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 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 296 331 305
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -26
Contract jobs citing System Testing 362 312 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.61% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.77% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 172 195
Median daily rate £383 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% -12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £544 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -
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
41757 40716 39322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.71% 79.07% 77.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27936 25809 24953
Median daily rate £445 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1189 1163
Median hourly rate £32.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -24 118 £400 -11.11% 25
South East -6 94 £325 -7.14% 21
North West +16 46 £411 -8.61% 9
West Midlands -7 25 £380 +8.57% 8
East of England +12 20 £485 - 5
South West +3 18 £463 +48.00% 2
Midlands +10 16 - -
East Midlands +5 14 £700 +129.50%
Yorkshire -2 8 £290 -10.76% 9
North East -40 2 - -
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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.

1 203 (34.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 192 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (31.70%) SQL
4 149 (25.13%) Oracle
5 129 (21.75%) Finance
6 112 (18.89%) Test Scripting
7 109 (18.38%) Microsoft
8 98 (16.53%) Integration Testing
9 89 (15.01%) Security Cleared
10 82 (13.83%) Unit Testing
11 79 (13.32%) Regression Testing
12 78 (13.15%) XML
13 73 (12.31%) Unix
14 71 (11.97%) ISTQB
15 69 (11.64%) Test Strategy
16 68 (11.47%) SDLC
17 67 (11.30%) MS Excel
18 65 (10.96%) Business Analysis
18 65 (10.96%) Functional Testing
19 64 (10.79%) PL/SQL
20 61 (10.29%) Software Testing
20 61 (10.29%) Oracle Database
20 61 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
21 60 (10.12%) SC Cleared
21 60 (10.12%) ISEB
22 58 (9.78%) Java
23 57 (9.61%) JavaScript
23 57 (9.61%) Windows
23 57 (9.61%) Project Management
24 56 (9.44%) JIRA

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 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.54%) JBoss
3 18 (3.04%) Oracle UPK
4 15 (2.53%) SAS
5 14 (2.36%) CMS
6 13 (2.19%) ATG Dynamo
7 9 (1.52%) IIS
7 9 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.52%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.01%) Documentum
10 5 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.67%) Apache
12 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.17%) CICS
13 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 67 (11.30%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.40%) MS Office
3 19 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (3.04%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.01%) MS Project
6 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.84%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 5 (0.84%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.67%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.67%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.51%) Magento
7 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.34%) Endur
7 2 (0.34%) RiskWrite
7 2 (0.34%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.69%) Office 365
2 8 (1.35%) Force.com
3 6 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.01%) Heroku
4 4 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.67%) SaaS
5 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.02%) Bluetooth
2 6 (1.01%) Internet
3 5 (0.84%) SAN
3 5 (0.84%) Skype
3 5 (0.84%) WAN
4 4 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (0.67%) Firewall
5 3 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.51%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.51%) LAN
5 3 (0.51%) SSH
5 3 (0.51%) VLAN
5 3 (0.51%) VPN
6 2 (0.34%) ATM
6 2 (0.34%) BGP
6 2 (0.34%) DNS
6 2 (0.34%) HTTP
6 2 (0.34%) Intranet
6 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.34%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.29%) Oracle Database
2 46 (7.76%) SQL Server
3 38 (6.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 32 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (5.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 24 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 11 (1.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 9 (1.52%) Data Mart
10 9 (1.52%) DB2
11 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.18%) PowerCenter
13 6 (1.01%) EDRMS
13 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.84%) DbVisualizer
14 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 56 (9.44%) JIRA
2 43 (7.25%) Selenium
3 32 (5.40%) SoapUI
4 30 (5.06%) HP UFT
4 30 (5.06%) Oracle Forms
5 27 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 20 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (2.87%) Visual Studio
8 16 (2.70%) WebDriver
9 14 (2.36%) Ant
10 13 (2.19%) JUnit
11 12 (2.02%) Maven
11 12 (2.02%) SpecFlow
11 12 (2.02%) Subversion
12 9 (1.52%) ClearQuest
12 9 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (1.35%) TestComplete
14 7 (1.18%) Toad
15 6 (1.01%) Git (software)
16 5 (0.84%) PeopleTools
General
1 129 (21.75%) Finance
2 40 (6.75%) Banking
3 25 (4.22%) Retail
4 9 (1.52%) Billing
4 9 (1.52%) Front Office
4 9 (1.52%) Military
4 9 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.18%) Games
5 7 (1.18%) Marketing
6 6 (1.01%) Back Office
6 6 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.84%) Publishing
