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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
UK / England
Rank 403 375 333
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -42
Contract jobs citing System Testing 174 234 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.51% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.62% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 130 152
Median daily rate £422 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.44% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 8
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +69.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £34.47
% change year-on-year
- +59.55%

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
34247 37536 36338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 81.99% 78.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22846 24700 23777
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 844 1095 972
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 72 £440 +6.66% 11
South East 0 22 £450 +28.57% 16
East of England +21 21 £438 +45.83%
South West +9 21 £320 -23.35% 7
West Midlands -8 17 £310 -4.61% 4
East Midlands +9 12 £338 +12.50% 1
North West 0 6 £525 +35.92% 7
North East - 2 £300 - 6
Yorkshire -1 1 £338 -12.90% 1
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 124 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (26.72%) User Acceptance Testing
3 100 (24.51%) SQL
4 96 (23.53%) Finance
5 84 (20.59%) Microsoft
6 77 (18.87%) Oracle
7 66 (16.18%) Security Cleared
8 64 (15.69%) Regression Testing
9 62 (15.20%) Java
10 60 (14.71%) Integration Testing
11 58 (14.22%) Test Scripting
11 58 (14.22%) SQL Server
12 55 (13.48%) MS Excel
13 54 (13.24%) Test Automation
13 54 (13.24%) SDLC
14 49 (12.01%) Migration
14 49 (12.01%) QA
15 48 (11.76%) Selenium
15 48 (11.76%) Windows
16 46 (11.27%) Scrum
16 46 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (11.03%) SAP
18 44 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
19 43 (10.54%) JavaScript
20 41 (10.05%) C#
20 41 (10.05%) .NET
20 41 (10.05%) JIRA
20 41 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
21 40 (9.80%) Linux
22 38 (9.31%) Unix

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (6.37%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.43%) CMS
3 12 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (2.21%) Confluence
7 7 (1.72%) IIS
7 7 (1.72%) SAS
8 6 (1.47%) JBoss
9 4 (0.98%) Apache
9 4 (0.98%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.49%) GemFire
11 2 (0.49%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.49%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 55 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.15%) MS Office
3 18 (4.41%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.98%) MS Project
5 4 (0.98%) Simulink
5 4 (0.98%) Stateflow
5 4 (0.98%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.94%) SAP BPC
3 6 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.47%) Magento
4 5 (1.23%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.98%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.98%) SAP PS
5 4 (0.98%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.49%) Primavera
7 2 (0.49%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.49%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.49%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.49%) TRIRIGA
7 2 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.74%) GitHub
2 3 (0.74%) PaaS
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.49%) Boomi
3 2 (0.49%) Office 365
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.25%) Force.com
4 1 (0.25%) G Suite
4 1 (0.25%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.68%) Internet
2 8 (1.96%) LAN
2 8 (1.96%) WAN
3 6 (1.47%) WLAN
4 5 (1.23%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.98%) DNS
5 4 (0.98%) Firewall
5 4 (0.98%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.74%) Network Security
6 3 (0.74%) Wireless
7 2 (0.49%) ATM
7 2 (0.49%) DVB
7 2 (0.49%) HTTP
8 1 (0.25%) ADSL
8 1 (0.25%) DHCP
8 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.25%) PSTN
8 1 (0.25%) SAN
8 1 (0.25%) SNMP
8 1 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.13%) Oracle Database
3 24 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (5.39%) Relational Database
5 18 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (4.17%) SAP BW
7 16 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (2.94%) DB2
9 12 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (2.70%) MySQL
11 10 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (2.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 9 (2.21%) Hadoop
13 7 (1.72%) DbVisualizer
14 6 (1.47%) Big Data
14 6 (1.47%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 48 (11.76%) Selenium
2 41 (10.05%) JIRA
3 32 (7.84%) Cucumber
3 32 (7.84%) SoapUI
4 28 (6.86%) Git (software)
5 23 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (5.15%) WebDriver
7 19 (4.66%) JUnit
8 17 (4.17%) Jenkins
9 13 (3.19%) Visual Studio
10 11 (2.70%) JMeter
11 9 (2.21%) NUnit
12 8 (1.96%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.96%) HP UFT
12 8 (1.96%) JBehave
12 8 (1.96%) Maven
12 8 (1.96%) Robot Framework
12 8 (1.96%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.72%) Appium
13 7 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 96 (23.53%) Finance
2 27 (6.62%) Banking
3 26 (6.37%) Retail
4 14 (3.43%) Military
5 9 (2.21%) Front Office
6 8 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.23%) Electronics
