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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 318 281 345
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +64
Contract jobs citing System Testing 338 387 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.79% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.99% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 217 160
Median daily rate £380 £358 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -8.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £352
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £28.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -18.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
40423 39105 37846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.09% 79.40% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27171 25311 24283
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 1103 1146
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -29 113 £385 -18.94% 19
South East -45 78 £325 -2.62% 20
North West -13 37 £438 +40.00% 3
West Midlands -10 35 £350 - 6
Midlands +17 21 £275 +10.00%
East Midlands +10 14 £700 +128.57% 4
East of England +3 14 £475 +102.12% 4
Yorkshire -6 12 £290 -18.59% 7
South West -9 11 £350 +8.10% 2
North East -49 2 - - 2
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 199 (32.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 190 (31.46%) SQL
3 171 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (25.66%) Oracle
5 137 (22.68%) Finance
6 114 (18.87%) Microsoft
7 111 (18.38%) Test Scripting
8 105 (17.38%) Integration Testing
9 96 (15.89%) Security Cleared
10 85 (14.07%) Regression Testing
11 80 (13.25%) XML
12 78 (12.91%) Unit Testing
13 76 (12.58%) Unix
14 74 (12.25%) Test Strategy
15 73 (12.09%) Functional Testing
16 72 (11.92%) MS Excel
17 71 (11.75%) ISTQB
18 69 (11.42%) SC Cleared
19 68 (11.26%) Java
20 66 (10.93%) SDLC
21 65 (10.76%) Windows
21 65 (10.76%) Business Analysis
22 63 (10.43%) ISEB
22 63 (10.43%) Oracle Database
23 62 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
23 62 (10.26%) JavaScript
24 61 (10.10%) PL/SQL
25 60 (9.93%) Software Testing
25 60 (9.93%) JIRA
26 53 (8.77%) Test Planning

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 28 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.97%) Oracle UPK
3 23 (3.81%) JBoss
4 14 (2.32%) CMS
4 14 (2.32%) SAS
5 13 (2.15%) ATG Dynamo
5 13 (2.15%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.82%) IIS
6 11 (1.82%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.49%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.32%) Apache
9 6 (0.99%) Documentum
10 5 (0.83%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.83%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.33%) LiveCycle
11 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.17%) CICS
Applications
1 72 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 39 (6.46%) MS Office
3 21 (3.48%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.66%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) DOC1
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.66%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.99%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.83%) Magento
5 5 (0.83%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 5 (0.83%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 5 (0.83%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.33%) RiskWrite
7 2 (0.33%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.66%) Office 365
2 8 (1.32%) Force.com
3 7 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.99%) Heroku
5 5 (0.83%) SaaS
6 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.32%) Bluetooth
2 7 (1.16%) Internet
3 6 (0.99%) Firewall
3 6 (0.99%) Kerberos
3 6 (0.99%) WAN
4 5 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (0.83%) SAN
4 5 (0.83%) Skype
4 5 (0.83%) SSH
5 4 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (0.66%) DNS
5 4 (0.66%) HTTP
5 4 (0.66%) VLAN
5 4 (0.66%) VPN
6 3 (0.50%) ATM
6 3 (0.50%) BGP
6 3 (0.50%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.50%) LAN
6 3 (0.50%) OSPF
6 3 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.43%) Oracle Database
2 48 (7.95%) SQL Server
3 38 (6.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 32 (5.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 28 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.82%) DB2
9 10 (1.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 10 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.16%) DbVisualizer
12 7 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.99%) EDRMS
13 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (0.83%) SAP BW
15 4 (0.66%) Relational Database
15 4 (0.66%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 60 (9.93%) JIRA
2 46 (7.62%) Selenium
3 33 (5.46%) SoapUI
4 30 (4.97%) HP UFT
5 27 (4.47%) Oracle Forms
6 24 (3.97%) Cucumber
7 22 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (3.31%) Visual Studio
9 19 (3.15%) WebDriver
10 17 (2.81%) Subversion
11 15 (2.48%) Ant
12 13 (2.15%) JUnit
13 12 (1.99%) Maven
14 9 (1.49%) ClearQuest
15 8 (1.32%) Git (software)
16 7 (1.16%) TestComplete
17 6 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
18 5 (0.83%) PeopleTools
18 5 (0.83%) Protractor
18 5 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 137 (22.68%) Finance
2 37 (6.13%) Banking
3 25 (4.14%) Retail
4 14 (2.32%) Military
5 13 (2.15%) Billing
6 9 (1.49%) Front Office
6 9 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.16%) Games
7 7 (1.16%) Marketing
7 7 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.16%) Publishing
8 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.66%) Back Office
8 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.33%) Automotive
10 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.33%) Law
10 2 (0.33%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 201 (33.28%) Analyst
2 123 (20.36%) Developer
3 120 (19.87%) Test Analyst
4 49 (8.11%) Test Manager
5 46 (7.62%) Business Analyst
6 38 (6.29%) Architect
7 34 (5.63%) Oracle Developer
7 34 (5.63%) Tester
8 31 (5.13%) Consultant
9 26 (4.30%) Oracle Forms Developer
10 21 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (3.48%) SQL Developer
11 20 (3.31%) Java Developer
11 20 (3.31%) SQL Analyst
12 19 (3.15%) PL/SQL Developer
13 18 (2.98%) Test Engineer
13 18 (2.98%) Test Leader
14 17 (2.81%) Financial Analyst
15 16 (2.65%) Business Systems Analyst
15 16 (2.65%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (13.25%) XML
2 43 (7.12%) Web Services
3 42 (6.95%) .NET
4 37 (6.13%) HTML
5 36 (5.96%) SOAP
6 33 (5.46%) CSS
7 21 (3.48%) Ajax
8 15 (2.48%) RESTful
9 14 (2.32%) .NET Framework
9 14 (2.32%) jQuery
9 14 (2.32%) JSP
10 12 (1.99%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.82%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.49%) J2EE
12 9 (1.49%) Middleware
13 8 (1.32%) Gherkin
13 8 (1.32%) Visualforce
14 7 (1.16%) COM
14 7 (1.16%) Flash
15 6 (0.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.66%) Data Structures
3 10 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.32%) NHS
5 7 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 6 (0.99%) Data Centre
6 6 (0.99%) Derivative
6 6 (0.99%) Fat Client
6 6 (0.99%) Fixed Income
6 6 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (0.99%) Thin Client
7 5 (0.83%) User Experience
7 5 (0.83%) W3C
8 4 (0.66%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.50%) iPad
9 3 (0.50%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.50%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 76 (12.58%) Unix
2 65 (10.76%) Windows
3 49 (8.11%) Linux
4 31 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.66%) CentOS
7 10 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.16%) Android
8 7 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.16%) Solaris
9 5 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.66%) AIX
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.50%) Fedora
12 2 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.17%) MVS
13 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (32.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 171 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (18.38%) Test Scripting
4 105 (17.38%) Integration Testing
5 85 (14.07%) Regression Testing
6 78 (12.91%) Unit Testing
7 74 (12.25%) Test Strategy
8 73 (12.09%) Functional Testing
9 66 (10.93%) SDLC
10 65 (10.76%) Business Analysis
11 60 (9.93%) Software Testing
12 53 (8.77%) Test Planning
13 49 (8.11%) CRM
14 48 (7.95%) Test Automation
15 47 (7.78%) Project Management
16 44 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
17 41 (6.79%) Migration
18 39 (6.46%) Waterfall
19 38 (6.29%) Time Management
20 37 (6.13%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (31.46%) SQL
2 68 (11.26%) Java
3 62 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 61 (10.10%) PL/SQL
5 40 (6.62%) C#
6 33 (5.46%) Shell Script
7 29 (4.80%) C
8 28 (4.64%) Python
9 18 (2.98%) C++
10 12 (1.99%) Perl
11 11 (1.82%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.32%) Apex Code
12 8 (1.32%) SOQL
13 6 (0.99%) Groovy
14 5 (0.83%) PeopleCode
14 5 (0.83%) SQR
14 5 (0.83%) VB
15 4 (0.66%) PHP
15 4 (0.66%) Scala
15 4 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (15.89%) Security Cleared
2 71 (11.75%) ISTQB
3 69 (11.42%) SC Cleared
4 63 (10.43%) ISEB
5 42 (6.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (5.30%) DV Cleared
7 26 (4.30%) Degree
8 9 (1.49%) MCSE
8 9 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.66%) ACCA
11 4 (0.66%) CCNP
11 4 (0.66%) CIMA
11 4 (0.66%) RHCE
12 3 (0.50%) CEH
12 3 (0.50%) CISSP
12 3 (0.50%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.50%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.61%) QA
2 19 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.99%) SLA
4 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.66%) WCAG
5 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.50%) GMP
6 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (2.32%) Active Directory
1 14 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.32%) vSphere
3 5 (0.83%) Postfix
4 4 (0.66%) iptables
5 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) Docker
6 1 (0.17%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 27 (4.47%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.16%) Nagios
3 5 (0.83%) Puppet
4 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (0.50%) SCOM
6 1 (0.17%) Ansible
6 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
6 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 155 (25.66%) Oracle
2 114 (18.87%) Microsoft
3 40 (6.62%) SAP
4 37 (6.13%) HP
5 30 (4.97%) PeopleSoft
6 24 (3.97%) VMware
7 18 (2.98%) Informatica
7 18 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (2.81%) Red Hat
9 13 (2.15%) ATG
9 13 (2.15%) IBM
10 10 (1.66%) Cisco
10 10 (1.66%) Hyperion
10 10 (1.66%) JD Edwards
11 8 (1.32%) Pega
11 8 (1.32%) Siebel
12 6 (0.99%) Citrix
12 6 (0.99%) ForgeRock
13 5 (0.83%) CA
13 5 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
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