The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 247 290 276
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -14
Contract jobs citing System Testing 172 101 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.71% 0.46% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.60% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 66 88
Average daily rate £425 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £276 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -65.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +44.19%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18461 16716 20512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.55% 76.04% 73.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13072 11610 13418
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 222 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
System Testing
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 63 £413 -5.71% 4
Uxbridge - 6 £233 -
Chiswick - 1 £265 -
Docklands, London - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 107 (35.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 88 (29.53%) Finance
3 84 (28.19%) SQL
4 72 (24.16%) Test Scripting
5 54 (18.12%) Integration Testing
6 53 (17.79%) Banking
7 51 (17.11%) Oracle
8 44 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (13.76%) Analytics
10 39 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (12.75%) Java
11 38 (12.75%) Unit Testing
12 36 (12.08%) .NET
13 32 (10.74%) HTML
13 32 (10.74%) Security Cleared
14 31 (10.40%) HP Quality Center
15 30 (10.07%) Regression Testing
15 30 (10.07%) JavaScript
15 30 (10.07%) C#
15 30 (10.07%) QA
16 29 (9.73%) Software Testing
16 29 (9.73%) Service Delivery
17 28 (9.40%) Oracle EBS
17 28 (9.40%) XML
17 28 (9.40%) HP
18 27 (9.06%) QuickTest Pro
18 27 (9.06%) SQL Server
18 27 (9.06%) TDD
18 27 (9.06%) Degree
19 26 (8.72%) Project Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 20 (6.71%) SAS
2 14 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.02%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.68%) MQSeries
5 5 (1.68%) CMS
5 5 (1.68%) Drupal
6 3 (1.01%) IIS
6 3 (1.01%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.34%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.34%) GemFire
8 1 (0.34%) FormScape
8 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (3.36%) MS Office
1 10 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.67%) Mingle
4 1 (0.34%) Quicktime
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (9.40%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (2.35%) SAP Business One
4 4 (1.34%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.67%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.67%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.34%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.34%) Endur
6 1 (0.34%) Findur
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.34%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.34%) Taleo
2 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.69%) Internet
2 2 (0.67%) FTP
3 1 (0.34%) HTTP
3 1 (0.34%) LAN
3 1 (0.34%) DHCP
3 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.34%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.34%) LTE
3 1 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.71%) Data Mining
3 19 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (6.04%) Base SAS
4 18 (6.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 16 (5.37%) OLAP
6 13 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (3.69%) DB2
9 8 (2.68%) DbVisualizer
10 7 (2.35%) PerformancePoint
10 7 (2.35%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.01%) Relational Database
11 6 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.34%) MySQL
14 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (1.01%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (9.06%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (6.04%) LoadRunner
3 17 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (5.37%) Selenium
5 15 (5.03%) Subversion
6 14 (4.70%) Visual Studio
7 12 (4.03%) JIRA
8 11 (3.69%) JUnit
9 8 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (2.01%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.01%) Toad
11 5 (1.68%) PowerBuilder
11 5 (1.68%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.34%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.34%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.34%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.34%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (1.01%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.01%) Hudson
General
1 88 (29.53%) Finance
2 53 (17.79%) Banking
3 22 (7.38%) Investment Banking
4 15 (5.03%) Back Office
5 14 (4.70%) Retail
6 13 (4.36%) Front Office
7 9 (3.02%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.68%) Telecoms
9 6 (2.01%) Marketing
10 4 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.34%) Games
11 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.67%) Billing
11 2 (0.67%) Local Government
11 2 (0.67%) Electronics
11 2 (0.67%) Legal
12 1 (0.34%) Advertising
12 1 (0.34%) Law
12 1 (0.34%) Military
12 1 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (31.88%) Analyst
2 82 (27.52%) Developer
3 46 (15.44%) Test Analyst
4 36 (12.08%) Business Analyst
5 31 (10.40%) Tester
6 30 (10.07%) Test Manager
7 26 (8.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 19 (6.38%) Systems Analyst
9 18 (6.04%) SAS Developer
10 17 (5.70%) Consultant
11 14 (4.70%) Systems Tester
11 14 (4.70%) Project Manager
12 12 (4.03%) Systems Test Analyst
13 11 (3.69%) Java Developer
13 11 (3.69%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.69%) SAS BI Developer
14 9 (3.02%) Web Developer
14 9 (3.02%) Business Consultant
15 8 (2.68%) HR Specialist
15 8 (2.68%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.08%) .NET
2 32 (10.74%) HTML
3 28 (9.40%) XML
4 17 (5.70%) jQuery
5 14 (4.70%) Flash
5 14 (4.70%) J2EE
6 13 (4.36%) ASP.NET
6 13 (4.36%) Web Services
7 11 (3.69%) Ajax
8 10 (3.36%) HTML5
8 10 (3.36%) CSS
9 9 (3.02%) Spring
10 8 (2.68%) MDX
11 6 (2.01%) WCF
11 6 (2.01%) JSON
11 6 (2.01%) SOAP
12 5 (1.68%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.68%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.68%) Spring MVC
13 4 (1.34%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.36%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.69%) SWIFT
3 6 (2.01%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.68%) Visualisation
4 5 (1.68%) Learning Management System
4 5 (1.68%) Credit Derivative
4 5 (1.68%) Credit Risk
4 5 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.34%) Online Games
5 4 (1.34%) Derivative
5 4 (1.34%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (1.34%) AS400
5 4 (1.34%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.34%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.01%) NHS
6 3 (1.01%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.70%) UNIX
2 14 (4.70%) Windows
3 13 (4.36%) Linux
4 8 (2.68%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.34%) Android
6 3 (1.01%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (35.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 72 (24.16%) Test Scripting
3 54 (18.12%) Integration Testing
4 44 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (13.76%) Analytics
6 39 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (12.75%) Unit Testing
8 30 (10.07%) Regression Testing
9 29 (9.73%) Software Testing
9 29 (9.73%) Service Delivery
10 27 (9.06%) TDD
11 26 (8.72%) Project Management
12 25 (8.39%) Test Strategy
13 22 (7.38%) Test Management
14 20 (6.71%) Test Automation
15 19 (6.38%) Performance Testing
15 19 (6.38%) ETL
15 19 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (6.04%) E-Commerce
16 18 (6.04%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 84 (28.19%) SQL
2 38 (12.75%) Java
3 30 (10.07%) JavaScript
3 30 (10.07%) C#
4 11 (3.69%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.68%) PHP
5 8 (2.68%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.01%) C
6 6 (2.01%) VB
7 4 (1.34%) VB6
8 3 (1.01%) COBOL
8 3 (1.01%) Python
9 2 (0.67%) PHP5
9 2 (0.67%) PHP4
9 2 (0.67%) Ruby
9 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.67%) C++
9 2 (0.67%) VBA
9 2 (0.67%) VBScript
10 1 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 32 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.06%) Degree
3 23 (7.72%) SC Cleared
4 21 (7.05%) ISEB
5 13 (4.36%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.01%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.01%) PMP
7 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.67%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.67%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.67%) ACCA
8 2 (0.67%) CIMA
9 1 (0.34%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.34%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.07%) QA
2 24 (8.05%) SLA
3 5 (1.68%) EMIR
4 3 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) Basel III
6 1 (0.34%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (10.40%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (17.11%) Oracle
2 28 (9.40%) HP
3 26 (8.72%) Microsoft
4 14 (4.70%) SAP
4 14 (4.70%) IBM
5 6 (2.01%) Business Objects
6 5 (1.68%) JBoss
6 5 (1.68%) Progress
6 5 (1.68%) TIBCO
6 5 (1.68%) Bloomberg
6 5 (1.68%) ION Trading
6 5 (1.68%) Charles River
6 5 (1.68%) MarketAxess
6 5 (1.68%) Zend
7 3 (1.01%) Sun
7 3 (1.01%) Siebel
7 3 (1.01%) Saba
7 3 (1.01%) Aquila
8 2 (0.67%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.67%) Lotus
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