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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 295 330 306
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -24
Contract jobs citing System Testing 135 96 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.50% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 56 96
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£400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £329 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £34.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
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
19203 19218 19612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.72% 78.99% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13731 13370 13713
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 220 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 0 30 £425 -2.85% 8
Docklands, London - 5 £455 - 1
Feltham -9 2 £368 -20.96%
Chiswick - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 126 (44.21%) SQL
2 114 (40.00%) Finance
3 111 (38.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 110 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (26.32%) Integration Testing
6 66 (23.16%) Banking
7 51 (17.89%) Test Scripting
7 51 (17.89%) ETL
7 51 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
8 46 (16.14%) Oracle
8 46 (16.14%) SQL Server
9 44 (15.44%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (14.74%) XML
10 42 (14.74%) .NET
10 42 (14.74%) Microsoft
10 42 (14.74%) System Integration Testing
11 40 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (13.68%) PL/SQL
13 37 (12.98%) SDLC
14 36 (12.63%) JavaScript
15 32 (11.23%) Scrum
16 31 (10.88%) Migration
17 30 (10.53%) HTML
17 30 (10.53%) Degree
18 29 (10.18%) Regression Testing
19 27 (9.47%) Business Analysis
20 26 (9.12%) Web Services
21 25 (8.77%) Automated Testing
21 25 (8.77%) QA
21 25 (8.77%) Unit Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 14 (4.91%) Oracle Workflow
2 10 (3.51%) CMS
3 8 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.40%) SAS
5 4 (1.40%) IIS
5 4 (1.40%) Drupal
6 3 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.70%) LiveLink
7 2 (0.70%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.70%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (3.86%) MS Office
2 10 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.40%) MS Project
5 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (2.46%) WebTrends
1 7 (2.46%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.70%) Sage BI
2 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.70%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.35%) BASE24
3 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.35%) Summit
3 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.35%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.35%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.35%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.46%) Google Analytics
1 7 (2.46%) Adobe Analytics
2 6 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.05%) SaaS
5 2 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.35%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.40%) HTTP
2 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.05%) Broadband
2 3 (1.05%) 4G
3 2 (0.70%) Internet
3 2 (0.70%) DVB
4 1 (0.35%) Firewall
4 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.35%) Wireless
4 1 (0.35%) 2G
4 1 (0.35%) RTSP
4 1 (0.35%) 3G
4 1 (0.35%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.35%) LAN
4 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 44 (15.44%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (8.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (7.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (4.56%) Oracle Database
7 12 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (3.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 11 (3.86%) PowerCenter
8 11 (3.86%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (3.51%) Data Mart
10 9 (3.16%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (2.81%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.75%) QlikView
14 4 (1.40%) Big Data
14 4 (1.40%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 18 (6.32%) JIRA
2 16 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (4.91%) Selenium
4 12 (4.21%) HP UFT
5 10 (3.51%) Subversion
6 8 (2.81%) ClearQuest
7 7 (2.46%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.11%) MSTest
8 6 (2.11%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.40%) Rational Rose
9 4 (1.40%) RequisitePro
9 4 (1.40%) Rational Robot
9 4 (1.40%) Rational Functional Tester
9 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.40%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.40%) Maven
10 3 (1.05%) NUnit
10 3 (1.05%) PowerBuilder
10 3 (1.05%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 114 (40.00%) Finance
2 66 (23.16%) Banking
3 23 (8.07%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.32%) Retail
5 10 (3.51%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.81%) Marketing
7 7 (2.46%) Back Office
8 6 (2.11%) Front Office
9 5 (1.75%) Publishing
10 4 (1.40%) Legal
10 4 (1.40%) Wholesale Banking
10 4 (1.40%) International Banking
11 2 (0.70%) Billing
12 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.35%) Advertising
12 1 (0.35%) Games
12 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (35.79%) Analyst
2 82 (28.77%) Developer
3 51 (17.89%) Test Analyst
4 46 (16.14%) Tester
5 39 (13.68%) Business Analyst
6 16 (5.61%) Test Manager
7 14 (4.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 13 (4.56%) Team Leader
9 12 (4.21%) Systems Tester
10 11 (3.86%) Oracle Developer
10 11 (3.86%) Systems Analyst
11 10 (3.51%) Test Engineer
11 10 (3.51%) Informatica Developer
11 10 (3.51%) Test Leader
12 9 (3.16%) ETL Developer
13 8 (2.81%) SQL Developer
13 8 (2.81%) Development Team Leader
13 8 (2.81%) Automation Tester
13 8 (2.81%) Banking Analyst
14 7 (2.46%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.74%) .NET
1 42 (14.74%) XML
2 30 (10.53%) HTML
3 26 (9.12%) Web Services
4 17 (5.96%) CSS
5 15 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 12 (4.21%) MDX
6 12 (4.21%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.86%) HTML5
8 9 (3.16%) WCF
8 9 (3.16%) jQuery
9 8 (2.81%) JMS
10 7 (2.46%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.11%) Gherkin
12 5 (1.75%) SOAP
12 5 (1.75%) JSON
13 4 (1.40%) WinForms
13 4 (1.40%) Spring
13 4 (1.40%) RESTful
13 4 (1.40%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.96%) SWIFT
3 14 (4.91%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.81%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.11%) Grid Computing
5 6 (2.11%) Derivative
6 5 (1.75%) Market Risk
6 5 (1.75%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.05%) DTV
8 2 (0.70%) Equities
8 2 (0.70%) STB
8 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.70%) User Experience
8 2 (0.70%) CMDB
8 2 (0.70%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.26%) UNIX
2 10 (3.51%) Windows
3 8 (2.81%) Linux
4 3 (1.05%) Android
4 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.35%) webOS
5 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.35%) OS/390
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (38.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 110 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (26.32%) Integration Testing
4 51 (17.89%) ETL
4 51 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
4 51 (17.89%) Test Scripting
5 42 (14.74%) System Integration Testing
6 37 (12.98%) SDLC
7 32 (11.23%) Scrum
8 31 (10.88%) Migration
9 29 (10.18%) Regression Testing
10 27 (9.47%) Business Analysis
11 25 (8.77%) Automated Testing
11 25 (8.77%) Unit Testing
12 21 (7.37%) Data Analysis
13 20 (7.02%) Workflow
13 20 (7.02%) Data Migration
13 20 (7.02%) Analytics
14 19 (6.67%) Project Management
15 18 (6.32%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 126 (44.21%) SQL
2 39 (13.68%) PL/SQL
3 36 (12.63%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.02%) C#
4 20 (7.02%) Java
5 18 (6.32%) T-SQL
6 13 (4.56%) VB.NET
7 9 (3.16%) Erlang
8 8 (2.81%) Python
9 7 (2.46%) VBScript
10 6 (2.11%) VB
10 6 (2.11%) C++
11 5 (1.75%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.40%) PHP
13 3 (1.05%) C
13 3 (1.05%) CFML
13 3 (1.05%) VB6
13 3 (1.05%) Ruby
14 2 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (10.53%) Degree
2 16 (5.61%) ISTQB
3 13 (4.56%) ISEB
4 5 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (1.40%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.77%) QA
2 5 (1.75%) MiFID
3 4 (1.40%) SLA
3 4 (1.40%) EMIR
4 1 (0.35%) COREP
4 1 (0.35%) FINREP
4 1 (0.35%) HL7
4 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.35%) NET24-XPNET
Systems Management
1 15 (5.26%) Control-M
1 15 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 46 (16.14%) Oracle
2 42 (14.74%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.02%) HP
4 16 (5.61%) Cognos
5 15 (5.26%) Informatica
6 13 (4.56%) SAP
7 11 (3.86%) Tableau
8 8 (2.81%) Adobe
9 7 (2.46%) IBM
9 7 (2.46%) Eloqua
9 7 (2.46%) Google
9 7 (2.46%) Aprimo
10 6 (2.11%) Calypso
11 5 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.40%) Teradata
12 4 (1.40%) Netezza
12 4 (1.40%) Vertica
12 4 (1.40%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.40%) Greenplum
13 3 (1.05%) WorldPay
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £351 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago