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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 258 356 289
Rank change year-on-year
+98 -67
Contract jobs citing System Testing 418 229 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.47% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.62% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 128 152
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 14
Average hourly rate £21.07 £36.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.87% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.73 £35.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.41 £37.50 £32.05
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
39551 37200 33391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.31% 75.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26015 23704 20533
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 1117 1018
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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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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 +42 168 £450 +9.09% 13
South East +44 121 £350 - 22
West Midlands +26 31 £325 +100.00% 5
North West -7 25 £260 -11.48% 12
Yorkshire -1 21 £363 +2.11% 11
East of England 0 19 £239 -42.46% 3
South West +4 14 £313 -33.51% 3
East Midlands -9 10 £335 +34.00%
North East - 5 £230 - 1
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 281 (40.32%) SQL
2 226 (32.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 183 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (25.39%) Finance
5 138 (19.80%) XML
6 134 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 119 (17.07%) Oracle
8 117 (16.79%) Integration Testing
9 105 (15.06%) Microsoft
10 95 (13.63%) SQL Server
11 90 (12.91%) UNIX
12 84 (12.05%) QA
13 83 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
14 81 (11.62%) .NET
15 80 (11.48%) PL/SQL
16 78 (11.19%) HTML
17 75 (10.76%) JavaScript
18 74 (10.62%) Migration
19 70 (10.04%) Banking
20 69 (9.90%) ETL
21 68 (9.76%) ISEB
21 68 (9.76%) Unit Testing
22 67 (9.61%) SDLC
22 67 (9.61%) Regression Testing
23 66 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
24 64 (9.18%) Java
25 63 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
25 63 (9.04%) Security Cleared
26 62 (8.90%) Test Strategy
26 62 (8.90%) HP

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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%) WebSphere
2 28 (4.02%) SAS
3 23 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
4 14 (2.01%) IIS
5 11 (1.58%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.43%) MQSeries
7 8 (1.15%) Apache
7 8 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.15%) CMS
8 5 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.29%) Confluence
10 2 (0.29%) LiveLink
10 2 (0.29%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.14%) CICS
11 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 59 (8.46%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.44%) MS Office
3 6 (0.86%) MS Project
4 5 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.58%) Adobe Campaign
3 10 (1.43%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.72%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.72%) Magento
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.57%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.57%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.43%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.43%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.43%) SAP MII
7 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.29%) Sage BI
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.29%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.87%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.43%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (0.72%) SaaS
3 5 (0.72%) Google Checkout
4 4 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Force.com
6 1 (0.14%) Taleo
6 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.14%) CallidusCloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.29%) Wireshark
1 9 (1.29%) 4G
2 8 (1.15%) Firewall
2 8 (1.15%) WAN
2 8 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.00%) LAN
4 6 (0.86%) VPN
4 6 (0.86%) 3G
5 5 (0.72%) HTTP
5 5 (0.72%) Internet
6 4 (0.57%) SAN
6 4 (0.57%) Wireless
6 4 (0.57%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.57%) LTE
6 4 (0.57%) FCoE
6 4 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.43%) VoLTE
7 3 (0.43%) Broadband
8 2 (0.29%) GSM
8 2 (0.29%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 66 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (7.17%) Oracle Database
4 40 (5.74%) Oracle Database 10g
5 38 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (4.30%) DB2
7 29 (4.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 24 (3.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 23 (3.30%) DbVisualizer
10 21 (3.01%) Oracle9i Database
11 20 (2.87%) Relational Database
12 19 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
15 16 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (2.15%) Base SAS
17 10 (1.43%) PowerCenter
17 10 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
18 7 (1.00%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 33 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (4.59%) JIRA
3 31 (4.45%) HP UFT
4 29 (4.16%) Subversion
5 26 (3.73%) Selenium
6 22 (3.16%) Oracle Forms
7 21 (3.01%) SoapUI
8 16 (2.30%) Jenkins
8 16 (2.30%) LoadRunner
8 16 (2.30%) WebDriver
9 10 (1.43%) Maven
