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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 316 290 295
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 308 312 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.65% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.87% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 213 190
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 13
Average hourly rate £34.50 £46.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.20% +133.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
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
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +6 130 £425 +6.25% 27
South East +4 77 £320 - 12
West Midlands +2 26 £332 +2.09% 3
East of England -18 20 £349 -7.00% 5
South West -55 18 £450 +12.50% 7
North West -4 13 £320 +11.30% 5
Yorkshire -3 10 £275 -15.38% 6
East Midlands +3 7 £364 -9.06% 4
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 184 (34.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 167 (31.51%) SQL
3 134 (25.28%) Finance
4 132 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (20.75%) Test Scripting
6 92 (17.36%) Oracle
7 91 (17.17%) Integration Testing
8 81 (15.28%) QA
9 75 (14.15%) ISEB
10 70 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
11 65 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
11 65 (12.26%) Project Management
12 63 (11.89%) Software Testing
13 59 (11.13%) .NET
13 59 (11.13%) XML
14 58 (10.94%) Banking
15 56 (10.57%) Unit Testing
16 55 (10.38%) Java
16 55 (10.38%) JavaScript
17 54 (10.19%) HP
18 53 (10.00%) E-Commerce
19 49 (9.25%) SQL Server
19 49 (9.25%) Degree
20 47 (8.87%) HTML
21 46 (8.68%) Microsoft
22 45 (8.49%) Regression Testing
23 43 (8.11%) Scrum
23 43 (8.11%) ISTQB
24 42 (7.92%) Performance Testing
24 42 (7.92%) CRM

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.21%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.08%) Apache
3 11 (2.08%) MQSeries
3 11 (2.08%) CMS
4 9 (1.70%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.70%) IIS
5 7 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.13%) SAS
7 5 (0.94%) Documentum
8 3 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.38%) Drupal
9 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.19%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 27 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.83%) MS Office
2 15 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.32%) MS Project
3 7 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.75%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.38%) Mingle
6 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.94%) BASE24
2 5 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.75%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 4 (0.75%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.57%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.57%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.57%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.38%) HFM
5 2 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.38%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) Global One
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.57%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.83%) Internet
2 7 (1.32%) Intranet
3 6 (1.13%) Wireshark
3 6 (1.13%) IP Telephony
4 5 (0.94%) SAN
5 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.38%) NAS
6 2 (0.38%) NFC
6 2 (0.38%) DVB
6 2 (0.38%) DNS
6 2 (0.38%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.38%) HTTP
6 2 (0.38%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.19%) FTP
7 1 (0.19%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
7 1 (0.19%) Extranet
7 1 (0.19%) VLAN
7 1 (0.19%) LTE
7 1 (0.19%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.55%) Oracle Database
3 31 (5.85%) Relational Database
4 24 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (2.64%) DB2
9 12 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (2.08%) DbVisualizer
10 11 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (1.70%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.51%) MySQL
13 5 (0.94%) Star Schema
13 5 (0.94%) BusinessObjects XI
13 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.94%) Base SAS
14 4 (0.75%) DTS
Development Applications
1 37 (6.98%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (4.15%) Selenium
3 21 (3.96%) LoadRunner
4 20 (3.77%) Visual Studio
4 20 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (3.02%) JUnit
6 13 (2.45%) JIRA
7 11 (2.08%) SoapUI
8 10 (1.89%) Subversion
8 10 (1.89%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.89%) Toad
9 8 (1.51%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (1.51%) Ant
10 7 (1.32%) ClearCase
10 7 (1.32%) NUnit
10 7 (1.32%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.94%) TestDirector
11 5 (0.94%) MSI
11 5 (0.94%) FitNesse
11 5 (0.94%) Git (software)
General
1 134 (25.28%) Finance
2 58 (10.94%) Banking
3 32 (6.04%) Retail
4 18 (3.40%) Billing
5 16 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.64%) Back Office
7 13 (2.45%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.51%) Front Office
9 7 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.13%) Marketing
10 6 (1.13%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.94%) Electronics
11 5 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.75%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.57%) Military
