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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 286 275 267
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 130 155 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.61% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.79% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 120 112
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£423 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.38% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £34.50 - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +112.50%
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
18814 19549 19359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.64% 77.50% 75.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13400 13696 13116
Average daily rate £450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
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 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 227 357
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.95% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £15.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 October 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 1 October 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 +13 32 £425 +6.25% 12
Greenford - 3 - -
Hayes - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Edgware - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (44.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 68 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (28.03%) SQL
4 58 (24.27%) Finance
5 48 (20.08%) Integration Testing
5 48 (20.08%) Test Scripting
6 47 (19.67%) QA
7 45 (18.83%) Banking
8 37 (15.48%) Project Management
8 37 (15.48%) Software Testing
9 36 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (14.64%) .NET
11 32 (13.39%) XML
12 29 (12.13%) Oracle
12 29 (12.13%) Microsoft
12 29 (12.13%) Business Analysis
12 29 (12.13%) Unit Testing
13 28 (11.72%) HP Quality Center
13 28 (11.72%) HP
14 27 (11.30%) Regression Testing
14 27 (11.30%) Test Strategy
15 26 (10.88%) Scrum
15 26 (10.88%) ISEB
16 25 (10.46%) Performance Testing
17 23 (9.62%) Degree
17 23 (9.62%) QuickTest Pro
17 23 (9.62%) CRM
18 21 (8.79%) C#
18 21 (8.79%) Java
18 21 (8.79%) TDD

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (2.51%) CMS
1 6 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.09%) SAS
2 5 (2.09%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.67%) IIS
3 4 (1.67%) MQSeries
3 4 (1.67%) Documentum
4 2 (0.84%) Node.js
4 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.84%) Drupal
4 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.42%) Apache
5 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.42%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.42%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.93%) MS Office
3 3 (1.26%) MS Project
3 3 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.84%) Mingle
4 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.09%) BASE24
3 4 (1.67%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 3 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.26%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.84%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.84%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.84%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.42%) HFM
6 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.42%) Global One
6 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.42%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.42%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Force.com
1 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.09%) Internet
1 5 (2.09%) Wireshark
2 4 (1.67%) SAN
3 2 (0.84%) HTTP
4 1 (0.42%) FTP
4 1 (0.42%) Extranet
4 1 (0.42%) DVB
4 1 (0.42%) Intranet
4 1 (0.42%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.18%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (2.93%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.93%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.09%) Base SAS
8 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.67%) DbVisualizer
8 4 (1.67%) DB2
9 3 (1.26%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.26%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.84%) Big Data
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (9.62%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (6.28%) Selenium
3 13 (5.44%) Visual Studio
4 12 (5.02%) LoadRunner
5 11 (4.60%) SoapUI
5 11 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (4.18%) JUnit
7 8 (3.35%) JIRA
8 7 (2.93%) ClearCase
8 7 (2.93%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.09%) NUnit
9 5 (2.09%) Subversion
9 5 (2.09%) FitNesse
9 5 (2.09%) DbUnit
9 5 (2.09%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.84%) Hudson
12 2 (0.84%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.84%) SpecFlow
General
1 58 (24.27%) Finance
2 45 (18.83%) Banking
3 12 (5.02%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.77%) Back Office
5 6 (2.51%) Marketing
5 6 (2.51%) Front Office
5 6 (2.51%) Retail
6 5 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.09%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.84%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.84%) Electronics
8 2 (0.84%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 90 (37.66%) Analyst
2 45 (18.83%) Developer
3 41 (17.15%) Business Analyst
4 35 (14.64%) Tester
5 32 (13.39%) Test Analyst
6 20 (8.37%) Consultant
7 17 (7.11%) Systems Analyst
8 14 (5.86%) Project Manager
9 13 (5.44%) Systems Tester
10 12 (5.02%) Test Manager
11 11 (4.60%) Senior Developer
11 11 (4.60%) Test Leader
12 8 (3.35%) Programmer
12 8 (3.35%) Business Systems Analyst
12 8 (3.35%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 6 (2.51%) Analyst Programmer
14 5 (2.09%) Senior C++ Developer
14 5 (2.09%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.64%) .NET
2 32 (13.39%) XML
3 14 (5.86%) HTML
4 10 (4.18%) ASP.NET
5 9 (3.77%) Web Services
6 8 (3.35%) jQuery
6 8 (3.35%) J2EE
6 8 (3.35%) SOAP
7 7 (2.93%) CSS
8 6 (2.51%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.51%) WCF
9 5 (2.09%) Flash
9 5 (2.09%) MDX
9 5 (2.09%) Spring
10 4 (1.67%) Silverlight
11 3 (1.26%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.26%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.26%) CSS3
11 3 (1.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (0.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.44%) SWIFT
3 8 (3.35%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.51%) iPhone
5 6 (2.51%) Fixed Income
5 6 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.09%) EMV
6 5 (2.09%) Tandem
6 5 (2.09%) APACS
7 4 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.67%) User Experience
7 4 (1.67%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.67%) W3C
8 3 (1.26%) STB
8 3 (1.26%) Derivative
8 3 (1.26%) iPad
9 2 (0.84%) Open Source
9 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.37%) Linux
2 16 (6.69%) UNIX
2 16 (6.69%) Windows
3 8 (3.35%) Android
4 7 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.67%) Windows Phone
5 4 (1.67%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.67%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.26%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.84%) CentOS
7 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (44.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 68 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (20.08%) Integration Testing
3 48 (20.08%) Test Scripting
4 37 (15.48%) Project Management
4 37 (15.48%) Software Testing
5 29 (12.13%) Business Analysis
5 29 (12.13%) Unit Testing
6 27 (11.30%) Regression Testing
6 27 (11.30%) Test Strategy
7 26 (10.88%) Scrum
8 25 (10.46%) Performance Testing
9 23 (9.62%) CRM
10 21 (8.79%) TDD
11 19 (7.95%) E-Commerce
11 19 (7.95%) Data Analysis
11 19 (7.95%) Test Automation
12 17 (7.11%) Migration
13 16 (6.69%) OO
14 15 (6.28%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 67 (28.03%) SQL
2 21 (8.79%) C#
2 21 (8.79%) Java
3 16 (6.69%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.02%) C++
4 12 (5.02%) Python
5 8 (3.35%) Shell Script
5 8 (3.35%) PHP
6 5 (2.09%) C
7 4 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.84%) VB
9 2 (0.84%) VBA
10 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.42%) ABAP
10 1 (0.42%) RPG
10 1 (0.42%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.42%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.42%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 26 (10.88%) ISEB
2 23 (9.62%) Degree
3 15 (6.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (6.28%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.18%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.09%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.84%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.84%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.42%) OCP
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (19.67%) QA
2 4 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.26%) EMIR
4 2 (0.84%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 28 (11.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.42%) Control-M
Vendors
1 29 (12.13%) Oracle
1 29 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.72%) HP
3 12 (5.02%) JD Edwards
4 8 (3.35%) SAP
4 8 (3.35%) Siebel
5 6 (2.51%) Zend
5 6 (2.51%) IBM
6 4 (1.67%) Aquila
6 4 (1.67%) VMware
6 4 (1.67%) ION Trading
6 4 (1.67%) SunGard
7 3 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.26%) Cognos
8 2 (0.84%) Demandware
8 2 (0.84%) Intershop
8 2 (0.84%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.84%) Charles River
8 2 (0.84%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.84%) SmartStream
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