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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 318 303 258
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -45
Contract jobs citing System Testing 96 128 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.51% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.67% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 96 90
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£450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £34.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.50%
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
18761 19158 19398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.11% 76.59% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13057 13421 13065
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 230 359
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
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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 +5 34 £438 +9.37% 8
Greenford - 4 - -
Hayes - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Bromley - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 100 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 64 (29.09%) Finance
3 63 (28.64%) SQL
4 51 (23.18%) Integration Testing
5 50 (22.73%) Banking
6 47 (21.36%) Test Scripting
7 44 (20.00%) QA
8 36 (16.36%) Software Testing
8 36 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (15.91%) Project Management
10 34 (15.45%) .NET
10 34 (15.45%) Unit Testing
11 33 (15.00%) Regression Testing
12 29 (13.18%) Microsoft
13 28 (12.73%) XML
13 28 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
14 27 (12.27%) C#
14 27 (12.27%) HP
14 27 (12.27%) ISEB
14 27 (12.27%) QuickTest Pro
15 26 (11.82%) SQL Server
16 24 (10.91%) Performance Testing
16 24 (10.91%) Degree
17 23 (10.45%) Java
17 23 (10.45%) JavaScript
17 23 (10.45%) E-Commerce
17 23 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (10.00%) CRM
18 22 (10.00%) Scrum
18 22 (10.00%) TDD

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.09%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.64%) CMS
3 8 (3.64%) SAS
3 8 (3.64%) MQSeries
4 5 (2.27%) IIS
5 3 (1.36%) Drupal
6 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.91%) Documentum
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.45%) WorkSite
Applications
1 8 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.73%) MS Office
3 3 (1.36%) MS Project
3 3 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.91%) Mingle
4 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.18%) SAP Business One
2 6 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.27%) BASE24
3 5 (2.27%) ION MarketView
4 3 (1.36%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.91%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.45%) Global One
6 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.45%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.45%) HFM
6 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.45%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.82%) Internet
2 2 (0.91%) HTTP
2 2 (0.91%) SAN
3 1 (0.45%) FTP
3 1 (0.45%) DVB
3 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.45%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (3.64%) Base SAS
5 8 (3.64%) DbVisualizer
5 8 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.64%) DB2
6 7 (3.18%) Data Mining
6 7 (3.18%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.73%) PerformancePoint
7 6 (2.73%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.36%) Big Data
8 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (1.36%) OLAP
8 3 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (12.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (6.36%) Visual Studio
4 12 (5.45%) Selenium
5 10 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 9 (4.09%) JIRA
7 8 (3.64%) Cucumber
8 7 (3.18%) Subversion
8 7 (3.18%) JUnit
8 7 (3.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (2.27%) NUnit
9 5 (2.27%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.36%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.36%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.91%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.91%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.91%) Toad
11 2 (0.91%) Ant
11 2 (0.91%) Maven
11 2 (0.91%) jMock
General
1 64 (29.09%) Finance
2 50 (22.73%) Banking
3 15 (6.82%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.00%) Retail
5 10 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.55%) Front Office
6 9 (4.09%) Back Office
7 6 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.73%) Marketing
8 5 (2.27%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.91%) Electronics
9 2 (0.91%) Legal
9 2 (0.91%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 79 (35.91%) Analyst
2 53 (24.09%) Developer
3 34 (15.45%) Business Analyst
3 34 (15.45%) Tester
4 33 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 18 (8.18%) Systems Analyst
6 15 (6.82%) Consultant
6 15 (6.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 14 (6.36%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 11 (5.00%) Test Leader
9 10 (4.55%) Systems Tester
10 8 (3.64%) Business Systems Analyst
10 8 (3.64%) Test Manager
11 7 (3.18%) Business Consultant
12 6 (2.73%) SAP Consultant
12 6 (2.73%) Java Developer
12 6 (2.73%) .NET Developer
12 6 (2.73%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.73%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.45%) .NET
2 28 (12.73%) XML
3 19 (8.64%) HTML
4 13 (5.91%) J2EE
5 11 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 9 (4.09%) Flash
7 8 (3.64%) CSS
7 8 (3.64%) Web Services
7 8 (3.64%) MDX
7 8 (3.64%) WCF
8 7 (3.18%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.73%) Spring
10 5 (2.27%) jQuery
11 4 (1.82%) Silverlight
11 4 (1.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (1.36%) Spring MVC
12 3 (1.36%) SOAP
12 3 (1.36%) Hibernate
12 3 (1.36%) WinForms
12 3 (1.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.82%) SWIFT
2 10 (4.55%) Fixed Income
3 8 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.27%) EMV
6 5 (2.27%) APACS
6 5 (2.27%) Tandem
7 4 (1.82%) W3C
7 4 (1.82%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (1.36%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.36%) STB
8 3 (1.36%) iPhone
9 2 (0.91%) Open Source
9 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.91%) iPad
9 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.27%) UNIX
2 15 (6.82%) Linux
3 8 (3.64%) Windows
4 6 (2.73%) Android
5 5 (2.27%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 51 (23.18%) Integration Testing
3 47 (21.36%) Test Scripting
4 36 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (16.36%) Software Testing
5 35 (15.91%) Project Management
6 34 (15.45%) Unit Testing
7 33 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 24 (10.91%) Performance Testing
9 23 (10.45%) E-Commerce
9 23 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (10.00%) CRM
10 22 (10.00%) TDD
10 22 (10.00%) Scrum
11 20 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 17 (7.73%) Business Analysis
12 17 (7.73%) ETL
12 17 (7.73%) OO
13 16 (7.27%) MVC
14 15 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (28.64%) SQL
2 27 (12.27%) C#
3 23 (10.45%) Java
3 23 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.55%) PHP
5 8 (3.64%) C++
6 7 (3.18%) Python
7 5 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.91%) RPG
9 2 (0.91%) VB
9 2 (0.91%) C
10 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.45%) ABAP
10 1 (0.45%) VBScript
10 1 (0.45%) Ruby
10 1 (0.45%) PHP5
10 1 (0.45%) PHP4
10 1 (0.45%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 27 (12.27%) ISEB
2 24 (10.91%) Degree
3 17 (7.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (6.36%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.36%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.91%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.91%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) PMP
8 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.45%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.45%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.36%) EMIR
3 3 (1.36%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.45%) SLA
5 1 (0.45%) Basel III
5 1 (0.45%) CRD IV
System Software
1 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.45%) Control-M
Vendors
1 29 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.27%) HP
3 21 (9.55%) Oracle
4 12 (5.45%) SAP
5 9 (4.09%) Siebel
5 9 (4.09%) IBM
6 8 (3.64%) JD Edwards
7 7 (3.18%) Zend
8 6 (2.73%) ION Trading
9 5 (2.27%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.27%) Business Objects
9 5 (2.27%) MarketAxess
10 4 (1.82%) SunGard
10 4 (1.82%) Aquila
11 3 (1.36%) Sun
12 2 (0.91%) Cognos
12 2 (0.91%) VMware
12 2 (0.91%) SmartStream
12 2 (0.91%) Charles River
12 2 (0.91%) CheckPoint
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