13 3 (0.57%) Automotive
14 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.38%) Legal
15 1 (0.19%) Advertising
15 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 214 (40.38%) Analyst
2 103 (19.43%) Test Analyst
3 102 (19.25%) Developer
4 88 (16.60%) Tester
5 84 (15.85%) Business Analyst
6 39 (7.36%) Systems Tester
7 32 (6.04%) Consultant
8 30 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
9 27 (5.09%) Project Manager
10 21 (3.96%) Test Manager
11 17 (3.21%) Business Systems Analyst
12 15 (2.83%) Senior Developer
13 14 (2.64%) Test Engineer
13 14 (2.64%) Senior Analyst
14 13 (2.45%) Java Developer
14 13 (2.45%) Test Leader
15 12 (2.26%) CRM Developer
15 12 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 10 (1.89%) .NET Developer
16 10 (1.89%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (11.13%) .NET
1 59 (11.13%) XML
2 47 (8.87%) HTML
3 28 (5.28%) CSS
4 23 (4.34%) ASP.NET
5 22 (4.15%) Web Services
6 18 (3.40%) jQuery
7 17 (3.21%) J2EE
7 17 (3.21%) Silverlight
8 15 (2.83%) .NET Framework
9 13 (2.45%) WCF
10 12 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (2.26%) Spring
10 12 (2.26%) Flash
11 11 (2.08%) Hibernate
12 10 (1.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 9 (1.70%) JSP
14 8 (1.51%) Ajax
14 8 (1.51%) Spring MVC
14 8 (1.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.21%) SWIFT
4 16 (3.02%) iPad
5 14 (2.64%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.51%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.51%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.32%) User Experience
9 6 (1.13%) iPhone
9 6 (1.13%) IVR
10 5 (0.94%) APACS
10 5 (0.94%) EMV
10 5 (0.94%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.94%) Tandem
10 5 (0.94%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.75%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.75%) W3C
11 4 (0.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.79%) UNIX
2 32 (6.04%) Windows
2 32 (6.04%) Linux
3 13 (2.45%) Windows 7
4 9 (1.70%) Android
5 8 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.13%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.75%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.38%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (34.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 132 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (20.75%) Test Scripting
4 91 (17.17%) Integration Testing
5 65 (12.26%) Project Management
6 63 (11.89%) Software Testing
7 56 (10.57%) Unit Testing
8 53 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 45 (8.49%) Regression Testing
10 43 (8.11%) Scrum
11 42 (7.92%) Performance Testing
11 42 (7.92%) CRM
12 40 (7.55%) Business Analysis
13 37 (6.98%) Test Strategy
14 36 (6.79%) Waterfall
15 35 (6.60%) MVC
16 34 (6.42%) ETL
17 33 (6.23%) Test Automation
18 30 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
19 27 (5.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 167 (31.51%) SQL
2 55 (10.38%) Java
2 55 (10.38%) JavaScript
3 39 (7.36%) C#
4 27 (5.09%) PL/SQL
5 21 (3.96%) T-SQL
6 18 (3.40%) C
7 15 (2.83%) C++
8 13 (2.45%) Python
8 13 (2.45%) PHP
9 10 (1.89%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.70%) VB
11 6 (1.13%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.94%) Perl
13 4 (0.75%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.75%) COBOL
14 3 (0.57%) VBScript
15 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.38%) VBA
16 1 (0.19%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 75 (14.15%) ISEB
2 49 (9.25%) Degree
3 43 (8.11%) ISTQB
4 35 (6.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (4.72%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.83%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.51%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.38%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.38%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.19%) OCP
10 1 (0.19%) PMP
10 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.19%) HND
10 1 (0.19%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (15.28%) QA
2 6 (1.13%) SLA
3 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.57%) ISO 8583
4 3 (0.57%) EMIR
4 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.57%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.19%) Xen
3 1 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 70 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.94%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.57%) Netcool
3 3 (0.57%) SCCM
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.19%) Control-M
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 92 (17.36%) Oracle
2 54 (10.19%) HP
3 46 (8.68%) Microsoft
4 19 (3.58%) IBM
5 13 (2.45%) SAP
6 11 (2.08%) JD Edwards
7 10 (1.89%) Aquila
8 8 (1.51%) Zend
8 8 (1.51%) Remedy
8 8 (1.51%) Siebel
9 7 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.13%) ION Trading
10 6 (1.13%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.94%) Genesys
11 5 (0.94%) Siemens
11 5 (0.94%) Empirix
11 5 (0.94%) Verint
12 4 (0.75%) VMware
12 4 (0.75%) Citrix
12 4 (0.75%) SunGard
London
Big Picture Staffing
Rate: From £390 to £430 per day dependant on experience
Posted: 20 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £380 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Annum possibly more for the right candidate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: Unspecified Competitive daily rate
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago