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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 325 307 302
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 280 280 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.59% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.80% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 168 159
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£380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +25.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £26.25 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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
37258 35013 32335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.72% 74.27% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24817 21952 19356
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1086 1353
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 +7 112 £475 +11.76% 22
South East 0 75 £360 +10.76% 11
South West -17 27 £365 -9.87% 5
North West +1 15 £275 - 5
West Midlands -9 12 £275 -35.29% 3
East of England -13 12 £450 +31.48% 5
North East -20 12 £325 -
Yorkshire -25 10 £350 +9.37% 8
East Midlands -15 2 - - 1
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 220 (37.80%) SQL
2 199 (34.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 144 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (24.40%) Finance
5 111 (19.07%) Oracle
6 98 (16.84%) Test Scripting
7 92 (15.81%) XML
8 86 (14.78%) ISEB
8 86 (14.78%) QA
9 82 (14.09%) HTML
10 78 (13.40%) Integration Testing
11 77 (13.23%) JavaScript
12 75 (12.89%) SQL Server
13 73 (12.54%) Microsoft
13 73 (12.54%) Regression Testing
14 71 (12.20%) .NET
15 70 (12.03%) Java
16 68 (11.68%) HP Quality Center
17 67 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
18 60 (10.31%) Unit Testing
19 58 (9.97%) CSS
20 55 (9.45%) HP
21 54 (9.28%) Security Cleared
22 52 (8.93%) Test Strategy
23 51 (8.76%) ISTQB
24 49 (8.42%) CRM
25 47 (8.08%) Project Management
25 47 (8.08%) Degree
26 46 (7.90%) Windows
26 46 (7.90%) Scrum

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 33 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.47%) WebSphere
3 16 (2.75%) Apache
4 14 (2.41%) CMS
5 13 (2.23%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (1.55%) IIS
8 8 (1.37%) MQSeries
9 7 (1.20%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.03%) Documentum
11 5 (0.86%) SAS
12 4 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.69%) JBoss
12 4 (0.69%) LiveCycle
12 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.52%) Tuxedo
13 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 33 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.44%) MS Office
3 9 (1.55%) MS Project
4 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) Mingle
5 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 34 (5.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.72%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 7 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.20%) Agresso
4 5 (0.86%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.52%) BASE24
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.34%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.34%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.34%) HFM
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.52%) Force.com
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.17%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.72%) Internet
2 9 (1.55%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.37%) SAN
4 7 (1.20%) DNS
5 6 (1.03%) DHCP
6 5 (0.86%) Intranet
7 3 (0.52%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.52%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.52%) HTTP
7 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.34%) WAN
8 2 (0.34%) GSM
8 2 (0.34%) LAN
8 2 (0.34%) SMS
8 2 (0.34%) Network Security
8 2 (0.34%) NAS
9 1 (0.17%) 4G
9 1 (0.17%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.17%) VLAN
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.56%) Oracle Database
3 33 (5.67%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
7 15 (2.58%) DB2
8 12 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (1.89%) DbVisualizer
10 9 (1.55%) OLAP
11 7 (1.20%) MySQL
11 7 (1.20%) Oracle OLAP
12 6 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (1.03%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (7.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 33 (5.67%) JIRA
3 28 (4.81%) Selenium
3 28 (4.81%) SoapUI
4 21 (3.61%) Visual Studio
5 20 (3.44%) JUnit
6 17 (2.92%) LoadRunner
6 17 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (2.58%) Subversion
8 14 (2.41%) Ant
9 12 (2.06%) Eclipse
9 12 (2.06%) MSI
10 8 (1.37%) Toad
11 7 (1.20%) RequisitePro
11 7 (1.20%) Maven
11 7 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.03%) DbUnit
12 6 (1.03%) PHPUnit
12 6 (1.03%) Rational Functional Tester
12 6 (1.03%) Rational Robot
General
1 142 (24.40%) Finance
2 40 (6.87%) Banking
3 28 (4.81%) Retail
4 17 (2.92%) Billing
5 16 (2.75%) Back Office
6 13 (2.23%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.37%) Military
9 6 (1.03%) Front Office
10 4 (0.69%) Electronics
10 4 (0.69%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.69%) Marketing
11 3 (0.52%) Advertising
11 3 (0.52%) Publishing
11 3 (0.52%) Automotive
11 3 (0.52%) Legal
11 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 211 (36.25%) Analyst
2 129 (22.16%) Developer
3 119 (20.45%) Test Analyst
4 76 (13.06%) Tester
5 57 (9.79%) Business Analyst
6 48 (8.25%) Test Manager
