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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 302 240 285
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +45
Contract jobs citing System Testing 91 169 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.72% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.92% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 94 67
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£385 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.46% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £333 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -29.14%
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
17498 18318 16377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.67% 78.56% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12311 12810 11542
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 246 215
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.65 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 April 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 April 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 -19 26 £363 -13.27% 7
Feltham -1 3 £385 -16.30%
Croydon - 1 £500 - 1
Southwark - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 84 (43.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 83 (42.56%) SQL
3 60 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (29.74%) Finance
5 51 (26.15%) XML
6 40 (20.51%) Oracle
7 39 (20.00%) Banking
8 38 (19.49%) Integration Testing
8 38 (19.49%) Test Scripting
9 34 (17.44%) JavaScript
10 32 (16.41%) Java
10 32 (16.41%) QA
11 31 (15.90%) .NET
12 29 (14.87%) HTML
13 27 (13.85%) Business Analysis
14 25 (12.82%) Microsoft
14 25 (12.82%) SQL Server
15 24 (12.31%) Regression Testing
16 21 (10.77%) PL/SQL
16 21 (10.77%) Degree
17 20 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
18 19 (9.74%) C#
18 19 (9.74%) TDD
19 18 (9.23%) JIRA
19 18 (9.23%) Test Management
20 17 (8.72%) Selenium
20 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (8.72%) Scrum
20 17 (8.72%) CSS
20 17 (8.72%) HP

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 8 (4.10%) WebSphere
1 8 (4.10%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.56%) CMS
4 4 (2.05%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.54%) Apache
5 3 (1.54%) LiveCycle
6 2 (1.03%) Confluence
6 2 (1.03%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.03%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.03%) JBoss
6 2 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.51%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (5.13%) MS Office
2 8 (4.10%) MS Project
2 8 (4.10%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.59%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 6 (3.08%) SiteCatalyst
2 6 (3.08%) Google Analytics
2 6 (3.08%) WebTrends
3 3 (1.54%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.51%) Agresso
4 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Force.com
2 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.56%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.54%) HTTP
3 3 (1.54%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.03%) SAN
4 2 (1.03%) Internet
5 1 (0.51%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.51%) GPRS
5 1 (0.51%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.64%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.10%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (3.59%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (3.08%) DB2
7 5 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.54%) MS Access
8 3 (1.54%) PowerCenter
8 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.54%) DbVisualizer
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.03%) OLAP
9 2 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (9.23%) JIRA
3 17 (8.72%) Selenium
4 14 (7.18%) SoapUI
5 10 (5.13%) Subversion
6 9 (4.62%) Maven
7 8 (4.10%) PHPUnit
7 8 (4.10%) Ant
7 8 (4.10%) JUnit
8 7 (3.59%) Rational Robot
8 7 (3.59%) RequisitePro
8 7 (3.59%) Rational Functional Tester
9 5 (2.56%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.05%) NUnit
10 4 (2.05%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.54%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.54%) PeopleTools
11 3 (1.54%) JMeter
11 3 (1.54%) Cucumber
General
1 58 (29.74%) Finance
2 39 (20.00%) Banking
3 14 (7.18%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.10%) Marketing
5 6 (3.08%) Publishing
5 6 (3.08%) Retail
6 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.05%) Front Office
7 3 (1.54%) Billing
8 2 (1.03%) Back Office
8 2 (1.03%) Legal
8 2 (1.03%) Games
9 1 (0.51%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.51%) International Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (36.41%) Analyst
2 48 (24.62%) Developer
3 33 (16.92%) Test Analyst
4 32 (16.41%) Business Analyst
5 27 (13.85%) Tester
6 16 (8.21%) Test Manager
7 11 (5.64%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.13%) Oracle Developer
8 10 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (4.62%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.62%) Systems Tester
9 9 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (4.62%) Consultant
9 9 (4.62%) Automation Tester
10 8 (4.10%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Technical Test Analyst
11 7 (3.59%) .NET Developer
11 7 (3.59%) Test Leader
12 6 (3.08%) JDE Consultant
12 6 (3.08%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (26.15%) XML
2 31 (15.90%) .NET
3 29 (14.87%) HTML
4 17 (8.72%) CSS
5 13 (6.67%) SOAP
5 13 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 11 (5.64%) XSLT
7 10 (5.13%) Web Services
7 10 (5.13%) ASP.NET
8 9 (4.62%) Spring
9 8 (4.10%) JDBC
9 8 (4.10%) Servlets
10 7 (3.59%) jQuery
11 6 (3.08%) WPF
11 6 (3.08%) WinForms
12 5 (2.56%) J2EE
13 4 (2.05%) HTML5
13 4 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (2.05%) Gherkin
13 4 (2.05%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.18%) SWIFT
3 8 (4.10%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.59%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.59%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.56%) W3C
5 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.05%) User Experience
6 4 (2.05%) Derivative
6 4 (2.05%) Equities
7 3 (1.54%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.54%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.54%) Handset
7 3 (1.54%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.03%) iPhone
8 2 (1.03%) NHS
8 2 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.13%) Linux
2 8 (4.10%) UNIX
2 8 (4.10%) Windows
3 7 (3.59%) Ubuntu
3 7 (3.59%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.56%) Android
5 3 (1.54%) Solaris
5 3 (1.54%) webOS
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (43.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 60 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (19.49%) Integration Testing
3 38 (19.49%) Test Scripting
4 27 (13.85%) Business Analysis
5 24 (12.31%) Regression Testing
6 19 (9.74%) TDD
7 18 (9.23%) Test Management
8 17 (8.72%) Scrum
9 15 (7.69%) ETL
9 15 (7.69%) Migration
9 15 (7.69%) BDD
9 15 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 15 (7.69%) Functional Testing
9 15 (7.69%) Software Testing
9 15 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 14 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (7.18%) Automated Testing
11 13 (6.67%) Workflow
12 12 (6.15%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 83 (42.56%) SQL
2 34 (17.44%) JavaScript
3 32 (16.41%) Java
4 21 (10.77%) PL/SQL
5 19 (9.74%) C#
6 12 (6.15%) PHP
7 8 (4.10%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.08%) VBScript
9 5 (2.56%) VBA
10 4 (2.05%) Perl
11 3 (1.54%) Groovy
11 3 (1.54%) C-shell
11 3 (1.54%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.03%) XPath
12 2 (1.03%) PHP5
12 2 (1.03%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.03%) VB6
12 2 (1.03%) CFML
12 2 (1.03%) C++
12 2 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (10.77%) Degree
2 15 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.62%) ISEB
5 6 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.05%) HND
7 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.41%) QA
2 5 (2.56%) COREP
3 3 (1.54%) EMIR
4 2 (1.03%) HL7
4 2 (1.03%) SLA
5 1 (0.51%) FATCA
5 1 (0.51%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) Xen
1 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.03%) Control-M
2 2 (1.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (20.51%) Oracle
2 25 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.72%) HP
4 11 (5.64%) Adobe
5 10 (5.13%) IBM
5 10 (5.13%) JD Edwards
5 10 (5.13%) SAP
6 9 (4.62%) Business Objects
7 8 (4.10%) Sybase
8 6 (3.08%) Tableau
8 6 (3.08%) Eloqua
8 6 (3.08%) Aprimo
8 6 (3.08%) Google
9 4 (2.05%) Sitecore
9 4 (2.05%) Cognos
9 4 (2.05%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.54%) Calypso
10 3 (1.54%) Informatica
10 3 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.54%) CODA
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