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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 262 306 306
Rank change year-on-year
+44 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 160 101 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.68% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.54% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 53 86
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £304 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £570 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £34.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.26%
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
18570 18537 19054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.20% 78.82% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13198 12938 13200
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 225 259
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £53.50 £51.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -1 43 £425 -4.22% 9
Docklands, London - 4 £410 - 1
Feltham -6 1 £368 -20.96%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 121 (43.68%) SQL
2 111 (40.07%) User Acceptance Testing
3 102 (36.82%) Finance
4 93 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (27.44%) Integration Testing
6 65 (23.47%) Banking
7 50 (18.05%) Test Scripting
8 49 (17.69%) Oracle
8 49 (17.69%) ETL
9 46 (16.61%) .NET
10 45 (16.25%) XML
11 44 (15.88%) Business Intelligence
12 43 (15.52%) SQL Server
13 42 (15.16%) System Integration Testing
14 41 (14.80%) PL/SQL
15 40 (14.44%) Data Warehouse
16 38 (13.72%) Microsoft
17 37 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
18 33 (11.91%) SDLC
18 33 (11.91%) JavaScript
18 33 (11.91%) Degree
19 32 (11.55%) Migration
19 32 (11.55%) Scrum
20 30 (10.83%) Regression Testing
20 30 (10.83%) Business Analysis
21 28 (10.11%) HTML
22 26 (9.39%) C#
22 26 (9.39%) QA
23 25 (9.03%) Web Services
24 24 (8.66%) Automated Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (5.05%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (3.25%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.17%) CMS
4 5 (1.81%) IIS
4 5 (1.81%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.08%) SAS
6 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.72%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.72%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.72%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (4.33%) MS Office
2 8 (2.89%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.08%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.53%) WebTrends
1 7 (2.53%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.72%) Sage BI
3 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.72%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.36%) Summit
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.36%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.53%) Google Analytics
1 7 (2.53%) Adobe Analytics
2 5 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.08%) SaaS
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.36%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.44%) HTTP
2 4 (1.44%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.72%) 4G
3 2 (0.72%) Broadband
3 2 (0.72%) Internet
3 2 (0.72%) DVB
4 1 (0.36%) Firewall
4 1 (0.36%) Wireless
4 1 (0.36%) RTSP
4 1 (0.36%) LAN
4 1 (0.36%) WAN
4 1 (0.36%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 40 (14.44%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (5.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (5.42%) Oracle Database
6 14 (5.05%) Relational Database
7 12 (4.33%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (4.33%) PowerCenter
8 11 (3.97%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (3.61%) Data Mart
9 10 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (2.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (2.89%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.81%) QlikView
13 4 (1.44%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 4 (1.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (5.78%) JIRA
3 13 (4.69%) HP UFT
4 11 (3.97%) Subversion
5 8 (2.89%) ClearQuest
6 7 (2.53%) Selenium
7 6 (2.17%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.81%) Rational Rose
8 5 (1.81%) RequisitePro
8 5 (1.81%) Rational Robot
8 5 (1.81%) Rational Functional Tester
8 5 (1.81%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.44%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.44%) Maven
10 3 (1.08%) NUnit
10 3 (1.08%) PowerBuilder
10 3 (1.08%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.08%) MSTest
11 2 (0.72%) Moq
General
1 102 (36.82%) Finance
2 65 (23.47%) Banking
3 22 (7.94%) Investment Banking
4 17 (6.14%) Retail
5 10 (3.61%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.89%) Marketing
7 7 (2.53%) Back Office
8 6 (2.17%) Front Office
9 5 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.81%) Publishing
10 4 (1.44%) Legal
10 4 (1.44%) Wholesale Banking
10 4 (1.44%) International Banking
11 3 (1.08%) Games
12 1 (0.36%) Advertising
12 1 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 94 (33.94%) Analyst
2 82 (29.60%) Developer
3 45 (16.25%) Tester
4 44 (15.88%) Test Analyst
5 42 (15.16%) Business Analyst
6 15 (5.42%) Test Manager
7 14 (5.05%) Systems Tester
8 12 (4.33%) .NET Developer
8 12 (4.33%) Test Leader
9 11 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 11 (3.97%) Oracle Developer
9 11 (3.97%) Team Leader
9 11 (3.97%) Informatica Developer
9 11 (3.97%) Systems Analyst
9 11 (3.97%) Automation Tester
10 9 (3.25%) ETL Developer
11 8 (2.89%) Development Team Leader
12 7 (2.53%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.53%) Senior Tester
12 7 (2.53%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.61%) .NET
2 45 (16.25%) XML
3 28 (10.11%) HTML
4 25 (9.03%) Web Services
5 20 (7.22%) .NET Framework
6 15 (5.42%) ASP.NET
7 13 (4.69%) CSS
8 11 (3.97%) HTML5
9 10 (3.61%) WCF
10 9 (3.25%) jQuery
10 9 (3.25%) MDX
11 8 (2.89%) JMS
12 7 (2.53%) AngularJS
13 6 (2.17%) Gherkin
13 6 (2.17%) SOAP
14 5 (1.81%) JSON
14 5 (1.81%) WinForms
15 4 (1.44%) Spring
15 4 (1.44%) RESTful
15 4 (1.44%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.86%) SWIFT
3 14 (5.05%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.25%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.17%) Derivative
6 5 (1.81%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.81%) Grid Computing
7 4 (1.44%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.08%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.08%) User Experience
8 3 (1.08%) DTV
9 2 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.72%) Equities
9 2 (0.72%) STB
9 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.36%) FMCG
10 1 (0.36%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.42%) UNIX
2 10 (3.61%) Windows
3 5 (1.81%) Linux
4 3 (1.08%) Android
4 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.36%) webOS
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.36%) OS/390
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (40.07%) User Acceptance Testing
2 93 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (27.44%) Integration Testing
4 50 (18.05%) Test Scripting
5 49 (17.69%) ETL
6 44 (15.88%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (15.16%) System Integration Testing
8 33 (11.91%) SDLC
9 32 (11.55%) Scrum
9 32 (11.55%) Migration
10 30 (10.83%) Regression Testing
10 30 (10.83%) Business Analysis
11 24 (8.66%) Automated Testing
12 23 (8.30%) Unit Testing
13 22 (7.94%) Data Analysis
14 21 (7.58%) Data Migration
15 20 (7.22%) Validation
16 17 (6.14%) Software Testing
16 17 (6.14%) Workflow
16 17 (6.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 121 (43.68%) SQL
2 41 (14.80%) PL/SQL
3 33 (11.91%) JavaScript
4 26 (9.39%) C#
5 19 (6.86%) Java
6 15 (5.42%) T-SQL
7 13 (4.69%) VB.NET
8 9 (3.25%) Erlang
9 8 (2.89%) Python
10 7 (2.53%) VBScript
11 6 (2.17%) VB
11 6 (2.17%) C++
12 5 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.81%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.08%) CFML
13 3 (1.08%) VB6
13 3 (1.08%) Ruby
13 3 (1.08%) XPath
13 3 (1.08%) VBA
13 3 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (11.91%) Degree
2 17 (6.14%) ISTQB
3 10 (3.61%) ISEB
4 8 (2.89%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.44%) HND
7 3 (1.08%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.39%) QA
2 5 (1.81%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) MiFID
3 4 (1.44%) EMIR
4 2 (0.72%) COREP
4 2 (0.72%) FINREP
5 1 (0.36%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (6.14%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (4.33%) Control-M
3 1 (0.36%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 49 (17.69%) Oracle
2 38 (13.72%) Microsoft
3 23 (8.30%) HP
4 17 (6.14%) Cognos
5 15 (5.42%) Informatica
6 14 (5.05%) SAP
7 9 (3.25%) IBM
8 8 (2.89%) Adobe
9 7 (2.53%) Google
9 7 (2.53%) Aprimo
9 7 (2.53%) Tableau
9 7 (2.53%) Eloqua
10 5 (1.81%) Calypso
10 5 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.44%) Teradata
11 4 (1.44%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.44%) Vertica
11 4 (1.44%) Greenplum
11 4 (1.44%) Netezza
12 3 (1.08%) Sitecore
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 250-310 Per Day
Posted: 20 days ago
Docklands
CPS Group
Rate: £270 - 271 per day
Posted: 21 days ago