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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 283 295 270
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Contract jobs citing System Testing 119 131 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.54% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.69% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 88 86
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£450 £444 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £310 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +69.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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
17971 18893 16342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.63% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13209 13159 11230
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 231 320
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.57 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.75 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +2 23 £440 +3.57% 8
Southwark - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 104 (42.80%) User Acceptance Testing
2 84 (34.57%) SQL
3 70 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (27.98%) Finance
5 52 (21.40%) XML
6 43 (17.70%) Banking
7 41 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (16.46%) QA
9 39 (16.05%) Oracle
10 38 (15.64%) Test Scripting
11 36 (14.81%) Business Analysis
12 35 (14.40%) Regression Testing
13 34 (13.99%) Java
14 33 (13.58%) Project Management
15 31 (12.76%) Microsoft
15 31 (12.76%) .NET
16 30 (12.35%) QuickTest Pro
17 28 (11.52%) JavaScript
17 28 (11.52%) Integration Testing
18 26 (10.70%) HP
19 25 (10.29%) HTML
19 25 (10.29%) SQL Server
19 25 (10.29%) Test Strategy
20 24 (9.88%) Scrum
21 23 (9.47%) Degree
22 22 (9.05%) Selenium
22 22 (9.05%) SoapUI
22 22 (9.05%) Migration
23 21 (8.64%) Linux
23 21 (8.64%) ISEB

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 13 (5.35%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.70%) CMS
3 6 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.65%) IIS
4 4 (1.65%) Apache
4 4 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.65%) MQSeries
4 4 (1.65%) Documentum
5 3 (1.23%) LiveCycle
5 3 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.23%) SAS
6 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.82%) JBoss
6 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.82%) Drupal
6 2 (0.82%) Node.js
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.70%) MS Office
3 8 (3.29%) MS Project
4 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.41%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (4.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 5 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.23%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.23%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.23%) BASE24
4 2 (0.82%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.41%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.41%) SunGard Martini
5 1 (0.41%) HFM
5 1 (0.41%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) Force.com
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.47%) SAN
1 6 (2.47%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.23%) Internet
2 3 (1.23%) HTTP
2 3 (1.23%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.41%) Extranet
3 1 (0.41%) Intranet
3 1 (0.41%) GPRS
3 1 (0.41%) GSM
3 1 (0.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.70%) DB2
3 8 (3.29%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.88%) DbVisualizer
4 7 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.65%) MySQL
6 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.23%) Base SAS
7 3 (1.23%) MS Access
8 2 (0.82%) OLAP
8 2 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (12.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (9.05%) Selenium
2 22 (9.05%) SoapUI
3 15 (6.17%) JIRA
4 13 (5.35%) JUnit
5 11 (4.53%) LoadRunner
6 9 (3.70%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.88%) RequisitePro
7 7 (2.88%) Ant
7 7 (2.88%) Maven
7 7 (2.88%) Subversion
8 6 (2.47%) ClearCase
8 6 (2.47%) Rational Robot
8 6 (2.47%) Rational Functional Tester
8 6 (2.47%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (2.47%) DbUnit
9 5 (2.06%) PHPUnit
9 5 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.65%) JMeter
10 4 (1.65%) NUnit
General
1 68 (27.98%) Finance
2 43 (17.70%) Banking
3 13 (5.35%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.53%) Retail
5 7 (2.88%) Front Office
6 6 (2.47%) Back Office
7 5 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.23%) Marketing
8 3 (1.23%) Billing
8 3 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.82%) Publishing
9 2 (0.82%) Legal
9 2 (0.82%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (39.92%) Analyst
2 42 (17.28%) Business Analyst
3 40 (16.46%) Developer
4 38 (15.64%) Test Analyst
5 32 (13.17%) Tester
6 20 (8.23%) Consultant
7 19 (7.82%) Test Manager
8 12 (4.94%) Senior Developer
8 12 (4.94%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.53%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (4.12%) Test Engineer
10 10 (4.12%) Systems Analyst
11 9 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (3.70%) Java Developer
11 9 (3.70%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.70%) Systems Tester
12 8 (3.29%) Programmer
12 8 (3.29%) JDE Consultant
13 7 (2.88%) Analyst Programmer
14 6 (2.47%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.40%) XML
2 31 (12.76%) .NET
3 25 (10.29%) HTML
4 17 (7.00%) SOAP
5 15 (6.17%) CSS
6 11 (4.53%) jQuery
7 10 (4.12%) XSLT
8 8 (3.29%) Spring
8 8 (3.29%) Web Services
8 8 (3.29%) Flash
9 7 (2.88%) J2EE
9 7 (2.88%) JDBC
9 7 (2.88%) Servlets
10 6 (2.47%) WPF
11 5 (2.06%) RESTful
11 5 (2.06%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.06%) FpML
11 5 (2.06%) WinForms
12 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
13 3 (1.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.94%) SWIFT
3 8 (3.29%) iPhone
3 8 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.88%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.47%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.47%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.47%) Derivative
6 5 (2.06%) W3C
6 5 (2.06%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.06%) Equities
7 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.65%) iPad
8 3 (1.23%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.23%) EMV
8 3 (1.23%) Tandem
8 3 (1.23%) APACS
9 2 (0.82%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.64%) Linux
2 19 (7.82%) UNIX
3 18 (7.41%) Windows
4 9 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.88%) Android
5 7 (2.88%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.06%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.65%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.82%) Solaris
8 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.82%) CentOS
8 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.82%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (42.80%) User Acceptance Testing
2 70 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (15.64%) Test Scripting
4 36 (14.81%) Business Analysis
5 35 (14.40%) Regression Testing
6 33 (13.58%) Project Management
7 28 (11.52%) Integration Testing
8 25 (10.29%) Test Strategy
9 24 (9.88%) Scrum
10 22 (9.05%) Migration
11 21 (8.64%) Software Testing
12 20 (8.23%) TDD
12 20 (8.23%) Automated Testing
13 19 (7.82%) Test Automation
14 18 (7.41%) Functional Testing
14 18 (7.41%) Data Analysis
15 17 (7.00%) Performance Testing
15 17 (7.00%) Unit Testing
15 17 (7.00%) Test Management
16 16 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 84 (34.57%) SQL
2 34 (13.99%) Java
3 28 (11.52%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.82%) C#
5 12 (4.94%) PL/SQL
6 11 (4.53%) C++
7 10 (4.12%) Python
8 8 (3.29%) PHP
8 8 (3.29%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.06%) VBA
10 4 (1.65%) C
11 3 (1.23%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.23%) C-shell
11 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.23%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.23%) Groovy
11 3 (1.23%) Perl
11 3 (1.23%) VB
12 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.41%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 23 (9.47%) Degree
2 21 (8.64%) ISEB
3 13 (5.35%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.35%) ISTQB
4 12 (4.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.88%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (16.46%) QA
2 6 (2.47%) EMIR
3 4 (1.65%) COREP
4 2 (0.82%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.41%) FATCA
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.47%) Active Directory
1 6 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.82%) Nagios
2 2 (0.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 39 (16.05%) Oracle
2 31 (12.76%) Microsoft
3 26 (10.70%) HP
4 15 (6.17%) JD Edwards
5 13 (5.35%) IBM
6 8 (3.29%) SAP
7 7 (2.88%) Sybase
8 6 (2.47%) VMware
8 6 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.06%) Calypso
9 5 (2.06%) Adobe
9 5 (2.06%) ION Trading
10 4 (1.65%) Cognos
11 3 (1.23%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.23%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.82%) Telerik
12 2 (0.82%) CODA
12 2 (0.82%) SunGard
12 2 (0.82%) Hyperion
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