The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 259 278 291
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +13
Contract jobs citing System Testing 150 127 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.71% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 80 71
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£475 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +191.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +36.36%
System Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17575 17963 17093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.40% 78.14% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12429 12862 11752
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 231 265
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.59 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% -38.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £50.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the London region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the London region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015. 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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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
City of London +11 35 £438 +9.37% 14
Canary Wharf - 5 £600 -
Docklands, London - 3 £275 -
Greenford +4 2 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 107 (45.34%) SQL
2 89 (37.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 80 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (33.47%) Finance
5 57 (24.15%) Integration Testing
6 54 (22.88%) Banking
7 52 (22.03%) XML
8 49 (20.76%) Oracle
9 40 (16.95%) Test Scripting
10 38 (16.10%) .NET
10 38 (16.10%) JavaScript
11 36 (15.25%) ETL
12 34 (14.41%) PL/SQL
13 33 (13.98%) HTML
13 33 (13.98%) Data Warehouse
13 33 (13.98%) Degree
14 32 (13.56%) Microsoft
15 31 (13.14%) System Integration Testing
16 29 (12.29%) SDLC
17 28 (11.86%) Scrum
17 28 (11.86%) SQL Server
18 27 (11.44%) Business Analysis
19 26 (11.02%) QA
19 26 (11.02%) Java
20 25 (10.59%) Migration
20 25 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (10.17%) Regression Testing
22 23 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
23 21 (8.90%) Validation
24 20 (8.47%) Web Services

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 11 (4.66%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (3.39%) CMS
3 7 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.12%) IIS
5 5 (2.12%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.85%) SAS
8 2 (0.85%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.85%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.42%) Apache
9 1 (0.42%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.42%) Confluence
9 1 (0.42%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (4.66%) MS Office
2 5 (2.12%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.97%) WebTrends
1 7 (2.97%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.85%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.42%) Summit
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.42%) Agresso
3 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.42%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.97%) Google Analytics
1 7 (2.97%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.69%) Internet
2 4 (1.69%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.27%) HTTP
4 2 (0.85%) Broadband
4 2 (0.85%) 4G
5 1 (0.42%) LAN
5 1 (0.42%) WAN
5 1 (0.42%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.42%) DVB
5 1 (0.42%) Firewall
5 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.98%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (11.86%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.93%) Oracle Database
3 14 (5.93%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (3.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (3.81%) PowerCenter
6 9 (3.81%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (3.39%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.54%) Data Mart
9 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.12%) DB2
11 4 (1.69%) Star Schema
11 4 (1.69%) Big Data
11 4 (1.69%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 18 (7.63%) JIRA
2 12 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (4.66%) Subversion
4 10 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.39%) Maven
6 7 (2.97%) Selenium
7 6 (2.54%) ClearQuest
8 5 (2.12%) Rational Robot
8 5 (2.12%) Rational Rose
8 5 (2.12%) RequisitePro
8 5 (2.12%) Rational Functional Tester
8 5 (2.12%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.69%) NUnit
9 4 (1.69%) MSTest
9 4 (1.69%) PHPUnit
9 4 (1.69%) Ant
10 3 (1.27%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.27%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.85%) PowerBuilder
11 2 (0.85%) PeopleTools
General
1 79 (33.47%) Finance
2 54 (22.88%) Banking
3 20 (8.47%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.81%) Retail
4 9 (3.81%) Marketing
5 8 (3.39%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.54%) Publishing
7 5 (2.12%) Back Office
8 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.27%) Front Office
9 3 (1.27%) Legal
9 3 (1.27%) International Banking
10 2 (0.85%) Billing
10 2 (0.85%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.85%) Games
11 1 (0.42%) Advertising
11 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 74 (31.36%) Analyst
2 71 (30.08%) Developer
3 34 (14.41%) Test Analyst
4 33 (13.98%) Business Analyst
5 30 (12.71%) Tester
6 17 (7.20%) Test Manager
7 14 (5.93%) Systems Tester
8 12 (5.08%) Oracle Developer
9 11 (4.66%) .NET Developer
9 11 (4.66%) Systems Analyst
10 10 (4.24%) Team Leader
11 9 (3.81%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (3.81%) Test Leader
12 8 (3.39%) C# Developer
12 8 (3.39%) Development Team Leader
13 7 (2.97%) Informatica Developer
13 7 (2.97%) Test Engineer
14 6 (2.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 6 (2.54%) Banking Business Analyst
14 6 (2.54%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (22.03%) XML
2 38 (16.10%) .NET
3 33 (13.98%) HTML
4 20 (8.47%) Web Services
5 19 (8.05%) .NET Framework
6 18 (7.63%) CSS
7 13 (5.51%) ASP.NET
8 12 (5.08%) HTML5
9 11 (4.66%) jQuery
10 9 (3.81%) WCF
11 8 (3.39%) WinForms
11 8 (3.39%) Spring
11 8 (3.39%) Servlets
12 7 (2.97%) XSLT
12 7 (2.97%) Gherkin
13 6 (2.54%) MDX
14 5 (2.12%) JMS
14 5 (2.12%) SOAP
14 5 (2.12%) J2EE
14 5 (2.12%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.63%) SWIFT
3 12 (5.08%) Client/Server
3 12 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.97%) Derivative
5 5 (2.12%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.12%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.69%) User Experience
7 3 (1.27%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.27%) Handset
7 3 (1.27%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.85%) NHS
8 2 (0.85%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.85%) FMCG
8 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) AS400
9 1 (0.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.93%) UNIX
2 9 (3.81%) Windows
3 8 (3.39%) Linux
4 5 (2.12%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.69%) Android
6 3 (1.27%) webOS
7 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.42%) OS/390
8 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (37.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 80 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (24.15%) Integration Testing
4 40 (16.95%) Test Scripting
5 36 (15.25%) ETL
6 31 (13.14%) System Integration Testing
7 29 (12.29%) SDLC
8 28 (11.86%) Scrum
9 27 (11.44%) Business Analysis
10 25 (10.59%) Migration
11 24 (10.17%) Regression Testing
12 23 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (8.90%) Validation
14 18 (7.63%) Unit Testing
14 18 (7.63%) Test Strategy
15 17 (7.20%) Workflow
16 16 (6.78%) MVC
16 16 (6.78%) Automated Testing
17 14 (5.93%) Data Migration
18 13 (5.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (45.34%) SQL
2 38 (16.10%) JavaScript
3 34 (14.41%) PL/SQL
4 26 (11.02%) Java
5 19 (8.05%) C#
6 13 (5.51%) VB.NET
7 9 (3.81%) Erlang
8 8 (3.39%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.97%) VBScript
10 6 (2.54%) VB
10 6 (2.54%) PHP
11 5 (2.12%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.69%) XPath
12 4 (1.69%) C++
13 3 (1.27%) VBA
13 3 (1.27%) Python
13 3 (1.27%) CFML
13 3 (1.27%) VB6
14 2 (0.85%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 33 (13.98%) Degree
2 16 (6.78%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.66%) ISEB
4 8 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.97%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.97%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.69%) HND
8 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.02%) QA
2 4 (1.69%) MiFID
3 3 (1.27%) SLA
3 3 (1.27%) EMIR
4 2 (0.85%) COREP
4 2 (0.85%) FINREP
4 2 (0.85%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.12%) Control-M
3 1 (0.42%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 49 (20.76%) Oracle
2 32 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.05%) HP
4 11 (4.66%) Informatica
4 11 (4.66%) Cognos
5 10 (4.24%) Business Objects
6 9 (3.81%) Adobe
7 8 (3.39%) SAP
7 8 (3.39%) IBM
8 7 (2.97%) Google
8 7 (2.97%) Aprimo
8 7 (2.97%) Tableau
8 7 (2.97%) Eloqua
9 5 (2.12%) Calypso
10 4 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.69%) Sybase
10 4 (1.69%) Vertica
10 4 (1.69%) Greenplum
10 4 (1.69%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.69%) Netezza
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