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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 286 345 295
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -50
Contract jobs citing System Testing 380 257 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.51% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.67% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 157 197
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£375 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.85% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +18.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +54 134 £388 -13.88% 26
South East +4 95 £381 +19.14% 17
North West -6 40 £409 +27.73% 12
Yorkshire -4 34 £360 +53.19% 4
East of England +6 21 £289 -32.05% 3
West Midlands -4 20 £321 +16.54% 4
North East -14 15 £327 -1.41% 2
East Midlands -2 10 £360 +8.27%
South West -16 10 £280 -37.77% 5
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 316 (41.20%) SQL
2 228 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 222 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
4 218 (28.42%) Finance
5 175 (22.82%) Test Scripting
6 155 (20.21%) XML
7 147 (19.17%) Integration Testing
8 137 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 128 (16.69%) Oracle
10 116 (15.12%) SQL Server
11 113 (14.73%) UNIX
12 107 (13.95%) HTML
13 105 (13.69%) JavaScript
14 101 (13.17%) PL/SQL
15 94 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
16 86 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
17 85 (11.08%) Regression Testing
17 85 (11.08%) Migration
18 84 (10.95%) QA
19 83 (10.82%) Data Warehouse
19 83 (10.82%) ETL
20 79 (10.30%) .NET
20 79 (10.30%) Unit Testing
21 78 (10.17%) Banking
22 73 (9.52%) Retail
23 70 (9.13%) MS Excel
23 70 (9.13%) Security Cleared
24 69 (9.00%) Java
25 64 (8.34%) HP
25 64 (8.34%) Automated Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 46 (6.00%) SAS
2 35 (4.56%) WebSphere
3 26 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
5 15 (1.96%) WebLogic
6 13 (1.69%) IIS
6 13 (1.69%) MQSeries
6 13 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 12 (1.56%) CMS
8 9 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.17%) Node.js
9 5 (0.65%) Apache
10 4 (0.52%) Drupal
11 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.26%) LiveLink
11 2 (0.26%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.13%) Documentum
12 1 (0.13%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 70 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.48%) MS Office
2 19 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.30%) MS Project
4 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.43%) Adobe Campaign
3 10 (1.30%) WebTrends
4 9 (1.17%) Magento
5 8 (1.04%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.65%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.52%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.52%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.52%) SAP MII
9 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.26%) Sage BI
11 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
11 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.96%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.30%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.65%) Google Checkout
5 4 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.52%) SaaS
6 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.13%) CallidusCloud
7 1 (0.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.17%) ADSL
1 9 (1.17%) PSTN
1 9 (1.17%) LLU
2 8 (1.04%) 4G
3 5 (0.65%) Internet
3 5 (0.65%) 3G
3 5 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.52%) HTTP
4 4 (0.52%) Broadband
4 4 (0.52%) Wireless
5 3 (0.39%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.39%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.26%) UMTS
6 2 (0.26%) GSM
6 2 (0.26%) WAN
6 2 (0.26%) 2G
6 2 (0.26%) VoLTE
6 2 (0.26%) LTE
6 2 (0.26%) LDAP
6 2 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 83 (10.82%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (8.34%) Oracle Database
4 56 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 52 (6.78%) Oracle Database 10g
6 40 (5.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 36 (4.69%) BusinessObjects
8 35 (4.56%) DB2
9 34 (4.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 29 (3.78%) DbVisualizer
11 27 (3.52%) Oracle BI EE
12 25 (3.26%) Base SAS
12 25 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (3.00%) Oracle9i Database
14 21 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (1.96%) Relational Database
16 14 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (1.56%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 51 (6.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (5.74%) Selenium
3 30 (3.91%) Visual Studio
4 29 (3.78%) HP UFT
4 29 (3.78%) Subversion
5 27 (3.52%) Oracle Forms
5 27 (3.52%) JIRA
6 25 (3.26%) WebDriver
7 24 (3.13%) SoapUI
8 22 (2.87%) Git (software)
9 21 (2.74%) Jenkins
10 18 (2.35%) Cucumber
11 17 (2.22%) LoadRunner
12 14 (1.83%) Eclipse
13 11 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (1.17%) SpecFlow
14 9 (1.17%) Jasmine
14 9 (1.17%) Sublime Text
14 9 (1.17%) Bower
14 9 (1.17%) Grunt
General
1 218 (28.42%) Finance
2 78 (10.17%) Banking
3 73 (9.52%) Retail
4 22 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.96%) Marketing
6 12 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.43%) Back Office
7 11 (1.43%) Billing
8 10 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.78%) Front Office
10 5 (0.65%) Publishing
10 5 (0.65%) Legal
10 5 (0.65%) Military
11 4 (0.52%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
11 4 (0.52%) International Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Games
12 3 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 303 (39.50%) Analyst
2 200 (26.08%) Test Analyst
3 197 (25.68%) Developer
4 93 (12.13%) Tester
5 60 (7.82%) Business Analyst
6 50 (6.52%) Oracle Developer
7 48 (6.26%) Test Manager
8 36 (4.69%) Test Leader
9 28 (3.65%) Systems Analyst
9 28 (3.65%) Test Engineer
10 25 (3.26%) Automation Tester
11 18 (2.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 18 (2.35%) Systems Tester
11 18 (2.35%) Consultant
12 17 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
12 17 (2.22%) SAS Analyst
13 16 (2.09%) Systems Test Analyst
14 15 (1.96%) SAS Developer
14 15 (1.96%) Data Analyst
14 15 (1.96%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (20.21%) XML
2 107 (13.95%) HTML
3 79 (10.30%) .NET
4 51 (6.65%) CSS
4 51 (6.65%) Web Services
5 35 (4.56%) ASP.NET
6 34 (4.43%) SOAP
7 30 (3.91%) jQuery
8 29 (3.78%) RESTful
8 29 (3.78%) Flash
9 27 (3.52%) J2EE
10 25 (3.26%) .NET Framework
11 22 (2.87%) HTML5
12 21 (2.74%) Ajax
12 21 (2.74%) WCF
13 18 (2.35%) Gherkin
13 18 (2.35%) AngularJS
14 14 (1.83%) WPF
14 14 (1.83%) Spring
14 14 (1.83%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.61%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.35%) Mainframe
3 18 (2.35%) Computer Science
3 18 (2.35%) SWIFT
4 17 (2.22%) Data Extraction
4 17 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
5 16 (2.09%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.17%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.04%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (0.78%) Credit Risk
8 6 (0.78%) Grid Computing
8 6 (0.78%) Derivative
9 5 (0.65%) Market Risk
9 5 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.52%) iSeries
10 4 (0.52%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.52%) NHS
10 4 (0.52%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 113 (14.73%) UNIX
2 39 (5.08%) Windows
3 37 (4.82%) Linux
4 8 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.04%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (0.78%) Android
5 6 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.26%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.13%) VME
7 1 (0.13%) AIX
7 1 (0.13%) Solaris
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.13%) OS/390
7 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.13%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 222 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (22.82%) Test Scripting
4 147 (19.17%) Integration Testing
5 94 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
6 85 (11.08%) Regression Testing
6 85 (11.08%) Migration
7 83 (10.82%) ETL
8 79 (10.30%) Unit Testing
9 64 (8.34%) Automated Testing
10 62 (8.08%) Test Strategy
11 59 (7.69%) SDLC
12 58 (7.56%) System Integration Testing
13 57 (7.43%) Scrum
14 53 (6.91%) Software Testing
15 52 (6.78%) CRM
16 50 (6.52%) Business Analysis
17 49 (6.39%) Waterfall
18 46 (6.00%) TDD
19 44 (5.74%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 316 (41.20%) SQL
2 105 (13.69%) JavaScript
3 101 (13.17%) PL/SQL
4 69 (9.00%) Java
5 61 (7.95%) C#
6 55 (7.17%) T-SQL
7 31 (4.04%) Shell Script
8 20 (2.61%) VB.NET
9 18 (2.35%) Perl
10 14 (1.83%) PHP
10 14 (1.83%) C++
11 13 (1.69%) C
12 12 (1.56%) VB
13 11 (1.43%) VBScript
13 11 (1.43%) REXX
14 10 (1.30%) Python
15 9 (1.17%) Erlang
16 6 (0.78%) VB6
17 5 (0.65%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 70 (9.13%) Security Cleared
2 61 (7.95%) ISEB
2 61 (7.95%) ISTQB
3 53 (6.91%) Degree
4 49 (6.39%) SC Cleared
5 28 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.13%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (10.95%) QA
2 5 (0.65%) MiFID
3 4 (0.52%) SLA
3 4 (0.52%) EMIR
4 2 (0.26%) COREP
4 2 (0.26%) FINREP
4 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.26%) Firmware
3 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.13%) Squid
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.13%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (0.13%) NET24-XPNET
Systems Management
1 59 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.96%) Control-M
3 4 (0.52%) SCCM
4 1 (0.13%) Netcool
4 1 (0.13%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 137 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 128 (16.69%) Oracle
3 64 (8.34%) HP
4 45 (5.87%) IBM
5 43 (5.61%) SAP
6 22 (2.87%) Cognos
6 22 (2.87%) Informatica
7 20 (2.61%) Google
7 20 (2.61%) Tableau
8 12 (1.56%) Adobe
9 11 (1.43%) Eloqua
9 11 (1.43%) Aprimo
9 11 (1.43%) Teradata
10 10 (1.30%) VMware
10 10 (1.30%) Telerik
11 9 (1.17%) Coremetrics
11 9 (1.17%) BT
12 8 (1.04%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.91%) Cisco
13 7 (0.91%) Endeca
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 315 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £360 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £351 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £351 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago