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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 280 349 277
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -72
Contract jobs citing System Testing 388 246 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.65% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 141 180
Average daily rate
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£363 £373 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.68% +2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Average hourly rate £12.35 £36.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.93% +18.85%
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
40278 37760 34988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.89% 76.47% 75.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26689 23812 21696
Average daily rate £422 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1067 1098 1032
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +49 153 £425 - 38
South East +20 107 £363 +11.53% 18
North West -3 32 £262 -18.28% 15
West Midlands +16 25 £390 +140.00% 4
Yorkshire -6 22 £370 +8.02% 7
East of England +2 21 £257 -38.05% 2
South West 0 10 £315 -32.97% 5
North East - 8 £200 - 1
East Midlands -14 5 £380 +58.33% 2
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 280 (40.11%) SQL
2 216 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 186 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
4 184 (26.36%) Finance
5 144 (20.63%) Test Scripting
6 136 (19.48%) XML
7 122 (17.48%) Integration Testing
8 113 (16.19%) Oracle
9 107 (15.33%) Microsoft
10 102 (14.61%) SQL Server
11 98 (14.04%) UNIX
12 82 (11.75%) Migration
13 80 (11.46%) .NET
14 79 (11.32%) PL/SQL
14 79 (11.32%) QA
15 77 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
15 77 (11.03%) HTML
16 75 (10.74%) JavaScript
17 70 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
17 70 (10.03%) Banking
18 69 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
18 69 (9.89%) ETL
18 69 (9.89%) Regression Testing
19 66 (9.46%) ISTQB
20 65 (9.31%) ISEB
21 63 (9.03%) HP
21 63 (9.03%) Security Cleared
22 60 (8.60%) Unit Testing
22 60 (8.60%) HP Quality Center
22 60 (8.60%) MS Excel

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 30 (4.30%) SAS
1 30 (4.30%) WebSphere
2 26 (3.72%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (2.01%) IIS
3 14 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
4 12 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.43%) MQSeries
6 9 (1.29%) Apache
7 8 (1.15%) CMS
8 7 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.29%) LiveLink
10 2 (0.29%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.14%) CICS
11 1 (0.14%) Confluence
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.14%) JBoss
11 1 (0.14%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 60 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.87%) MS Office
3 14 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.29%) MS Project
5 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.58%) Adobe Campaign
3 10 (1.43%) WebTrends
4 7 (1.00%) Magento
5 6 (0.86%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.57%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.57%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.57%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.43%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.29%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.29%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.29%) Sage BI
8 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.01%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.43%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.72%) Google Checkout
4 4 (0.57%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.14%) CallidusCloud
6 1 (0.14%) Taleo
6 1 (0.14%) Force.com
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.29%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.00%) ADSL
2 7 (1.00%) PSTN
2 7 (1.00%) LLU
2 7 (1.00%) Wireshark
2 7 (1.00%) 4G
3 5 (0.72%) Internet
3 5 (0.72%) HTTP
4 4 (0.57%) 3G
4 4 (0.57%) Wireless
5 3 (0.43%) Firewall
5 3 (0.43%) WAN
5 3 (0.43%) 3GPP
5 3 (0.43%) Broadband
6 2 (0.29%) GSM
6 2 (0.29%) LAN
6 2 (0.29%) UMTS
6 2 (0.29%) VoLTE
6 2 (0.29%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.29%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 69 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (7.31%) Oracle Database
4 42 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (5.73%) Oracle Database 10g
6 34 (4.87%) BusinessObjects
7 30 (4.30%) DB2
8 29 (4.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 26 (3.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 24 (3.44%) DbVisualizer
11 21 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (3.01%) Oracle9i Database
12 20 (2.87%) Oracle BI EE
13 19 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (2.44%) Base SAS
16 16 (2.29%) Relational Database
17 14 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
18 10 (1.43%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 37 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (4.30%) Selenium
3 29 (4.15%) JIRA
4 28 (4.01%) Subversion
5 27 (3.87%) HP UFT
6 24 (3.44%) SoapUI
7 22 (3.15%) Oracle Forms
8 18 (2.58%) WebDriver
9 15 (2.15%) LoadRunner
10 14 (2.01%) Jenkins
11 11 (1.58%) Visual Studio
12 10 (1.43%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.29%) Git (software)
14 8 (1.15%) Maven
14 8 (1.15%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.15%) ClearQuest
15 6 (0.86%) PHPUnit
15 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 5 (0.72%) SpecFlow
16 5 (0.72%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 184 (26.36%) Finance
2 70 (10.03%) Banking
