10 7 (1.25%) Cognos
10 7 (1.25%) Ektron
10 7 (1.25%) Tableau
10 7 (1.25%) Eloqua
11 6 (1.07%) Cisco
12 5 (0.89%) Micro Focus
12 5 (0.89%) Sitecore
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