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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 283 331 283
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -48
Contract jobs citing System Testing 373 262 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.54% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.72% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 159 154
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £352 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.31 £35.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £36.75 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £36.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.37% +31.81%
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
37468 36365 32009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.34% 75.51% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24275 23338 19645
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1095 995
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.63 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.43% -11.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.63 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +28 152 £475 +18.75% 27
South East +45 103 £334 -4.64% 9
West Midlands +11 27 £350 +7.69% 11
North West -2 24 £263 -17.49% 4
Yorkshire -10 17 £356 -20.83% 8
East of England -6 15 £235 -43.23% 9
South West +8 13 £324 -7.50% 5
East Midlands -7 11 £306 +22.50% 1
North East - 5 £354 -
Midlands - 1 £250 - 1
South Coast - 1 - -
System Testing
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 251 (39.16%) SQL
2 200 (31.20%) User Acceptance Testing
3 177 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (24.65%) Finance
5 124 (19.34%) XML
6 121 (18.88%) Test Scripting
7 111 (17.32%) Oracle
8 107 (16.69%) Integration Testing
9 94 (14.66%) Microsoft
10 91 (14.20%) SQL Server
11 83 (12.95%) .NET
11 83 (12.95%) HTML
12 82 (12.79%) QA
13 78 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
13 78 (12.17%) JavaScript
14 75 (11.70%) UNIX
15 69 (10.76%) PL/SQL
16 67 (10.45%) Unit Testing
17 64 (9.98%) Regression Testing
18 63 (9.83%) ISEB
18 63 (9.83%) C#
19 62 (9.67%) Java
19 62 (9.67%) Migration
20 61 (9.52%) Banking
20 61 (9.52%) SDLC
21 60 (9.36%) Data Warehouse
22 59 (9.20%) ETL
22 59 (9.20%) Security Cleared
23 56 (8.74%) Degree
23 56 (8.74%) Test Strategy

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 27 (4.21%) WebSphere
2 26 (4.06%) SAS
3 20 (3.12%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.18%) Oracle Workflow
6 11 (1.72%) CMS
7 9 (1.40%) MQSeries
7 9 (1.40%) IIS
8 8 (1.25%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.25%) Apache
9 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.62%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.31%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.16%) LiveLink
12 1 (0.16%) CICS
12 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.16%) JBoss
12 1 (0.16%) Documentum
Applications
1 48 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.03%) MS Office
3 5 (0.78%) MS Project
4 4 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (3.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.72%) Adobe Campaign
3 10 (1.56%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.78%) Magento
5 4 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.62%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.47%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.47%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.47%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.87%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.56%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.62%) Google Checkout
4 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.47%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) CallidusCloud
5 1 (0.16%) Force.com
5 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.72%) Wireshark
2 10 (1.56%) 4G
3 9 (1.40%) Firewall
3 9 (1.40%) LAN
3 9 (1.40%) WAN
4 8 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.09%) 3G
5 7 (1.09%) VPN
6 6 (0.94%) Internet
7 4 (0.62%) FCoE
7 4 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.62%) LTE
7 4 (0.62%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.62%) HTTP
7 4 (0.62%) SAN
8 3 (0.47%) Wireless
8 3 (0.47%) 3GPP
8 3 (0.47%) UMTS
8 3 (0.47%) Broadband
8 3 (0.47%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 60 (9.36%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (6.24%) Oracle Database
4 34 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (4.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 27 (4.21%) DB2
7 24 (3.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 24 (3.74%) Relational Database
8 22 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 21 (3.28%) DbVisualizer
10 18 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (2.34%) Base SAS
11 15 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
13 12 (1.87%) Oracle9i Database
14 10 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (1.56%) PowerCenter
15 8 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (1.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 32 (4.99%) JIRA
2 31 (4.84%) Subversion
2 31 (4.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 31 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (4.37%) Selenium
4 16 (2.50%) SoapUI
4 16 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.18%) WebDriver
5 14 (2.18%) LoadRunner
5 14 (2.18%) Maven
6 13 (2.03%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (1.56%) Visual Studio
8 9 (1.40%) Git (software)
9 8 (1.25%) PHPUnit
9 8 (1.25%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.09%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.78%) NUnit
11 5 (0.78%) ClearQuest
11 5 (0.78%) Rational Robot
11 5 (0.78%) RequisitePro
General
1 158 (24.65%) Finance
2 61 (9.52%) Banking
3 45 (7.02%) Retail
4 21 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.65%) Billing
7 15 (2.34%) Marketing
8 10 (1.56%) Back Office
9 9 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.94%) Publishing
11 5 (0.78%) Legal
12 4 (0.62%) Military
13 3 (0.47%) Local Government
13 3 (0.47%) International Banking
13 3 (0.47%) Games
13 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.47%) Front Office
13 3 (0.47%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.31%) French Language
14 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 239 (37.29%) Analyst
2 159 (24.80%) Developer
3 150 (23.40%) Test Analyst
4 64 (9.98%) Tester
5 58 (9.05%) Business Analyst
6 55 (8.58%) Test Manager
7 30 (4.68%) Systems Analyst
8 29 (4.52%) Oracle Developer
9 24 (3.74%) Test Engineer
10 23 (3.59%) Test Leader
11 21 (3.28%) Consultant
12 20 (3.12%) .NET Developer
12 20 (3.12%) C# Developer
13 17 (2.65%) Automation Tester
14 16 (2.50%) Systems Tester
15 14 (2.18%) Technical Analyst
15 14 (2.18%) Systems Test Analyst
16 13 (2.03%) Team Leader
17 12 (1.87%) Programmer
18 11 (1.72%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (19.34%) XML
2 83 (12.95%) .NET
2 83 (12.95%) HTML
3 44 (6.86%) Web Services
4 39 (6.08%) CSS
5 35 (5.46%) ASP.NET
6 31 (4.84%) .NET Framework
7 28 (4.37%) RESTful
8 27 (4.21%) WCF
9 21 (3.28%) Flash
10 19 (2.96%) J2EE
10 19 (2.96%) jQuery
11 17 (2.65%) WPF
12 16 (2.50%) SOAP
13 15 (2.34%) Spring
14 14 (2.18%) Gherkin
14 14 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (2.18%) HTML5
15 12 (1.87%) Ajax
16 10 (1.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 78 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.90%) Client/Server
3 17 (2.65%) SWIFT
4 15 (2.34%) Mainframe
4 15 (2.34%) Data Extraction
5 14 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.18%) IBM Mainframe
5 14 (2.18%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.40%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.25%) Mobile Computing
9 7 (1.09%) NHS
10 6 (0.94%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.94%) Derivative
11 5 (0.78%) iSeries
12 4 (0.62%) Social Media
12 4 (0.62%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.62%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.62%) User Experience
12 4 (0.62%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.70%) UNIX
2 25 (3.90%) Windows
3 23 (3.59%) Linux
4 8 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.94%) Android
6 4 (0.62%) AIX
7 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.47%) webOS
8 2 (0.31%) Solaris
8 2 (0.31%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.16%) OS/390
9 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.16%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (31.20%) User Acceptance Testing
2 177 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (18.88%) Test Scripting
4 107 (16.69%) Integration Testing
5 67 (10.45%) Unit Testing
6 64 (9.98%) Regression Testing
7 62 (9.67%) Migration
8 61 (9.52%) SDLC
9 59 (9.20%) ETL
10 56 (8.74%) Test Strategy
11 55 (8.58%) Scrum
12 50 (7.80%) Test Management
13 48 (7.49%) System Integration Testing
13 48 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
14 45 (7.02%) Business Analysis
15 42 (6.55%) Automated Testing
16 37 (5.77%) Software Testing
17 36 (5.62%) TDD
17 36 (5.62%) Waterfall
18 35 (5.46%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 251 (39.16%) SQL
2 78 (12.17%) JavaScript
3 69 (10.76%) PL/SQL
4 63 (9.83%) C#
5 62 (9.67%) Java
6 37 (5.77%) T-SQL
7 21 (3.28%) VB.NET
8 16 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 15 (2.34%) PHP
10 12 (1.87%) VBScript
11 11 (1.72%) VB
12 9 (1.40%) Erlang
13 7 (1.09%) VB6
13 7 (1.09%) REXX
13 7 (1.09%) Perl
14 6 (0.94%) VBA
15 5 (0.78%) C
15 5 (0.78%) C++
15 5 (0.78%) Python
15 5 (0.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (9.83%) ISEB
2 59 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 56 (8.74%) Degree
4 51 (7.96%) ISTQB
5 33 (5.15%) SC Cleared
6 29 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.50%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.56%) MCSE
10 6 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.94%) HND
11 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.16%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (12.79%) QA
2 4 (0.62%) SLA
2 4 (0.62%) MiFID
3 3 (0.47%) EMIR
4 2 (0.31%) HL7
4 2 (0.31%) COREP
4 2 (0.31%) FINREP
5 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.16%) GMP
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) Squid
2 1 (0.16%) Firmware
2 1 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 44 (6.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.62%) Control-M
3 1 (0.16%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 111 (17.32%) Oracle
2 94 (14.66%) Microsoft
3 47 (7.33%) HP
4 38 (5.93%) IBM
5 27 (4.21%) SAP
6 22 (3.43%) Business Objects
7 17 (2.65%) Informatica
8 16 (2.50%) Google
9 13 (2.03%) Adobe
10 11 (1.72%) Aprimo
10 11 (1.72%) Telerik
10 11 (1.72%) Cisco
10 11 (1.72%) Eloqua
10 11 (1.72%) Tableau
11 10 (1.56%) Cognos
12 9 (1.40%) VMware
13 7 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.09%) CA
14 5 (0.78%) Coremetrics
14 5 (0.78%) Calypso
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Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per annum
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City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £500 - £765 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
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South West London
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Rubicon Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £45-£55k DOE + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £570.00 per day
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Berkshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
England
Explore Group
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
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City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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