9 5 (1.23%) Marketing
10 4 (0.98%) Advertising
10 4 (0.98%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.98%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Billing
12 2 (0.49%) Law
12 2 (0.49%) Legal
13 1 (0.25%) Automotive
13 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 123 (30.15%) Analyst
2 85 (20.83%) Developer
3 45 (11.03%) Test Analyst
4 44 (10.78%) Tester
5 38 (9.31%) Business Analyst
6 29 (7.11%) Consultant
7 24 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
8 22 (5.39%) Test Engineer
9 15 (3.68%) Automation Tester
9 15 (3.68%) Functional Analyst
9 15 (3.68%) SAP Analyst
9 15 (3.68%) Test Leader
10 14 (3.43%) SAP Functional Analyst
11 13 (3.19%) SAP Consultant
11 13 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (3.19%) Test and Integration Engineer
12 12 (2.94%) Programmer
13 11 (2.70%) Business Systems Analyst
13 11 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
13 11 (2.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.05%) .NET
2 35 (8.58%) HTML
3 27 (6.62%) XML
4 25 (6.13%) Web Services
5 20 (4.90%) ASP.NET
6 19 (4.66%) AngularJS
7 17 (4.17%) CSS
7 17 (4.17%) SOAP
8 16 (3.92%) Gherkin
9 15 (3.68%) J2EE
10 12 (2.94%) RESTful
11 11 (2.70%) jQuery
11 11 (2.70%) JSON
11 11 (2.70%) Middleware
11 11 (2.70%) Spring
12 10 (2.45%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.96%) Ajax
13 8 (1.96%) Entity Framework
14 7 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.43%) NHS
4 13 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.19%) Fixed Income
5 12 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.96%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.72%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.47%) Data Conversion
8 6 (1.47%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.98%) Data Extraction
9 4 (0.98%) Derivative
9 4 (0.98%) iPad
10 3 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.74%) FMCG
10 3 (0.74%) iSeries
10 3 (0.74%) Statistics
10 3 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (11.76%) Windows
2 40 (9.80%) Linux
3 38 (9.31%) Unix
4 17 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.74%) Android
7 3 (0.74%) MVS
7 3 (0.74%) Solaris
7 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.49%) CentOS
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (26.72%) User Acceptance Testing
3 64 (15.69%) Regression Testing
4 60 (14.71%) Integration Testing
5 58 (14.22%) Test Scripting
6 54 (13.24%) SDLC
6 54 (13.24%) Test Automation
7 49 (12.01%) Migration
8 46 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (11.27%) Scrum
9 44 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (8.82%) Data Analysis
11 35 (8.58%) System Integration Testing
11 35 (8.58%) Test Strategy
12 34 (8.33%) Functional Testing
12 34 (8.33%) Unit Testing
13 33 (8.09%) Automated Testing
13 33 (8.09%) Software Testing
14 32 (7.84%) Data Migration
15 30 (7.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 100 (24.51%) SQL
2 62 (15.20%) Java
3 43 (10.54%) JavaScript
4 41 (10.05%) C#
5 36 (8.82%) Python
6 32 (7.84%) C
7 21 (5.15%) Perl
8 19 (4.66%) C++
9 15 (3.68%) PL/SQL
10 14 (3.43%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.45%) ABAP
11 10 (2.45%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.21%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.72%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.72%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.72%) VB
14 6 (1.47%) PHP
15 4 (0.98%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.98%) VBScript
16 3 (0.74%) JCL
Qualifications
1 66 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 31 (7.60%) ISEB
3 28 (6.86%) ISTQB
4 27 (6.62%) DV Cleared
5 25 (6.13%) Degree
6 21 (5.15%) SC Cleared
7 14 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (2.94%) CCNA
8 12 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (2.70%) CCA
9 11 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (2.70%) MCSE
10 9 (2.21%) MCP
11 8 (1.96%) BC Cleared
11 8 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.74%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.49%) HNC
13 2 (0.49%) MCSD
14 1 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (12.01%) QA
2 14 (3.43%) SLA
3 8 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.98%) GMP
4 4 (0.98%) ISO26262
5 3 (0.74%) SDET
6 2 (0.49%) MiFID
6 2 (0.49%) SEPA
6 2 (0.49%) TARGET2
6 2 (0.49%) WCAG
7 1 (0.25%) EMIR
7 1 (0.25%) HL7
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.98%) Firmware
2 4 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.49%) Cronacle
3 2 (0.49%) HDFS
3 2 (0.49%) NDS
3 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.25%) Docker
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.49%) Control-M
2 2 (0.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.25%) Ansible
3 1 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.25%) SCCM
3 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 84 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 77 (18.87%) Oracle
3 45 (11.03%) SAP
4 14 (3.43%) Cisco
5 13 (3.19%) IBM
6 11 (2.70%) VMware
7 9 (2.21%) Adobe
8 8 (1.96%) HP
8 8 (1.96%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.72%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.72%) Informatica
9 7 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.47%) Cognos
10 6 (1.47%) hybris
10 6 (1.47%) ION Trading
10 6 (1.47%) Remedy
11 5 (1.23%) BMC
12 4 (0.98%) Avaya
13 3 (0.74%) Citrix
13 3 (0.74%) Reuters
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