9 10 (1.43%) Visual Studio
10 9 (1.29%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.29%) Git (software)
10 9 (1.29%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.86%) PHPUnit
11 6 (0.86%) ClearQuest
12 5 (0.72%) Rational Robot
12 5 (0.72%) JMeter
12 5 (0.72%) RequisitePro
General
1 177 (25.39%) Finance
2 70 (10.04%) Banking
3 51 (7.32%) Retail
4 20 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.01%) Billing
6 14 (2.01%) Marketing
7 12 (1.72%) Back Office
8 10 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.86%) Front Office
11 5 (0.72%) Publishing
12 4 (0.57%) Games
12 4 (0.57%) Legal
12 4 (0.57%) International Banking
13 3 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
13 3 (0.43%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.43%) Automotive
14 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 274 (39.31%) Analyst
2 170 (24.39%) Test Analyst
2 170 (24.39%) Developer
3 76 (10.90%) Tester
4 70 (10.04%) Business Analyst
5 58 (8.32%) Test Manager
6 39 (5.60%) Oracle Developer
7 31 (4.45%) Systems Analyst
8 27 (3.87%) Test Leader
9 23 (3.30%) Test Engineer
10 22 (3.16%) Consultant
11 21 (3.01%) Automation Tester
12 18 (2.58%) Systems Tester
13 17 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
14 16 (2.30%) .NET Developer
14 16 (2.30%) C# Developer
14 16 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (2.15%) Programmer
15 15 (2.15%) Systems Test Analyst
16 14 (2.01%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (19.80%) XML
2 81 (11.62%) .NET
3 78 (11.19%) HTML
4 44 (6.31%) Web Services
5 34 (4.88%) ASP.NET
6 30 (4.30%) CSS
7 29 (4.16%) RESTful
8 27 (3.87%) .NET Framework
9 25 (3.59%) WCF
10 23 (3.30%) Flash
11 21 (3.01%) SOAP
11 21 (3.01%) J2EE
12 16 (2.30%) jQuery
12 16 (2.30%) Gherkin
13 14 (2.01%) WPF
13 14 (2.01%) Spring
14 12 (1.72%) Ajax
14 12 (1.72%) HTML5
15 11 (1.58%) JSP
15 11 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 83 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.87%) Client/Server
3 19 (2.73%) SWIFT
4 17 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.15%) Mainframe
6 15 (2.15%) Data Extraction
7 14 (2.01%) IBM Mainframe
8 9 (1.29%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
9 8 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.15%) NHS
10 7 (1.00%) Derivative
11 6 (0.86%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.86%) iSeries
12 4 (0.57%) Device Driver
12 4 (0.57%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.43%) Life Science
13 3 (0.43%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 90 (12.91%) UNIX
2 35 (5.02%) Windows
3 25 (3.59%) Linux
4 7 (1.00%) Android
4 7 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.57%) AIX
7 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.29%) Solaris
8 2 (0.29%) webOS
8 2 (0.29%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.14%) OS/390
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (32.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 183 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (19.23%) Test Scripting
4 117 (16.79%) Integration Testing
5 74 (10.62%) Migration
6 69 (9.90%) ETL
7 68 (9.76%) Unit Testing
8 67 (9.61%) Regression Testing
8 67 (9.61%) SDLC
9 63 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
10 62 (8.90%) Test Strategy
11 57 (8.18%) Test Management
12 56 (8.03%) Business Analysis
13 55 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
14 54 (7.75%) Scrum
15 49 (7.03%) Automated Testing
16 48 (6.89%) Software Testing
17 45 (6.46%) Waterfall
18 39 (5.60%) CRM
19 38 (5.45%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 281 (40.32%) SQL
2 80 (11.48%) PL/SQL
3 75 (10.76%) JavaScript
4 64 (9.18%) Java
5 54 (7.75%) C#
6 40 (5.74%) T-SQL
7 22 (3.16%) VB.NET
7 22 (3.16%) Shell Script
8 13 (1.87%) PHP
9 12 (1.72%) VB
9 12 (1.72%) Perl
10 11 (1.58%) VBScript
11 10 (1.43%) Python
12 9 (1.29%) Erlang
13 7 (1.00%) REXX
13 7 (1.00%) VB6
14 6 (0.86%) VBA
14 6 (0.86%) C
14 6 (0.86%) C++
15 5 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 68 (9.76%) ISEB
2 63 (9.04%) Security Cleared
3 60 (8.61%) ISTQB
4 53 (7.60%) Degree
5 41 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 26 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (2.01%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.15%) MCSE
10 6 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (0.72%) HND
12 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.14%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (12.05%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) SLA
3 4 (0.57%) MiFID
4 3 (0.43%) EMIR
5 2 (0.29%) COREP
5 2 (0.29%) FINREP
5 2 (0.29%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.14%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.14%) Firmware
3 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.14%) Squid
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.14%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 57 (8.18%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.86%) Control-M
3 4 (0.57%) SCCM
4 1 (0.14%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 119 (17.07%) Oracle
2 105 (15.06%) Microsoft
3 62 (8.90%) HP
4 41 (5.88%) IBM
5 37 (5.31%) SAP
6 27 (3.87%) Business Objects
7 18 (2.58%) Google
8 17 (2.44%) Cognos
8 17 (2.44%) Informatica
9 14 (2.01%) Tableau
10 12 (1.72%) Adobe
11 11 (1.58%) Eloqua
11 11 (1.58%) Aprimo
12 10 (1.43%) Telerik
12 10 (1.43%) Cisco
13 9 (1.29%) VMware
14 8 (1.15%) Teradata
14 8 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (1.00%) Coremetrics
16 6 (0.86%) CA
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