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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 419 292 329
Rank change year-on-year
-127 +37
Contract jobs citing System Testing 198 373 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.74% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.90% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 178 203
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £526 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 32 9
Median hourly rate £27.25 £13.13 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.61% -59.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.15 £43.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £12.35 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+120.64% -52.95%
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
37877 41238 40628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.85% 81.42% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25375 27145 26819
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1232 1154
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +23.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -66 72 £458 +5.78% 20
East of England +36 39 £362 -9.50% 5
South East -19 37 £450 +16.12% 8
South West -2 18 £315 -11.26% 4
East Midlands -4 11 £369 +22.91% 2
West Midlands -35 9 £371 +9.83% 5
North West -34 6 £363 -11.58% 4
Yorkshire +8 3 £315 -16.00% 4
North East -33 2 £300 - 1
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 142 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (29.66%) SQL
3 118 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 115 (24.36%) Microsoft
5 113 (23.94%) Finance
6 95 (20.13%) Oracle
7 80 (16.95%) Regression Testing
8 79 (16.74%) Test Scripting
9 69 (14.62%) Integration Testing
10 66 (13.98%) MS Excel
11 58 (12.29%) SQL Server
11 58 (12.29%) Java
11 58 (12.29%) Selenium
11 58 (12.29%) Security Cleared
12 56 (11.86%) Test Automation
13 55 (11.65%) SDLC
14 54 (11.44%) Unit Testing
15 52 (11.02%) Migration
15 52 (11.02%) SAP
16 51 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
17 49 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
17 49 (10.38%) JIRA
18 48 (10.17%) Data Analysis
18 48 (10.17%) Scrum
18 48 (10.17%) Test Strategy
19 47 (9.96%) Functional Testing
19 47 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
19 47 (9.96%) Windows
19 47 (9.96%) JavaScript
19 47 (9.96%) .NET

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (7.63%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (3.39%) WebSphere
4 15 (3.18%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.75%) CMS
6 12 (2.54%) IIS
7 11 (2.33%) WebLogic
8 10 (2.12%) SAS
9 9 (1.91%) Apache
10 8 (1.69%) Confluence
10 8 (1.69%) JBoss
11 4 (0.85%) LiveCycle
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.42%) GemFire
13 2 (0.42%) GroupWise
13 2 (0.42%) Oracle 10gAS
13 2 (0.42%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 66 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 39 (8.26%) MS Office
3 21 (4.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (4.03%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.48%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.85%) Simulink
6 4 (0.85%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.85%) TargetLink
7 2 (0.42%) MS Project
8 1 (0.21%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 26 (5.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.91%) SAP BPC
3 8 (1.69%) Magento
3 8 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.27%) SAP CRM
5 6 (1.27%) SAP HR
6 5 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (1.06%) SAP PSCD
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.64%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.64%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.64%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.85%) PaaS
2 4 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.64%) GitHub
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.21%) Force.com
5 1 (0.21%) G Suite
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.24%) Internet
2 11 (2.33%) LAN
2 11 (2.33%) WAN
3 9 (1.91%) Firewall
4 7 (1.48%) DVB
4 7 (1.48%) WLAN
5 6 (1.27%) DNS
5 6 (1.27%) Kerberos
5 6 (1.27%) Wireless
6 5 (1.06%) HTTP
6 5 (1.06%) VLAN
7 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.85%) VPN
8 3 (0.64%) ATM
9 2 (0.42%) BGP
9 2 (0.42%) DHCP
9 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.42%) OSPF
9 2 (0.42%) SNMP
9 2 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (6.99%) Oracle Database
4 28 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
6 17 (3.60%) DB2
6 17 (3.60%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.18%) MySQL
8 14 (2.97%) SAP BW
9 12 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
9 12 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (2.33%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.69%) DbVisualizer
13 8 (1.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 8 (1.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 58 (12.29%) Selenium
2 49 (10.38%) JIRA
3 36 (7.63%) SoapUI
4 29 (6.14%) Git (software)
5 28 (5.93%) Cucumber
5 28 (5.93%) Visual Studio
6 23 (4.87%) WebDriver
7 21 (4.45%) JUnit
8 20 (4.24%) Jenkins
9 19 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (3.39%) JMeter
11 15 (3.18%) Oracle APEX
12 13 (2.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 12 (2.54%) Maven
13 12 (2.54%) Subversion
14 10 (2.12%) HP UFT
14 10 (2.12%) NUnit
14 10 (2.12%) Robot Framework
14 10 (2.12%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.69%) JBehave
General
1 113 (23.94%) Finance
2 34 (7.20%) Banking
3 29 (6.14%) Retail
4 12 (2.54%) Military
5 8 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.48%) Front Office
6 7 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.27%) Electronics
8 5 (1.06%) Back Office
8 5 (1.06%) Marketing
8 5 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.06%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.85%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.64%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) Billing
11 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.42%) Legal
11 2 (0.42%) Local Government
11 2 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 140 (29.66%) Analyst
2 110 (23.31%) Developer
3 61 (12.92%) Test Analyst
4 53 (11.23%) Tester
5 41 (8.69%) Business Analyst
6 36 (7.63%) Consultant
7 25 (5.30%) Test Leader
8 20 (4.24%) Automation Tester
8 20 (4.24%) Integration Engineer
8 20 (4.24%) Test Engineer
9 16 (3.39%) SAP Analyst
10 15 (3.18%) Python Developer
11 14 (2.97%) SAP Consultant
12 13 (2.75%) Functional Analyst
12 13 (2.75%) Oracle Developer
12 13 (2.75%) Systems Analyst
13 12 (2.54%) SAP Functional Analyst
13 12 (2.54%) Senior Developer
13 12 (2.54%) Test Manager
14 11 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.96%) .NET
2 39 (8.26%) HTML
3 30 (6.36%) Web Services
4 28 (5.93%) XML
5 22 (4.66%) CSS
6 17 (3.60%) Gherkin
6 17 (3.60%) SOAP
7 15 (3.18%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.54%) Ajax
8 12 (2.54%) AngularJS
9 11 (2.33%) jQuery
9 11 (2.33%) JSON
10 10 (2.12%) Middleware
10 10 (2.12%) REST
10 10 (2.12%) RESTful
10 10 (2.12%) Spring
11 9 (1.91%) J2EE
12 7 (1.48%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.48%) Django
12 7 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.18%) NHS
4 12 (2.54%) Social Network
5 10 (2.12%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.69%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.69%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.48%) Digital TV
8 7 (1.48%) STB
9 6 (1.27%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.85%) Data Conversion
10 4 (0.85%) Data Extraction
10 4 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.64%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.64%) Derivative
11 3 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.96%) Windows
2 41 (8.69%) Linux
2 41 (8.69%) Unix
3 16 (3.39%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.06%) Solaris
8 3 (0.64%) Android
8 3 (0.64%) MVS
8 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.21%) AIX
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 80 (16.95%) Regression Testing
4 79 (16.74%) Test Scripting
5 69 (14.62%) Integration Testing
6 56 (11.86%) Test Automation
7 55 (11.65%) SDLC
8 54 (11.44%) Unit Testing
9 52 (11.02%) Migration
10 51 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
12 48 (10.17%) Data Analysis
12 48 (10.17%) Scrum
12 48 (10.17%) Test Strategy
13 47 (9.96%) Functional Testing
14 41 (8.69%) Software Testing
15 40 (8.47%) Data Migration
15 40 (8.47%) ETL
16 38 (8.05%) CRM
17 37 (7.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (29.66%) SQL
2 58 (12.29%) Java
3 47 (9.96%) JavaScript
4 38 (8.05%) Python
5 37 (7.84%) C#
6 31 (6.57%) C
7 26 (5.51%) PL/SQL
8 23 (4.87%) Perl
9 18 (3.81%) C++
10 17 (3.60%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.33%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.12%) ABAP
13 8 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.69%) PHP
14 7 (1.48%) VB
15 6 (1.27%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.27%) Ruby
16 4 (0.85%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.85%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (12.29%) Security Cleared
2 45 (9.53%) ISTQB
3 41 (8.69%) ISEB
4 29 (6.14%) Degree
5 22 (4.66%) DV Cleared
5 22 (4.66%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (3.39%) CCNA
8 16 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (2.97%) CCA
9 14 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
9 14 (2.97%) MCSE
10 11 (2.33%) MCP
11 6 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.27%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.06%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.64%) CCNP
14 2 (0.42%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.42%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.53%) QA
2 13 (2.75%) SLA
3 6 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.85%) ISO26262
5 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.64%) SDET
6 2 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.42%) GMP
6 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.42%) SEPA
6 2 (0.42%) TARGET2
6 2 (0.42%) WCAG
7 1 (0.21%) MISRA
System Software
1 20 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.06%) Firmware
3 4 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.64%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.42%) HDFS
5 2 (0.42%) NDS
5 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.21%) Docker
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.42%) Control-M
3 2 (0.42%) Nagios
4 1 (0.21%) Ansible
4 1 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 115 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 95 (20.13%) Oracle
3 52 (11.02%) SAP
4 21 (4.45%) Cisco
5 18 (3.81%) IBM
6 15 (3.18%) HP
7 14 (2.97%) Informatica
8 11 (2.33%) VMware
9 10 (2.12%) Cognos
10 9 (1.91%) Adobe
10 9 (1.91%) Remedy
11 8 (1.69%) hybris
12 7 (1.48%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.48%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.27%) Ab Initio
13 6 (1.27%) ForgeRock
14 5 (1.06%) BMC
14 5 (1.06%) Citrix
15 4 (0.85%) IFS
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