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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 346 346 301
Rank change year-on-year
0 -45
Contract jobs citing System Testing 241 248 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 142 151
Average daily rate £400 £359 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.49% -10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 4
Average hourly rate £60.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.55 £32.08 £29.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £174.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
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
38364 35865 34140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.30% 77.81% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25447 23262 21094
Average daily rate £425 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 964 1067
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 102 £425 - 28
South East -27 51 £325 -7.27% 18
North West -4 33 £363 +12.66% 12
South West +10 18 £433 +29.10% 10
West Midlands -11 12 £325 +38.29% 6
Yorkshire -11 11 £381 +27.08% 5
East of England -6 7 £278 -35.46% 3
East Midlands -10 5 £475 +35.71% 1
Midlands -1 1 - -
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 250 (36.66%) SQL
2 228 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (26.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 165 (24.19%) Test Scripting
5 159 (23.31%) Finance
6 138 (20.23%) Oracle
7 134 (19.65%) Microsoft
8 125 (18.33%) Security Cleared
9 113 (16.57%) XML
10 112 (16.42%) Integration Testing
11 106 (15.54%) Unix
11 106 (15.54%) PL/SQL
12 93 (13.64%) Unit Testing
13 92 (13.49%) JavaScript
14 87 (12.76%) HTML
15 82 (12.02%) SC Cleared
16 76 (11.14%) TDD
17 75 (11.00%) Test Strategy
18 72 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
19 71 (10.41%) Selenium
20 70 (10.26%) ISTQB
21 67 (9.82%) Regression Testing
22 64 (9.38%) MS Excel
22 64 (9.38%) Software Testing
23 63 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
24 61 (8.94%) QA
24 61 (8.94%) Windows
25 59 (8.65%) Project Management
26 57 (8.36%) Banking
27 56 (8.21%) Java

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (4.55%) SAS
2 26 (3.81%) Oracle Workflow
3 14 (2.05%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.91%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.61%) Apache
5 11 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.47%) Node.js
7 9 (1.32%) CMS
7 9 (1.32%) JBoss
8 7 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.73%) ATG Dynamo
9 5 (0.73%) Drupal
10 4 (0.59%) Documentum
10 4 (0.59%) IIS
10 4 (0.59%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.29%) LiveLink
12 2 (0.29%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.15%) Confluence
13 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 64 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 41 (6.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 31 (4.55%) MS Office
4 11 (1.61%) MS Project
5 10 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.03%) Magento
2 7 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.73%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.44%) Endur
4 3 (0.44%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.44%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.29%) RiskWrite
5 2 (0.29%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.73%) Office 365
3 3 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.49%) ADSL
1 17 (2.49%) LLU
1 17 (2.49%) PSTN
2 14 (2.05%) Bluetooth
3 11 (1.61%) LDAP
4 4 (0.59%) FTP
5 3 (0.44%) Internet
5 3 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.29%) 2G
6 2 (0.29%) 3G
6 2 (0.29%) 4G
6 2 (0.29%) Broadband
6 2 (0.29%) WAN
6 2 (0.29%) Wireless
7 1 (0.15%) DHCP
7 1 (0.15%) DNS
7 1 (0.15%) LAN
7 1 (0.15%) Network Security
7 1 (0.15%) NFC
7 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.33%) Oracle Database
3 49 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (5.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 34 (4.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 31 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
7 27 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (3.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 22 (3.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 17 (2.49%) DB2
11 15 (2.20%) Oracle Database 12c
12 14 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (1.91%) PowerCenter
13 13 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.76%) Data Mart
14 12 (1.76%) Oracle BI EE
14 12 (1.76%) Oracle Discoverer
14 12 (1.76%) SQL Navigator
15 11 (1.61%) Base SAS
15 11 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (10.41%) Selenium
2 54 (7.92%) JIRA
3 40 (5.87%) Oracle Forms
4 38 (5.57%) Visual Studio
5 37 (5.43%) Cucumber
5 37 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (4.99%) HP UFT
7 30 (4.40%) Oracle APEX
8 24 (3.52%) JUnit
8 24 (3.52%) SoapUI
9 23 (3.37%) Git (software)
10 21 (3.08%) SpecFlow
11 20 (2.93%) Jenkins
11 20 (2.93%) WebDriver
12 18 (2.64%) ClearQuest
13 12 (1.76%) JDeveloper
13 12 (1.76%) Protractor
13 12 (1.76%) TeamCity
13 12 (1.76%) TestDirector
13 12 (1.76%) Toad
General
1 159 (23.31%) Finance
2 57 (8.36%) Banking
3 35 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.40%) Retail
5 12 (1.76%) Billing
6 9 (1.32%) Military
7 8 (1.17%) Marketing
8 7 (1.03%) Automotive
8 7 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.88%) Back Office
9 6 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.73%) Front Office
11 4 (0.59%) Games
12 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.44%) Legal
12 3 (0.44%) Publishing
13 2 (0.29%) Advertising
13 2 (0.29%) Electronics
13 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 235 (34.46%) Analyst
2 183 (26.83%) Developer
3 158 (23.17%) Test Analyst
4 63 (9.24%) Tester
5 45 (6.60%) Oracle Developer
6 44 (6.45%) Test Manager
7 42 (6.16%) Business Analyst
8 33 (4.84%) SQL Analyst
9 31 (4.55%) Consultant
10 27 (3.96%) Java Developer
10 27 (3.96%) SQL Developer
11 26 (3.81%) Test Leader
12 23 (3.37%) Test Engineer
13 21 (3.08%) PL/SQL Developer
14 20 (2.93%) Agile Test Analyst
14 20 (2.93%) Oracle Forms Developer
15 19 (2.79%) Manual Test Analyst
15 19 (2.79%) Systems Analyst
16 18 (2.64%) SAS Developer
16 18 (2.64%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (16.57%) XML
2 87 (12.76%) HTML
3 50 (7.33%) .NET
3 50 (7.33%) Web Services
4 45 (6.60%) CSS
5 31 (4.55%) J2EE
6 28 (4.11%) jQuery
7 24 (3.52%) Ajax
7 24 (3.52%) Hibernate
7 24 (3.52%) SOAP
8 21 (3.08%) JMS
9 19 (2.79%) Gherkin
9 19 (2.79%) Middleware
10 17 (2.49%) .NET Framework
11 15 (2.20%) AngularJS
12 14 (2.05%) JSP
13 13 (1.91%) Oracle Fusion
14 11 (1.61%) Flash
14 11 (1.61%) RESTful
14 11 (1.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.60%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.93%) Driving Licence
4 11 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 11 (1.61%) e-Health
5 9 (1.32%) NHS
6 8 (1.17%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.17%) SWIFT
7 7 (1.03%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.73%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.59%) Derivative
9 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.59%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.59%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.44%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.44%) iPad
10 3 (0.44%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.44%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 106 (15.54%) Unix
2 61 (8.94%) Windows
3 49 (7.18%) Linux
4 23 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (2.49%) Windows Server
6 14 (2.05%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.91%) Solaris
8 11 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.59%) Android
9 4 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.15%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (26.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 165 (24.19%) Test Scripting
4 112 (16.42%) Integration Testing
5 93 (13.64%) Unit Testing
6 76 (11.14%) TDD
7 75 (11.00%) Test Strategy
8 72 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
9 67 (9.82%) Regression Testing
10 64 (9.38%) Software Testing
11 59 (8.65%) Project Management
12 56 (8.21%) SDLC
13 52 (7.62%) Business Analysis
14 51 (7.48%) CRM
14 51 (7.48%) Migration
15 49 (7.18%) Test Automation
15 49 (7.18%) Test Planning
16 45 (6.60%) ETL
17 44 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (6.30%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 250 (36.66%) SQL
2 106 (15.54%) PL/SQL
3 92 (13.49%) JavaScript
4 56 (8.21%) Java
5 49 (7.18%) C
6 48 (7.04%) C#
7 39 (5.72%) C++
8 31 (4.55%) Shell Script
8 31 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 25 (3.67%) Perl
10 21 (3.08%) Python
11 12 (1.76%) C-shell
11 12 (1.76%) Korn
12 10 (1.47%) PHP
13 9 (1.32%) ES6
14 5 (0.73%) COBOL
15 4 (0.59%) JCL
15 4 (0.59%) REXX
16 3 (0.44%) VB
16 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 125 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 82 (12.02%) SC Cleared
3 70 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 51 (7.48%) ISEB
5 48 (7.04%) DV Cleared
6 36 (5.28%) Degree
7 34 (4.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.76%) CCNA
10 6 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (0.73%) HNC
11 5 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.29%) CEH
12 2 (0.29%) CISSP
12 2 (0.29%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (8.94%) QA
2 8 (1.17%) SEPA
3 6 (0.88%) SLA
4 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.29%) EMIR
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.29%) UCITS
6 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.15%) ISO26262
System Software
1 13 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.44%) XenApp
3 3 (0.44%) XenServer
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.15%) Firmware
5 1 (0.15%) NET24-XPNET
5 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (2.93%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.76%) CA Spectrum
3 11 (1.61%) CiscoWorks
3 11 (1.61%) Control-M
4 6 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 138 (20.23%) Oracle
2 134 (19.65%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.99%) HP
4 25 (3.67%) SAP
5 24 (3.52%) Red Hat
6 23 (3.37%) Informatica
7 17 (2.49%) BT
8 15 (2.20%) Cognos
8 15 (2.20%) EMC
8 15 (2.20%) IBM
9 13 (1.91%) Cisco
10 12 (1.76%) CA
11 11 (1.61%) Telerik
12 10 (1.47%) VMware
13 7 (1.03%) Tableau
14 6 (0.88%) Citrix
14 6 (0.88%) Rally
14 6 (0.88%) Remedy
15 5 (0.73%) ATG
15 5 (0.73%) PeopleSoft
Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear
Leighton Group
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £45 to £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £14 - 18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 30 / hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Xcede
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
SuperGroup plc
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day + Circa £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £335 per day
Posted: 16 days ago