8 4 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.34%) Automotive
9 2 (0.34%) Electronics
9 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.34%) Law
9 2 (0.34%) Legal
9 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 199 (33.56%) Analyst
2 132 (22.26%) Developer
3 120 (20.24%) Test Analyst
4 47 (7.93%) Business Analyst
4 47 (7.93%) Test Manager
5 35 (5.90%) Tester
6 34 (5.73%) Architect
7 32 (5.40%) Consultant
7 32 (5.40%) Oracle Developer
8 26 (4.38%) Oracle Forms Developer
9 21 (3.54%) SQL Developer
10 20 (3.37%) SQL Analyst
11 19 (3.20%) Test Leader
12 18 (3.04%) Java Developer
12 18 (3.04%) PL/SQL Developer
12 18 (3.04%) Test Engineer
13 17 (2.87%) Financial Analyst
13 17 (2.87%) Integration Engineer
13 17 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
13 17 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (13.15%) XML
2 43 (7.25%) .NET
3 41 (6.91%) Web Services
4 38 (6.41%) HTML
5 30 (5.06%) CSS
5 30 (5.06%) SOAP
6 18 (3.04%) Ajax
7 15 (2.53%) .NET Framework
8 14 (2.36%) WPF
9 13 (2.19%) jQuery
9 13 (2.19%) JSP
10 12 (2.02%) ASP.NET
10 12 (2.02%) RESTful
11 11 (1.85%) Gherkin
12 10 (1.69%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.69%) Entity Framework
13 9 (1.52%) Middleware
14 8 (1.35%) Visualforce
15 7 (1.18%) COM
15 7 (1.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.07%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.02%) Data Structures
4 10 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.18%) NHS
7 6 (1.01%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.01%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.84%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (0.84%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.84%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.84%) User Experience
8 5 (0.84%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.67%) Derivative
9 4 (0.67%) W3C
10 3 (0.51%) iPad
10 3 (0.51%) Statistics
10 3 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 73 (12.31%) Unix
2 57 (9.61%) Windows
3 44 (7.42%) Linux
4 28 (4.72%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.69%) Android
7 10 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.35%) CentOS
9 7 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.84%) Solaris
10 5 (0.84%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.84%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.67%) AIX
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.34%) Fedora
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (34.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 192 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (18.89%) Test Scripting
4 98 (16.53%) Integration Testing
5 82 (13.83%) Unit Testing
6 79 (13.32%) Regression Testing
7 69 (11.64%) Test Strategy
8 68 (11.47%) SDLC
9 65 (10.96%) Business Analysis
9 65 (10.96%) Functional Testing
10 61 (10.29%) Software Testing
11 57 (9.61%) Project Management
12 51 (8.60%) CRM
13 48 (8.09%) Waterfall
14 47 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
15 46 (7.76%) Test Planning
16 45 (7.59%) TDD
17 44 (7.42%) Test Automation
18 41 (6.91%) Scrum
19 38 (6.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 188 (31.70%) SQL
2 64 (10.79%) PL/SQL
3 58 (9.78%) Java
4 57 (9.61%) JavaScript
5 36 (6.07%) C#
6 33 (5.56%) C
6 33 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 30 (5.06%) Python
8 23 (3.88%) C++
9 12 (2.02%) Perl
10 9 (1.52%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.35%) Apex Code
11 8 (1.35%) SOQL
12 6 (1.01%) Groovy
13 5 (0.84%) C-shell
13 5 (0.84%) PeopleCode
13 5 (0.84%) SQR
14 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.67%) PHP
14 4 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 89 (15.01%) Security Cleared
2 71 (11.97%) ISTQB
3 60 (10.12%) ISEB
3 60 (10.12%) SC Cleared
4 38 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 34 (5.73%) DV Cleared
6 24 (4.05%) Degree
7 7 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.01%) MCSE
8 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.67%) ACCA
9 4 (0.67%) CIMA
9 4 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.51%) CCNP
10 3 (0.51%) CEH
10 3 (0.51%) CISSP
10 3 (0.51%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.34%) CCNA
11 2 (0.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.26%) QA
2 14 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.01%) SLA
4 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.67%) WCAG
5 3 (0.51%) GMP
6 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.34%) SEPA
7 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.17%) EMIR
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) ISO20022
System Software
1 12 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.18%) vSphere
4 3 (0.51%) Postfix
5 2 (0.34%) iptables
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) Docker
6 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 20 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.67%) Nagios
3 3 (0.51%) Control-M
3 3 (0.51%) Puppet
3 3 (0.51%) SCCM
4 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 149 (25.13%) Oracle
2 109 (18.38%) Microsoft
3 41 (6.91%) SAP
4 30 (5.06%) HP
5 26 (4.38%) PeopleSoft
6 20 (3.37%) VMware
7 19 (3.20%) Informatica
8 18 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (2.36%) Red Hat
10 13 (2.19%) ATG
11 11 (1.85%) IBM
12 10 (1.69%) Telerik
13 8 (1.35%) Cognos
13 8 (1.35%) Siebel
14 7 (1.18%) Hyperion
14 7 (1.18%) JD Edwards
14 7 (1.18%) Pega
15 6 (1.01%) Cisco
15 6 (1.01%) ION Trading
16 5 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
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