3 59 (8.45%) Retail
4 24 (3.44%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.15%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.01%) Back Office
6 14 (2.01%) Marketing
7 11 (1.58%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.58%) Billing
8 10 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.00%) Front Office
10 5 (0.72%) Legal
10 5 (0.72%) Publishing
11 4 (0.57%) Games
11 4 (0.57%) International Banking
12 3 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
12 3 (0.43%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.43%) Automotive
13 2 (0.29%) French Language
13 2 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 270 (38.68%) Analyst
2 169 (24.21%) Developer
3 168 (24.07%) Test Analyst
4 81 (11.60%) Tester
5 65 (9.31%) Business Analyst
6 54 (7.74%) Test Manager
7 36 (5.16%) Oracle Developer
8 29 (4.15%) Systems Analyst
8 29 (4.15%) Test Leader
9 25 (3.58%) Automation Tester
10 23 (3.30%) Test Engineer
11 20 (2.87%) Consultant
12 17 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (2.29%) Systems Tester
13 16 (2.29%) Programmer
14 15 (2.15%) C# Developer
14 15 (2.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 14 (2.01%) .NET Developer
15 14 (2.01%) Systems Test Analyst
16 13 (1.86%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (19.48%) XML
2 80 (11.46%) .NET
3 77 (11.03%) HTML
4 43 (6.16%) Web Services
5 34 (4.87%) ASP.NET
6 30 (4.30%) RESTful
7 27 (3.87%) .NET Framework
7 27 (3.87%) CSS
8 24 (3.44%) Flash
8 24 (3.44%) WCF
9 22 (3.15%) SOAP
10 20 (2.87%) J2EE
11 15 (2.15%) jQuery
11 15 (2.15%) Gherkin
12 14 (2.01%) HTML5
13 13 (1.86%) WPF
13 13 (1.86%) JSP
14 12 (1.72%) Spring
14 12 (1.72%) Ajax
15 11 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.72%) Client/Server
3 18 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.58%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.44%) SWIFT
5 16 (2.29%) Mainframe
6 15 (2.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 15 (2.15%) Data Extraction
7 8 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
8 7 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.00%) Derivative
8 7 (1.00%) NHS
9 6 (0.86%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.72%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.72%) Grid Computing
10 5 (0.72%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.57%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.43%) AS400
12 3 (0.43%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 98 (14.04%) UNIX
2 33 (4.73%) Windows
3 27 (3.87%) Linux
4 6 (0.86%) Android
4 6 (0.86%) Windows 7
4 6 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.29%) AIX
5 2 (0.29%) Solaris
6 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.14%) OS/390
6 1 (0.14%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.14%) VME
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.14%) webOS
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 186 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (20.63%) Test Scripting
4 122 (17.48%) Integration Testing
5 82 (11.75%) Migration
6 70 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
7 69 (9.89%) ETL
7 69 (9.89%) Regression Testing
8 60 (8.60%) Unit Testing
9 58 (8.31%) Test Strategy
10 56 (8.02%) Business Analysis
10 56 (8.02%) SDLC
11 54 (7.74%) Test Management
12 53 (7.59%) Automated Testing
12 53 (7.59%) Scrum
13 49 (7.02%) System Integration Testing
14 47 (6.73%) Waterfall
15 44 (6.30%) Software Testing
15 44 (6.30%) CRM
16 38 (5.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 280 (40.11%) SQL
2 79 (11.32%) PL/SQL
3 75 (10.74%) JavaScript
4 58 (8.31%) Java
5 56 (8.02%) C#
6 41 (5.87%) T-SQL
7 22 (3.15%) VB.NET
8 21 (3.01%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.01%) VB
10 13 (1.86%) Perl
11 12 (1.72%) PHP
12 11 (1.58%) VBScript
13 10 (1.43%) Python
14 9 (1.29%) Erlang
15 8 (1.15%) REXX
16 7 (1.00%) VB6
16 7 (1.00%) C++
16 7 (1.00%) C
17 6 (0.86%) VBA
18 5 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 66 (9.46%) ISTQB
2 65 (9.31%) ISEB
3 63 (9.03%) Security Cleared
4 55 (7.88%) Degree
5 43 (6.16%) SC Cleared
6 29 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.58%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.72%) HND
10 4 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.14%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.14%) MCSE
13 1 (0.14%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (11.32%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) SLA
2 5 (0.72%) MiFID
3 4 (0.57%) EMIR
4 2 (0.29%) COREP
4 2 (0.29%) FINREP
5 1 (0.14%) HL7
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.14%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.14%) Firmware
2 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.14%) Squid
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 60 (8.60%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.15%) Control-M
3 4 (0.57%) SCCM
4 1 (0.14%) Netcool
4 1 (0.14%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 113 (16.19%) Oracle
2 107 (15.33%) Microsoft
3 63 (9.03%) HP
4 41 (5.87%) IBM
5 40 (5.73%) SAP
6 20 (2.87%) Cognos
7 19 (2.72%) Google
8 17 (2.44%) Tableau
9 13 (1.86%) Informatica
10 12 (1.72%) Adobe
11 11 (1.58%) Eloqua
11 11 (1.58%) Aprimo
11 11 (1.58%) Teradata
12 10 (1.43%) Telerik
13 8 (1.15%) Coremetrics
13 8 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.00%) BT
14 7 (1.00%) Cisco
15 6 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
15 6 (0.86%) Endeca
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £418.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £310 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Docklands
CPS Group
Rate: £270 - 271 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago