The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 340 274 316
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +42
Contract jobs citing System Testing 246 306 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.66% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.90% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 180 151
Average daily rate
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£373 £363 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% -1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 17
Average hourly rate £36.25 £30.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.65 £26.15 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.45 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36754 34094 37574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.30% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23188 21156 22089
Average daily rate £407 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 994 1361
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
System Testing
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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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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 -6 107 £425 +6.25% 29
South East -34 64 £325 +1.56% 15
East of England -20 20 £415 +10.66% 5
North West +2 16 £320 -1.53% 4
South West -41 13 £470 +24.09% 3
West Midlands -10 12 £163 -50.00% 5
East Midlands -5 8 £240 -56.36% 5
Yorkshire +5 6 £343 +52.22% 7
North East - - - - 4
System Testing
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 192 (33.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 163 (28.55%) SQL
3 161 (28.20%) Finance
4 112 (19.61%) Test Scripting
5 102 (17.86%) Integration Testing
6 95 (16.64%) Oracle
7 73 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
7 73 (12.78%) QA
8 71 (12.43%) JavaScript
9 69 (12.08%) Banking
9 69 (12.08%) HP Quality Center
10 67 (11.73%) HP
10 67 (11.73%) ISEB
11 66 (11.56%) XML
12 65 (11.38%) .NET
13 64 (11.21%) HTML
14 63 (11.03%) Microsoft
15 62 (10.86%) Project Management
15 62 (10.86%) Degree
16 60 (10.51%) Java
17 57 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
17 57 (9.98%) Software Testing
17 57 (9.98%) Unit Testing
18 55 (9.63%) SQL Server
19 49 (8.58%) Performance Testing
20 48 (8.41%) C#
21 47 (8.23%) Retail
22 46 (8.06%) Analytics
23 45 (7.88%) E-Commerce
24 44 (7.71%) QuickTest Pro

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 23 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 20 (3.50%) SAS
4 17 (2.98%) MQSeries
5 15 (2.63%) CMS
6 12 (2.10%) IIS
7 7 (1.23%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.88%) Drupal
10 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.70%) Apache
11 3 (0.53%) Documentum
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
11 3 (0.53%) Node.js
11 3 (0.53%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Spatial
12 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.18%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 34 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.68%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.45%) MS Office
4 7 (1.23%) MS Project
4 7 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.70%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) Mingle
6 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (4.90%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.23%) SAP Business One
3 7 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.88%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.88%) BASE24
5 3 (0.53%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.53%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.35%) HFM
6 2 (0.35%) Magento
6 2 (0.35%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.35%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.18%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.70%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.53%) Taleo
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.45%) Internet
2 11 (1.93%) IP Telephony
3 6 (1.05%) Intranet
4 3 (0.53%) DNS
4 3 (0.53%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.35%) SAN
5 2 (0.35%) HTTP
5 2 (0.35%) NFC
6 1 (0.18%) LTE
6 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.18%) DVB
6 1 (0.18%) Wireless
6 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.13%) Relational Database
3 34 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (4.38%) Oracle Database
5 23 (4.03%) DB2
6 21 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (3.50%) Base SAS
8 19 (3.33%) Data Mining
9 17 (2.98%) DbVisualizer
10 15 (2.63%) OLAP
10 15 (2.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 14 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (2.28%) Oracle BI EE
12 13 (2.28%) MySQL
13 12 (2.10%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.93%) BusinessObjects XI
15 10 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 44 (7.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 31 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (4.03%) Selenium
4 22 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 21 (3.68%) LoadRunner
6 17 (2.98%) Subversion
7 11 (1.93%) SoapUI
8 9 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (1.58%) JIRA
8 9 (1.58%) Git (software)
8 9 (1.58%) NUnit
9 8 (1.40%) Toad
9 8 (1.40%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.23%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.23%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.05%) Hudson
11 6 (1.05%) JUnit
12 5 (0.88%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.88%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.88%) FitNesse