7 46 (7.90%) Consultant
8 29 (4.98%) Systems Tester
9 23 (3.95%) Java Developer
10 20 (3.44%) Systems Analyst
11 19 (3.26%) Test Engineer
12 17 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
12 17 (2.92%) Project Manager
12 17 (2.92%) CRM Developer
13 16 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 15 (2.58%) Senior Developer
15 13 (2.23%) .NET Developer
16 12 (2.06%) Senior Test Analyst
16 12 (2.06%) Test Leader
17 10 (1.72%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (15.81%) XML
2 82 (14.09%) HTML
3 71 (12.20%) .NET
4 58 (9.97%) CSS
5 31 (5.33%) Web Services
6 26 (4.47%) jQuery
7 23 (3.95%) SOAP
8 20 (3.44%) ASP.NET
9 16 (2.75%) Spring
9 16 (2.75%) WCF
10 15 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (2.58%) .NET Framework
11 14 (2.41%) Ajax
11 14 (2.41%) Silverlight
12 12 (2.06%) Flash
13 11 (1.89%) Hibernate
13 11 (1.89%) J2EE
13 11 (1.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 10 (1.72%) Servlets
14 10 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.92%) iPad
3 15 (2.58%) Client/Server
4 13 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.89%) SWIFT
7 10 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.55%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.37%) iPhone
9 8 (1.37%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.20%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.20%) User Experience
11 6 (1.03%) Derivative
11 6 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.03%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.86%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.86%) W3C
12 5 (0.86%) Equities
13 4 (0.69%) IVR
14 3 (0.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.90%) Windows
2 37 (6.36%) UNIX
3 36 (6.19%) Linux
4 21 (3.61%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.89%) Windows Vista
6 10 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.37%) Android
8 7 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.86%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.69%) VME
11 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.34%) CentOS
12 2 (0.34%) webOS
12 2 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (34.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 144 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (16.84%) Test Scripting
4 78 (13.40%) Integration Testing
5 73 (12.54%) Regression Testing
6 60 (10.31%) Unit Testing
7 52 (8.93%) Test Strategy
8 49 (8.42%) CRM
9 47 (8.08%) Project Management
10 46 (7.90%) Scrum
10 46 (7.90%) Business Analysis
11 43 (7.39%) Software Testing
11 43 (7.39%) Migration
12 42 (7.22%) E-Commerce
12 42 (7.22%) Test Management
13 41 (7.04%) Test Automation
14 39 (6.70%) ETL
15 37 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
16 35 (6.01%) Performance Testing
17 33 (5.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 220 (37.80%) SQL
2 77 (13.23%) JavaScript
3 70 (12.03%) Java
4 44 (7.56%) C#
5 37 (6.36%) PL/SQL
6 20 (3.44%) VBA
7 18 (3.09%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.58%) VB
8 15 (2.58%) PHP
9 13 (2.23%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.23%) C++
9 13 (2.23%) C
10 12 (2.06%) Python
11 9 (1.55%) Perl
11 9 (1.55%) COBOL
12 5 (0.86%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.69%) VB6
14 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.52%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.52%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 86 (14.78%) ISEB
2 54 (9.28%) Security Cleared
3 51 (8.76%) ISTQB
4 47 (8.08%) Degree
5 34 (5.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (5.50%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.52%) MCSE
11 2 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.34%) HND
11 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.17%) NVQ Level 4
12 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.17%) CCNA
12 1 (0.17%) CCDA
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (14.78%) QA
2 6 (1.03%) EMIR
3 4 (0.69%) COREP
4 3 (0.52%) SLA
5 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) FATCA
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.17%) GAMP
6 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 13 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (1.55%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.52%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 68 (11.68%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.41%) SCCM
3 9 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.34%) WMI
7 2 (0.34%) Nagios
7 2 (0.34%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.17%) Netcool
8 1 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 111 (19.07%) Oracle
2 73 (12.54%) Microsoft
3 55 (9.45%) HP
4 20 (3.44%) IBM
5 19 (3.26%) SAP
6 16 (2.75%) JD Edwards
7 13 (2.23%) VMware
8 9 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.55%) Symantec
9 8 (1.37%) Ektron
9 8 (1.37%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.20%) Sybase
11 6 (1.03%) Cisco
11 6 (1.03%) Adobe
12 5 (0.86%) Calypso
12 5 (0.86%) Cognos
12 5 (0.86%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (0.86%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.86%) CA
13 4 (0.69%) Citrix
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 2 Months + extension
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £180.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
Ashby de la Zouch
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £20,000 - £25,000 per annum/pro-rata
Posted: 12 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago