The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 276 282 269
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing System Testing 330 267 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.62% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.85% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 159 159
Average daily rate £413 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.67% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 44
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +28.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +46.81%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37929 31517 38922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 72.98% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23931 19262 22641
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 994 1339
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.55 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
System Testing
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +29 167 £444 +1.42% 36
South East -24 58 £353 +5.22% 18
East of England -41 30 £407 -5.73% 7
South West -23 23 £340 +4.61% 3
East Midlands +2 20 £250 -44.44% 7
Yorkshire -4 15 £450 +63.63% 7
West Midlands -22 9 £325 +25.00% 4
North West -24 7 £275 -4.34% 8
North East - - - - 1
System Testing
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 214 (33.97%) User Acceptance Testing
2 191 (30.32%) SQL
3 169 (26.83%) Test Scripting
4 156 (24.76%) Finance
5 98 (15.56%) Oracle
6 83 (13.17%) Microsoft
6 83 (13.17%) Integration Testing
7 81 (12.86%) SQL Server
8 77 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (12.06%) Java
10 69 (10.95%) Unit Testing
11 68 (10.79%) HP Quality Center
11 68 (10.79%) C#
11 68 (10.79%) .NET
12 67 (10.63%) JavaScript
12 67 (10.63%) ISEB
13 60 (9.52%) Banking
13 60 (9.52%) Analytics
14 59 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
15 57 (9.05%) HP
15 57 (9.05%) HTML
15 57 (9.05%) Security Cleared
16 56 (8.89%) QA
16 56 (8.89%) Test Strategy
17 53 (8.41%) Software Testing
18 52 (8.25%) Degree
19 51 (8.10%) XML
20 50 (7.94%) Project Management
21 49 (7.78%) Regression Testing
22 47 (7.46%) Test Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 27 (4.29%) SAS
3 22 (3.49%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.06%) CMS
5 12 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (1.43%) MQSeries
6 9 (1.43%) IIS
7 6 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.79%) Drupal
9 4 (0.63%) Node.js
9 4 (0.63%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.63%) Apache
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.48%) CICS
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (0.48%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.48%) Kentico
10 3 (0.48%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 40 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.49%) MS Office
3 18 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.63%) Mingle
6 3 (0.48%) MS Project
7 1 (0.16%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (4.60%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.95%) SAP Business One
4 6 (0.95%) Agresso
5 5 (0.79%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.63%) Retail-J
6 4 (0.63%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.63%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.63%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.48%) HiPortfolio
7 3 (0.48%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.48%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.48%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.48%) Magento
7 3 (0.48%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.63%) SaaS
2 4 (0.63%) Taleo
2 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.22%) Internet
2 8 (1.27%) IP Telephony
3 5 (0.79%) FTP
4 4 (0.63%) SSH
5 2 (0.32%) NFC
5 2 (0.32%) LTE
5 2 (0.32%) DNS
5 2 (0.32%) HTTP
6 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.16%) 3G
6 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.16%) LAN
6 1 (0.16%) SMS
6 1 (0.16%) DHCP
6 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 26 (4.13%) Data Mining
5 25 (3.97%) Base SAS
5 25 (3.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 23 (3.65%) OLAP
7 19 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (3.02%) Oracle Database
8 18 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (2.70%) DB2
10 15 (2.38%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (2.06%) MySQL
13 11 (1.75%) BusinessObjects XI
13 11 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.59%) MS Access
14 10 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (1.43%) DbVisualizer
16 8 (1.27%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 43 (6.83%) Selenium
2 38 (6.03%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (4.44%) Subversion
5 26 (4.13%) LoadRunner
6 20 (3.17%) Visual Studio
7 17 (2.70%) JUnit
8 16 (2.54%) JIRA
9 15 (2.38%) SoapUI
10 13 (2.06%) Jenkins
11 12 (1.90%) Toad
12 11 (1.75%) SpecFlow
13 9 (1.43%) Hudson
14 8 (1.27%) Git (software)
15 7 (1.11%) Cucumber
16 6 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
16 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 6 (0.95%) Eclipse
16 6 (0.95%) TeamCity
16 6 (0.95%) FitNesse
General
1 156 (24.76%) Finance
2 60 (9.52%) Banking
3 38 (6.03%) Retail
4 23 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.02%) Back Office
6 17 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.06%) Front Office
7 13 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.43%) Billing
8 9 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.27%) Marketing
10 6 (0.95%) Electronics
10 6 (0.95%) Games
11 5 (0.79%) Local Government
11 5 (0.79%) Legal
12 4 (0.63%) Military
13 3 (0.48%) Automotive
13 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 225 (35.71%) Analyst
2 156 (24.76%) Developer
3 116 (18.41%) Test Analyst
4 78 (12.38%) Business Analyst
5 68 (10.79%) Tester
6 62 (9.84%) Test Manager
7 35 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
8 32 (5.08%) Consultant
9 30 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 25 (3.97%) Systems Tester
10 25 (3.97%) SAS Developer
11 20 (3.17%) Project Manager
12 18 (2.86%) Systems Test Analyst
12 18 (2.86%) SAS BI Developer
13 17 (2.70%) Java Developer
13 17 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (2.38%) .NET Developer
14 15 (2.38%) Test Engineer
14 15 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 15 (2.38%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.79%) .NET
2 57 (9.05%) HTML
3 51 (8.10%) XML
4 29 (4.60%) CSS
5 25 (3.97%) ASP.NET
6 24 (3.81%) Web Services
7 21 (3.33%) Ajax
7 21 (3.33%) jQuery
8 20 (3.17%) J2EE
9 17 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 16 (2.54%) Spring
10 16 (2.54%) Flash
11 14 (2.22%) WCF
11 14 (2.22%) Silverlight
12 12 (1.90%) WPF
13 11 (1.75%) HTML5
13 11 (1.75%) Hibernate
14 9 (1.43%) JSON
14 9 (1.43%) MDX
14 9 (1.43%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.13%) Management Information System
2 15 (2.38%) SWIFT
3 14 (2.22%) Visualisation
4 9 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.27%) Informatics
5 8 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.11%) IVR
6 7 (1.11%) Replication
6 7 (1.11%) Learning Management System
7 6 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.95%) Fixed Income
7 6 (0.95%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.79%) W3C
8 5 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.79%) EPoS
8 5 (0.79%) Credit Derivative
8 5 (0.79%) Statistics
8 5 (0.79%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.79%) Open Source
8 5 (0.79%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.14%) Windows
2 39 (6.19%) Linux
3 33 (5.24%) UNIX
4 11 (1.75%) Windows XP
5 10 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.95%) Android
7 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.63%) AIX
9 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.16%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (33.97%) User Acceptance Testing
2 169 (26.83%) Test Scripting
3 83 (13.17%) Integration Testing
4 77 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (10.95%) Unit Testing
6 60 (9.52%) Analytics
7 59 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (8.89%) Test Strategy
9 53 (8.41%) Software Testing
10 50 (7.94%) Project Management
11 49 (7.78%) Regression Testing
12 47 (7.46%) Test Management
13 43 (6.83%) CRM
14 41 (6.51%) Performance Testing
15 40 (6.35%) Service Delivery
16 38 (6.03%) Business Analysis
16 38 (6.03%) Scrum
17 36 (5.71%) Test Automation
18 35 (5.56%) UML
19 34 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (30.32%) SQL
2 76 (12.06%) Java
3 68 (10.79%) C#
4 67 (10.63%) JavaScript
5 26 (4.13%) T-SQL
6 22 (3.49%) PL/SQL
7 15 (2.38%) C
7 15 (2.38%) VB
8 14 (2.22%) Python
8 14 (2.22%) C++
9 12 (1.90%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.59%) Korn
10 10 (1.59%) PHP
11 8 (1.27%) COBOL
11 8 (1.27%) Perl
12 7 (1.11%) VBA
12 7 (1.11%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.11%) VB6
13 6 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (10.63%) ISEB
2 57 (9.05%) Security Cleared
3 52 (8.25%) Degree
4 42 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 33 (5.24%) ISTQB
6 16 (2.54%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.79%) MCTS
7 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.63%) PMP
8 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.48%) ACCA
9 3 (0.48%) CIMA
9 3 (0.48%) MCITP
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.32%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.32%) MCSD
10 2 (0.32%) HND
10 2 (0.32%) MCSE
11 1 (0.16%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.89%) QA
2 28 (4.44%) SLA
3 5 (0.79%) EMIR
4 4 (0.63%) ISO 8583
5 3 (0.48%) Basel II
5 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.32%) Basel III
6 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
System Software
1 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.16%) Xen
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.16%) KVM
2 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 68 (10.79%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.11%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.48%) Control-M
4 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.16%) SCCM
5 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 98 (15.56%) Oracle
2 83 (13.17%) Microsoft
3 57 (9.05%) HP
4 32 (5.08%) SAP
5 28 (4.44%) IBM
6 15 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 7 (1.11%) JBoss
7 7 (1.11%) Genesys
7 7 (1.11%) Siemens
7 7 (1.11%) Empirix
7 7 (1.11%) Aquila
7 7 (1.11%) Verint
8 6 (0.95%) Zend
8 6 (0.95%) Progress
9 5 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.79%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.79%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.79%) Remedy
9 5 (0.79%) Charles River
9 5 (0.79%) MarketAxess
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