General
1 161 (28.20%) Finance
2 69 (12.08%) Banking
3 47 (8.23%) Retail
4 22 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 18 (3.15%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.98%) Billing
7 13 (2.28%) Back Office
8 11 (1.93%) Front Office
9 9 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.23%) Marketing
12 6 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.05%) Military
13 4 (0.70%) Electronics
14 2 (0.35%) Automotive
14 2 (0.35%) Legal
14 2 (0.35%) Games
14 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 218 (38.18%) Analyst
2 126 (22.07%) Developer
3 100 (17.51%) Test Analyst
4 86 (15.06%) Tester
5 81 (14.19%) Business Analyst
6 39 (6.83%) Systems Analyst
7 37 (6.48%) Systems Tester
8 33 (5.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 31 (5.43%) Consultant
10 29 (5.08%) Test Manager
11 22 (3.85%) Project Manager
12 17 (2.98%) Business Systems Analyst
13 15 (2.63%) SAS Developer
13 15 (2.63%) SAS BI Developer
13 15 (2.63%) Test Leader
14 13 (2.28%) .NET Developer
14 13 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
15 12 (2.10%) Test Engineer
15 12 (2.10%) Business Developer
16 11 (1.93%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (11.56%) XML
2 65 (11.38%) .NET
3 64 (11.21%) HTML
4 32 (5.60%) CSS
5 29 (5.08%) ASP.NET
6 24 (4.20%) J2EE
7 21 (3.68%) Web Services
8 19 (3.33%) jQuery
9 18 (3.15%) Flash
9 18 (3.15%) Ajax
9 18 (3.15%) .NET Framework
10 16 (2.80%) MDX
11 14 (2.45%) WCF
12 12 (2.10%) HTML5
13 9 (1.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (1.40%) Silverlight
15 7 (1.23%) LINQ
15 7 (1.23%) Spring
15 7 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (1.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.48%) Management Information System
2 20 (3.50%) SWIFT
3 12 (2.10%) Visualisation
3 12 (2.10%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.75%) IVR
4 10 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (1.75%) Fixed Income
5 8 (1.40%) Informatics
5 8 (1.40%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.23%) Taxonomies
7 6 (1.05%) W3C
7 6 (1.05%) iPad
7 6 (1.05%) Learning Management System
8 5 (0.88%) iSeries
8 5 (0.88%) Open Source
8 5 (0.88%) APACS
8 5 (0.88%) EMV
8 5 (0.88%) Tandem
8 5 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.30%) UNIX
2 30 (5.25%) Windows
3 28 (4.90%) Linux
4 12 (2.10%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.88%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.88%) Android
7 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.70%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.35%) AIX
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (33.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 112 (19.61%) Test Scripting
3 102 (17.86%) Integration Testing
4 73 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (10.86%) Project Management
6 57 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
6 57 (9.98%) Software Testing
6 57 (9.98%) Unit Testing
7 49 (8.58%) Performance Testing
8 46 (8.06%) Analytics
9 45 (7.88%) E-Commerce
10 41 (7.18%) Regression Testing
11 40 (7.01%) Scrum
12 39 (6.83%) CRM
13 37 (6.48%) ETL
14 35 (6.13%) Business Analysis
15 34 (5.95%) Service Delivery
15 34 (5.95%) Waterfall
16 32 (5.60%) Test Strategy
16 32 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (28.55%) SQL
2 71 (12.43%) JavaScript
3 60 (10.51%) Java
4 48 (8.41%) C#
5 29 (5.08%) PL/SQL
6 18 (3.15%) T-SQL
7 16 (2.80%) C
8 14 (2.45%) PHP
9 9 (1.58%) C++
10 8 (1.40%) Python
10 8 (1.40%) VB
11 6 (1.05%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.88%) Perl
13 4 (0.70%) COBOL
13 4 (0.70%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.70%) VBA
13 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.35%) VB6
14 2 (0.35%) PHP5
14 2 (0.35%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 67 (11.73%) ISEB
2 62 (10.86%) Degree
3 42 (7.36%) Security Cleared
4 36 (6.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (5.25%) ISTQB
5 30 (5.25%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.35%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.35%) HND
8 2 (0.35%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.18%) PMP
9 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.18%) ACCA
9 1 (0.18%) CIMA
9 1 (0.18%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.18%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (12.78%) QA
2 30 (5.25%) SLA
3 5 (0.88%) EMIR
4 4 (0.70%) ISO 8583
5 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.35%) Basel II
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.18%) Basel III
7 1 (0.18%) CRD IV
System Software
1 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
1 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.18%) KVM
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.18%) Xen
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 69 (12.08%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.75%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.53%) Netcool
4 2 (0.35%) Control-M
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.18%) SCCM
5 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 95 (16.64%) Oracle
2 67 (11.73%) HP
3 63 (11.03%) Microsoft
4 31 (5.43%) IBM
5 20 (3.50%) SAP
6 14 (2.45%) Business Objects
7 10 (1.75%) Siebel
7 10 (1.75%) Genesys
7 10 (1.75%) Empirix
7 10 (1.75%) Siemens
7 10 (1.75%) Aquila
7 10 (1.75%) Verint
8 9 (1.58%) Zend
9 8 (1.40%) Remedy
10 7 (1.23%) JD Edwards
11 6 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.05%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.88%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.88%) MarketAxess
12 5 (0.88%) TIBCO
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